Lucky 13

24 Feb 2022

Legendary Lucky 13 Sign Now Lives at Bender’s

San Francisco’s legendary Lucky 13 might be closed forever, but its famous sign now lives on in infamy at Bender’s. I was at Bender’s on Wednesday night for Richie Cunning‘s Noise Pop show and looked up to see that snarling cat surveying the festivities. I can’t think of a better

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11 Nov 2021

The ‘Birds Aren’t Real Protest’ Was a Perfect Taste of San Francisco’s Weirdness

By Michal Habdank-Kolaczkowski The years of COVID have created so much lasting change in our city and had so many immutable effects on everyone: workers on the front-line; folks waiting in the soup-line; even comedians had to learn how to “work the room” online. We watched the disappearance and still

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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09 Jun 2021

Lucky 13 Lives On In New Documentary

We did not ever even get to enjoy our last drink at the legendary Market Street dive bar Lucky 13. When Lucky 13 closed for good rather suddenly last December, as was first reported by this website, it was right as the city was going back into ‘Purple’ tier heavy

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30 Dec 2020

A Poem for Noah Tao

I’m wearing my Lucky 13 shirt with the legendary logo of that ornery cat But this time the cat’s face is half covered with a bandana that says 2020 on it like it’s warning you to stay away Noah made sure I got this shirt because he knew how much

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03 Dec 2020

Lucky 13 is Finally Actually Closing for Good

Update: Martin Kraenkel who managed Lucky for 25 years had this to say, “It sucks to go out like this way. We always knew this was coming, but I would’ve loved to have a big blowout. Instead we’re closing down during COVID. I can’t even take the staff out to

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18 Sep 2018

Doc’s Clock Sign Lighting Celebration

Now that the beloved Mission Street dive has settled into its new digs, they are welcoming everyone over to celebrate the lighting of their newly restored marquee.  As you may remember there was a bit of trouble getting the famous Doc’s Clock sign moved to their new location, but after a

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28 Mar 2018

Thankfully, There’s a “Bad Friday” Pub Crawl with Pranqster Beer

April 1st is National PranQster Day! Full of fun shenanigans, it’s the only holiday of it’s kind! However this year it falls on a Sunday – Easter Sunday – so the folks at North Coast Brewing Co. have decided to hold their annual “PranQster Crawl” on Friday night, March 30th.

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15 Sep 2017

It’s Official Lucky 13 to Become 27 Condos

In 2015 we reported that there were plans to replace legendary San Francisco dive bar Lucky 13 with condos. At the time it was more of an open ended concept; sometime in the future condos would be put there. Unfortunately that date is now here. Yesterday SocketSite reported that a

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