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08 Dec 2021

The Dark & Disturbing History of the St. Francis Hotel

The Westin St. Francis Hotel looms on the edge of Union Square, bearing silent witness to flocks of tourists and shoppers who likely know nothing of its history. Built in 1904, the St. Francis Hotel is now known to be one of the most haunted hotels in California. Many notable

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 1
10 Feb 2021

Union Square ‘Dong Is Everything’ Promotion Is Hard On The Eyes

We stood at attention when walking up Stockton Street in Union Square this week and noticed what appears to be a very large “Dong is Everything” ad campaign in one of the storefront windows. It is semi difficult to understand, but the display in the Nespresso Boutique at Stockton and

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
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,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
13 Feb 2020

100K Tulips In SF, & You Can Pick Your Own for Free

Why this is happening a few weeks AFTER Valentine’s Day is beyond me, but Tulip Day is a Dutch-inspired day that was invented to celebrate the opening of Tulip Season in Amsterdam.  Anyway, next month there will be 100k + tulips in Union Square San Francisco, and they’re free! Deets

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
08 Feb 2019

Meet Nathan Temby: Dueling Pianist At Johnny Foley’s

Around 6-8 times a month patrons at Johnny Foley’s, an Irish pub which straddles the border of the Tenderloin and Union Square, can hear the musical stylings of Nathan Temby. Temby is part of a rotating roster of pianists who perform in Foley’s cellar in what are known as “dueling piano” shows.

David-Elijah Nahmod 0
21 Aug 2018

With the Owner in Jail, The Westin St. Francis is for Sale!

The Westin St. Francis is up for sale, and its current owner is none other than the Chinese government.  Why?  Because its previous owner was Chinese insurance magnate We Xiaohui, and he was recently sentenced to 18 years in Chinese prison for fraud and embezzlement.  His Westin purchase was part

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
27 Apr 2018

Red Hots Burlesque Wrecks Conventions With Body TABOO defiance

Red Hots Burlesque just had its 10th anniversary, but also spawned a new multimedia midnight cabaret incarnation that will make Union Square weird as hell this Saturday night. Body TABOO defiance defies normal description, but producer Dottie Lux tells BrokeAssStuart.com, “It’s a performance art showcase of different interdisciplinary performance artists

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
23 Jun 2016

BAS Pride 2016: Awesome Parties at Cal Academy & Virgil’s Tonight!

Pride 2016 may be one of the most important in recent memory. Out of the tragedy of Orlando, a wave of solidarity has spread across the world and it has galvanized our community to respond with love, to speak out against our culture of violence, stand with our Latinx, Muslim,

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
24 May 2016

We Wanna Send You On A Food Tour in the Mission District!

Avital Tours offers high-end social dining experiences in San Francisco and Los Angeles for locals and travelers alike. Their walking food tours are built by locals for locals. Their goal is that someone who lives in the Mission comes on our Mission Food Tour and learns something about her own neighborhood –

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