Best Free Flamenco Show - 2009
The Flamenco Room at ThirstyBear
Dilemma: The weekend is coming to its inevitable close, you'd like to fit in one last bit of revelry before Monday, but your wallet is feeling the damage from the past two days. Solution: Pop a squat at the ThirstyBear for the flamenco shows each Sunday at 7:15 and 8:30 p.m. Dancer Kerensa DeMars and a constantly changing lineup of local dancers, guitarists, and vocalists from the Bay Area's flamenco community perform a traditional cuadro-style show of the intense and complex Spanish Gypsy art. Aside from the dancers providing the percussive accompaniment to the music in their nail-soled shoes, the best part is that there's no cover. The restaurant's kitchen serves a wide range of Spanish tapas and paella, yet a $6 glass of sangria is enough to justify your seat. Tip from the wise: For the best view of the dancers' footwork, make reservations for a table close to the stage or come early to claim a spot at the bar.