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  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

    Confusion is the word that best describes the zeitgeist of San Francisco nightlife these days. A lot of that has to do with 222 Hyde, the fantastic basement club that's unfortunately shutting down permanently this Saturday. Given the circumstances, we felt it was only right to devote a chunk of word ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Lost in the Night: Julio Bashmore Gets Down at CELLspace

    Lights Down Low, DJ Dials, and EVDM present Julio Bashmore CELLspace Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 Better than: The same party at a more normal venue. With scrutinizing looks and squinted eyes, this bouncer was just not having any of us. Avalon and I were standing in front of CELLspace and our new acqua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    S.F. Bartenders to Gov. Jerry Brown: Let Us Infuse Our Booze

    Bon Vivants: Will Guv Brown have what they're having?​Josh Harris and Scott Baird -- two San Francisco bartenders, dandies, and "cocktail consultants" known as the Bon Vivants -- are trying to save one of the 600 bills sitting on the governor's desk from being vetoed. The two are shilling for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    San Francisco Bartenders to Governor Brown: Let Us Infuse

    Josh Harris and Scott Baird want the governor to acknowledge the importance of California's cocktail industry​A bill that would finally allow San Francisco bars to legally infuse liquors is sitting on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk, but there's no guarantee he'll sign it. Two San Francisco bartenders ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    New Nightclub Association Vows to Self-Police Its Members

    Is self-policing the answer to cleaing up San Francisco's nightlife mess? The selves vowing to police themselves say so. ​There's a new player in San Francisco's nightlife wars: A trade association with a carrot and stick approach to dealing with nightclub regulation. The California Music and Cult ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    City Attorney: $9 Million Nightclub Lawsuit 'Baseless'

    Can you treat San Francisco like the Sopranos? City Attorney's office says no. ​Yesterday, a nightclub owner and one of his former bartenders filed a complaint against the city and state alleging a "pattern of racketeering activity, including false arrests, assault and battery, kidnappings, [and] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Nightclub Sues City, Asks for $9 Million in Damages

    www.markwebb.comMark Webb​A club owner and one of his former bartenders filed a much-awaited complaint yesterday alleging racketeering by the San Francisco Police Department, the city, and state of California. A filing attorney Mark Webb had described to reporters over the past two weeks as a grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Several Nightclubs Quit Potential Suit vs. Cops, Alcohol Regulators

    In this week's cover story, SF Weekly reported on complaints surrounding nightlife enforcement in SOMA, and an attorney, Mark Webb, who was gathering a group of nightclub owners to sue the city and state for racketeering. Since the article went to press, though, three of the most well-established ve ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    DNA Runs Afoul of ABC

    As first reported by SFist, on February 13th, the DNA Lounge's Jamie Zawinski revealed on the club's website that the venue is currently embroiled in a battle with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), who are "trying to permanently revoke our liquor license," according to Z ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Wine Bar of the Week: Fifth Floor (plus "Beverage Battles")

    This cozy place is a quiet spot to unwind after shopping or events at Moscone.

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    December 21, 2007
  • News

    July 20, 2005

    Dog Bites

    Making a meal out of journalistic and political news, spell-checking the Guardian, and wrapping up the Castro race skirmish.

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