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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Josh Harris and Scott Baird want the governor to acknowledge the importance of California's cocktail industryA 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
www.markwebb.comMark WebbA 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
This cozy place is a quiet spot to unwind after shopping or events at Moscone.
Making a meal out of journalistic and political news, spell-checking the Guardian, and wrapping up the Castro race skirmish.