Working as bar-backs at the Starlight Room in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, DJs Zack Yakovlev and and Yanick Rieffel, together known as Bells and Whistles, saw an opportunity to bring their underground sensibility to the hotel's discriminating opulence. The resulting party, aptly named Dresscode, bro ... More >>
What happens when Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same weekend? A lot of trouble wearing big hats, awash in tequila and bourbon. Here's our handy guide to help you stay well refreshed all weekend. Cuatro De Mayo Fiesta Con Queso Where: Doc's Clock, 2575 Mission (at 21st St.), 824-3 ... More >>
We'll admit that we're cocktail nerds--er, connoisseurs--and while we readily enjoy nuanced and complex cocktails, we most appreciate the kinds of drinks that find the balance of accessibility with an interesting twist. Joel Teitelbaum's Jalisco Cobbler ($12) at the newly renovated Starlight Room is ... More >>
Lou BustamanteJoel Teitelbaum serving up a couple of Pisco CrustasOpening tonight at 6 p.m. (until midnight) is the revamped incarnation of Harry Denton's Starlight Room sporting a new dance floor, plush furniture, and an inventive cocktail menu. We caught up with bar manager Joel Teitelba ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Waiting behind the red rope for the bouncer to let the group in to Bi-Rite Market has become an unusual, busy-weekend ritual. Grub Street shares, via the Uptown Almanac, with the Fire Marshal keeping tabs ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Crime in the food scene continues: Robbing an ice cream truck is pretty low, but proved to be an easy pick for three Marin City men. Maybe they heard it coming? Inside Scoop shares via SFGate's Crime Sce ... More >>
Courtesy blogs.catster.comTurkey week is upon us! Or tofurkey week, or turducken week, or quorn week, or whatever! The point is eating to excess! And, if this handful of local clubs have any say in the matter, rocking out thankfully. Below, in the tradition of The Awl's "listicle without commenta ... More >>
Do your karma a favor -- throw back a few.Kimpton Restaurants is donating money for each "special" cocktail purchased this month. The Cocktails for a Cure fundraiser is to benefit HIV service organizations, and is part of an ongoing, 20-year commitment by the S.F.-based hospitality chain. I ... More >>
This weekend's first-ever SF Chefs.Food.Wine culinary festival is a chance to get up close and personal with local food and wine talent through tastings, classes, and even a cocktail contest. The cost might make you balk (ticketed events are $40 and up, day passes $150), but keep in mind that ... More >>
All events are 21 and over only.
DRESSCODE Harry Denton's Starlight Lounge Last Seen: March 19, 2009 Recurring Club Night? Once a month. Better than: The underground, dungeons, and basements. Lush couches and booths, panoramic views of downtown San Francisco, and kids shotgunning brown paper bagged beers atop the Sir Frances Drak ... More >>
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