While Mayor Ed Lee is asking everyone to not indulge themselves in hard alcohol this weekend, he'll be at a bar himself, cutting the ribbon for one of the city's most famous watering holes: The Gold Dust Lounge.
That's right, the long-awaited moment to imbibe at the eccentric bar has arrived.
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2nd Annual Herb Caen Martini Competition
Where: Bottle Cap, 1707 Powell (at Union), 529-2237
When: Tues., Nov. 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 (purchase in advance via Eventbrite)/$10 at the door
The rundown: This contest pays tribute to the late, great Chronicle columnist Herb Caen, who loved a stiff dr ... More >>
It's official: The Gold Dust Lounge will be shaking up cocktails again on New Year's Eve, when the historic watering hole is set to open at its new location -- with a big bash, of course. According to Lee Houskeeper, spokesman for the bar, city supervisors signed the necessary paperwork to allow the ... More >>
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Does this look modern to you?In effort to keep the iconic Gold Dust Lounge from shuttering, the bar owners have filed paperwork requesting the city recognize the bar as a historic landmark. Such a designation would, at the very least, make it more challenging for the landlord to turn the bar into ... More >>
Some things shouldn't change!Owners of the popular Gold Dust Lounge are not giving up hope to keep the iconoclastic watering hole open in Union Square. They are asking the community to stop by the dive bar on Powell Street tomorrow to hear their ideas for how to preserve the landmark bar. And if ... More >>
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People loved Herb Caen for many reasons, but perhaps his most passionate advocates were among followers of a recurring feature called "namephreaks." Caen would often sprinkle his column with examples of people who'd chosen professions bizarrely in keeping with their own names. ... More >>