We don't buy drugs off the street (anymore). But if we did, or if someone asked us where to score some sweet illicit narcotics, we suppose we might try the Haight Ashbury. If there's one thing a pack of young and dirty "travelers" have, it's hungry dogs -- as well as some molly or some nugs or somet ... More >>
222 Hyde Farewell Party
Saturday, March 10, 2013
222 Hyde was the first venue where I threw a party. It was Cinco De Mayo, 2005, and I was a young soul DJ trying to my best to start something of my own that could compete with the established institutions of 1964 and Oldies Nite. The little ... More >>
Thrash. Thrash. Thrash. Yes, thrash is what the Bay Area metal scene is famous for. But it doesn't all begin and end with blistering riffs -- our local bands have churned out plenty sludgy stoner metal as well, and even some very heavy shit that's damn near unclassifiable. It's all here on our list ... More >>
Back when he was in high school, New Orleans rapper Dee-1 was working at a local Circuit City store when Lil Wayne came in and ordered a TV. Dee ended up installing the goggle-box into Weezy's car. These days, Dee himself works closely with Mannie Fresh, the architect of the classic Cash Money sound ... More >>
Love Will Fix It
The Hot Spot
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
Better than: Watching your night unfold via Instagram.
In the latest edition of club-related technophobia, cell phones have grown increasingly under fire. It wasn't but a couple weeks ago that Francois Kevorkian publicly mused on his Facebook p ... More >>
These days, what does or does not qualify as a dive bar in San Francisco is contestable. We realized, researching this list, that dive-iness seems to be in the eye of the drinker. For us, a dive is a bar that has been allowed to sit and marinate in its own sticky, alcoholic beverages for year ... More >>
Lost in the Night: Go Bang! 3 Year Anniversary
Friday, Nov. 26, 2011
Better than: The Shagadelics live in concert.
Somewhere in the mid-'00s, the impossible happened. Disco, arguably one of the most reviled (or, really, misunderstood) forms of music, somehow worked its way back into be ... More >>
Kahley EmersonThe Tubesteak Connection
Sept. 22, 2011
Better than: Partying in a room full of iPhone screens.
In a city whose edge is slowly being dulled, Aunt Charlie's is a bar on the fringe. Located on a decrepit stretch of Turk street evocative of Escape from New York, it ... More >>
Ed U./YelpIf you can spare the time, wander the few blocks to Pagolac.â€‹Dinner is the hidden surcharge for symphony and opera tickets. When you've splurged on $50 seats, it seems wrong to heat up a can of Campbell's beforehand, but doubling that fee just to have an entree and a glass of wine at a n ... More >>
Although the city has more cars per square mile than either New York or L.A., driving in S.F. is no nightmare. In fact, once its intricacies are mastered, motoring here can be downright civilized – and civilizing.