International Sake Day Bombs the Armory, Oct. 3

While a tsunami of suds washes over the city for Oktoberfest, a cavernous venue best known for adult entertainment will be San Francisco’s lone redoubt for a different kind of adult beverage.

[jump] Saturday, Oct. 3, the Armory will be home to the 10th annual Sake Day, where over 50 Japanese brewers serving 200 sakes, along with a cross-section of the U.S.’s burgeoning craft sake industry will be extolling the virtues of rice wine. Presented by Hayes Valley's True Sake (which is due to open a bar and restaurant called True Cup inside 8 Octavia later this fall), the event benefits the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. It’s an event you almost want to bomb.

When making your way through the crowd, sampling exclusive tastes not otherwise available in the Western Hemisphere, you’ll be able to purchase those impossible-to-find bottles then and there, with free delivery. Because we’re talking about Japan, this party is going to be kawaii as hell, with a pika pika photo booth, dancing, curbside food trucks, a whiff of opulence, and more included with the $75 ticket. Kanpai!

Sake Day, Saturday, Oct. 3, 5-9 p.m., at the Armory, 1800 Mission.

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