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Dining, SFoodie Dive Bar Alert: Amnesia

Dive Bar Alert: Amnesia

Oh God, one of the true linchpins of the Mission dive scene, Amnesia, has been sold to Beth and Craig Wathen of City Beer Store, and two other partners Capp Street Crap caught it, flagging soon-to-be-former owner Shawn Magee's Facebook…
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Dining, SFoodie Drink of the Week: Tradition Takes "Surfer on Acid" From Hot Mess to Success

Drink of the Week: Tradition Takes "Surfer on Acid" From Hot Mess to Success

There is a class of cocktails whose sole purpose is to deliver as much alcohol as possible. These mixtures are either loaded with enough sugar to mask the burning sensation or intensely flavored enough to qualify as a dare.…
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Music, All Shook Down Bouncer Seeks Shithole Glory -- And Finds it at the Lucky Spot

Bouncer Seeks Shithole Glory -- And Finds it at the Lucky Spot

From this week's Bouncer column: And so it was on the first day of 2012 that I found myself inside a bar that had called to me on many occasions. Yet until now my soul had not been ready to…
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Dining, SFoodie Top 10 Dive Bars in San Francisco

Top 10 Dive Bars in San Francisco

These days, what qualifies as a dive bar in San Francisco is contestable. We realized, researching this list, that diviness seems to be in the eye of the drinker. For us, a dive is a bar that has been allowed…
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Music, All Shook Down Bouncer Laments the Loss of Grasslands, a Once-Legit Dive

Bouncer Laments the Loss of Grasslands, a Once-Legit Dive

From this week's Bouncer column: Anyone who has been following this column knows that I don't abide fools who throw around the word "dive" to describe bars that are decidedly not dives. If a place has hipster cachet, a working…
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Music, All Shook Down No Sign, But Good Times, at the Divey Geary Club

No Sign, But Good Times, at the Divey Geary Club

​What's the Geary Club, you say? I wouldn't blame you for missing it, because the place has absolutely no signage. It's just another door on a long block of apartments and rinky-dink businesses. If you walk west up Geary to…
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Music, All Shook Down Talk About the Outsider: Bouncer Can't Get a Drink at This Tenderloin Dive

Talk About the Outsider: Bouncer Can't Get a Drink at This Tenderloin Dive

I joined the men at the bar and waited for the bartender to notice me. She was quite pretty, and obviously held her cleavage in great esteem. I waited for her to take my order. And waited. Her eyes never…
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Quit Bitching: Wednesday Night Picks (Pride [in the Tenderloin] Edition)

With so much to do before this weekend's Pride blowout, you may very well soil yourself with glee just thinking about it. For starters: "The Clap" at Aunt Charlie's Lounge has The Judy Experience -- speaking of which, Judy Garland…
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