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    Best Deal on Craft Beer in America

    The world nearly stopped last year when rumors that this well-graffitied, deeply historied Market Street rock 'n' roll bar would be knocked down and turned into condos started circulating. Lesson learned: Everything is temporary, including happy hour, so the time…
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    Best Local Boxer Going Pro

    "Hard work pays off" is the watchword for Hunters Point native Raquel Miller, who twice came within a single decision of qualifying to fight for the United States at the Olympics. Becoming a Team USA alternate was a milestone on…
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    Best of San Francisco 2016

    Sometimes it feels we've out-innovated ourselves. Instead of a few dozen friends, we have thousands of followers. Keeping up with our digital companions in analog ways would be impossible -- especially when we don't all share the same spoken language.…
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    Best Musician to Listen to While Studying or Doing Homework

    There's no secret to helping you focus better — unless you count Adderall — but studies have shown that listening to music before or while performing a task can improve attention, memory, and even your ability to perform mental math.…
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    Best No-BS Banh Mi

    We're happy that the best thing to come out of colonialism in Southeast Asia has gone from a cheap comfort food into a high-end culinary attraction top chefs tinker with and put on their menus. But like a pile of…
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    Best Shot of Ouzo

    You may measure your true 415 cred by the amount of times you've strolled into the diner that "never close" (as the sign says), sidled up to the bar, ordered a drink, and received a shot of ouzo on the…
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    Best Test of Mental Mettle

    When gold was found and San Francisco was in its infancy, more was needed to occupy the minds of the young city's denizens than whiskey and cutthroat commerce. An integral part of fostering education and inspiration for the pioneer city's…
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    Best Musician to Listen to When You're Missing Summer

    Day Wave, Marin native Jackson Phillips' lo-fi, indie-pop band, sounds like a red popsicle that melts between your fingers as you lick it while sitting Indian-style on a patch of grass. It's the leaves rustling in the trees holding up…
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    Best Use of Dr. Seuss

    While waiting in line for the weekend's quarter of Cookies I spied some illustrations that made me feel like a cannabis rookie Right past the batches of OG and stacks of edibles Was a collection of artwork, some adult, all…
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    Best Marijuana Smoking Lounge

    Back in the day, about 10 or so years ago, there was another term used for where the kids today go to buy weed: "cannabis clubs." The term conjures up a sort of non-exclusive Pacific Union, where marijuana users can…
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    Best Visual Representation of S.F.

    Kendrick Lamar is from Compton, but Colin Tilley, the director of the music video for Lamar's song "Alright" — which was nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards and was performed by the artist at the 2016 Grammy Awards —…
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    Best Place to Be Possessed

    Is the devil real? Is his name Donald Trump — or is evil lurking in your life another way? Everybody wants to cast out the ill wind as soon as it blows their way. The only question is how. It…
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    Best Wine Club

    Please: Stop boring your friends with your expansive knowledge of Napa Cab's jamminess, and stow your expert Pinot recommendations for just a second. Allow your worldview to expand beyond the Bay Area — or, if you haven't yet uncorked insufferability,…
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    Best First-Wave Cup of Coffee

    For generations, coffee was not a phenomenon of terroir, where the knowledge of the farmers' methods and the backstory behind each hand-selected bean was worth the $15 price of admission. The current pour-over wave, while admirable for the care for…
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    Best Legit Way to Frisbee on the Beach

    Nothing caps off a nice day at the beach like a mouthful of sand — especially if the grit in your teeth is the reward for the grit required to splay flat-out on your stomach, for the prize of a…
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    Best Burning Man-Friendly Pro Sports Team

    You're in the middle of nowhere, a sort of wasteland in between various civilizations. You've traveled far to reach this final destination, and prepared long: You've created your own costume and your own character — a portable personality that traveled…
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    Best Edible Russian Roulette

    If you're the sort who cannot eat eggs unless they're drenched in Tapatío, you may be of the mind that nothing is too hot to handle. That's where Sakesan Bistro's "Gambler Roll" comes into play. The roll — a tasty…
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    Best Place to Stash Your Dog

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    Best Date With Built-In Conversation Starters

    Let's face it: Grabbing a drink is the least exciting first date imaginable. It's boring, and it makes you seem boring, too. Instead, bring your companion to Oddball Films, an aptly named DIY cinema in the heart of the Mission.…
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    Best Social Media Celebrity

    We have absolutely no idea how Berner does it. Dude is running a business — ok, several businesses: slanging clothes and flavored water, promoting shows and recording records and going on tour, investing in cannabis brands and making deals, all…
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    Best Irish Pub

    You can enter many an "Irish pub" in San Francisco with an ample Guinness flow and trad music on the PA that is about as Irish as a bowl of Lucky Charms floating in green beer. There is no Guinness…
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    Best Reclaimed Dive Bar

    The Tenderloin was set to lose another irreplaceable when the Ha-Ra Club — a low-ceilinged dive of the slummiest reputation, long fallen into neglect, but nevertheless beloved for strong pours, idiosyncratic bartenders, and a long history — was taken over…
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    Best Wild-Eyed Eccentric

    We'll forgive his gift to the Golden State Warriors of otherwise-acceptable high-end Stumptown cold brew coffee. (Portland move, bro.) But the gift to his Bay Area sports fam was welcome — because it came straight from an excitable and unpredictable…

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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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