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The Hot Spot fills this quasi-neighborhood's crucial need for an all-around dive. Is it in SOMA? Tenderloin? Hayes Valley? Civic Center? Yes and no to all the above. It exists along an awkward stretch of Market Street that's relatively sleepy and deserted, which is a selling point in and of itself. Besides the obvious - that it serves up alcohol nightly - other unique character traits are its stringent ID policy, the upstairs pool table, a wide variety of scratch-it lotto tickets for sale, decent beers on tap (e.g., Fat Tire, Widmer), standard liquor options, TVs, an internet jukebox, and beloved Thursday night karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight.


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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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