Bars of the Mission: The Attic, Refuge for Displaced Toronado Regulars

Last night at the Attic, a dank, dark bar next to the 24th Street BART station, we ran into six different regulars who we know from Toronado, the best beer bar in the entire world (not an exaggeration or just a personal opinion). I discovered Toronado a week after I moved to the city, and … Continue reading “Bars of the Mission: The Attic, Refuge for Displaced Toronado Regulars”

Shotwell Bummer (Bars of the Mission: Inner Mission Beer Parlor)

So I was all stoked after my walk down Shotwell the other day and so tonight I dragged the crew to this bar I saw on the corner of Shotwell and 20th. The bar, Inner Mission, turned out to be a *smoking bar* full of smokers and smoke. Some of the crew didn’t mind, but … Continue reading “Shotwell Bummer (Bars of the Mission: Inner Mission Beer Parlor)”

Bars of the Mission: El Rio Makes Gridskipper’s List of Places to “Find That Special Someone For Your Threesome”

El Rio, everyone’s second favorite Mission District bar with a patio, is included on this morning’s Gridskipper feature titled Find That Special Someone For Your Threesome. They note that the crowd is “a little horny” as well as “sexually flexible”. universal language 001, originally uploaded by calmenda.

Bars of the Mission: Beauty Bar Part II

Whoever reads my posts in the blogosphere might think that I am a mean, pretentious person. But I’m truly not – many things I call out tend to be true! Just two days after posting “Bars in the Mission: Beauty Bar & Delirium”, I received a text message from my co-worker who recently moved from … Continue reading “Bars of the Mission: Beauty Bar Part II”

Bars of the Mission: Bender’s Bar

Bender’s after their fire. (Don’t worry, they’ve remodeled and reopened.) Originally Uploaded by mission75 Bender’s Bar is a bar in the Mission that is normally overlooked because of its “far away” location at 19th and S Van Ness (it’s around the corner from Beauty Bar). This is the perfect place for curing those Happy Hour … Continue reading “Bars of the Mission: Bender’s Bar”

Bars of the Mission: Beauty Bar & Delirium

Beauty Bar, San Francisco originally uploaded by charlotte.wright I’ve noticed the droves of young females who spend their nights at Beauty Bar. It’s mainly young undergrads who’ve recently migrated from Southern California to a three-bed share in the Tenderloin. Their version of the Mission is meeting friends at Puerto Allegre for uninteresting margaritas and enchiladas, … Continue reading “Bars of the Mission: Beauty Bar & Delirium”

Hanging out at bars and clubs in the Mission a LONG time ago

Local blogger and photographer Tippity Change had a nice chat with longtime Missionite Curtis Williams: He listed a number of establishments I’ve never heard of, some of which were owned by people from the neighborhood; all of them long gone- both the owners and the businesses. This story shares the stops at bars/clubs along his … Continue reading “Hanging out at bars and clubs in the Mission a LONG time ago”

Gunmen are robbing bars in the Mission now

It happened just before closing. Mission Local reports: While two of the suspects kept the patrons guarded and on the floor, the third suspects stole the tip jar and cash from the register. The suspect also asked one victim to hand turn out his pockets and took what cash he had.  In addition some credit cards … Continue reading “Gunmen are robbing bars in the Mission now”

Bars on Mission Street at the turn of last century harbored even more mustaches than bars of today

As Patti Dillion explains to the Bernal Heights History Project: This is a photo of the interior of Dolan’s Bar which was at 3311 Mission St from about 1897 to 1919.  The Dolan Bros were: William T John E – her great grandfather and member of the SFPD Michael H – also of the SFPD … Continue reading “Bars on Mission Street at the turn of last century harbored even more mustaches than bars of today”

Which Mission bars are showing the Olympics on TV?

I love the Olympics. They’re campy and absurd, and they’re a glimpse into the superhuman race breeding amongst us. Synchronized swimming or rhythmic gymnastics, anyone? What about that one that involves running, swimming, fencing, riding a horse, and shooting a gun? I call that one “Survival”. The London 2012 Olympics start this Friday. So which … Continue reading “Which Mission bars are showing the Olympics on TV?”

Purse/identity thefts at Mission bars continue

Another one happened at the Make-Out Room this evening. The victim had her purse right next to her, hanging on a hook with a jacket over it. Next thing she knows, the jacket is on the floor and the purse is gone. She looks for a it for a bit, reports it to the staff, … Continue reading “Purse/identity thefts at Mission bars continue”

Rash of purse thefts at Mission dive bars

From our pal Anna: I was having an excellent 29th birthday celebration, hanging and drinking and singing with friends at Jack’s for Thursday karaoke night. I had my purse tucked away with my friends’ various jackets on the bench in the corner, along with a bottle of wine in a gift bag that a friend … Continue reading “Rash of purse thefts at Mission dive bars”

Remember when Gestalt Haus used to be one of the best bars in the Mission?

I used to love this place: you could pretty much roll in any day of the week, toss your bike up in the rack, get served a vegan sausage and a liter of beer from someone who always seemed to be more drunk than you and proceed to drink until you were ready to have … Continue reading “Remember when Gestalt Haus used to be one of the best bars in the Mission?”

Do you know your Mission neighborhood BFFs?

BFF.fm radio aka Best Frequencies Forever is your local non-profit, bad-ass, volunteer run radio station, operating right out of the mission district. Every Thursday night, BFF.fm rotates their best DJs to take over the decks at Pops Bar. This week our BFFs are cozying up at Pops Bar on Monday, Thursday & Saturday Night! On … Continue reading “Do you know your Mission neighborhood BFFs?”

Bubble Hockey League is back, and in the Mission this time!

Drinking in bars while playing miniaturized versions of your favorite sports is definitely one of my favorite things about being alive. For soccer fans, foosball. For tennis fans, ping pong. And for hockey fans, BUBBLE HOCKEY! And for bubble hockey aficionados in SF, there’s the Bubble Hockey League, which has been on hiatus for a … Continue reading “Bubble Hockey League is back, and in the Mission this time!”

1st Legal Bike Race in the Mission. Ever?

This Saturday about +70 people will be racing what may be the first fully legal, closed course bike race in the Mission District. Ever. In NIMBY, USA it’s a miracle out of scripture that Mission Crit organizer, James Grady, was permitted (literally) to carve out a triangular velodrome on a Saturday night. The total cost … Continue reading “1st Legal Bike Race in the Mission. Ever?”