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Double your pleasure. Mixed bag of disheveled thirtysomethings rocking their Goodwill and harkening back to fierce arcade days with Ms Pac-man and Donkey Kong Jr. But kicked up a notch, ’cuz boy ca... read more
A neighborhood drinking establishment has been continuously on this spot for over 150 years. History, baby, history. Recently restored to its Victorian grandeur, mahogany bar, classic fixtures, red... read more
Girls who like girls who like girls. Hot young lesbian scene is smokin’! Tongue-pierced baby dykes and lipstick lesbians making goo goo eyes at each other to sexy jukebox soundtrack of De La Soul. ... read more
They say Skylark is Old English wanker slang for going out with your mates and getting bloody pished. Indeed. Strong drinks and sexy ambiance make for a rather excellent place to get hammered with ... read more
Oaksterdam district cool spot puts out casting call for flaunters and haunters, so they came. New Orleans funk bands mingle with local B-bop, jazz, and R&B cats Thursday through Saturday. Guys in f... read more
A shot of the superior gene pool, straight up or on the rocks. Plush puppies and drunks-with-standards willing to wait in line to make their move on the dance floor. Dress code so dress sharp. Poin... read more
Large dive bar for heavy drinking, small dance club for getting down, a curtain separated video-game haven for high scorers on Ms. PacMan and Centipede. Trucker hat, dreadlocks, or fauxhawk require... read more
Shuffleboard kinda like Nana and Poppa on their senior cruise, but played by girls with retro bangs and boys with retro kicks instead. We’ll clock your doc, alright! Man behind the decks plays the ... read more
Not terribly Latin American, but faded piñatas hanging from ceiling are a gesture, at least. Entire wall papered with screaming political statements in red and black. Early evening brings vinyl gee... read more
Classiest dive in town, but more than one palm inside (Doh!). Channeling Nick and Nora, not to mention Bogie and Bacall, as you sip your martini and light up (bartender turns a blind eye). Dim atmo... read more
As small as you'd think with a name like "Phone Booth", but free popcorn, bullfighting tapestries, pitchers of Pabst, Barbie chandelier, rouge lighting, even a pool table shoe-horned in. All this, ... read more
Bring your boyfriend, girlfriend, leprechaun—anybody is and always was welcome. Bring your poetry, fiddle, dancing boots, darts, and yer love of the ol’pint to this magical mix-up that’s way better... read more
Euro alert! Not quite Barcelona or Paris, but close enough. Tiny back-street den-like boîte sporting leather, copper, and wrought-iron flourishes and romantic (read: horny and groping) clientele. R... read more
Experienced bartenders, more like craftspeople, create exquisite cocktails from unusual ingredients at snail-like pace. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of Market Street to a mixed crowd of hip... read more
Baby-toting parents (there’s a happy hour just for them), unpublished writers, skinny mop-top boys in bands. They all call this cavernous rec room home, at least for a cocktail or three. Small stag... read more
Numb those civic blues with a Pain Killer (Bacardi Coconut, OJ, pineapple juice, coconut). After happy hour and dinner crowds clear the toned and tanned (relatively speaking, at least) chill in com... read more
East Bay beer house with gothic lights and old church pews for sinnin’ and grinnin’. Former livery stable with huge back patio for summertime in the city. John Martin of Triple Rock Brewery made th... read more
World-class live jazz, sushi, supper club. Great date spot with night-on-the-town feel. Mediocre Japanese fare well worth it to reserve a seat. Clear sound system and not a bad seat in the intimate... read more
Alcohol meets urban industrial warehouse cum art gallery, falls in love, goes steady since 1993. Cheap cover ($5) and varied tunes bring in healthy doses of posers. DJs from 5 to 10pm make Wednesda... read more
As the gaudy sign outside describes, this is a combination of Persi...
Surreal cocktailing in SoMa. Heady mix of gothic and steampunk deco...
With just 18 seats (plus 12 bar seats), exposed brick, unglaze...
Hakkasan takes its Cantonese cuisine west with signature swanky sty...
The storied New Orleans venue named after the legendary band has ma...