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Tiny Market Adds Even Tinier Bar

Royal Cuckoo Market on 19th and Capp streets is not just a liquor store, market and cafe anymore: it’s now home to the Mission’s latest beer and wine bar. Horsies Saloon, located within the shop but roped off from the market section, offers a cozy setting for a total of eight patrons at a time who will also be able to enjoy an...
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Keeping Legacy of Iconic Queer Bar Alive

City leaders, members of the queer community, old regulars and many others who have had a hard time letting go of the shuttered Lexington Club gathered at its former space at 3464 19th St. on Monday afternoon to immortalize the popular Mission dive bar with a sidewalk plaque. Known to many as the last lesbian stronghold in the Mission, the...
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Man Beaten, Robbed After Leaving Bar in SF Mission

A 34-year-old man was beaten and then robbed near 26th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Thursday after leaving a nearby bar where he had been drinking. Police report that the victim left the bar at 11 p.m. and walked out onto the street to get transportation when a 32-year-old man ran out in front of him and punched him three times...
The proposed development incorporating the Elbo Room's building at 645 Valencia St. Design by Kerman Morris Architects.

Elbo Room to Be Replaced by Housing in 2018

The Elbo Room, a well-known bar on Valencia Street whose fate has been up in the air for years, will have to move or close down after 2018, when new housing will rise above the current building, according to property owners. The existing structure will be incorporated into the new development that has been in planning since 2014. The current owners of the Elbo...
The Mission Pinball Club met for the second time on February 16 at Gestalt at 3159 16th St.  Photo by Laura Waxmann

Mission Pinball League Flips for Friendly Competition

On a drunken night at Gestalt on 16th Street, two pinball enthusiasts came up with the Mission’s latest pastime: a beginner league for pinball players. “My baby has come alive,” said Jessi Reid, a Mission resident, who along with her friend, Gene Hwang, has been dreaming of such a league for about a year. Now, through the support of friends and the power of...
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Where to Watch Super Bowl 50 in the Mission

After all this fanfare about the goings-on downtown, traffic, money spent…the actual game is finally here tonight. If you’re a football fan but haven’t decided where to go yet to watch it, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a map of all the places we know of who will be showing the game. Many of these locations are serving specials, and Virgil’s Sea Room...
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SF Mission’s Elbo Room’s Lease Extended Until 2018

The Elbo Room, the popular bar at Valencia and Sycamore streets, has faced an uncertain fate for more than a year now due to the property owners’ plans to construct a nine-unit, five-story mixed-use building at the site, including a home for themselves to retire in. Today, Elbo Room owners announced on Facebook that the bar has had its lease extended until January...
24th Street Bar, located on 3336 24th Street. Photo by Meira Gebel.

24th St. Bar Gets Cozy at What Was The Attic

Caroline Brown, owner of the new 24th Street Bar, sat composed in the naturally-lit, wood walled space, reveling in the launch of the bar’s new website: a launch into the world of social media, that she knows little about. That, she said, will be easy. What was more difficult was moving into the space in June that was formerly home...
Elixr hosts their pub-quiz on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Photo by Meira Gebel.

What Happens Weekly and Keeps SF Guessing?

Trivia. At 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, Elixr is packed to the brim. Drinks occasionally spill and people yell in their friends’ ears just to be heard. Suddenly, a voice comes on over the PA system. The room shuffles and settles. It’s time for trivia, and everyone shuts up. It’s a scene repeated dozens of times throughout San Francisco, generally at...
The Elbo Room. Photo by Brittany Schell

The Elbo Room Lives On!

KQED reports that the owners of the Elbo Room announced it will stay put for a bit longer.   Well, this comes as a surprise: After nearly a year of collective groaning following the announcement that the Elbo Room would close in November of this year, the owner of the Mission District bar and venue announced on Facebook last night (Aug. 18) that the...
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SF’s 20th Street Becomes ‘the Place to Be’

During the day, it’s easy to miss Trick Dog, a bar known for its high-end cocktails.  But by night, the line out the door is a dead giveaway that something’s up — something that’s attracting newcomers from around the peninsula to a neighborhood that has transformed from residential and old industrial to Saturday night hip. The short block between Alabama to...
The Uptown at night. Photo by Ariel Dovas.

An Old Mission Punk Celebrates 30 Years

While sipping Irish coffees one recent, drizzly Capp Street afternoon, Uptown bar manager Jessica Gensley opined about someone in her life for whom she clearly cares a lot. “He’s a grizzly old man, you know, he’s smart, a little sassy, well-worn,” she said. “Yeah, he’s an old punk.” Gensley was talking about the bar itself. It turns 30 this year,...
Tim League chats with Tiffany Schoepp, a Mission resident who wants to see the theater offer a wide range of cinematic experiences, at Mission Bar on Thursday night. Photo by Laura Wenus

From Austin With Love; Alamo Owner Meets Mission

A thick knot of people clustered around one particularly genial man at Mission Bar late Thursday, but not just because he was buying the drinks. Tim League, the center of attention that night, is the founder of Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse, which will open up a new location in the historic New Mission Theater. League had sent out a public invitation via...
The Esta Noche sign. Photo by Uptown Almanac

Gentrification Talk at Esta Noche and Dear Mom

  In this edition of our Listen Local podcast, Andra Cernavskis and Rigoberto Hernandez talk about why people are so sad to see the only Latino gay bar in the city — Esta Noche — close; and what the crowd is like at Dear Mom, a bar at the other end of 16th Street, towards Potrero Hill.