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The Bars & Nightlife Issue

Cocktails, parties, dancing, and everything else that happens late at night. 


Is There Life After 2 a.m.?
Soon, some San Francisco bars may get to stay open later. Bad idea?
By Emma Silvers

Best Night Ever
Tales of love, lust, and good times after the lights go down.
By Kelsey Lannin and Ahalya Srikant 

God Bless Bob's
A tribute to the king of San Francisco’s 24-hour doughnut shops.
By Luke Tsai

Future-Proofing the Cocktail
Ten ways that Bay Area drink makers are reinventing our favorite alcoholic beverages.
By Camper English

The Last Gay Picture Show
The strip club famous for its “Touch Our Junk” marquee is for sale. Will the onetime “smut capital of the world” ever be the same?
By Jeremy Lybarger

30 for Thirsty
When the out-of-towners come calling, a local needs a bar or five to take them to. Here are 30 bars, organized by traveler type, to get your hosting duties started.

The Soul of a Watering Hole 
Can a venerable Tenderloin bar thrive in 21st-century San Francisco without selling a $15 cocktail?
By Joe Eskenazi

Temporary Party People
From the San Francisco Mint to an old Honda dealership, buildings across San Francisco are empty or underused—until these nightclub veterans give them a (fleeting) new life.
By Erin Feher

Pandora For Dancing
It’s not an app. It’s a short list of the best places to be a Missy lover, bhangra banger, or B-Side Bruja.
By Ruth Gebreyesus

The Craft of the Draft
How one bartender sped up the cocktail and reshaped the industry.
By Lindsey J. Smith

Return of the Rent Party
In Oakland, a bar takes on the housing crisis, one struggling tenant at a time.
By Ruth Gebreyesus


Originally published in the February issue of San Francisco 

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