Asterisk SF Bar Hop
3600 16th Street, San Francisco
Where can you get a delicious plate of lumpia, drink margaritas, and enjoy Crème brûlée while dancing the night away? Dirty Dishes—that’s where. The Lookout in The Castro plays host to Dirty Dishes; a truly unique bar event, successfully marrying two of SF’s favorites: food and nightlife. Friends Brent Hall, Sam Wijeunawardena, and Chris Reyes started the event over three months ago. The highly anticipated event is held every 4th Thursday of the month. Enjoy rotational food vendors and indie electro beats, dirty house, and future bass; with various guest DJ’s that provide a fulfilling and entertaining evening that will prepare you for your rambunctious weekend.
OOH LA LA
@ paradise lounge
1501 Folsom St., San Francisco
A sophisticated commemorative to pop music’s most flourishing era, The Paradise Lounge’s popular monthly gathering, “Ooh La La,” is an all vinyl, all 60’s French pop dance party (a genre formally termed “yé-yé”), brought to you by the well-respected and highly noted, Sergio Iglesias of Teenage Dance Craze. Not to slight the additional talent behind the affair; DJs Howie Pyro, Matt Bonar, Russell Quann, and Daniel Bermudez also spun an impressive and harmonious collection of records; mustering signature 1960’s classics, as well as the more obscure, but equally as impressive uncoverings from the era. Their sets featured a proper assemblage of international pop, garage rock, merseybeat, motown, early R&B, and blue eyed soul. While the venue’s swanky interior sets an atmosphere reminiscent of the soiree’s theme, and the appropriately well-dressed attendees twist and shake freely, there’s no doubt San Francisco est en amour with this tasteful pop symphony.
TL READING SERIES @ koko cocktails
1060 Geary, San Francisco
QUARTERLY @ Koko Cocktails
Sit back, relax and enjoy poets and writers and novelists recite their latest work while toasting to a cocktail at KoKo Cocktails. The Tenderloin Reading Series is a literary gem in the most unlikely place in town, making it even more powerful with rhyme read out loud.
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Also @ Koko Cocktails
Second Wednesdays every month
"Country Nite" "KUSF's Dan Tona and Kurt" play "Drinkin' music from the Honky tonks and bar room dance floors. Play a little sad, play a lotta glad and a few old cheatin' songs. Songs sung by: George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis, Kitty Wells, Willie Nelson, Wanda Jackson, Ferlin Husky, Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb just to name a few..."
Every Monday - "Black Gold"
Dj's Senator Soul, Alison, Melissa, & Johnny Landmine cordially invite you to the cutest little dance party in the city! Spinning 60's soul & rnb sides, Motown hits and chi-town bangers.