Keeping You in Good Spirits


We here at Pops Bar are proud to have been keeping the mission in good spirits for a long long time, since 1937 in fact.  It’s good to know that while many things change, and the city goes through good times and bad times, some things remain constant.  From 6am to 2am daily, Pops Bar is here as your neighborhood gathering place with 13 hour happy hours and nightly free music and entertainment.  Stop in and meet our friendly bartenders and be part of San Francisco history. We promise to keep the drinks flowing and the good times rolling…

Check out this week’s full entertainment line up at Pops Bar:


Go Green

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6000 miles to Ireland or bust… That’s right, it’s the wind up week to your favorite drinking holiday: St. Patrick’s Day! There’s no better day to cozy up in your favorite neighborhood bar for a pint of Guinness with friends. This Saturday at Pops Bar, dig out your green attire and experience the luck of the Irish.

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Christopher Owens (formerly of Girls) and Curls (Christopher Owens’ new band) perform next week at the Chapel


Just announced, next Wednesday night at the good ol Chapel: It’s not just local hero Christopher Owens and it’s not just his new band Curls — it’s local hero Christopher Owens AND his new band Curls, so expect a little (or a lot) of both.

Now let’s enjoy a Christopher Owens oldie:

…and a new Curls hit:

Also, we’re told the openers are gonna be awesome, so keep an eye on the Facebook invite.

Get tickets here!

Combat ICE raids, by dancing and singing tonight at El Rio


The party is called ICE Breaker, here’s the deal:

Astounding Soul Music by Paul Costuros and Ashleyanne Krigbaum. Crowd Karaoke. Mix with Cool People Who Give a Frick, Socialize like crazy OR enjoy yourself in our Introvert Corner of Dreams. Snap the ICE raid busting info.

$5 at the door goes to SFILEN – San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network who kicks ICE raid butts.

RSVP and invite your friends!

Video: SFPD shooting a man to death last night in the Mission

Bros To The Back…


COME ONE, COME ALL! As March is Women’s History Month, SADDERDAY Emo Dance Party has decided to celebrate all of the amazing women and nonbinary folks in the scene by putting the spotlight on the music they’ve made from both yesterday and today in addition to their regular rotation of awesome tunes. So strap in and enjoy the ride because we’re ready to dance the night away this Saturday at Pops Bar and we hope you are too.

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Pal’s Take Away is back in SF! Fridays only, at Birba Wine Bar in Hayes Valley

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After a long absence from San Francisco, Pal’s is back!!! Every Friday at this place Birba, which is an acclaimed but modest little neighborhood wine bar full of nice people and plenty of places to sit and scarf a big ol’ Pal’s sandwich.

And despite the long absence, the sandwiches are just as we remember them — big and rich and full of character and freshness and fun flavors and textures. (And when we went a couple Fridays back, the menu was very familiar — 4 or 5 sandwiches to choose from, including that legendary Lao sausage.)

It’s 11:30am to 3ish, every Friday now. Birba is in Hayes Valley, yes, but think of it more like a 5-minute bike ride from Zeitgeist:

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Here are a couple more closeups, courtesy of the Pal’s Take Away Instagram, to help warm up your tastebuds:

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BagelMacher now making bagels at PizzaHacker on Sundays!


Jeff from PizzaHacker called to tell us the news. Here are the facts:

  • It’s Sundays from 10:30am to 1pm for now (but they hope to expand those hours, and do Saturdays too)
  • They’re making just 150 bagels each Sunday for now (so please don’t order a dozen just yet)
  • Jeff was making bagels even before he started got into the pizza biz (so he knows what he’s doing)
  • Coffee and mimosas are available too (very important)
  • The menu is short but exciting (check it out after the jump)

Thanks, Jeff!


Rice Paper Scissors celebrates 7 years of poppin’ up!

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RPS is still due to open their very own place at 22nd Folsom at some point in the near future, but this week they’re celebrating their lucky number 7th birthday at Rhea’s Cafe at 20th and Bryant! Can’t wait!!!!! Here’s the invite:

RPS Turns Seven
Thursday, March 1st

Join us for a pop-up dinner at Rhea’s Cafe to celebrate our seven-year anniversary and the end of the Lunar New Year holiday. We’re popping up at Rhea’s because we love their food and diner vibe and also because we want to start doing events close to our future restaurant home.

We’ll be offering table service, with food available for take-out. Look forward to celebrating with you!

Valerie and Katie

RSVP and invite your friends! And browse the full menu after the jump:


Love Affair

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There is nothing better then a good mid week party to get you over the hump and towards the weekend.  This Wednesday at Pops Bar join us for a love affair with Soul Music all night.  DJ Matty Holt takes you through happy hour starting at 6pm with Sterling Soul Night.  Followed by DJ Jesse Ro and company at 9pmspinning Soul, Funk and R&B at Love Affair.  Music to feed your soul and drinks to keep you warm, share your Wednesday night with us enjoying the neighborhood.

Check out this week’s full entertainment line up at Pops Bar: