Crystal clear day on the bay means cool view of overlapping bridges

On our annual ferry ride to Burger Boogaloo yesterday, we were stricken dumb by the clear skies all around us. From as far away as the Alameda ferry terminal (where the ferry from SF makes a quick stop on its way to Oakland) we could see the Golden Gate Bridge clear as if we were floating right under it.

And what’s more, look how it was framed perfectly by the westernmost towers of the Bay Bridge!

(These photos, though shot on iPhone 6, don’t do justice to what was incredibly stunning to the naked eye — like, you had to be there.) (But anyway, take the ferry more often, y’all.) (Budget yachting, it’s called.)

A little hint of Mad Max on Mission Street

[via Mission to Market]

This discarded office chair is a hot mess

[via Colin Winnette]

The Spice Jar now open in former Local’s Corner space 

and here is the menu: 
(Thanks, Jess!) 

Someone lit the Galeria de la Raza mural on fire last night 

Got a message from our pal Megan late last night:

breaking news: someone lit the Galeria de la Raza mural on fire tonight (which comes right after they re-put it up when it got defaced)

 

SF Gate has more reporting on the history of this mural and all the times it’s been defaced here.

[Photo by Chris Klink]

In case you missed it, Dolores Park was MADNESS over the weekend

(Just click on that panorama a couple times to make it bigger.)

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s (also look at the “Marge Simpson” cocktail)

What is music for the Mission without also parring it up with equally awesome booze for the mission? At Pops, we think your extra special personality deserves some aren’t you special cocktails! Blue, beautiful, spicy, lovable…that’s the Marge Simpson in a nutshell. With jalapeno infused tequila, lime, triple sec, blue curacao with a chili salt rim, it tastes as good as it looks. Marge is definitely a Pops favorite, so make sure to stop in and try it for yourself.

Check out this week’s full music line up at Pop’s Bar:

 

6/29/15 MONDAY

MOM at POPS

Motown on Mondays

It’s only Monday if you treat it like one.

M.O.M

9PM START, 1:30AM end

Hey!

Check out my

M.O.M.

Mondays at Pops

DJ BLUZ AND ALARM

PLAY ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

AND CLOSE RELATIVES OF YOUR FAVORITE

MOTOWN SONGS…

 

6/30/15 TUESDAY

TROPICANA TUESDAYS

“Quality Latin BASS”

Every Tuesday at POPS BAR

Time: 9pm – 2am

Tropicana Tuesday with DJ Baysik, playing a mixture of islander & latin grooves all night, from Celia Cruz to Vybz Kartel. Experience the only Tuesday night Latin themed party in the mission.

Salsa I LatinHouse I Latin HipHop I Moombahton I DubCumbia I Merengue I Bachata I Dancehall I LatinReggae I and more…

 

7/1/15 WEDNESDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM

85 Song Happy Hour

Nick Pal spins short songs because life is short. Hard rock, power pop, punk and pop vinyl.

Whatever Wednesdays

9PM-1:30AM

Whatever Wednesday is YOUR PARTY, literally. You got DJ skills? Have you been itching to show ALL your friends? Its your turn to take over the night and mix it up. Send us your request, your best mix and we’ll see what we can do to get you your turn.

Email: tom@popssf.com

No Cover

21 UP

 

7/2/15 THURSDAY

Alabaster’s Record Collection

6-9PM Every First Thursday at POPS BAR

All VINYL ALL THE TIME

Eclectic, Rock & Roll, Punk, Indie, 80s & Whatever

BFF.FM Night

Rotating DJs from BFF.fm radio! This week: Pro Fans – Katie & Marisa spin goddamn every danceable jam! Spinning all the hits on vinyl. By stopping by for a sip, you’re supporting BFF.fm community radio so come down and get drankin drankin.

9PM-1:30am

No Cover!

 

7/3/15 FRIDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9pm with Uncle Rifkin:

Uncle Rifkin is a 4 piece, mostly-acoustic, homegrown San Francisco band mixing up styles into a beaker that just might make you dance. Country to Blues. Rock & Folk all with a funky edge and storytelling vibe for your listening pleasure.

Cosmic Amanda

Kick off 4th of July weekend with Cosmic Amanda!

Pledge allegiance to classic disco, funk, house and afro beat jams. Our forefathers invented this great nation just so you can do a bunch of woo woo shots and dance like nobody’s watching.

21+ NO COVER JUST JAMS

9PM-1:30AM

 

7/4/15 SATURDAY

CHAMPAGNE CAMPAIGN

with DJs Sake One

A true veteran of the Bay Area hip hop and music scene, DJ Sake One is a born and raised renaissance man, known to doing anything from community projects to opening up for big acts such as Mos Def or Kanye West. Whether it’s soulful lounge tracks or bass-filled remixes, his talent and musical palate does not discriminate.

9:00pm-1:30am

No Cover

21 UP

 

7/5/15 SUNDAY

Bar Opens at 10AM

5-10PM Spill The Wine

CUMBIA * CHICANO ROCK * LATIN SOUL * BOOGALOO

DJs Vinnie Esparza, Guillermo & Slopoke

No Cover

21 UP

 

POPS BAR

2800 24th Street @ York

San Francisco, CA 94110

www.popssf.com

Go Giants!

A real live Toynbee Tile right here in SF!

Local hero the Fog Bender spotted it this afternoon near Church and Market and “nearly shit [his] damned pants.”

If you’re not familiar, the Wikipedia entry on the Toynbee Tiles phenomenon is helpful. Here’s some of it:

The Toynbee tiles (also called Toynbee plaques) are messages of unknown origin found embedded in asphalt of streets in about two dozen major cities in the United States and four South American cities. Since the 1980s, several hundred tiles have been discovered. They are generally about the size of an American license plate (roughly 30 cm by 15 cm), but sometimes considerably larger. They contain some variation on the following inscription:

TOYNBEE IDEA
IN MOViE `2001
RESURRECT DEAD
ON PLANET JUPITER

Some of the more elaborate tiles also feature cryptic political statements or exhort readers to create and install similar tiles of their own. The material used for making the tiles was initially unknown, but evidence has emerged that they may be primarily made of layers of linoleum and asphalt crack-filling compound.

[via The Fog Bender on Instagram]

Best light buttons ever!

[via Abby]