Live Above Zeitgeist!

An offer too good to be true?

We’ve got individual rooms for rent!—think college dorm-style, a long hallway down the middle with rooms on either side, shared bathrooms, shared toilets. Below, Zeitgeist is a vibrant bar with a sunny beer garden for SF summers. We’re looking for a few good additions to our tenant base who can appreciate the bustly setting below while also respecting the solitude of their fellow hotel mates above the bar. Two rooms are available this month, two more next, each approximately 10′ x 10′. Electrical, water, and free Internet access are all included. We require a $600 security deposit, a $50 key deposit, and first month’s rent at lease signing. Here’s another cool thing: drugs are absolutely not tolerated, but well-behaved pets are. We’re dog and cat friendly. Background checks and credit checks will be run on all applicants, if only because the harmony of our living space is important to us. Interested? Please come by the bar and fill out an application or, better yet, make an appointment by contacting out resident property manager at:

I love the part about how “drugs are absolutely not tolerated.”  I’ll remember that the next time a coked-out bartender yells at me for only ordering two bloody marys.  On the other hand, you’ll be in perfect position to observe what I call the “Zeitgeist Paradox,” which postulates that on nice and sunny SF days when it seems as though it would be perfect to hang out at Zeitgeist, in actuality you don’t want to go anywhere near Zeitgeist because it’s packed to hell in there.

Zeitgeist Paradox Null-Hypothesis

And of course, if the city has their way, you won’t have to worry about smoke wafting up from the courtyard anymore either!  Burger fumes are another story, but only Vegansaurus would have a problem with that.  I also want to put on record that I really really wish my email address was timeghost11.  Totally fucked that one up.

Oh, and are you wondering how I shot all these pictures in the Zeitgeist courtyard without getting tossed?

Duh!  Porta-Potty Cleaning Day!

16 Responses to “Live Above Zeitgeist!”

  1. I simply can’t live above a row of porta-potties and deodorant-free bar patrons without being able to mainline Xanax. Alas.

    But this sounds like a great deal for anyone looking to get the authentico inner Mission experience!

  2. Seth Kolloen says:

    I live in Seattle, and I’ve been to San Francisco twice in the past three years. Both times I was told by friends of friends that we were going to this cool bar in the Mission. Both times: Zeitgeist. For the next time I go…are there any OTHER cool bars in the Mission?

    • Cranky Old Mission Guy says:

      500 Club. Dude. Mellow. Mix CDs on the jukebox. Just stick to beer and shots. Don’t even think about cocktails, and avoid at all costs the so-called bloody marys.

    • Sheabones says:

      The Uptown’s pretty rad, but don’t go on a weekend because it gets blown out with those kooks who dress like bike messengers even though they actually aren’t bike messengers.

  3. anon says:

    I was once invited up to said hotel rooms by the resident drug dealer. To do lines of coke. Which we did. In the drug-free hotel.

    I, however, didn’t seen any animals.

  4. Glenparker says:

    You’re going to live with your dog in a 10′x10′ space?

  5. Mike says:

    I hate that place. It’s run by complete assholes.

  6. haterbitches says:

    does Tennesee still manage that jernt? Zeitgiest used to be the Rainbow Cattle Co – a gay western chaps bar. Dom Delouise used to live there when he did stand-up in the 70s then he died recently. I’ve done drugs there and listened to the Suicidalism Welcome to Venice compilation album. That’s vinyl btw. Act like ya kno. 10×10 is plenty big, most build a loft. Also, I noticed that your blog sucks. thanks.

  7. SlobDog says:

    I actually talked my way out of getting kicked out from here one time but I don’t like the place and don’t want to go back. Don’t take a short cut and walk over a table to get to the other side people.

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  10. tea says:

    Drugs will not be tolerated, though they will be encouraged and sold.

  11. Patrick says:

    Its so funny that you mention this place because I was talking to a friend of mine this summer about how that apartment is the worst apartment in the city. You got San Francisco’s biggest freeway on/off ramp 20 yards outside, smoke from the bbq billowing up to your window (and probably going inside as well), no view, and a backyard that is constantly filled with loud people. The fact that the place is filled with tweekers and cokeheads just adds the nail in the coffin.

  12. house garden says:

    LOL! you took the pictures from inside the potty???

  13. David Z. says:

    Great info.” Drugs are absolutely not tolerated”
    Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

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