Emperor Norton’s Boozeland, the new Tenderloin bar by the Bender’s team, opening soon

We all had a lot of good times at Deco Lounge, as this picture and these pictures prove. But things change and businesses close and new businesses open in their place. Eater SF reports:

The team behind Benders Bar has had the keys to the former Deco Lounge in the Tenderloin for a while now, and they’ve finally spilled the beans to Tablehopper about what’s going in: Emperor Norton’s Boozeland. While the name implies a wacky SF theme park, the space is actually pretty simple: rock ‘n roll, basic dive-bar drinks, and a bust of the eponymous Protector of Mexico in the former ticket window. [link]

They’ve completely refurbed the place, knocking out the wall between the bar and the dance floor (if it’s even still a dance floor), replacing flooring and electrical and more, and opening up the back patio!!! Can’t wait! (Doesn’t sound like tater tots will be involved though, sadface.)

Follow Emperor Norton’s Boozeland on Facebook for updates!

[Photo via Haçeteria, the epic electronic music dance party that moved to Slate Bar in the Mission when Deco shuttered, and is happening this Friday as a matter of fact]

The problem with pubs, according to George Orwell

Seriously, ladies, it’s me and like eight dudes at this bar right now; please join us. (But for goodness’ sake leave the kids at home — I don’t care what Orwell says.) (Crispin is a hard cider btw; girls like cider, right?) (Jkjkjk!)

CONTEST: Win tickets to Rye Rye at Public Works presented by Hard French!

Hard French is at it again, roping in A-list talent for our partying pleasure right here in the Mission! (Thanks, Hard French!) Here’s whassup:

Saturday August 3, 2013
9pm, 15$ pre sale/20$ Door
Public Works (Main Room), 161 Erie

Live Performances by:
RYE RYE (baltimore)
MICAHTRON (san francisco)

DJ Sets by:
DJ OLGA T (oakland)

Photobooth by:

RSVP and invite your friends! And get advance tickets!

Now, if you’d like to win a pair, tell us your best Rye Rye- or Hard French-related anecdote in the comments section below. Winner will be picked based on merit. Contest ends at noon on Thursday.

Fanny pack talk

CONTEST: Win tickets to ‘LCD Soundsystem Is Playing at My House’!

American Tripps, the ping pong party that got its start right here in the Mission, is celebrating its 2-year anniversary this weekend! Here’s the deal:

The first weekend in August marks our 2-year anniversary of throwing Berlin-style ping pong parties in San Francisco, so we wanted to do something big to celebrate. Then we caught wind of North American Scum, the acclaimed LCD Soundsystem cover band based here in SF, and we figured it’d be awesome to book them and use the occasion to pit LCD against Daft Punk, their mentors — and current kings of the airwaves.

So: dance party, DJs, live band, Berlin-style ping pong, drinks, food truck out front, foosball and skeeball upstairs in the mezzanine.

Sounds awesome! LCD Soundsystem rules! RSVP and invite your friends!

To win a pair of tickets, relay your best LCD Soundsystem- or Daft Punk-related anecdote in the comments sections below. Winner will be decided based on merit. Contest ends Friday at noon.

Crème baby bootie brûlée

Probably the best part about having an actual brick & mortar shop instead of a mere food cart is the ability to finally have an on-site diaper-changing station.  In case you were wondering where the caramel comes from…

(Thanks peoplemagicloveorangerubberglove!)

Better view after the jump…


8-bit BART map

Personally, I prefer to travel via dinosaur or warp whistle.

[via Joshing Uno, prints available!]

Slackliners shut down by Dolores Park park rangers

[via Dolores Park Works]

The Forsley Brothers react to the Planet of the Apes Franchise

In response to the news of the production of the new ape movie in North Beach, Christopher Forsley shared a piece on our Facebook page where he tells of spending a sunny day watching all the apes movies to date, and fearing an actual ape attack in San Francisco:

I laughed until the childish and trite political commentary steaming off those piece of shit flicks knocked me out with a smell so disturbingly thought provoking that I couldn’t help but ask questions about the state of American culture – questions like this: When did our nation regress to the point that our intellectual cravings are satisfied by generic, diluted, substance-lacking yarns like the Planet of the Apes flicks?

Read on.

Planet of the Apes 2 shooting in North Beach today

Meanwhile, the reviews are coming in for Blue Jasmine.