SUPERBACANA! Brazilian Wax


This Wednesday Guillermo, Lady Z & Professor Brian Oblivion bring SUPERBACANA! to Pop’s Bar! It’s a function that will celebrate classic and rare Brazilian music on wax all night long! Bossa, samba soul, tropicalia, soul, funk, boogie, psych, jazz and more all from Brazilian artists with that distinct Brazilian swing.

Back in the day there was a party called Gostosa that Guillermo and Allen Thayer (Wax Poetics) used to throw at Casanova once a month. They had Greg Caz of Brazilian Beat Brooklyn come through to play a killer set of funky Brazilian records. Joel Stones of Tropicalia In Furs dropped a set of face melting Brazilian psych records. Kon and Amir heard it was happening while they were in town and came down just to kick it. Plus loads of local Brazilian music collectors and DJs such as Elan, Ivan, Jonny Blunck and Cameron. It was a paradise dedicated to older Brazilian music, both rare and classic, aimed straight for the dance floor. SUPERBACANA! is the next evolution of that party!

Come through and bring your dancing shoes!

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In The Cut

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Need something funky for your weekend wind down?  Every 2nd Sunday from 10pm to close, Pablito and friends bring you IN THE CUT.  Old and new hip-hip, fresh-groove bangers, classic soul hits and everything in between.  Stop by for tasty drinks, share your smiles in the photo booth and shake some damn tail feathers!  Whatever your flavor we’re sure to keep your head boppin’!

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Help a Neighbor Out


Mission:Comics and Arts has been reaching out to the community in an effort to keep their doors open.  This Thursday Pops Bar & lend a hand by hosting a benefit show at 8pm with a suggestion donation at the door of $5-10.  Enjoy a night of music by Doc Pop, Silverware, Space Toilet & Schlub.

Mission: Comics & Art is a junction point for the worlds of comic books, popular culture and fine art. Known for strong community involvement in the mission, the space is often used for art-related happenings, including lectures, monthly gallery shows and storytelling events.

Be sure to Hop on Pops this Thursday to support their effort to stay in business, all the while having a great time in the process.

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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…

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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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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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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.

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For The Love of Mondays


For the love of Mondays is a new special weekly party at Pops Bar brought to you by two of the bay areas most intrinsically in-the-groove folks, Nathan Ghio and Benezra Tergis aka DJ’s Om and Mobando. Spinning a vast majority of wax spanning myriad genres and featuring a host of local guest DJs, this weekly event seeks to bring new light to the darkness that is associated with the first day of the official work week.  It the start of work week for some but also the Saturday or Sunday of many of us.  So expect a mix that’s extra vibey and always listeners choice.

About your DJs:

DJ Mobando is a 3rd generation San Francisco native who comes from a large and music family. He began playing professional piano at the age of 12 and has continued to play music ranging from Salsa, Reggae, Funk and Balkan music in various groups.  He has been DJ ing for about 6 years, and loves to share music from his extensive record library.

DJ Om is a native of Berkeley CA, and is likely the most knowledgeable 45 collector you will ever come across. He loves to put the needle to the groove, and excels at finding that super jam that you always wish you could hear but never knew existed.  Expect a heavy dose of musical education in his sets.

Bring your dancing shoes!

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Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday benefitting Carnaval


This Tuesday, come meet your neighbors and make new friends at the 40th Anniversary Carnaval San Francisco Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party in TWENTY-ONE (21) venues in the Mission District including Pops Bar! Come enjoy live samba drummers, dancers winding their way through the party, and lively music from salsa and soca to cumbia and rumba, so don’t miss out on the fun. Wear your costumes, masks & beads and join us in celebrating Fat Tuesday in true Carnaval San Francisco style!  Pops Bar will feature DJ Bobby A from 6-10pm.

Visit the website for all details of the annual Carnaval San Francisco season!

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