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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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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!

Longtime SF concertgoer remembers SF’s long lost concert venues


Our pal Dan Strachota, longtime big cheese at Rickshaw Stop, tonight gives a talk about the rich history of SF’s bygone concert venues:

“Bring the Noise, Bring Defunct: A Personal History of SF’s Deceased Music Venues” by Dan Strachota

You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: The San Francisco music scene is dead! All the cool venues are getting shut down! Everything used to be so much better here! Is it all really true? Dan will attempt to answer these questions by taking a walk down memory lane, uncovering the amazing and wild music venues of the past—and finding out just what happened to them.

Dan has written about music for SF Weekly, San Francisco magazine, SPIN.com, and the East Bay Express. He’s also the talent buyer at Rickshaw Stop and Phono Del Sol.

I think he’s on on the early side, so don’t be tardy! RSVP and invite your friends!

And now, a couple personal remembrances of long lost concert venues, to whet your whistle:

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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BFF.fm’s New Year’s POPpin’ Eve


This New Year’s Eve is popping off in the mission at Pops Bar, thanks to BFF.fm and Partida Tequila. We will have a giant piñata shaped like 2017 to beat with sticks as we celebrate the grand finale of this dumpster fire of a year PLUS the final day of BFF.fm’s end of year fundraiser.


  • Mario Muse of TQID – A Smiths Night and Hotline: indie dance
  • DJ Gideon: house, techno, and disco, mixed with a healthy dose of classic cuts, deep tracks, and exotic sounds from way out.
  • Cosmic Amanda: disco, funk, and other danceable delights
  • JustStella from Radio Shoe

Hot dogs! (to fuel a night of dancing and drinking)

Shots at midnight!

Donate to BFF.fm today!

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Trust me, You Can Sing


It’s that time of the month at Pops Bar where Roger Niner Karaoke will open your mind, shake your ass, shuffle your shizzle, cast you off, reel you in, rent out your heart to a loving couple, make tea in your soul, rake your leaves, find you a puppy, melt your brain, solve your puzzles, get you off The Island, take your temperature, sooth your aching nerves, reach your stars, bend your perception of space/time, AND give you back $0.97 in change, all in the name of Rock and/or Roll BAY AREA KARAOKE! Not bad for a Friday night in the mission.  The event is free, but your drunken rendition of Dpn’t Stop Believin’ is priceless.

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Mission Mission 10th Anniversary Party!!!!!!!!!!

Copy of MM hot dog (2)

Here’s the official invite:

Can u even believe it’s been 10 years????

• It’s at Rock Bar mostly because 90% of our former editors and contributors live in Bernal now!
• Special guest DJ Jay Beaman!
• Bartender Nicky Tulipz!
• Some chicken buckets from across the street?
• No cover!

“Even if you’re like us and don’t read blogs anymore, it might still be fun to party on a Tuesday night with old friends” -Abraham Lincoln

RSVP and invite your friends!

This week at Pop’s


We are in the hospitality business, and try everyday to make as many people as possible; comfortable and welcome. Recently we were asked to participate and made the decision to join a Cazadores Tequila sponsored Dia de los Muertos pub crawl. After receiving feedback that participating in this event is uninformed and in poor taste, we have decided to remove ourselves from the event.

We aspire to be a warm and welcoming place for all to to congregate and enjoy the 24th street community.

We are disappointed in ourselves that it took the feedback from others to realize this could be offensive. We will strive to do better in the future.

We promise to continue to try to operate a neighborhood bar that all are welcome, in an neighborhood we cherish and that continues to teach us things every day.

Tom and Mike
Pops Bar

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Pops 80th Anniversary Bash!



Turning 80 has never felt so good! Join us as we celebrate Pops Bar legacy in San Francisco from 1937-2017! Pops scandalous history in San Francisco begins with Carl Joseph Saxsenmeier AKA: POPS who is rumored to have been a bootlegger operating a “clubhouse” during prohibition. The clubhouse would later become the basis for the bar when the 21st Amendment was repealed. While the bar has changed hands and locations over the years, its legacy as “Pops” in San Francisco for the past 80 years is solid. This Wednesday, Pops resident DJs celebrate all night from 6pm-2am with drink specials, bbq, Pops T-Shirts and a raffle to benefit Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. Join us, we’re looking damn fine at 80!

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Spend your Friday evening helping the homeless


The event is called Transitioning from Street to Home: A Night with St. Francis Homelessness Challenge, and it’s tomorrow right after work, with food and drink and live entertainment. Here’s the deal:

Come hear experiences from former/current encampment residents, neighborhood volunteers, and Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge (SFHC) about life in street encampments, humane strategies to support transition and community well-being, and our transitional village micro-pilot at Impact Hub.

This event is a sliding scale of donations ($5-$5,000) to our HandUp Campaign (handup.org/campaigns/sfhctransitionalshelters): No one turned away for lack of funds.

Bring cash donations for food/drinks.

Event Line-up:
6:30-7PM – Live music from Sonny Smith (of Sonny & the Sunsets) SOS Sign-making table, videos, Food/drinks (by donation)

7-7:40PM – Panel presentations with current/former encampment residents, SFHC’s Transitional Sleep and Storage Impact Hub Pilot participants

7:40-7:50 – Maowunyo de Asis presentation on The Village in Oakland

7:50-8PM – Tony Sparks (SF State) presentation on Seattle’s successful permitted encampment/village model

8-8:15PM – SOS (Safe Organized Spaces) Campaign Launch

8:15-9:30 – Join us in Impact Hub’s back lot to view SFHC’s Transitional Sleep and Storage Shelters, meet Pilot participants, and learn how to get involved!

Read on for more details.