Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party announces food lineup and more!

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Among this year’s featured food vendors are Mission favorite Flour + Water, serving up savory Pork Trotter Meatballs; FOB Kitchen, the lauded Filipino pop-up that recently found a permanent home in Mission gastropub Gashead Tavern [and was named BEST RESTAURANT IN THE MISSION by lauded local blog Mission Mission]; Salt Pt., a collective of butchers passionate about bringing meats from humane and environmentally-conscious farms to the mouths of Bay Area carnivores; Farmhouse Kitchen Thai, offering the flavors of Thailand with everything from street food to comfort country cooking; Universal Cafe, specializing in richly organic American and continental cuisine; and many more.

Noise Pop is also excited to welcome an a fantastic lineup of nonprofits and businesses to the Block Party this year, including nonprofit arts organization and alternative art space Southern Exposure (SoEx); ArtSpan, a nonprofit seeking to build community by connecting the public to visual arts in the city through SF Open Studios & Art for City Youth; Bay Area Record Fair (BARF) celebrating local music; and media arts and technology center nonprofit Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC). Craft vendors including San Franpsycho// indosole, Jennifer Clifford Art + Design, Alite Designs, Spiral Jewelry & Artisery, and more will also be on-location. Many of this year’s vendors are listed below, but for a complete list of all participants, visit

Now please check out these earlier sponsored posts about Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2016…

Mission-based Berlin-style ping pong party celebrates 5th anniversary this Friday night!



Here’s what I wrote in my blog post about the first one ever, way back in August 2011:

Well, this has been a dream of mine for a couple years now. The first time I played ping pong in Berlin, my mind was blown and I chanted for weeks and months, “WHY DO WE NOT HAVE THIS IN SAN FRANCISCO???”

Now we do. It’s a party called American Tripps and it debuts the first two Fridays in August.


It starts mellow, everybody strolling around the table, drinks in hand, possibly movin’ to the music, getting to know the people next to you in the circle. And as people mess up and the ranks dwindle, the action gets serious. But not too serious. It’s all in good fun. It’s fun to watch, it’s fun to hang out. It’s fun. It’s the best!

And it still is! I’m still hungover from last night at Pop’s (where we do American Tripps each and every Monday now) thanks to lots of ping pong and lots of beers and shots and lots of bangers by DJ Beauregard.

Friday is gonna be wild.

Here’s the official invite:

It’s been FIVE YEARS! Let’s party!!!

AMERICAN TRIPPS: The “Berlin-Style” Ping Pong Party
**********5th Anniversary Party*************

• Berlin-style ping pong action ALL NIGHT
• Resident DJs Beauregard & Nutzeffekt (aka Malcolm + Allan) spinning vinyl fresh from Berlin (and elsewhere)
• Birthday cake!
• Party favors!
• Dancefloor up on stage!
• Drink specials!
• Birthday surprises!
• Special appearances by Kramer and Newman (possibly)

Also, we’re sort of filling in for Popscene, so this is an 18+ party! Tell your kids!

Only $5 (because 5 years) at the door (plus an extra $2 if you’re under 21).

As always, please RSVP and invite your friends!!!

The 20th Street Block Party Headliner Experience


Want your own green room experience?

Presenting, the 20th Street Block Party Headliner Experience: Ticket holders will be treated to a private indoor lounge located above Trick Dog with the best views of the festival and private restrooms. Get better than VIP treatment with this Green Room experience! Guests will rub elbows with the bands* and will also be treated to complimentary bites from Salumeria. Free wine and beer will be available at the indoor lounge and in an exclusive outdoor viewing area. This experience also includes a vintage Noise Pop t-shirt of your choice, and other fun takeaways!

This $95 ticket includes:

  •  Private viewing area in front of the 20th Street Stage
  •  Preferred views of the stage and private restrooms
  •  Complimentary bites from Salumeria
  • Free beer and wine in exclusive indoor and outdoor viewing areas
  • Vintage Noise Pop merch item of your choice

Read all about the event here.

Color outside the lines


This Tuesday, August 2, is National Coloring Book Day! Join us at Pops Bar for an adult coloring happy hour with relaxing tunes courtesy of Grab an adult beverage or two to go with your adult coloring and chill with us! Coloring books and sheets will be provided, but BYOC (crayons, colored pencils, markers, whatever you prefer to color with). It’s like kindergarten but with more drinking.

Learn more about National Coloring Book Day at

Check out this week’s entertainment line up at Pops Bar:


Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party coming August 20th!


Noise Pop is proud to present the fourth annual 20th Street Block Party.

The 20th Street corridor will be transformed into a free party to showcase and celebrate a diverse neighborhood that blends modern ideas with community traditions to create a new San Francisco experience. This free, delicious summer feast and dance party will feature some of the City’s best restaurants, local businesses and artisans as well as a variety of indie bands.

Read all about Noise Pop and the Mission Language and Vocational School here, check out the musical lineup here, or purchase Headliner Experience tickets here.

The Funnest People We Know


This Sunday FPWK return to Pops Bar! So dust off those funky records if you got ‘em and join in the mayhem. Come dance to vintage funk and soul with the funnest people you know. Have a favorite old dance song? Have it on vinyl? Bring it! We want our neighborhood friends to come play records and dance with us. You ARE the Funnest People We Know!

Check out the full line up this week at Pops:


When you just want to party at a bar

If that’s not enough to convince you, here’s a little more info:

FACE is trying out a new spot for our more ‘intimate’ of nights. You know, when you feel like partying at the club, but really just want to party at a bar?
Long, dark, mirror ball dreams, mini dance floor, cozy bar in the back to do your thing… there could be a future in this.

We welcome back our favorite viking MÅNS ERICSON (Rollerboys / Sweden), and local swede Johan aka PLAZA (Galaxy Radio / Sweaterfunk),
to join us in our trademark journey through the cosmic corners of discerning dance music. Here’s a quick lil interview w/ Mans:åns-ericson

$5 all night, 9:30pm – 2am … entrance is under the marquee “TONIGHT”! 2379 Mission St / SF CA

See you there!

The San Francisco Berlin-Style Ping Pong League, now at Pop’s!

Hey Berlin-style ping pong fans! We’re kicking off a new season of the SF Berlin-Style Ping Pong League tonight at Pops Bar in the Mission. The league will meet every Monday night for 6 weeks, from 7pm-10pm or so. The table stays up all night long, and our DJs stay up all night long too, so be ready to PARTY!

Tonight’s special guest DJ btw is DJ JustStella from, just back from Japan — soooo expect some freaky tunes!!!!

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Keep reading for a complete list of everything happenin’ at Pop’s Bar this week…


Drink for a Cause, It’s Negroni Week!


Drinking for charity, now you’re talking! All week order a Pops Negronito shot benefitting neighborhood favorite, The Brava Theater Center. BRAVA produces, presents and cultivates the artistic expression of women, people of color, youth, LGBTQ and other unheard voices in the mission. So do your part, down the Negronito shot and ease the soul with navy strength gin, campari, doling rouge, orange bitters and a chili salt seasoned orange slice. Your body and soul will thank you for it!

Check out this week’s full entertainment line up at Pops Bar:


Phonographic Memory is tonight at the Main Library, and it’s all about 1996


Phonographic Memory is the event where neighbors get together and play records and share stories about them. Here, the Phono Mem team makes a case for skipping the first half of the Warriors game tonight:

Warriors fans, we know you are a little tense. You’ve been giving your team your full attention the past couple weeks, but granting them a little breathing room will actually help both you, and the team. By giving us an hour of your time tomorrow you can ease the pressure on the players, and order can be restored. The stress and tension will leave your body as you relax to stories and songs, and by the end of our session you will be enriched and ready to fully enjoy the last half of the game. Let’s be honest, that’s all you really need to watch anyway.

Debatable! But anyway, tonight’s program is specifically about 1996 and one of tonight’s special guests is Penelope Houston from the Avengers! RSVP and invite your friends!