Neighborhood NYE & First Responders Party!

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Let’s face it NYE is often amateur hour. Avoid the drama and spend New Years in the neighborhood with your friends at Pops Bar. We’ll have Resident DJ Sector ringing in 2017. The best part? This NYE party is free all night! Then as begin 2017, we open bright and early at 6am for all you first responders coming off your shift. You served all night, now we serve you!

This week’s entertainment line up at Pops Bar:


Benefit for Oakland fire this Friday at Artists’ Television Access on Valencia Street


Here’s the invite:

In light of our friends’ recent tragedy

ATA is holding a benefit for all who have been affected by the Oakland Ghost Ship fire. Please join us for a night of live performances, visual art, music and much more.

More details soon.

ATA is a timewarp into a different era of the Mission. If you’ve never been… RSVP and invite your friends!

Oakland Fire benefit party this Wednesday night at El Rio


It’s called “Yours Truly, A benefit for the victims of the Ghost Ship fire,” it’s got lots of local talent, and it kicks off at 9pm, this Wednesday. Here’s the invite:

“Not everything has to be on the main road, sometimes you find paradise in the smallest places” – Frankie Knuckles

Fellow Dream Makers,
Our community has been struck by a tremendous loss this past weekend. We admire your resilience and honor your commitment to the collective magic. We are strongest together. Like many of you we are at a loss for words. We all find solace, however, in our community.

This Wednesday night Hard French and El Rio invite you to gather, embrace, share, be, dance, sing or just get some air with family while we honor our fallen primos in Oakland.

Hard French with DJ Carnita and Brown Amy
Carlos Souffront
Vin Sol (Club Lonely , Soo Wavey)
Josh Cheon (Honey Soundsystem, Dark Entries)
More TBA

Thao (Thao +TGDSD)
Tender Forever
Scott Moore (Live Set)
Hot Lunch

RSVP and invite your friends!

And for other ways to help, KQED put together this helpful list of links.

New Years 2017 at Pops Bar


Wondering what to do this New Years? We’ve got you covered. Stay local this New Years Eve and enjoy a party for the neighborhood with Pops Bar resident DJ Sektor. Take all the drama out of NYE and enjoy great party jams with us all night. Working this New Years Eve? We’ve got happy hour with our bacon bloody marys going for you at 6am on Sunday, January 1st 2017. A special First Responders Party for those of you who served all night. Now we serve you!

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


Big Kids helping Little Kids


This Saturday, Your ignorant party rap party “Champagne Campaign” will be collecting new toys for kids in the neighborhood at Pops Bar. Bring new wrapped or unwrapped toys to donate and stick around for the best party jams from local DJs Sake One & Baysik. DJ Sake One was recently honored in San Francisco’s Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay 2016. A true veteran of the Bay Area hip hop and music scene, DJ Sake One is a born and raised renaissance man, known to doing anything from community projects to opening up for big acts such as Mos Def or Kanye West. Whether it’s soulful lounge tracks or bass-filled remixes, his talent and musical palate does not discriminate. So big mission kids, come out, dance all night and help out our neighborhood kids have happy holidays.

This week’s entertainment line up at Pops Bar:


Scenes from a DEVO vs. Talking Heads party a couple weekends ago at El Rio




The bands were killer (Suburban Robots, our local DEVO cover band, play December 9th at the Ivy Room in the East Bay between a Cure cover band and a Pixies cover band!!), the patio was packed and the weather was nice, and the whiskey was flowin’ (thanks to my pals at Jameson Irish Whiskey and all the Jameson Black Barrel they bought us as part of all the good work they do for the Movember charity!). Thanks, everybody! What a night!!


Lots more pics after the jump…


Spin the Night for Standing Rock


This Wednesday, Spin the Night is planning on giving you a treat with an extra special surprise guest DJ. Such a surprise even we don’t know what they’ve got up their sleeve. What we do know is they will be accepting donations at the door for Standing Rock if you have any change to spare.

Find out more information here.

Spin the night is a fun boozy filled evening showcasing the local heroes working hard to keep the music scene alive and well in San Francisco. No particular genre, just music that inspires us to party on.

Check out the entertainment line up this week at Pops:


Halloween at Pop’s with DJs Wam Bam Ashleyanne and Tristes Tropiques plus “Berlin-style” ping pong!

Halloween American Tripps 2017

It’s the final American Tripps (the “Berlin-style” ping pong night) event of the year! What to expect:

☠ Super special guest DJs Wam Bam Ashleyanne (who deejayed our first-ever Halloween party at the Secret Alley in 2011) and Tristes Tropiques (who deejayed our third-ever party ever, also at the Secret Alley in 2011)!
☠ Lots of booze and candy!
☠ Costume contest at 11pm!
☠ Berlin-style ping pong action all night!
☠ Blood ‘n’ gore on all the TV screens!
☠ Best shrimp tacos in town, right across the street!
☠ Resident DJs Beauregard & Nutzeffekt!

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


What to do for Halloween!!!

Five nights in a row!! Whatdowedo??!??

Thursday: Halloween Costume Dance Karaoke (w/ DJ Purple) @ Slate!


Friday: Black Lips, Prince, Harold Ray Live, and Warren Zevon (kinda) @ some place in Oakland!


Saturday: Smithfits (w/ costume contest) @ The Knockout!


Sunday: Nobunny (special Halloween show) @ Hemlock!


Monday: American Tripps (w/ DJs Wam Bam Ashleyanne & Tristes Tropiques) @ Pop’s!

Halloween American Tripps 2017

The Final Debate


This Wednesday at 6pm join us at Pops Bar for the final Presidential Debate. What can we say that hasn’t been said already? Expect the unexpected and drink away your dignity along with the candidates. We will watch live while our mouths hit the floor along with the rest of the country. Hosted by the Latina/o Young Democrats of San Francisco.

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