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:


First Frydays

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Let’s fast forward to the weekend shall we? Pops Bar is happy to introduce a new monthly night to the line up: First Frydays! Local DJs ColdSoggyFries & Mayje bring you the latest and greatest hop hop and R&B in the city. Be sure to hop on Pops this Friday for their residency kick off.

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


Spin the Night


Lets take a journey back in time to a warm May night last year, in a small bar in the outer mission… a night where the start of a new party was born: Spin the Night at Pops Bar! 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.  This Wednesday we are bringing back the very first original crew.  Liaison Artists is taking over the decks for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

DJs Include:

Don’t miss this epic event!

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


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 http://www.20thstreetblockparty.com

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 BFF.fm. 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 www.coloringbookday.com

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