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On A Boat! Kayaking and Canoeing Options Within Driving Distance

I'm on a boat! Kayaks and canoes count. Head to these paddling spots for some open-water action.

B3, the Mission's First Wine "Speakeasy," Opens

Wine tasting jaunts to Napa are nice and all, but if you’re not feeling the trek, the cash or the bowls of tasting crackers, head to B3, the Mission’s first wine “speakeasy” which just opened yesterday and offers an affordable wine tastings along with a full service food menu.

Yoga for People with Commitment Phobia

When it comes to yoga, you shouldn’t be tied down. With so many yoga fish in the sea, you should feel free to try out as many studios as you can until you find your perfect match. Passport to Prana has answered this call with their multi-access studio pass for just $30 through November 30.

Win Tickets to Beach Blanket Babylon!

The living’s a bit foggy these days, so it’s time to color things up. In that spirit, we’re giving away five pairs of tickets to Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, an SF institution.

A Tom Collins History Lesson

Thirsty for a refreshing cocktail and some mixology knowledge? If the name Stephen Price doesn’t ring a bell, it will the next time you crave the Tom Collins’ combination of English gin, lemon juice and iced soda water. Our friends at Liquor.com give us the recipe and story behind the traditional summertime favorite.

 

 

Traditional Tom Collins

Contributed by David Wondrich

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Financial District Bars for World Cup Watching

If you're into the World Cup, the last place you want to be at 11:30 a.m. (or 7 a.m. for you early birds and finance people) is tied to your desk waiting for that live stream to load. For those who work downtown, here's a list of some solid mid-morning sneak-out options.

Dave's (29 3rd St., between Kearny and Market) has two HD TV's, a full bar, and 16 beers on tap, including Stone IPA and Dale's Pale Ale. Menu favorites: the Hot Turkey Pesto Sandwich and the Chili (which people claim doesn't hurt your stomach). Take advantage of their specials while watching the 11:30am game: a hot dog and Budweiser pint for $6, or chicken wings and any draft beer for $8. Doors open at 11am.

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