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The Rollicking Roots of Bottom of the Hill

Kitten performing at Bottom of the Hill

The first person to shatter the window behind the stage at Bottom of the Hill was Green Day’s drummer in 1998 during the filming of MTV’s The Ten Spot. Rather than replacing the window with a standard double pane glass, the staff agreed to let a regular patron, dubbed “Paul the Glassblower,” create a custom-made, prismatic stained glass proxy. It has again been broken since, unfortunately (by the singer of the Dillinger Escape Plan), but that idiosyncratic work in situ symbolizes the Potrero Hill staple: colorful, quirky, and vehemently DIY.

Magnolia Dogpatch and Schroeders Duke it Out in a Pub Brawl

Two storied city drinkeries get a refresh. We let them duke it out for the title of Top Brewhaus.

5 New Restaurants to Check Out This Month

Looking for somewhere new to eat? We've got you covered. Here’s your monthly cheat sheet of five brand-new places that recently opened around town.

The Big Drink 2014: 50 Cocktails to Try Before You Die

Cocktail hour is a BFD—and in a town that has loved its liquor since time began, it can offer an insightful snapshot of the city’s spirit if done just right. We’ve distilled the essence of San Francisco down to 50 drinks to try before you die—the 2014 edition.

Foodie Agenda: Build Your Own Haute Dog, Napa’s Festival del Sole, & More!

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit! 

Drink Here Now: Izakaya, Fillmore Jazz Festival, and White Russians

With so many reasons to drink this week, you should probably get started. Now.

East Bay Eats: Cocktails, Burgers, and "Top Chef"-Stamped Openings

Hello, three day weekend! Celebrate your newfound freedom (oh, and America's), by checking out three thrilling new eating and drinking options in Oakland and Berkeley. 

Patriotic Beers to Enjoy on Independence Day

Back before July 4 was known as Independence Day, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams could often be found in Philadelphia’s City Tavern, commiserating over pints of locally-made beer, trying to figure out how they could lower their taxes.

Secret Recipe: Blue Plate's Macaroni and Drunken Spanish Goat Cheese

7x7 asks the Bay Area's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email schuyler@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

Where To See Fireworks and Celebrate 4th of July

Big fireworks and bold American BBQ never get old. Celebrate the USA's 238th birthday this Friday with the best food, drink, and fiery festivities the Bay Area has to offer. 

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