Drink Here Now
1) Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration at Amélie
If you lived in France, you’d probably be celebrating November 21 with fresh wine, friends and fireworks at festivals with music. That’s because the third Thursday in November is Beaujolais Nouveau Day.
Drink and Be Neighborly in the Mission
Following the recent devastating fire at Mavericks restaurant on 17th Street in the Mission, Hi Lo and Hog & Rocks are pitching in to raise money for their neighbors displaced by the fire.
Twilight Campfire Party at the Presidio
Breaking news: Twilight has not been affected by the federal government shutdown. It’s still happening, every day, as the sun goes down.
September is California Wine Month, and there is no better way to celebrate than with a wine tasting event celebrating our award winning wines. Wineries from all around the state come to San Francisco to give you a sample of what the various appellations have to offer.
1) Noise Pop 2013 Festival Freebies
Billed as San Francisco’s favorite indie music, art, and film fest, the Noise Pop 2013 Festival runs from February 26 to March 3, with at least a dozen events in various venues around the City. Free events include nightly Noise Pop Happy Hours at Bender’s Bar & Grill (806 South Van Ness @ 19th) from 5 to 8pm.
1) Blue Corn Whisky Dinner
Whisky lovers might just drool over the menu this Thursday at Dixie Restaurant (1 Letterman Drive). Award-winning craft distiller Chip Tate from Balcones Distillery in Texas will be presenting four blue corn whiskies plus a single malt, paired with a five course tasting menu.
1. The Napper Tandy Reopens The Napper Tandy (24th and Van Ness) in the Mission has always been a friendly Irish Pub, if a bit cramped. A recent remodel opened up the space, making Wednesday night trivia (8:30 pm) more comfortable for patrons and servers alike. An upgraded sound system allows irreverently named teams to spread into the back room, while staying within earshot of the charming hostess’s lilting accent.
1. Caskhouse Opens: Noe Valley beer fans now have a bar of their very own; Caskhouse (which was supposed to be called Crafthouse, but got a name change after Tom Colicchio of Craft sent a cease-and-desist letter) is now open, with six California draft beers ($7 a pint) like CaliCraft Cali Kolsch, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, and Drake's Robusto Porter, as well as several wines by the glass ($10-12) and a handful of bottled and canned brews. Hearty food offerings include housemade salt and pepper chips ($4) and porter-braised beef short ribs ($8). (Tuesday-Friday, 4 pm-12 am and Saturday-Sunday, 2 pm-12 am; 3853 24th St., Noe Valley.)