Avoiding tourists and their go-to spots is practically a precursor for San Francisco residency. But in the process of dodging out-of-towners, we often miss out on some of the beloved cultural gems that bring these tourists to our fair city. Case in point? Alcatraz. The visionaries at For-Site have given us the recently acclaimed @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, the perfect excuse to hop on a ferry and head to the notorious prison of yesteryear.
Believe it or not, two weeks from now, it'll already by 2015. And if you live in the Bay Area, you know that it's the one night a year that the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants residents actually make plans ahead of time. Many reservations are booked and events are sold out, but we've got you covered—read on for our top picks for how to ring in the new year.
The Bay Area is home to hundreds of charitable organizations making contributions, both big and small, within our community. To celebrate these efforts, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and 7x7 started an annual tradition (now in its fifth year) to help shine a spotlight on one stand-out organization by naming it "San Francisco's Favorite Charity."
'Tis the season for twinkle lights, festive cocktails and, above all, the spirit of giving. Last week, at hot Union Square lounge Hawthorn, 7x7 teamed up with Maker's Mark and La Cocina for #ItsGoingToGetUgly, an ugly sweater party with a heart—proceeds from the event benefitted beloved local charity La Cocina.
When it comes to celebrating this holiday season, it's time to ditch the store-bought eggnog for something a little more interesting. Every November through mid-January, Anchor Brewing releases its coveted Christmas Ale—a rich, dark, boldly spiced delight with a top-secret recipe of malts, hops, and spices that changes slightly every year. Now, the Anchor team has distilled the ale down to the 2014 Christmas Spirit, a deliciously festive libation that's sure to put a twinkle in your eye, thanks to flavors of bright holiday spices, orange peel, and poached apple.
It’s long been a Marina landmark, but the Metro Theatre building on Union Street now plays host to the perfect combination of mind and body inspiration. Illy Caffè has taken up residence right next to Equinox, the must-join gym for San Francisco’s mover and shakers (and spin class junkies).
Whether you're just starting to consider tying the knot or have your dream wedding planned to perfection, it's hard to turn down a chance to sip bubbles while perusing the best inspiration that the Bay Area has to offer. Celebrating their 25th year of matching blushing brides (and grooms!) together with their dream vendors, the San Francisco Wedding Fair will be coming back to our fair city on January 4th.
In case you hadn’t noticed, the holidays are here, which means that our already busy lives are about to get downright nuts. From crossing everything off your gift list to rushing through work to catch a snowbound flight home, it’s easy to get a little flustered. Add in chasing rogue packages around the city since you weren’t home, and it’s enough to make you want to refuse to leave your apartment until February. Fortunately, this is where Doorman comes in.
’Tis the season of celebration, and there's no better way to treat your loved ones (and yourself!) than with the best restaurants, wineries, and gifts of Napa and Sonoma. Browse through our picks below, and you'll find that checking off your list for the holidays just got easier.
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