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Win Tickets to Taste of the Nation San Francisco 2013

7x7 is proud to sponsor one of the most anticipated foodie events of the season, taking place in the gorgeous Bently Reserve on Thursday, March 21st. The city's top chefs, winemakers, brewers, and mixologists will join forces to support Share Our Strength’s efforts to eliminate childhood hunger, and to benefit local San Francisco nonprofits Three Squares and Children of Shelters.

A bevy of winners from 7x7's Eat and Drink Awards 2013—the Piggies!—will be participating in Taste of the Nation, including Alexander’s Steakhouse, AQ, Dosa, Foreign Cinema, Monk’s Kettle, Slanted Door, State Bird Provisions, Tacolicious, Waterbar—and many more!

7x7's Ultra-Premium Bourbon Series at Monarch

7x7 continued our series of tasting events showcasing the subtleties and strengths of small batch bourbons, at SoMa's fantastically vibrant lounge.

This time, aficionados explored the Knob Creek family of ultra-premium bourbons—including Small Batch, Single Barrel, and Rye varieties—in the venue's large lower level, where specialists presented a samples of, and a wealth of information on each spirit. Guests tested their knowledge at a blind whisky tasting station, before enjoying deeply discounted cocktails using any of the bourbons in classic cocktails like sours and Old Fashioneds.

New & Next Bay Area Pre-SXSW Party at Monarch

On March 6th, 7x7 was proud to partner with Up In Arms for a packed live music showcase at the Monarch in San Francisco's SoMa District.  It was all part of New & Next, a new monthly music happy hour event created by Up In Arms to showcase local up and coming talent.

The Piggy Awards: 7x7's Eat+Drink Celebration 2013

San Francisco's culinary superstars gathered at the historic Anchor Brewery to celebrate our readers' choices for the best restaurants in town, who picked up their special awards called "The Piggies!"

Photos: The 8th Annual San Francisco Barworkers Ball

On February 19th, the city's hard-working nightlife pros—bartenders, barbacks, bussers, bouncers, servers, DJs, dancers, doormen, coat check, hat check, clothes check, greeters, promoters, hosts, hostesses, sound guys, and other service industry workers—were treated to a night of their own, honoring their contributions to our own regular decompressions. Host venue Cafe du Nord welcomed revelers with a generous buffet from their hearty menu, while partners Maker's Mark, Stella Artois, and Bud Light Platinum provided the liquid courage necessary for the traditional barworker challenges, hosted by Barworkers Ball creator and beloved impresario Stephen Torres.

SF Sketchfest 2013 Brought the House(s) Down

From January 24th through February 10th, a bevy of delightfully demented comedic minds stormed the city with a stunning lineup of talent.

7x7's Ultra-Premium Bourbon Series at Reed & Greenough

On January 31st, 7x7 proudly launched a new series of tasting events showcasing the subtleties and strengths of small batch bourbons, at the Marina's refined upscale lounge.

Connoisseurs joined the curious at stations outfitted with a variety of ultra-premium bourbons—including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s, Booker’s, and Baker’s—for their inspection and inquisition. Guests were then offered deeply discounted cocktails using any of the bourbons in classic cocktails like Manhattans and sours.

The Brixton's Second Anniversary

On January 29th, the gorgeously designed English tavern with hard rock edges celebrated two years at their Cow Hollow location. Owners Hugo Gamboa, Adam Snyder, and Andy Wasserman provided a four-hour open bar of their famously well-made cocktails, smart beer list, and delicious wines to an eager crowd of regulars and newcomers, who grooved to a soundscape of classic Brit rock hits.

Highlights of the evening included generous rotations of the Brixton's delectable menu:

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl This Saturday: Navy vs. Arizona State

One of San Francisco's favorite holiday traditions—also known as "the Bowl to fill all bowls"—returns this Saturday (Dec. 29th) to AT&T Park! This year, the event will find the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Navy Midshipmen battling on the field, while spectators help local organizations battle hunger in the Bay Area just by buying a ticket!

Kendall-Jackson Launches "Goes Well With Friends" Campaign

One of the nation's largest family-owned and operated wineries, Kendall-Jackson, kicked off the holiday season in San Francisco, where they brought together key K-J players to introduce their newest marketing campaign, Goes Well With Friends. The campaign is all about shifting the wine conversation—from traditional "wine speak" to one that incorporates the way we talk and think about wine today—from a social and digital perspective.

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