Say farewell to 2019—and to longstanding SF nightclub Mezzanine—with endless drinks and dancing on Tuesday. (Courtesy of @mezzaninesf )

29 Fun Things: Mezzanine's Farewell Party, Deadmau5 at Bill Graham + Endless Bay Area Bar and Restaurant Openings


Get ready to ring in the new decade—and bid 2019 farewell—with a bang.

Choose from parties at The Great Northern, Mezzanine, Moongate Lounge, Virgin Hotel—the list goes on—or keep things more low key with a fun run at Crissy Field, polar bear ice skating, or yoga. Plus, don't start your 2020 diet just yet: There's hot fried chicken to be had, not to mention pastries at the new Boutique Crenn.

See you next year!

Monday, December 30th

World Famous Hotboys

Opens at 11am

World Famous Hotboys, 1601 San Pablo Ave. (Oakland),

Love your Nashville-style hot fried chicken sandwiches? World Famous Hotboys has been popping up at Forage Kitchen for a while; now it's officially expanding into its own space. Choose from the sandwich, tenders, or bone-in fried chicken quarters, then decided how much hotness you can handle—choices include mild, medium, hot, hot hot, and hella hot. Sides available include pimento mac 'n cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, and fries.

A New Cannabis Dispensary

9am to 10pm daily

Berner's on Haight, 1685 Haight St. (Upper Haight),

Our OG MJ neighborhood is getting a proper cannabis spot, this one from another OG on the scene: SF-based rapper and cannasseur Berner. Stop in to shop edibles, tinctures, vapes, drinks, pre-rolls, and flower.



Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St. (Civic Center),

Warm up your party pants with a DJ set from electronic mega-artist Deadmau5. This is one of the final performances of his Cube V3-2019 tour. // Tickets ($50) are available on Ticketmaster.

One last meal at Fat Angel

4pm to 10:30pm

Fat Angel Food & Libation, 1740 O'Farrell St. (NoPa),

December 31st is the last day of business for this 10-plus-year-old wine and beer bar and restaurant. Stop by tonight (or tomorrow) for one last round of drinks, a few flatbreads, kale salad, and their comforting mac 'n cheese.

Tuesday, December 31st

New Year's One Day Run


Crissy Field, 1199 East Beach (Presidio)

Burn some cals with a special run at Crissy Field, where participants will tackle a one-mile loop as many times as they can handle. Teams of two to four people will hand off transponders between laps, keeping it going for six, 12, or 24 hours. Views of the GGB and Alcatraz will be captured on big screen TVs set up to show real-time lap splits. There will be water and snacks at the aid station, plus a pizza and soup party later in the day. // Tickets ($90/individual, $120/team) are available on

Send off Mezzanine with a bang.

9pm to 4am

Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St. (SoMa),

Tonight is the night: the last party at Mezzanine before the venerable SF nightclub closes its doors forever. The Dirtybird crew has been playing this venue for years and will be doing the honors for the final concert with DJs Claude VonStroke and Christian Martin spinning through the night. // Tickets ($80 and up) can be found on Eventbrite.

NYE in Pebble Beach


The Inn at Spanish Bay, 2700 17-Mile Drive (Pebble Beach)

The Inn at Spanish Bay is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an all-out NYE party featuring live music, a casino, psychic readings, and a caricature artist. Open bars, a buffet, and a midnight breakfast will keep you fueled for the night. // Tickets ($395/person; overnight stay packages starting at $1,695) are available on

Moongate Lounge NYE Party

9pm to 1am

Moongate Lounge at Mister Jiu's, 28 Waverly Place (Chinatown),

The hip upstairs drinking lounge is hosting a special gathering for NYE, complete with a welcome frozen cocktail, Champagne toast at midnight, and a mezcal ice luge. DJs will spin vinyl all night and food from S+M Vegan and Le-Dix Sept will be available for purchase. // Tickets ($100) can be purchased via Tock.

All That Glitters Hotel Party

8pm to 2am

Virgin Hotel, 250 Fourth St. (SoMa),

If big hotel parties are your thing, Virgin Hotels SF has the one to be at for New Year's Eve. Four DJs will be playing throughout the venue, including on the Everdene rooftop bar. Start feeling peckish? The Commons Club bar food menu will be available for purchase. // Tickets ($25) are available on Eventbrite.

One Night in Thailand

Reservations between 5pm and 10pm

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine, 710 Florida St. (Mission) and 336 Water St. (Oakland),

Stop by Farmhouse Thai's Berkeley and SF outposts for a lively New Year's Eve prix-fixe dinner celebration. Nosh your way through five courses including crab fried rice, grilled tiger prawns, and Hat Yai fried chicken—with the option to add on lobster served over clay pot rice—and enjoy live music and games. // Reservations ($99 for five course meal, $35 lobster add on available) can be made here for San Francisco and here for Oakland.

For more NYE parties, dinners, and events, check out our roundup of 20 celebrations in SF.

Wednesday, January 1st

Polar Bear Skate

2pm to 3:30pm

Union Square Holiday Ice Rink,

Don your best bathing suit and head to the Union Square ice rink to embrace the popular Canadian tradition of skating in your skimpies. Prizes will be doled out for the best looks. // Tickets ($18) can be found on Eventbrite.

Bottomless Brunch

11am to 3pm

Spark Social, 601 Mission Bay Blvd. (SoMa),

What better way to ring in the New Year—and recover from last night's hangover—than with endless mimosas and sangrias enjoyed outside at the always happening Spark Social? If you need something a bit more substantial, 10 food trucks will be on hand serving up a variety of tasty bites. // Tickets (free admission, $30 for bottomless mimosas) can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Flow and Glow

11am to 1pm

Love Story Yoga, 473 Valencia St. (Mission),

If drinking in the New Year isn't exactly your speed—or last night was all you can handle—head to Love Story Yoga for a thoughtful and freeing two-hour workshop. Expect to sing, sweat, and let go of the stress of the holidays with movements including chest, shoulder, and hip openings. // Register ($35 in advance) on or pay $40 at the door.

It's a New Day x Breakfast of Champions Block Party

4am to 9pm

The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. (Mission),

Keep the NYE craziness going with SF DJ collective The Space Cowboys' annual block party at The Great Northern. Between dancing to over 70 DJs from around the world—including Destructo, Left/Right, and Ardalan—at 7 different stages, partaking in goat yoga, gawking at aerial performances, fueling up with eats from local vendors, and much, much more, you'll be sure to go in to 2020 with a bang. Bonus points if you make it all 17 hours. // Tickets ($60 and up) can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Thursday, January 2nd

Visit the new Boutique Crenn

7am to 2pm, Monday through Friday

415 Mission St. at Salesforce Transit Center (SoMa),

Gourmand extraordinaire Dominique Crenn is now offering a more casual taste of her talents at this bakery and lunch spot in SoMa. Stop in for fresh baked pastries, breads, salads, and sandwiches, plus coffee, wine, and cocktails.

Drink up at a fern bar.

2pm to 2am Monday through Friday; 6pm to 2am Saturdays

Nightingale, 239 Kearny St. (Union Square),

This mystical drinking oasis is a throwback to a particularly lush style of bar from the 1970s and early '80s, decorated with plants and Tiffany-style lamps and serving fruity drinks geared towards the ladies. But the place will appeal to everyone thanks to vibrant lighting and the Disco Punch for groups.

John Oliver

Shows at 7pm and 9:30pm today, plus shows on Tuesday and Wednesday

The Masonic, 1111 California St. (Nob Hill),

Kick off 2020 with three nights of LOL-ing John Oliver. The Emmy Award–winning Last Week Tonight host will keep you cracking up the entire show. Snag tickets to the 9:30 show quickly, as the 7pm show is already sold out. // Tickets ($70 and up) can be purchased on

AASF Artists: Attack!

6pm to 9pm

Art Attack SF, 2358 Market St. (Castro),

Stop by Art Attack tonight for a free reception celebrating the space's next batch of artists. After checking out their works, meander about other Castro businesses to ogle at more art during the Castro First Thursday Art Walk. // Register for the free event on Eventbrite.

Friday, January 3rd

Zeitgeist Pre-Seismic Retrofit Rager

Today at 4pm through Sunday at 8pm

Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia St. (Mission),

Nurse your hangover with brews and burgers at Zeitgeist, where they'll be pushing killer beer deals on all of their 64 taps as the prepare to close for two weeks for construction. // Event details on

New Sushi Spot in the Mission

5pm to 11pm, Tuesday through Sunday

Sushi Shio, 206 Valencia St. (Mission),

Taking over the old Tawla space, Sushi Shio allows you to customize an omakase dining experience, giving input to the chef on your preferred your level of salt, heat, and wasabi. Go for the 12-course nigiri omakase ($85), 10-course sashimi tasting ($50), five-piece salmon tasting ($23), or go totally a la carte with rolls and small plates.

The House of Perpetual Refreshment

Open today from noon to midnight; hours vary daily

The House of Perpetual Refreshment, 2410 Valdez St. (Oakland),

San Diego–based brewery Modern Times has opened a new taproom in Oakland. The House of Perpetual Refreshment has 34 taps featuring signature and seasonal brews, plus cold brew coffee and plenty of merch. While you'll also find plenty of beer to take on the go, brews are best enjoyed from the stylish fuschia and turquoise-hued space.

Glassblowing Experience

4pm to 6:30pm

Glassybaby Berkeley, 745 Heinz Ave. (Berkeley),

Thanks to Glassybaby's special snowman workshop, you can finally check glass blowing off your bucket list. You'll receive all the professional training and hands-on experience you need to craft your very own blown glass snowman—which will be ready for pickup just a few days later. // Reserve your spot and select a time ($100) on

Saturday, January 4th

Free Workout

9am to 10am

Fabletics at the Stoneridge Shopping Center, 2351 Stoneridge Mall Road (Pleasanton),

Join forces with exercise clothing bran Fabletics and trendy workout method Orangetheory for one kick-ass sweat sesh. Score some deals on merch after and maybe even win the raffle. // RSVP via Eventbrite.

A New IG-Friendly Bar

5pm to 1am, daily

Macondray, 2209 Polk St. (Russian Hill),

At newly Macondray, go for the photogenic decor—think cheery and bright with a mixture of greenery and nautical blues—and stay for cocktails and New England–inspired bar food such as oysters, crudo, and lobster roll bites.

Beer Making at Home

11am to 5pm

Mercurius Beer Lab, 726 15th St. (Mission),

Always curious about how the brews in your beer glass come to be? Take this seven-hour, two-part class to learn the basics of brewing beer. You'll walk away with your own six-pack of bottled beer at the end of the day. Today's class is all about the brewing; learn about bottling on January 15th. // Tickets ($125) can be found on Eventbrite.

Wild in Marin

10am to 5pm

Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto (Mill Valley),

Get your shroom fix at the second annual MycoMarin Fungus Fest. You'll find all sorts of earthy fun—think mushroom exhibits, cooking demos, and a raffle—and vendors selling mushroom kits, guides, treats, and more. Plus, study up at the large mushroom identification table. // Tickets ($15) can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Sunday, January 5th

Graffiti Class

10am to 1pm

Verlocal, 1124 Sutter St. (Nob Hill),

Learn the art of graffiti at this hands-on workshop. You'll get a bit of history about the art form before diving into the construction of a life-size piece in collaboration with your classmates. // Tickets ($60) are available on Eventbrite.

Free Workout Classes

2:30pm, 4:30pm, and 6pm

VRV3 Studios, 520 Haight St. (Lower Haight),

Jumpstart those resolutions with a free sexy workout class. Choose from classes with a focus on bootcamp, aerial hoops, an intro to exotic dancing, intro to pole, or flexibility. // RSVP required via Eventbrite.

French Speaking Dinner

5pm to 7:30pm

Zazie, 941 Cole St. (Cole Valley),

Trip to Paris on the horizon? Brush up on your French as you practice with other guests and two French hosts over a three-course dinner. // Tickets ($50) can be found on Eventbrite.

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