About Me

My name is Dennis Cruz and the Attitude Adjustment Hour has been a pet project of mine for years.

I was born and raised in San Francisco, a city which, at one time, had the densest bar-to-population of any city in the U.S.  Over the years, I learned to appreciate the pleasures of that neighborhood pub and the camaraderie and good times offered inside.

As a longtime Radio producer and on-air loudmouth, this blog lets me spew my personal thoughts on bars, saloons, honky-tonks and pubs (not to mention pizza parlors, BBQ shacks and burger joints) that I have visited, in the Bay Area and beyond.

The City is rapidly changing, evolving from the Blue Collar town that it once was into a place that my grandfather wouldn’t recognize. But change has been one of the staples in the life of the City by the Bay. I hope that my posts will spark memories of those who were fortunate enough to grow up here.

I’ll share some of the things that made me love San Francisco, and hopefully inspire you to search out some of the history behind the bars and saloons and restaurants that made it great.

The posts are my humble opinions, and I’ll no doubt I’ll miss some of your favorites.  I welcome and encourage your feedback and suggestions.  Please don’t hesitate to post comments.  And, for a daily dose, you can visit and “like” my Facebook page by clicking HERE!




One comment

  1. Victor Lisle · January 30, 2017

    Greetings! Love your blog on great bars that no longer exist in San Francisco. Breen is one in particular that caught my fancy. My mother inherited many SF artifacts years ago. 2 of them just so happen to the the original doors that were inside of Breens. These doors have intact and beautiful stained glass with Breen’s name and such. They have not been refinished and are good shape. The wood could use some work, but the stained glass is perfect.

    My mother has had numerous offers, but really has not idea what they are worth. Would you have any clue as to where she could have them appraised? Possibly know of anyone who would want to purchase them? They are historic items of a simpler time and could be amazing additions to any home or bar.

    I’m happy to send you pictures.




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