We’re back on Broadway, in San Francisco’s North Beach, as former saloon keeper, and author of “Broadway North Beach- the Golden Years”, Dick Boyd introduces us to his nightclub, Pierre’s. He’ll share a few behind-the-scenes stories about changes in The City’s adult-entertainment area. We’ll meet his first waitress (and hooker’s right’s advocate, Margo St. James). And we’ll hear about a band of women who’s popularity had nothing to do with their musical talents.
Join us on a trip to that faraway land known as Colma, as we visit a landmark for thirsty travelers, drinkers and mourners since the 1880s, Molloy’s Tavern. Nestled among the cemeteries in The City of the Dead, we’ll learn about its past, meet the family, and attend an annual celebration with a historical drinking society (or is it a drinking historical society? YOU make the call!)
Molloy’s Tavern, 1655 Mission Rd, Colma, CA
Hours: 9:30am to 2 am (650) 270-4853
San Francisco has been home to some of the greatest saloons in the world. Most are but a memory, but a few classics remain. Arguably, the most beautiful survivor would be Vesuvio Cafe on Columbus between North Beach and Chinatown. Owner Janet Clyde was gracious enough to give us an inside look at this iconic establishment.
Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Ave. (near Broadway), San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours: 8am to 2 am (415) 362-3370
Did you imbibe a bit too much last night? Are you trying to pull that spike out of your head? It’s a dilemma I know oh too well. It’s a hangover morning, and you might not be sure about what to do about it.
Thrillist recently posted a list of 11 foods that will cure your hangover (according to a dietician). But I suggest one very special cure in this AAHour video blast from the past!
Thrillist recently posted a list of “14 San Francisco Bartenders That You Need to Know.” That very subjective list (as all lists usually are) has bartenders from establishments that I either don’t know, or is “impossible to find” (a compliment, I guess), or that I won’t be visiting in the foreseeable future. That all said, their list inspired me to make a list of “9 San Francisco Bartenders You Need to Know (or Wish You Could Have Known)”. (and, yes, my list is very subjective as well…)