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  • Tuba Restaurant and Grill

    Tuba Restaurant and Grill

    This Turkish neighborhood bistro revives a San Francisco restaurant meme that seemed to fade out at the end of the 1990s: the red room. There's a whiff of the boudoir to the place, aided by Euroclub music that usually accompanies too much cologne... More on Tuba Restaurant and Grill »

  • Yoshi's San Francisco

    Yoshi's San Francisco

    This ain't the old Fillmore jazz scene - where once small, smoky joints like Bop City reigned among the mid-century locals-in-the-know. This Yoshi's venue is upscale to the max. The longtime Oakland jazz venue that brings national talent to the... More on Yoshi's San Francisco »

  • John's Grill

    John's Grill

    This landmark restaurant claims to be "home of the Maltese Falcon" - due to the fact that Dashiell Hammett was a John's Grill regular during the time he penned the iconic detective novel - and the building's second floor is a veritable shrine to... More on John's Grill »

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Bars & Clubs

  • Upcider

    Upcider

    First there were upscale wine bars. Now, thanks to Upcider, there's an upscale cider bar as well. This minimally decorated second-floor drinkery has long windows overlooking the crowds on Polk Street, while the menu features rare craft ciders you... More on Upcider »

  • Monroe

    Monroe

    A new upscale bar in the former Dragon Bar location. More on Monroe »

  • Monarch

    Monarch

    The people behind the Om Records music label, Black Pancakes vinyl emporium, and other local culture outlets have taken over this two-level nightclub located along the Sixth Street corridor just south of Market. Expect a lot of house music to... More on Monarch »

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Music Venues

  • Uptown Nightclub

    Uptown Nightclub

    Located across from the newly renovated Fox Theater and down the street from Cafe Van Kleef, the Uptown is a cornerstone venue in the resurgent downtown Oakland music scene. The interior is split into two rooms: the main cocktail area - with high... More on Uptown Nightclub »

  • Swedish American Hall

    Swedish American Hall

    Located right upstairs from Cafe Du Nord is its auditoriumlike sister venue, the Swedish American Hall. Music usually ranges from country and folk to indie rock and beyond. More on Swedish American Hall »

  • Public Works

    Public Works

    Tucked into an alley at the northern edge of the Mission District -- look for a Banksy stencil and a bunch of other great street-art murals on the outside wall -- Public Works is a multi-use space that hosts art shows, DJ dance events, live... More on Public Works »

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Food Trucks

  • Kung Fu Tacos

    Kung Fu Tacos

    An active member of S.F.'s street food community, Kung Fu Tacos serves up Chinese-fusion tacos that karate-chop your taste buds. Tan Truong and Jonathan Ward offer wittily named menu items like Asian Asada (served with a spicy Asian salsa) and... More on Kung Fu Tacos »

  • Cranky Boots

    Cranky Boots

    The Popsicle was invented in Oakland, but it's being dressed up in San Francisco, where husband-and-wife team Amanda Yee and Aland Welford man a small cart at the Cortland Marketplace. The shop, dubbed Cranky Boots after what Yee calls Welford... More on Cranky Boots »

  • The Chairman Truck

    The Chairman Truck

    The Chairman Truck slings a variety of hot and delicious Chinese bao out of a bright red, Shepard Fairey-esque truck. The buns come steamed or baked and are stuffed with delectable combinations like pork belly, sesame chicken with bok choy, and... More on The Chairman Truck »

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Coffee Shops

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks

    Since its founding by a trio of aspiring coffee roasters in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffeehouse in the world, with upwards of 20,000 locations in San Francisco / Bay Area and around the world. Named for the... More on Starbucks »

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks

    Since its founding by a trio of aspiring coffee roasters in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffeehouse in the world, with upwards of 20,000 locations in San Francisco / Bay Area and around the world. Named for the... More on Starbucks »

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks

    Since its founding by a trio of aspiring coffee roasters in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffeehouse in the world, with upwards of 20,000 locations in San Francisco / Bay Area and around the world. Named for the... More on Starbucks »

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    • A resurgence of interest in Afrobeat music in recent years has produced a Broadway show about Fela Kuti, revived long-retired West African bands, and produced a slew of new, Afrobeat-inspired bands. The four-piece Bandalabra conjures elements of Afrobeat — complex polyrhythms, call and response, native African harmonies, steady presence of clave — but the group, according to bandleader and saxophonist Skerik, is inherently "a funk band." "There isn't a concerted effort to emulate any one thing," Skerik said. "All rhythmic musics are... More on Boom Boom Room »

    • Yoshiki Hayashi, the drummer, pianist, and principal composer of X Japan, is a genuine rarity: a flashy rock star who's also a classically trained pianist with serious chops and the ability to shift seamlessly between genres. Arguably the most influential rock group in Japanese history, X Japan took heavy metal mainstream and sold out the massive Tokyo Dome 13 times prior to disbanding in 1997. (It subsequently reformed in 2007.) With a performance at Davies Symphony Hall coming up next week, we spoke with Hayashi — known publicly as... More on Davies Symphony Hall »

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