Bay Area Reporter: Best Bars of the Bay

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already knew that Oasis would snatch the crown as San Francisco’s favorite new club. The space’s gay history, prime SoMa location, and owners’ long-standing commitment to queer nightlife made Oasis a high-heeled shoe-in for the top spot. Since opening on New Years Eve, Oasis has quickly … Read more

BARtab: Eats On Wheels

Everyone knows about the big food names in San Francisco, whether it’s Coi’s high-end Michelin-starred California cuisine, or Bar Tartine’s amazing sandwiches that have foodies and hipsters queued up on Valencia Street. The other day, a family of tourists from Korea stopped me on the street and asked the way to Ike’s Place for one … Read more

BARtab: Beers, Dears

San Francisco’s history as a brewing town is well documented. It’s no surprise that there’s also a robust community of beer geeks who are well served by bars with beer programs that go far beyond the standard American mega-brews. We did some pre-emptive carbo loading, and set off on a path around town to find … Read more

BARtab: Cocktails, Anyone

While the Castro has no shortage of bars, lately we’ve earned more of a reputation for bottomless mimosas (and the drunk-and-crying over-indulgers they leave scattered across the sidewalk) than for finely-crafted libations. Don’t get me wrong, there will always be a place for the quick and dirty Jack and Coke in this town. But thankfully, … Read more