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Finnegans Wake Featured on Broke-Ass Stewart

Finnegans Wake Featured on Broke-Ass Stewart

We were recently featured on the blog, Broke-Ass Stewart, in an article called, “5 San Francisco Bars You Didn’t Know About”. They wrote:

“For the average San Francisco resident, a visit to Cole Valley usually occurs around 11am on a weekend to brave the massive brunch lines at Zazie or Padrecito. Finnegans Wake, however, is a place that can be enjoyed at any time during the day, without the wait. While this unsuspecting neighborhood bar is a friendly spot to shoot some pool, chat up the bartenders, or catch a Giants game with the regulars, the real surprise is outside. Out the back door is a spacious, oft-overlooked patio with ping pong and awesome graffiti art that was basically built for day-drinking. And that whole brunch thing? These guys have caught on to that too! Finnegans Wake boasts one of the best Bloody Marys in San Francisco, and is open early on weekends so you have something to distract you while the rest of your party stands in the brunch line.”

Featured in Eventbrite’s Best Beer Gardens

Featured in Eventbrite’s Best Beer Gardens

We’re happy that eventbrite noticed that we spruced up the joint a little, and put us in their “Best Beer Gardens to Enjoy Summer in San Francisco”. Thanks guys, hope to see you here soon.

Finnegans Wake
COLE VALLEY

Finnegans recently got a little refresh, which means the back garden now has brand new picnic tables with seats you won’t fall through and even a new ping pong table. Don’t worry though; everything you loved about this place is still the same as it ever was, including the fact that it’s usually crowded with locals or people who stumbled over after too many mimosas at Zazie. And though it can be warm and sunny, you’ll want to make sure you have your jacket because when the fog rolls in, the backyard gets cold. Or leave the jacket at home and just move inside where you can watch the game or play a game of pool. Just kidding. Never ever leave your jacket at home.

 

check the full article here!

Last Call At Maud’s

Last Call At Maud’s

Some genuinely wild women take center stage in Paris Poirier’s vivacious and historical documentary about Maud’s, the longest-running lesbian bar in the United States. This venerable San Francisco establishment opened in 1966, when lesbians were still very much in the closet. Maud’s flourished throughout the ’70s and ’80s, enjoying an international reputation as a meeting place for lesbians and their friends, only to be shut down in 1989 as a result of the community’s shifting priorities. Provocative personal stories of coming out, sexual politics and softball are mixed with flashbacks to the Hollywood gay bars of the ’40s and the vice raids of the ’50s.

The vintage photos and personal interviews (with Mary Wings, Judy Grahn, Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin, Sally Gearhart, JoAnn Loulan and Rikki Streicher, to name a few) are an invaluable window into lesbian history.

A witty and informative look at cultural evolution in the making, ‘Last Call at Maud’s’ salutes and preserves an era in history when bars were the only cultural institutions in the lesbian community.