Lots of Americans celebrate Cinco de Drinko like tequila’s going out of style — adding another drinking holiday to the spring calendar after St. Patrick’s Day. But awareness of the holiday in the U.S. dates back to the 1960s when Chicano activists began promoting it as a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. The holiday marks Mexico’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862, and is primarily only celebrated in Mexico in the city of Puebla. But Mexican American activists identified with this victory of indigenous Mexicans over European invaders, which is why it became a popular tradition in the U.S., particularly in cities like San Francisco with large Mexican American populations. So, don’t wear a sombrero, but go out and raise a toast to Mexico and its people at any of these neighborhood bars This Wednesday!
Pollo de Mayo
The Annual Cinco de Mayo party returns with host Pollo Del Mar and DJ Paul Goodyear. Drinks specials and swag courtesy of El Jimador & Herradura Tequila.
Club Papi:Cinco de mayo
Drag, dinner, and drop dead sexy gogo boys
Cinco de celebration
(midnight sun- 7pm)
africa america and betty fresas will be hosting a Cinco Celebration with spectacular drag and a Mariachi band!
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When exactly did May 4th become Star Wars Day? As in ‘May the Fourth be with you’? Well, the pun has been around for decades, memes and all, but it didn’t become a semi-holiday until 2013, after Disney bought Lucasfilm and turned May 4th into a marketing bonanza and a day for fans to cosplay as their favorite ‘Star Wars’ characters. Here are some of our favorites.
OK ITS TERRIBLE... BUT LOVE THE EFFORT!
ROB HALFPENNY AS TWI'LEK
SOMEONE DUG INTO THE ARCHIVE FOR THIS REBEL FIGHTER
THERE WERE LOTS OF STORM TROOPERS ,
BUT THIS ONE TOOK BALLS.
WHILE WE ARE PRETTY SURE THIS MAY HAVE JUST BEEN PULLED OFFLINE, IT WAS TOO GOOD NOT TO PRINT SEXY LEIA IN ALL HER GLORY.
THE STAFF AND CREW ARE THE ONES THAT MAKE NIGHTLIFE HAPPEN, KEEP OUR DRINKS FULL, AND THE BARS SAFE. EACH WEEK WE FEATURE ONE OF OUR FAVORITES.
COLLECT THEM ALL!
THIS WEEK: alexis lucero [beaux]
hall of fame
What is the Fa-word, you ask? It's a six-letter, two-syllable term that starts with the letters fa and rhymes with maggot. It's not to be confused with the F-word.
AS WE ALL PICK OURSELVES UP AND DUST OURSELVES OFF, WE TEAMED UP WITH THE MOST POPULAR LGBTQ+ BARS, VENUES, AND PROMOTERS TO SHOW OFF ALL THE AMAZING CREATIVITY OUR COMMUNITY HAS PUT INTO OPENING BACK UP.
SAN FRANCISCO IS BACK UP AND RUNNING AND ALTHOUGH WE MAY NOT BE BE FULL STEAM AHEAD JUST YET, WE INTEND TO BE HERE SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUALS THAT MAKE THIS CITY THE LEGEND THAT IT IS.