It's that time of year again and everybody, yes everybody is gearing up for a big LoveFest party. Here's what I recommend for getting your pre-party groove on.
Weeklies and Bar Nights
Cosmic Gypsy Happy Hour with DJ Mak at the W Hotel
Get your lounge groove on with DJ Mak in this swank hotel bar.
6PM - 8PM
W Hotel, 181 3rd Street x Howard
KillSwitch Happy Hour at UndergroundSF
Techno happy hour, this week : Killswitch Cluster Fuck, 20 DJs playing two tracks each! Check out my review of Killswitch!
6PM - 10PM
UndergroundSF, 424 Haight x Webster
Charlie Horse at the Cinch
Best place to go out and have a cheap drink while being entertained by drag queen antics. This week is a special "No on 8!" fundraiser. Check out my latest review of Charlie Horse at The Cinch.
9PM - close
Sick! at The Matador
A nice dive bar with techno tunes, a perfect place to start your night or to spend it. Residents D Spurlock, Jeffrey Allen, Jonathon Neil, Kuze, and Meekrob. Check out my review of Sick!
9PM - 2AM
Matador, 10 6th Street x Market
Club Loaded at The Rickshaw Stop
With live music from Music for Animals, plus DJs Casionova, Omar, and Audrock.
10PM - 2AM
The Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell at Van Ness
Monthlies and One-Offs
Dirty Bird Records LoveFest Pre-Party at Mezzanine
With the whole Dirty Bird crew. Worthy played a super terrific set on Friday morning at The Deep End this year, and I hope to catch him again tonight.
10PM - 3AM
$10 pre-sales, $20 at the door
Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street x Mint
Lee Burridge Presents Get Weird at Mighty
Crazy lookin' line-up for sure, but are "more speakers than usual" really necessary?
10PM - "late"
$20 pre-sales, more at the door
Mighty, 119 Utah Street x 15