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How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2023 in San Francisco

Cinco de Mayo is a special day that celebrates Mexican heritage and culture. Good news – there are plenty of ways to join in the festivities in San Francisco throughout the month of May! Let’s take a look…

Mexican cuisine galore 

San Francisco is home to some of the best Mexican cuisine in the country, with many amazing restaurants and bars to visit such as…

  • La Taqueria – This Mission District institution has been serving up delicious tacos and burritos since 1973. Try their famous carnitas or al pastor tacos for a truly authentic Mexican experience.
  • Nopalito – With two locations in San Francisco, Nopalito offers a modern take on traditional Mexican cuisine, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
  • Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant – Tommy’s has been serving up classic Mexican dishes and some of the best margaritas in town for over 50 years. If you’re in the mood for a classic cocktail, this is the place to be.

Whether you’re a die-hard food lover or just looking for a great place to grab a bite, these restaurants are sure to impress. Make sure to extend the invitations out to the rest of the foodies group on ASKWHO!

Dance the night away

California loves to party, and throughout May there is no exception. Here are some amazing events to attend…

  • Carnaval San Francisco – Although it takes place after Cinco de Mayo, Carnaval San Francisco is an annual festival that celebrates Latin American and Caribbean cultures. Featuring live music, dancing, and a grand parade that winds through the Mission District.

For those who love to socialize and experience new things, these events are sure to be a hit. Don’t forget to connect with the lifestyle group to find more celebrations happening near you.

From film to music 

Mexico is home to a thriving arts community, which we believe should be celebrated! There are plenty of ways to support these artists and learn more about Mexican culture on this special occasion…

  1. Located in the Yerba Buena Gardens, the Mexican Museum is dedicated to showcasing Mexican American art and culture. 
  2. San Francisco is home to many talented Mexican musicians, from traditional mariachi bands to contemporary Latinx artists. Check out local venues like The Chapel, The Fillmore, and The Independent for upcoming shows.
  3. Mexican filmmakers have made some of the most iconic films in cinema history, from classic directors like Luis Buñuel to contemporary filmmakers like Alfonso Cuarón. Gather some friends and have a movie night featuring films like “Y Tu Mamá También”, “Roma”, or “Pan’s Labyrinth”.

For those who appreciate art and culture, learning about Mexico through the arts is a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. You could always host your own appreciation night with the ASKWHO arts group.

Whether you’re a foodie, socialite, or art enthusiast, San Francisco is packed full of experiences and events for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to share your Cinco de Mayo fun on ASKWHO, and connect with other like-minded individuals to make the most of this special day. Viva Mexico!

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The Best Bars to Visit in San Francisco

Raise a glass and join us for some of the best beer bars in San Francisco! From enjoying a cold one with friends to relaxing after a long day, going for a beer is a great social activity. Check out our top picks for the best beer bars in the city.

Golden Gate Tap Room – If you’re a sports fan looking for a lively pub with a stunning view of the bay, look no further than Golden Gate Tap Room. This San Francisco establishment offers a wide selection of craft beers, as well as an extensive wine list for those who prefer grapes to hops.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the San Francisco Giants, 49ers, Warriors, or Sharks – Golden Gate Tap Room is the perfect spot to catch all the action. It’s also a great place to hang out with your sports-loving friends from ASKWHO – win or lose, you’ll have a blast!

The Ramp  Enjoy delicious fresh food and drinks at this waterfront bar located in Dogpatch. With unbeatable views of the Bay Bridge, this place is popular for both locals and visitors alike. If that’s not enough to tempt you, why not come down to one of their events such as…

  • Salsa Saturdays 
  • Outdoor Big Screen 
  • DJ Night Sets

Events like these are the perfect opportunity to connect with other members, make new friends, and experience something unforgettable. Don’t forget to stay up-to-date with our ASKWHO events over on the app.

Bender’s Bar & Grill – This hipster dive bar located in the Mission District is known for its music scene that features live bands seven nights a week plus DJs spinning tunes on weekends. Make sure to send out those invites to the music group and try out their famous mac ‘n cheese while you jam out together! 

Fort Point Beer Company – If you haven’t checked out Fort Point Beer Company yet, you’re missing out on a truly unique craft beer experience. Founded in 2014 by brothers Tyler and Justin Catalana, Fort Point is all about creating approachable, flavorful beers that showcase the spirit and flavors of San Francisco. Here are a few reasons to visit…

  • Their commitment to using local, seasonal ingredients ensures that every beer is packed with fresh, delicious flavor.
  • The Catalana brothers are passionate about giving back to the San Francisco community, and their partnerships with local organizations like the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy are a testament to their dedication.
  • With three locations across San Francisco, there’s always a Fort Point Beer Company nearby when you’re in the mood for a great brew.

So why not grab a nice crisp glass with friends from the lifestyle group?

Don’t forget to connect with the lifestyle group on ASKWHO and invite them along so you can all make some new friends. Cheers! 🍻

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How to Get Your Irish On this St. Patrick’s Day in San Francisco

Get your shamrocks ready and your green apparel on, it’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day. There are so many different ways to celebrate in San Francisco and get into the spirit of this fun-loving holiday. Whether you’re looking for a wild night out on the town or a low-key evening at home with friends, here are some great ideas for how to make the most of it…

Party like the Irish

There is no shortage of events when it comes to celebrating big this St. Patrick’s Day. San Francisco loves its festivals and holidays, so it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of places to be around town this year. From the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade featuring local bands, and food trucks to pub crawls through some of this city’s hippest bars, there is something everyone can enjoy. Be sure to check out the Shamrock’n 5K, 10K and Leprechaun Dash or get your groove on at the annual block party at The Irish Bank

A Guinness (or two) 

It wouldn’t be a proper celebration without a visit to an Irish bar. Luckily, The Bay has plenty of places where you can sip on some brews and nosh on some classic pub fare. Here are some of our top venues to head to…

  • Voted ‘Best Irish Pub’ by SF Weekly, The Plough and the Stars have quite the reputation for perfecting the pour of Guinness. So if you want to be served up true Irish style head to this laid-back bar.
  • As far as authenticity goes, things don’t get much better than The Little Shamrock. Built in 1893, this bar is notorious for showing its guests a good time and remains a top spot for St Patrick’s Day cheers.

So, mark your calendars for March 17th and get ready to make some memories. Don’t forget to reach out to the ASKWHO lifestyle group and invite fellow pub lovers to join you.

Say Sláinte Mhaith 

If you prefer to stay in the comfort of your own home but still want to join in on the festivities, there are plenty of ways to do so. Here are a few ideas for you…

Food – Whip up some delicious Irish cuisine like corned beef or shepherd’s pie. Don’t forget about dessert. You can make a classic apple tart or bake some special green frosting cupcakes.

Drinks – Gather your friends (or just be merry by yourself) with some classic green drinks like Shamrock Sours, Mint Mojitos or Green Appletinis.

Entertainment – Why not throw on some traditional Celtic tunes like “Danny Boy” or “The Fields Of Athenrye” whilst having a dance to the sounds of Ireland? Dance off, anyone?

If you don’t have plans yet or want to check out what others are getting up to then join us over on ASKWHO. Plus you’ll be able to share the best bits of your day with the rest of the community. Happy St Patrick’s Day🍀

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Super Bowl LVII parties: How to celebrate it right in San Francisco

Football fans, get ready to hit the Bay Area – Super Bowl LVII is coming to town! The Super Bowl is one of the biggest events in sports, and it’s only getting bigger. Here’s how to make it a game to remember…

The Build Up

As with any big sports event, there are plenty of events leading up to game day from tailgates and viewing parties at local bars to post-game celebrations. But nothing makes game day better than putting on a party with some friends. Here’s how to get pumped up for your pre-party…

Decorations – Go all out and set the mood with football-themed garland, balloons and centerpieces. Don’t forget to include cutouts of the players too – it’ll make for great photo ops to share with the ASKWHO sports community. 

Potluck Playlist – Every good party needs a playlist filled with music that will have everyone dancing throughout the night. Why not make a potluck playlist where your guests add a few tracks each? Make sure you include a few classic Niners songs as well so everyone can sing along. 

Get creative – Make your party stand out with a betting pool for the game or costume competition with prizes. Have everyone dress up in their favorite team’s colors or opt for a theme like ‘Dress as your favorite halftime act’. Don’t forget to stock up on plenty of beer!

The Halftime Show 

Keep everyone in the spirit of the game by watching the iconic halftime show together. Rihanna will be taking the stage this year in what promises to be an unforgettable performance. Everyone loves snacks during games so make things easy on yourself by preparing some simple finger foods like chips and dip or pre-made sliders that can be heated up quickly. If you want to add a dessert element you could go for cupcakes frosted with team colors or football-shaped sugar cookies. Make sure to share pics of your spread with the foodies group. 

The After Party

It doesn’t end when the clock runs out—your after party should be just as much fun as your pre-party… 

  • If you’re looking for a place to binge on some delicious food after the big game, head over to SOMA StrEat Food Park. This foodie haven is offering up an all-night tailgate party with all your favorite game-day classics like wings, nachos, burgers, and more. Arrive early for free entry. 
  • If karaoke is more your style then head out on a bar crawl around San Francisco afterwards – grab drinks at the best spots while singing along to your favorite hits.
  • Connect with the ASKWHO sports group and find fellow football lovers parties to join. This is the perfect opportunity to keep the night going while making some memories with new friends. 

So gather your friends, fire up that grill, pour yourself a cold one (or two), and get ready for one amazing night of football fun. If you don’t have anyone to gather with for this big event just reach out to the ASKWHO community and find a new group to watch the game with and make friends with fellow sports fans.