Calling all popular Zippers! Tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ZipCar members can snag 15 percent or more off everything in-store at Lombardi Sports (Polk and Jackson). You know the deal. If you bring a friend, you’ll get 20 percent off; two friends, 25 percent off; three friends, 30 percent off. What’s that saying, make new friends and keep the gold?
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FreshGuide‘s latest deal (ending soon!) is $30 for $85 worth of yoga at The Pad Studios (1690 Union at Gough). If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it. I had a six month membership at The Pad this past year and loved every minute of it. It’s a really clean and hip-looking studio with great instructors and sweet owners. The power yoga classes are small, with fun music! And actually, the studio offers a 10 sessions for $10 deal for new customers, which you should try first before exercising this deal. I could go on, but I’ll just leave it at two thumbs up.
Posted in Bars, Events, tagged Bars, Black Horse London Pub, Black Magic Voodoo Lounge, Bullitt, Greens Sports Bar, New Orleans, Shanghai Kelly's, Sports, Superbowl, Superbowl Sunday, The Buccaneer, The Saints on January 27, 2010 | 7 Comments »
First of all, let me say, “Who ‘dat!!!” Okay. Now that that is said and done, I’ll move on to my list of places to hang out in the area on the upcoming Superbowl Sunday. This list will inevitably be updated, and please feel free to contribute with events and specials in the comments.
- If you’re a Saints fan, the best bar near Russian Hill to be in on February 7 is none other than Black Magic Voodoo Lounge (1400 Lombard at Van Ness). It has TVs like every other divey sports bar, but better yet, it’s got New Orleans locals and enthusiasts . . . and lots of liquor (including NOLA’s finest Abita Beer), so it’s bound to be lively. Please wear black and gold : )
- Shanghai Kelly’s (2064 Polk at Broadway) will also be hosting their annual Superbowl BBQ party. The deal is open bar with barbecued grub. Ladies, it’ll cost you $40, and gents it’ll cost you $60 (if you’re somewhere in between, you should probably go to Divas). Seating is limited, though, so you should stop by the bar or call in to reserve your seat soon. (more…)
Tonight at Lombardi Sports (Polk and Jackson) from 5 to 8 p.m., Zipcar will be hosting an event to earn you sweet discounts on sporting gear of every sort. If you’re a Zipcar member who attends alone, Lombard will give you 15 percent off of everything in store. Bring one friend, 20 percent off. Two friends, 25 percent off. Red fish, blue fish. Three or more friends, 30 percent off.
Got friends who don’t Zip? If they sign up at the event, you’ll both earn $50 in driving credits. Not a Zip member and just want to ski? Find a friend who is. I love Zipcar and Lombardi Sports might just be the best sports store in the ‘hood, so I approve this message.
If you’ve ever ventured to Polk Street on a weekend morning — you know, for coffee, breakfast, shopping, or a walk of shame — you may have encountered a sidewalk collection of tennis rackets between Broadway and Vallejo. Most Saturdays and Sundays, you’ll find the “yard sale” there along with a man peddling both current and vintage racket models until the early afternoons.
For skilled tennis players, I wouldn’t say this is the place to buy your grand slam gear (try ReMatch Sports). But for the rest of you, especially beginners who aren’t ready to invest, why not pick up a racket and head over to Alice Marble Tennis Court? If you just look good in whites, you’ll be pleased to find a few classic John McEnroe series rackets to complete the look, as well as more specials added weekly. “You can not be serious!“
Got questions? Call “the Tennis Racket Guy” at (415) 374-4822. Yes, he has a phone.
Cool party alert! First of all, Fisherman’s Wharf/Ghirardelli Square is in a territory of its own. But since it’s so close by, I’m happy to turn you onto the big and small events happening there (see examples here and here). The latest: the 1st Annual Wax and Wine Festival. This Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m., Tahoe’s Alpine Meadows and Homewood Mountain have teamed up with Russian Hill’s go-to location for winter gear Lombardi Sports for an evening of free ski and snowboard hot waxes and $5 glasses of wine, courtesy of Sonoma’s Wattle Creek Winery. Just so you know, a ski wax at Lombardi on any other day can run you anywhere between $10-$15, depending on whether you’re a reward card member.
If your skis aren’t wantin’ for a waxin’, or you don’t own any, there are still some perks for you. (more…)
The last time I rode my bike in the city I was cruising down a harmless, empty, flat street (I know, hard to find) when all of a sudden, squeaky breaks ensued and I literally flipped over the handle bars, landing with my foot practically caught between the wheel spokes. That day was last November. It was not something you could brush off and move on from. Though no one was around to see it, I still bear the embarrassment of that moment. My breaks have yet to be fixed.
But when I do get back in the saddle again (oh I will), I know where I’m going. (more…)
Do you remember the Linen Outlet (i.e. the world longest-running going-out-of-business business)? Well, I’m a little slow to the take on this, but new biz has finally taken it’s place at 1567 Pacific Ave (at Polk). . . and it’s pretty cool. ReMatch Sports is a sports consignment store with a twist. As a seller, you can bring in your old tennis racket or figure skates and the shop will sell them it for you in-store or via its website or other online marketplaces, for the greater of $15 or 25% of the sale price. As a buyer, you can browse and shop a wide range of sports gear, from biking to kite-surfing, in-store or online. Better yet, you can try out skiing for a fraction of the price of buying or even renting new Salomons — I found a pair of skiis for as low as $40. Just don’t practice on Polk Street; we don’t have much snow there.