Here’s a little hodgepodge o’ cocktail news for you: let’s start with this update from Grub Street on the shituation at the GOLD DUST LOUNGE as they try to secure status as a historical landmark (and Willie Brown is now involved in trying to help save it). 247 Powell St. at Geary, 415-397-1695.
Bartender David Curiel of the Hideout (who always manages to make some of my very favorite drinks) is now offering cocktails on Thursdays at ~BROKEN RECORD~. His menu (Heart Attack and Vine) includes $8 drinks like the Desarmador with Oro Pisco, lime, grapefruit, agave, Angostura, and Prosecco; a Bourbon Mule; Blood and Sand; and a couple drinks by his cohorts, The Black Manhattan by Todd Smith (rye, Averna, coffee tincture) and The Black Daiquiri by Josh Harris (Pampero, Averna, lime, simple syrup, coffee tincture, orange bitters). He’s going to rotate some drinks each week, but one constant will be a shot of Irish whiskey and a spicy pickle back for $4 (the pickle juice will hopefully be ready by next week).
Over at DR. TEETH AND THE ELECTRIC MAYHEM, Thursdays are now Thaco Thursdays, with $2 tacos (chicken, beef, mahi mahi, or vegetarian, with roasted beets, goat cheese, sweet potato fries) and two-for-one margaritas all night (depending on the liquor you choose, the price will vary, starting at $7 for house margaritas). And don’t forget: you can score a free ride to and from Bullitt, Tonic, Dr. Teeth (Mayhem) or Rebel—just “Hit up the man in the burgundy Suburban.” Call 415-830-7679. Pickups start at 8pm, and don’t forget to tip your driver. 2323 Mission St. at 19th St., 415-285-2380.