Things to do for October 28, 2010

The Weekender

Pigs and Lobster, Ghosts and the Giants

The weekend is the week’s closer.

Thursday
Giants World Series Happy Hour
HAPPY HOURING

Giants World Series Happy Hour

Your go-to sports/cocktail/Cheers-influenced saloon is redefining happy hour around the World Series games—weekday and weekend. There’s $2 off Elixir IPA pints and muddled orange and cachaça Gigantes Caipirinhas for $6. Seems like a manageable good-luck ritual.

Games through Nov 4 if necessary, Elixir, 3200 16th St (at Guerrero), 415-552-1633

Basil Hayden's
Bacon Bonbons at Gitane

BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES

Bacon Bonbons at Gitane

A cross between a European bistro and a luxe bordello, Gitane—with its moody, high-romance decor—sets an ideal scene for whiskey drinking. And as luck would have it, the goat cheese-stuffed bonbons wrapped in smoked bacon pair perfectly with bourbon—a high-romance affair of its own.

411: Available at Gitane, 6 Claude Ln (at Kearny), 415-788-6686
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Boots and Beers at Unionmade
FOOTLOOSE

Boots and Beers at Unionmade

The guys behind this line of limited-edition boots made out of the same leather that goes into making NFL footballs will be at Unionmade tonight to talk shop over a few Anchor Steams. Boots and beer are always a trustworthy formula.

Oct 28, 6-9pm, Unionmade, 493 Sanchez St, 415-861-3373

Friday
Prospect Debuts Happy Hour
MORE HAPPY HOURING

Prospect Debuts Happy Hour

You expect happy hours to be about drinks. Seven-dollar martinis: sure, sounds about right. Add in Crispy Pig Trotter Tots with Lobster Aioli or Fried Oysters to the deal, and maybe it needs a new name...

Mon-Fri, 4-6pm, Prospect, 300 Spear St (at Folsom), 415-247-7770

Sunday
Ghost Walk at the Palace Hotel
GHOST BUSTERS

Ghost Walk at the Palace Hotel

This pre-quake downtown hotel’s seen many prominent guests come and go—sometimes forever... Which is to say that it has its fair share of ghost stories and paranormal activity dating back beyond 1906. Since walls don’t talk, drop by for a tour and find someone who does.

Flesh and the Devil Speakeasy at Heart
DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS

Flesh and the Devil Speakeasy at Heart

You’ll be in for an exclusive, passcode-required night of costumed debauchery where wine replaces candy alongside a snort of moonshine and gratis shots. Food like Blood & Guts (griddled blood sausage and 12-hour tripe stew) and the sweetbread-driven Brains in Vats will be on hand. It might help to ignore the names...

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