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What're some *quiet* bars and drinking-places in SF and the East Bay?

Looking for quiet, quiet, quiet date-y bars, lounges, and other drinking-places in SF and the East Bay (specifically Oakland or Berkeley)... [more inside]
posted by un petit cadeau on Nov 10, 2014 - 14 answers

Gift for my Oakland-based friend?

I'm getting gifts for my wedding party and I'm having trouble picking something for my friend who just moved to Oakland. Could y'all recommend good Oakland-based gifts for under $100? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by vakker on Jul 11, 2014 - 6 answers

How in the heck can I watch Oakland A's games live?

Haven't owned a TV ever since I got a projector, but now that I'm back in the US I'd like to catch Oakland A's games on local broadcast. How to do this as cheaply as possible? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Jun 16, 2014 - 10 answers

a road trip without any ability to drive

BeMyTravelAgentFilter: Help me figure out a way to make a trip from the Bay Area to New Orleans doable and affordable - when driving is not an option. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 4, 2014 - 23 answers

Getting a tattoo : how to pick a design and artist?

After years of careful consideration, I've finally decided to get a tattoo. I know what I want to get, but I don't have a specific design, and I don't know which tattoo parlor to go to. How do I find these things? I live in SF, but would be willing to travel for a really, really good artist. [more inside]
posted by evil otto on Mar 7, 2014 - 21 answers

Olympic hockey in the Bay Area

Where can I go to watch the Team USA and Team Canada games in the Bay Area? Preference for Oakland/East Bay, but I could trek into the city if need be.
posted by Nickel on Feb 8, 2014 - 1 answer

Bay Aea tax advisor with knowlege of option exercise implications?

In the next few weeks I have to make a decision about exercising some incentive stock options. I have a general idea of the tax implications of this event, but I would like to meet with an accountant who can run me through the exact numbers. [more inside]
posted by outlaw of averages on Dec 18, 2013 - 4 answers

volunteering in the east bay (sf bay area)

I'm looking for a possibly regular volunteer opportunity in the east bay (oakland or berkeley) working with seniors, homeless, or needy. Tell me about the volunteer org you know of that does great work and is a great place! Some random criteria: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2013 - 3 answers

Shave and a Haircut in the Bay Area

My father is getting married next week in Berkeley and I thought he, my brother and I could get a shave and a haircut the day before as a special wedding male bonding kinda thing. [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Sep 29, 2013 - 6 answers

ISO adult birthday party ideas in the SF Bay Area

My birthday's coming up soon and I'd like to have a party-type thing with 10-15 of my closest friends. Previous years I've done group brunches, group dinners, and a picnic at Crissy Field, but I'm kinda stumped for ideas this year. Can you recommend any awesome birthday party venues in the SF Bay Area? Details of what I'm looking for below the fold. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Feb 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Renting or borrowing Macs - Bay Area

Is there an avenue in the Bay Area for renting or borrowing a Mac, especially for (grad) students? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 31, 2013 - 7 answers

You'd be crazy to miss out...

Your favorite recording artist / group is performing at XXX, an intimate, awesome, Bay Area venue. Where is XXX? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Oct 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Unusually Fit

What are some unusual exercise/fitness/physical activity ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example House of Air or Jukari?
posted by divabat on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Rocking Out in the Bay

Recommendations for singing/vocal coaches in the SF Bay area that work well with a rock/pop/punk energetic vibe? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 12, 2012 - 3 answers

All Things Weird and Wonderful to do in the East Bay and SF

I'm spending a working sabbatical in Berkeley from July 25-August 25. I grew up there, so I have a general sense of places to go, but I'm out of it in terms of what cool organizations/spaces do cool and crazy things that I should keep tabs on while I'm in town in Berkeley, Oakland, and SF. I know about the Prelinger Archive and Southern Exposure and the Roxie in SF, but that's about it. What mailing lists and websites for different places should I be keeping my eyes on while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jul 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Successful therapy with an intern?

Tell me your stories (or tips) about successful therapy with an intern or other person-in-training as your therapist. [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Apr 5, 2012 - 8 answers

What local bay area companies offer regular delivery services?

I enjoy my CSA immensely, especially the delivery aspect. What other (local) food and products can I subscribe to in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Jan 10, 2012 - 6 answers

San Francisco Social Services?

About to end up in SF/Oakland needing some help. Most important: a sliding-scale methadone clinic. [more inside]
posted by generalist on Dec 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Masters in Creative Sexytimes

Which grad schools in the Bay Area are open to interdisciplinary approaches, especially with regards to creativity & sexuality? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Cheap/fast replacement glasses lenses near San Francisco?

Cheap replacement glasses lenses in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by fake on Jul 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find an industrial space to live in.

One of my lifelong dreams is to live in a warehouse, container, or other industrial/repurposed structure. Can I do this in the San Francisco Bay Area (specifically Oakland)? Do you know someone who is? Should I look outside Oakland? [more inside]
posted by fake on May 8, 2011 - 17 answers

Where does one throw a girlie tea party?

Girlie garden/tea themed baby shower for 30 or so in San Francisco or Oakland -- suggestions beyond the tiny tea rooms? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Mar 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Recommendations for a poly relationship counselor in the Bay Area?

Recommendations for a couples therapist in the SF Bay Area who specializes in working with couples in poly relationships? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Where can I find a Whac-a-Mole game near San Francisco?

Where can I find a full-fledged Whac-A-Mole arcade game in the Bay Area? Near San Francisco, on the Peninsula, or near Oakland would be ideal.
posted by espertus on Oct 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Using "the" with neighborhood names: a Bay Area thing?

Using "the" with neighborhood names: a Bay Area thing? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Aug 30, 2010 - 52 answers

Bay Area Twitter feeds of note

I just moved to Oakland from LA. I find Twitter to be really useful. Please recommend Bay Area-ish Twitter feeds (for Oakland, San Francisco and Marin, since I'll be spending lots of time time in all three regions) I should be following. [more inside]
posted by the_bone on Aug 13, 2010 - 10 answers

LA-Oakland move, need moving company recs

Any recommendations for good moving companies for a move from L.A. to the S.F. Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by kaiserin on Jul 3, 2010 - 5 answers

East Bay fun!

Where should I go that's near a BART station not in SF? [more inside]
posted by radicarian on May 13, 2010 - 30 answers

I'm moving to the bay area in July and am struggling to decide where to live.

Has anyone moved to the east bay and commuted into the city via bart? Is it really as bad as people say it is? [more inside]
posted by amycup on May 11, 2010 - 32 answers

Where can I buy pickled watermelon rind in San Francisco or Oakland?

Where can I buy pickled watermelon rind in San Francisco or Oakland? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Apr 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Searching for Chinese dinner w/lazy susan.

I am looking for a restaurant in Oakland or San Francisco that will serve a large group a cheap but massive Chinese dinner with a big ol' lazy susan. The lazy susan part is key.
posted by user92371 on Sep 24, 2009 - 9 answers

We can afford more than a shack, right?

We're looking to buy a house within an hour or so of San Francisco, but we aren't familiar enough with the surrounding areas to even know where to start looking. Where's a good place to live? Difficulty level: under $300k. [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Jun 18, 2009 - 15 answers

Pocket Bikes in the East Bay?

Where can I rent a "pocket bike" for the day in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Jan 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Old West photo in the SF Bay Area?

Where could we get a kitschy, Old-West-themed group shot taken in the Bay Area next week? [more inside]
posted by rafter on Jul 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Decent temporary home away from home in Oakland

Traveling to Oakland (Hayward actually) for business for next week. Need to find a hotel that isn't horrible, and under $140/night (monday-thursday). [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon on Nov 27, 2007 - 12 answers

Where can I find a map showing all access points on an interstate highway?

Help this East Bay resident and driver of 580 get home! Where can I find a map that shows all the exits on 880 for my alternate route? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Apr 30, 2007 - 12 answers

Travelling to San Francisco for the first time in 10 years

Travelling to San Francisco in February.. It'll be my first time back in 10 years. Bay Area-knowledgable MeFites, fill me in. [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Jan 10, 2007 - 21 answers

Yoga in the Bay Area

Where are some good yoga classes in San Francisco or Oakland/Berkeley? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jan 2, 2007 - 7 answers

Best non-taxi shuttle or car service from San Francisco (city) to OAK (Oakland Airport)?

Best non-taxi shuttle or car service from San Francisco (city) to OAK (Oakland Airport)? [more inside]
posted by SeƱor Pantalones on Oct 1, 2006 - 12 answers

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