New Year's in SF: what's a no-host bar, and what are some bar scene alternatives?
December 12, 2004 2:55 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for something to do on New Year's Eve in San Francisco, and I've scoured the web to find every possibility, from all night dance parties to upscale black tie affairs, and I have two questions: 1) what exactly is a "no-host bar"? 2) What other options are there, particularly in regards to the bar scene? [a bit more inside]

So i pretty much feel that I've found all of the choices for the big, super produced over the top parties with 8 DJs and VIP rooms etc. (if others are interested, this is the most comprehensive list of events I've found, but this and this are also helpful) but what exactly is the regular old-fashioned bar scene like on New Year's Eve? Where would be the best place to go? Embarcadero? Union Square? Somewhere else?
posted by rorycberger to Society & Culture (2 answers total)
Best answer: A "no-host bar" is one where there is no host who will buy your drinks for you, so you have to buy them yourself. Bring cash.
posted by Ironwolf at 3:11 AM on December 12, 2004

Response by poster: D'oh! I was really hoping it meant a bar with no bartender, where you served yourself. Thanks for clearing that up.
posted by rorycberger at 3:45 AM on December 12, 2004

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