Tuesday, April 13, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO ACCORDING TO ALEXIS PENNEY #1: AUNT CHARLIE'S

OUR DEAR FRIEND ALEXIS PENNEY HAS SUBMITTED HER TOP TEN FAVORITE THINGS IN SF. FIRST ON HER LIST HAPPENS TO BE THE LOCATION OF THE "IF IT ENDS IN 'ISCO IT'S A.OK" POP UP AFTER-PARTY, AUNT CHARLIE'S LOUNGE. SEE YOU ON THE DANCE-FLOOR HONEY!!

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#1. AUNT CHARLIE'S LOUNGE I've been doing a party here for almost 2 years now (HIGH FANTASY, every Tuesday), and this is really the first spot I felt comfortable when I moved here. It's a cozy little bar done in red and mirrors with a ton of Christmas lights and a huge rad neon pink sign above the bar, on Turk & Taylor in the Tenderloin, which is basically like a disaster movie if you've never been there - tons of street people wandering around in a daze, really bright street lights and lots of cops and trash blowing every where. All the regular clientele are in their 60s or older and totally cute - whenever I come in it's like the self-esteem zone for me because all the regulars gush all over how young and skinny I am haha. My favorite is Hola Bell Pepper, she's this really hysterical retired drag queen who is full of SF history and just says a lot of funny shit. The bartenders, Jose, Joe, Barry and crew, are all really sassy and sweet, too. That place is totally my home, I love it.

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