Event Rental Services in Hayes Valley


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  • Smuggler's Cove
    When Smuggler’s Cove opened at the end of 2009, San Francisco Magazine reviewer Matt Bloom said it “has tons of potential to be the kind of cheesy bar you’d find at Disney World. But it’s not. You can tell that [owner Martin] Cate put a lot of thought, time, and effort into his brainchild.” Since then, it feels like Smuggler’s Cove has been lauded in the press every day; more recently, the Times of London selected it as one of the 50 Greatest Bars on Earth. The excitement is understandable, considering the rum bar was arguably at the forefront of what’s been called a neo-Tiki revival. Martin Cate is a perfect liaison to the liquor: he’s visited 17 rum distilleries in 12 countries and has served as a tasting judge in international rum competitions. He’s used his prowess to build a collection of more than 400 rare and small-batch varietals; his most elite bottles get stashed in the Vault, a cache of super-rare and vintage rums. The lineup includes Eurydice, an exclusive, artisan rum produced by the distillers at St. George Spirits. The collection serves as the basis for more than 70 cocktails flavored with house-made ingredients and fresh citrus juiced in-house each day. Patrons not set on rum can opt for other spirits, the house beer (Smuggler’s Brew by Thirsty Bear Brewery) or the house red wine (Smuggler’s Jug by Judd’s Hill Winery). Those expecting the pirate bar to be boisterous will be surprised: the 49-seat space keeps the music low and has excess patronage wait outside until tables become available. Though, like any good pirate bar, there is hidden treasure—clients privy to a secret password can order the Isthmus Cooler, an off-the-menu cocktail made from Panamanian dark-aged rum, red vermouth, Velvet Falerunum, fresh lime juice, and soda water (hint: the password is in the drink’s name).
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    650 Gough Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Straw
    Straw: A User’s Guide Carnival Fare | Tilt-a-Whirl Booth | Beer and Cocktails | Gluten-Free and Vegan Menus | Charitable Contributor Sample Menu Snack: cinnamon-Sriracha buffalo wings with cinnamon cream Sandwich: the Bearded Lady with pulled pork, chipotle barbecue sauce, blackberry coulis, and cider slaw Dessert: peanut-butter mousse with fudge, candied bacon, and caramel Drink: cotton-candy cocktail with vodka-infused sake, champagne, and seasonal cotton candy—all poured at the table Inside Tip: Straw makes it simple for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diners to also enjoy carnival-inspired eats by creating separate sections on the menu for each diet. Where to Sit: Twosomes with terrific timing might get seated in the Tilt-a-Whirl booth, an actual ride car that’s been converted into a cozy seat. While You’re Waiting: Snack on some free Goldfish crackers. Admire the whimsical menus—they’re made from old children’s books and ping-pong paddles. When to Go: Each Monday, Straw donates 10% of all food sales to a local nonprofit. Since it started, Straw has given more than $10,000 to Bay Area charities.
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    203 Octavia Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • What's Cookin?
    Chef Eileen Evans has always seen the value in local ingredients: some of her fondest childhood memories were cooking fresh vegetables from the family garden with her papa, mother, and sister. After training in the prestigious culinary program at the Colorado Institute of Art, she gained the tools to translate her passion for food into a career crafting gourmet meals. As the owner of What's Cookin?, she travels throughout the East Bay to feed individuals and large groups with her unique cuisine. Her interactive cooking classes teach students the basics with customized international recipes and all necessary ingredients, including the dash of love. An international flavor also pervades her catering services, which feature entrees and sides as diverse as Indian chicken tikka masala, Hawaiian-style slow-roasted pork, and Provençal-style snapper. Chef Evans prepares spreads for both formal and informal gatherings of all sizes, from weddings to luncheons.
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    San Francisco, CA US
  • Sidecar Cocktail Parties
    Greg Gioia has been mixing drinks since he was too young to legally sample them. Now a self-proclaimed “curator to a lost generation,” he personally oversees every one of Sidecar Cocktail Parties' events with an expertise gleaned from his personal library of pre-Prohibition recipe books. He gamely walks his talk, rolling around a mobile speakeasy that reinforces its sizable selection of spirits with locally sourced, often handmade garnishes, tinctures, bitters, and syrups. Called Auntie Mame and Jay Gatsby's love child by some of his clients, and Greg by others, Gioia never ceases to entertain—and inform—while pouring his signature cocktails at both classes and private events. Those drinks, each made exactingly to historical specifications, include the classic martini (stirred properly, with dry vermouth), its lesser-known predecessor, the Martinez (which uses the sweet stuff), and other variants such as the Gibson (accompanied by piquant pickled onion). Other classics include the Manhattan, which probably dates back to the 1880s, and the Old Fashioned, which had already earned its name by that time. Gioia supplements these stalwart standards with newer creations, such as The Last Word, a deceptively potent mixture of maraschino, Chartreuse, and lime juice, and the Screaming Viking, which was invented on the episode of Cheers where they all went to the bar.
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    On Location
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Bay Area VDO Production
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    1124 Eddy St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Artify It
    Artify It helps art enthusiasts patronize local artists even if they’re not packing a cash-filled endowment. Customers select and rent a few pieces of original art, which Artify It’s technicians deliver and install in homes and offices for a monthly fee. When it’s time for a change, techs also switch out the artwork with new pieces, keeping each customer’s collection as fresh and vibrant as a modern museum. Contemporary paintings, collages, and photography establish stunning focal points in rooms, and space-specific installations create 3D art with colors and shapes that reach beyond the wall. The watercolor Aqueduct Los Angeles displays a burst of turquoise, and Midsummer Afternoon reflects a series of cacti with inverted colors and sharp spikes.
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    15 Page Street
    San Francisco, CA US
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