The consistently awesome and helpful My Open Bar (.com) just sent me an e-mail to tell me they are closing down the San Francisco list, due to the recession (and, I imagine, its hard to make money when your business model is telling people to swarm art shows and drink up their free wine). But seriously, this site came through in providing a nightly guide to the cheapest/free-est booze in the City and I am sad to see it go. It still operates for LA (and New York, Chicago, and Honolulu – who cares) at la.myopenbar.com
Mixed emotions? On the one hand I have to scavenge free booze using only my intuition. On the other hand I’m no longer the guy on an e-mail list catering exclusively to those who order their lives around which crappy bar is serving pbr for under a dollar.