Are you all set for Bastille Day in San Francisco? If not, check out 7×7 Magazine for some hasty planification de dernière minute. And see Joe Eskenazi’s take right here.
Or you can keep it simple and just wander over to the “French Quarter” (of one-percent of) San Francisco around Bush Street betwixt Union Square and the Financial District, on tiny streets like Belden Place (home of Plouf, Cafe Bastille, B-44, and le Best-O-Burger), Mark Lane (home of the Bank of Ireland, aka the Irish Bank), and Claude Lane (home of Cafe Claude).
This is what Belden looked like on July 14th last year. Click to expand:
And this is the Mission from this year. Can you see les drapeaux tricolores? Peter Acworth’s Kink.com famously makes pornography at the old San Francisco National Guard Armory and Arsenal, but they’re never too busy to let a holiday go by without hoisting some huge flags for the occasion:
Here are some more deets:
“This party is back on Belden Place, considered a great out of many of San Francisco’s best street parties, this year will be one of the best for sure. Why? Well, the music, of course!!
Come early to get a seat, some wine, your favorite food, and listen to some of SF’s finest dj’s. Audionista will be playing first, probably the best time slot of the day, so make sure you get there by 4pm.
Also featuring Trevor Simpson of Worldtown-energy 92.7fm
Pheeko Dubfunk of Swank SF
Jared F and Nima G of Connected Grooves”
And there’s ever more stuff below too.
Happy Bastille Day!
Bal Populaire du Comite Officiel Directions
Saturday, July 11th, starting at 6 pm at the Basque Cultural Center.
Cost: $60 per person, gourmet dinner: choice of filet mignon or half-chicken – wine included.
A program of Franco-American music and dance, and a raffle (grand prize: a trip for two to Paris Courtesy of the Official Committee. (Read More)
The Santa Barbara French Festival Directions
Join the fun at the 22nd Annual Santa Barbara FRENCH FESTIVAL
(Bastille Day Weekend, July 11 & 12, 11am-7pm, FREE admission).
Great food. from crepes to Cajun. Over 40 great acts on 3 stages: cancan, folkdance, Poodle Parade, Femmes Fatales Drag Review, Moroccan bellydance, Napoleon, Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf, Hot Jazz a la Django Reinhart, African drumming, Tahitian dance, accordeons galore, and much more. Huge Eiffel Tower. Free drawing. Lots for the kids.
It’s where AMERICA celebrates FRANCE! (Read More)
Bastille Day is back on Belden! Directions
Come enjoy a fun and vibrant Bastille Day celebration, July 14th(4 to 10pm) in Belden Place, San Francisco.
DJs, drinks, open restaurants, all the ingredients to have fun!
Restaurants: Sam’s grill – Cafe Bastille – Cafe Tiramisu – Plouf – B44 – Belden Taverna – Trademark – Brindisi
Official Belden Bastille Day After-Party, Scuba, at Harlot – 46 Minna between 1st and 2nd streets, SF(10pm to 2am)
Napastille Day Directions
Join us for a very special Bastille day on July 14th (10am to 9pm) in the wine country for an all day celebration of our French community!!! Come celebrate 220 years of revolution and 220 years of French presence in the wine country..!
The whole market will have a French flair for a very special Bastille day!
All vendors will have French specials: French everything: French songs, French surprises, French Dancing. (Read More)
Bastille Day Soiree Directions
On July 14th (8pm to 2am), French Tuesday organize Bastille Day Soiree. For this extra special occasion, the revolution will take place in Ruby Skye. an upscale entertainment venue especially decorated for Bastille Day!
At this event you will find: complimentary stationed horsd’oeuvres graciously offered by San Francisco top French restaurants along with French Wine tasting, live Band and Special performances, music by DJ Frenchy le Freak & Pheeko Dubfunk.
The suggested dress code is Blue/White/Red. Tickets prices will be $10 for the first 100, $15 afterwards, $20 for the last tier and $25-30 at the door (upon availability). (Read More)
Bastille Day at Sofitel Directions
Join the Sofitel at the bay bar on Tuesday July 14th (8pm to 12am) for the ultimate “Bastille Day” celebration with DJ Cris and a special dinner at Bay223.
For more information & reservations: Call: 650 -508 -7126. (Read More)
Bastille Day at The Bubble Lounge Directions
Celebrate Bastille Day with French Champagne Tuesday July 14th, lively music and a fun atmosphere at The Bubble Lounge starting at 4 pm.
Enjoy discounted prices off Taittinger Champagne as well as select Champagne cocktails and food items from 4 – 8 pm. (Read More)