On Monday, October 11, join 49ers Takeo Spikes, Patrick Willis and Travis LaBoy, Oakland Raiders’ Lamarr Houston, and special guest server Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors will be on hand to help raise money and awareness for cancer research. MatrixFillmore and Octagon Football will host a celebrity servers event to raise funds to benefit the John Ricksen Fund of the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Bay Area professional athletes serve guests from behind the bar while signing autographs and mingling with the crowd. Autographed footballs, tickets to games, special travel packages, and sports memorabilia will be available for live auction and raffle. A portion of the proceeds from the drinks poured, 100% of any tips given to the celebrity servers, proceeds from the raffle and live auction, and any additional donations received during the event will directly benefit cancer patient treatment and research at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
Stop by MatrixFillmore on October 11 at 7:30pm to support the John Ricksen Fund!
MatrixFillmore has reopened its doors after a brief closure to refresh the space. Now Matrix has a new look, earlier cocktail hours and a specialty cocktail list that will blow your mind. Manager James Lemieux talks about one of his favorites, the Moscow Mule.
The Moscow Mule was invented in 1941 by John Martin, a spirits distributor, and John “Jack” Morgan, owner of Cock N Bull Tavern in Los Angeles. Martin was having difficultings marketing vodka in the United States and Morgan’s Cock N Bull Ginger Beer was having problems getting off the ground. The two came together and created the Moscow Mule, which has been credited with helping shift the popularity from gin to vodka in America. It has truly become one of the great classic cocktails.
Are you ready to dance? Insider’s Tip: Jared-F, Entertainment Director at MatrixFillmore and hot spot DJ around San Francisco gives PlumpJack Blog readers his top picks.
When I play at MatrixFillmore I want to have as much fun as possible. I play a lot of classic dance music and Top 40 remixes, while still playing a good deal of house music. The last three years have brought tons of change to the venue, while retaining its core ideology of being a Ultra Lounge. I am honored to have had the experience of being the Entertainment Director at MatrixFillmore and to have been able to be part of the rejuvention of the best small club in San Francisco.
Vessel Some of the best local and international DJ’s.
Ruby Skye Probably my favorite club to play. It was rated the Best Club in the US by Club World magazine. These are the best international DJ’s, all ranking top 50 in the world. I am part of a monthly event there called World Town.
Slide The same people as Ruby Skye own this venue. Much like the MatrixFillmore clientele, but a little more Top 40 oriented. Loads of fun and great local and international DJ’s.
1015 Folsom The most historically important club on the west coast, in my opinion. The explosion of dance/electronic music started here in 1988. It’s a true super club with four large rooms, over 3000 people can be in this place at once. I am a resident in the Electro/Mashup/Hip-Hop/Dance room three times a month. Still has some of the best DJ’s in the world and it goes until 7AM every Saturday. I am known to play 10PM-6AM sometimes too ;).
One of my FAVORITE clubs in town is TheEndup. Perhaps has perhaps most interesting clientele of any on this list. This place is
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open every weekend from Friday at 10:00pm through Monday morning at 4:00am. It’s the longest running club in town and every year is voted Best DJ’s in SF by the Guardian. Not for faint of heart though!