Tacos & '60s Soul on Tuesdays in the Mission
We chose this date because it's, well, amazingly fun. Bring someone you're really crushing on for a Tuesday night taco-extravaganza, followed by slow dancing and perhaps a make-out session—the bar is called The Make-Out Room for a reason. When you get to the dance party, be sure to try one of the bar's signature margaritas—but beware, these margs are served in pint glasses!
Estimated Cost: Cheap
Estimate Duration: 2-5 hours
Best Days: Every Tuesday
Best Time: 8pm-12am
Vibe: This is a casual evening, where you'll be dining at an order-at-the-counter taco joint. The Make-Out Room is a quirky Mission dive bar with cheap drinks, booth- and bar seats, and streamers hanging from the sealing.
Get in the mood by previewing the types of songs you may hear on your night out dancing. This is a playlist curated by Xtina on Spotify.
1. Hit up Mateo's for incredibly tasty tacos.
One of the newer Mexican food establishments in the neighborhood, Mateo's is already lauded by locals. On "Taco Tuesdays" like this one, you'll often find specials where you can get 2 tacos for around $9. We recommend the seafood varieties, like the Baja fish tacos or The Mission tacos, which combine shrimp and carne asada. We also can’t stop eating their Al Pastor ones.
Credit cards accepted.
Beer & wine sold at the register.
Horchata and agua frescas are on fleek.
Pro-Tip: If you end up in a walk of shame, pop in for breakfast sometime to sample their chilaquiles or bfast burritos.
2. Dance to '60s soul records at The Make-Out Room's Slow Jams Night
Once you've digested your smorgasbord of tacos, head over to The Make-Out Room on 22nd and Mission for a night of dancing to the best soul DJs around. DJ Primo is one of—if not the most prominent soul DJ in San Francisco. He, and his occasional guest jockey, spin amazing '60s R&B soul jams on vinyl while the disco ball spins. If you show up at 9:30 and the place looks empty, fear not—the crowds typically show up around 10:30/11pm. If you show up early, don't be afraid to get the dance party started. There will be dancing.
Event is 21+ and there's no cover.
The jams are flowing from 9:30pm-2am.
Want to get a sense for DJ Primo's style? Watch this amazing video by Out of Focus TV.