4 Local Places To Eat, Drink, And Give Back This Holiday Season

[Editor's Note: Hoodline is participating in this week's SF Homeless Project, in which more than 80 area publications are each covering homelessness issues in their own ways.

While we already write about these issues often, we hope that our stories today will add more neighborhood context to this very complicated topic, and to the great work being published elsewhere. You can read more about the project here.]

Here's a quick look at some restaurants and dive bars around the city that are lending a helping hand to those in need this holiday season.


Through December 12th, Beretta (1199 Valencia Street) is collecting items such as bedding, toiletries, and robes. All donations — including monetary donations — will go directly to La Casa de las Madres, a nonprofit that provides services to women, teens, and children who are affected by abuse and domestic violence.


On December 15th, Molotov’s will sponsor its 4th annual clothing and food drive from 4-9pm. Bundle up and swing by the Lower Haight bar (582 Haight Street) with things like blankets, socks, and nonperishable foods to donate to unhoused individuals in San Francisco.

Doc's Clock 

Until December 16th, Mission-based Doc’s Clock (2575 Mission Street) is collecting educational games and books at the bar. All donations will be given to the Homeless Prenatal Program, a local organization working to end childhood poverty and family homelessness. Donations will be wrapped and given to the children that the nonprofit works with as Christmas presents. 

Photo: Doc's Clock/Facebook

The Front Porch

Throughout the month of December, The Front Porch (65 29th Street) is giving back to the SF-Marin Food Bank. With every purchase of a My Sherry Amour -- a low ABV cocktail made with Lo-Fi Sweet Vermouth, Yuste Amontillado Sherry, Seven Stills Cannela Cinnamon Liqueur, Clarified Lemon, and house-made Bergamot Bitters — the restaurant will donate a dollar to the food bank.

Have you heard of any other bars or restaurants that are giving to those in need this holiday season? If so, send us a tip!

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4 local places to eat drink and give back this holiday season