San Francisco Chronicle
S.F. bar, inspired by Swift, sends love packing
Got a long list of ex-lovers? You may consider ditching the candlelight and roses this Valentine’s Day for the Taylor Swift-themed pop-up bar in San Francisco’s Marina district.
Now through Feb. 26, people can pay $22 for entry into “Bad Blood: A Taylor-Themed Heartbreak Bar” in the annex of Westwood, the Westernthemed watering hole at 2036 Lombard St., for the privilege of drinking questionably named cocktails like “Dirty Shirley” or “Forget About Them Rum Punch” during a limited 90-minute time slot.
The bar’s name is an homage to Swift’s 2015 single “Bad Blood,” but the promoters make it abundantly clear that the Grammy-winning singer is in no way involved with the project and will in no way, shape or form be there (unless you count the presence of her voice floating out of the speakers).
Bucket Listers, which also produced the Golden Girls diner in New York City and the Blockbuster Video storethemed pop-up bar in Los Angeles, says on the event page that it wanted to offer Swifties a place to hang out during the “Anti Valentine’s Day Season” through February.
“Whether you want to sing about your lover, those who were never yours, those you’re never getting back together with, or those who still have your scarf, this is the perfect place for you,” the pop-up’s website reads.
Admission includes one drink selected from the “Shake It Off Wheel of Cocktails,” an on-site tarot card reading, and the opportunity to “get bejeweled” for an Instagram-perfect photo during each 90minute slot.
Ticketmaster is not involved, but reservations are required.