Speaking of small businesses biting the dust -- KoKo Cocktails (1060 Geary Street) announced earlier this month that July will be the bar's last month in existence. If you recall, the beloved classy dive bar was evicted, along with all its neighbors, due to the impending CPMC move.

According to The Tender, it's still up in the air whether the Koko's folks will open up their new establishment, Hi Lo Lounge, further up the block at Polk and Pine. Like most such circumstances in San Francisco, it all depends on one person at the Lower Polk Neighbors association who's been raising a stink.

There are two big events happening this weekend, which will enable KoKo's fans to see the establishment off in style:

  • Final Bourbon and Bacon: Friday night is the last edition of the super-popular Bourbon and Bacon night, featuring blues, funk and punk on the decks, lots of happy hour drink specials, and of course, bacon. (6 to 9 p.m.)
  • Tenderloin Reading Series: On Saturday, KoKo's regulars are invited to share some words about the bar, whether it be "a poem, a story, a song, a two sentence recollection, a passing thought," in between readings by a great line-up of contributors, as part of the Tenderloin Reading Series, which has been a staple event at the bar for the past two years. (6 to 8 p.m.)