Wonderland, our esteemed local watering hole, turns 12 this year, and they're celebrating a decade of beer, trivia, dancing, neighbors and fun this Sunday, Aug. 7. It starts at 4pm and there will be drink specials, live music, a pig roast and more. Here's the Facebook invite.
Sounds awesome. I've been going to the spot since 2007, and I have a lot of fond memories: shenanigans like Air Guitar Championship competitors performing on the bar, Halloween costume dance parties, friends who met there and got married, and their early brunch: bottomless bacon and make-your-own waffles. And before it was Wonderland, you may know that it was Nob Hill, a gay bar that operated for 50 years. After a number of violations and dropping business, Nob Hill closed, to be replaced by Wonderland.
It's gotten more popular, especially on the weekends, but still has that neighborly vibe. And the weekends are still fun if you want to dance and get sweaty.
The Wonderland Facebook page also posted some old photos from when they were just opening -- pretty cool.