Friday, December 28, 2007


Hello everyone!

There will be no DPHH this month due to the holidays! May each one of you enjoy the season and kick in 2008 safely!

We'll be sending an questionnaire regarding DPHH within a month and hope you will take your time and assist us in sharing feedback you may have for BADuppies! The committee would love to read over your feedback to ensure we improve BADuppies. :)

January's DPHH will be announced soon and we'll celebrate BADuppies' one year anniversary this February!

Stay tuned....

Happy New Year!

-the BADuppies committee

Monday, November 26, 2007

November BADuppies in Oakland!

This month's happy hour is happening @ Lukas' Taproom & Lounge in Oakland.

Date: Friday, November 30, 2007

Time: 6pm - 2 am (they have an event at 10p and will charge $10 cover. we encourage you to head there before)

Location: 2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Directions from BART: Take BART to 19th station. Exit onto Broadway and walk north towards West Grand. Luka's is located 3 short blocks past the Paramount Theatre.

Look @ the website for the bar menu, food menu, FAQ about driving/parking and safety.

Go here for Luka's Taproom & Lounge's website

Be sure to come and bring a friend or two!

See you on Friday!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

OCTOBER DPHH moves to Pleasanton

October DPHH has been moved to Pleasanton due to many requests to consider change. We decided to honor the inquiries for the people in town for the DEAFNATION EXPO in Pleasanton this weekend.

Thus, the BADuppies Happy Hour has been moved from San Francisco to Sunshine Saloon in Pleasanton.

WHEN: October 26, 2007 (FRIDAY)
TIME: 7p to close (The bar have happy hour from 4-9p)
WHERE: 1807 Santa Rita Rd # K, Pleasanton, CA

The Sunshine Saloon has plenty of TV's, shuffleboard tables, pool tables, foosball, ping pong and DJ from 9:30p to 1:30p. They'll allow us to have the back room at 7p.

TO COSTUME OR NOT: Yes, it's "Halloween" weekend. COME in creative costumes! Please refrain from bringing weapons and they would still need to ID you for entry.

Please spread the word of the change and know we apologize if we have caused any inconvenience in sudden change of location.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

There's September BADuppies after all!

We apologize for the delay. Our original spot didn't work out.
But, fret not! We have a spot!

It's @ Joey Basil's Cafe in Fremont, CA

Date: Friday, September 28


From 4-???
Their kitchen closes at 10p.

Joey's Basil Cafe
3720 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, CA

Closest BART station: Fremont
From BART, go here

Use to navigate if necessary :)

See you all tomorrow night!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

August BADuppies

Due to Labor Day Weekend, we have decided to cancel August BADuppies Happy Hour. We apologize for any inconvenience if any. Please enjoy your Labor Day weekend and be safe.

We'll update you soon with plans for September, October and November!

Stay tuned and see you in September!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

July BADuppies Happy Hour @ Club Mallard!

The next deaf professional happy hour gathering will be held in the upstairs area at Club Mallard in Albany.

Date: Friday, July 27th
Time: 5:30pm - 2am
Location: 752 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1131
Phone: (510) 524-8450
Closest BART Station: El Cerrito Bart (Approx. 7 Blocks away)
Attire: Casual

In Short:
This comfortable hang features dark booths, pool tables and pinball games. Outside is a patio with Polynesian flair (think tiki torches and bamboo trees). The bar has a faithful blue-collar following, as well as its share of fans from the UC campus. The bartenders are super-friendly and keep dice, cards, cribbage and dominoes behind the counter. There are some free snacks, but patrons are allowed to bring in as much grub as they like--no outside drinks, though. Pool tables downstairs are 25-cents each; upstairs, you can rent tables by the hour.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

June 29 - Bambuddha Lounge, San Francisco

The next deaf professional happy hour gathering will be held at Bambuddha Lounge:

Happy Hour: 5:30-7:30pm,
Date: Friday, June 29th
Time: 5:30pm - 2am
Location: 601 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 between Polk Street and Larkin Street.
Closest BART station: Powell Station or Civic Center Station
Closest MUNI stop: Bus #31 at Larkin/Eddy (NADC 2007 conference attendees - just take Muni #31 on Market St. which isn't far from Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center)

We suggest to avoid wearing baseball caps, jerseys, flip-flops.
There are exceptions, but only for hot soccer players. So, dress to impress!

Please do not park in the Phoenix Hotel parking lot.
There are several public lots in the area including one
across the street that usually offers a flat rate of $7.00.

See Google Map for its exact pinpoint location.

Bambuddha Lounge serves dinner until 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Their food is innovative pan-Asian cuisine - fresh seasonal produce with Southeast Asian inspired flavors to create unique dishes with exquisite presentations. At Bambuddha, shared plates blur the line between appetizers and entrees and are perfect for sampling the signature flavors of many dishes. Sweet Offerings are the perfect closure to a culinary tour of the Far East. Visit Bambuddha's website to view the menu.

There is a cover charge to enter the lounge on Friday and Saturday nights of $10 per person beginning at 10 p.m . However, if you choose to dine at the restaurant, you can join in the lounge afterwards at no additional cost or arrive before 10pm to avoid cover costs - reservations recommended. Also, on a side note: the bar will only accept cash but there is an ATM machine by the front entrance on the right in the Restroom area if you need to withdraw money.

Additional recommended restaurants nearby to check out:

Saigon Sandwich Shop
560 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA

655 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

Osha Thai Noodle Cafe
696 Geary St, San Francisco, CA

Hope to see you there and of course, feel free to bring your buddies
along! (We will probably be at the lounge after 7pm, but if you want to
grab those 'happy hour' drinks, feel free to go there earlier and
enjoy the atmosphere or enjoy the dinner there!)

Also, there will be some out of towners on that weekend due to a deaf conference, so show what we the locals are all about Bay Area ;-)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Photos from May's Baduppies

If you can't see the slideshow here, you can go to May 2007 Baduppies Photos.

Enjoy and see you next month in San Francisco! There will be a deaf conference that falls on that same weekend so show those out of towners what San Francisco is all about!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Crogan's Bar and Grill - May 25, 2007

The next deaf professional happy hour gathering will be held at Crogan's Bar and Grill in of Walnut Creek, CA:

"Happy Hour: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

special prices on well drinks and draft beer

Date: Friday, May 25, 2007
Time: 5:30pm - 1 am
Location: 1387 Locust St.
Closest BART station: Walnut Creek Station

See Google Map for its exact pinpoint location.

The bar is in in heart of Downtown Walnut Creek where it has shopping, plenty of eats surrounding the bar.

See you there soon then!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

post-april baduppies

After the April's Baduppies ended, Jennifer, the manager at Rye, gave me a glowing remark about Baduppies. She said that it was one of the best animated moments she ever bartended when we the deaf professionals rocked Rye's. Just prior to this Baduppies event, she even had Aaron, another bartender, run to a local store nearby to get two dryboard and dry markers for this occasion. So, she wants me to inform y'all that Rye was very grateful for having you peepos at the bar. She hopes that you'll stop by Rye's whenever you're nearby so she and Aaron can get inspired to do some magical bartending for you!

Now, here are the pictures that you've been waiting for:

If you can't see the slideshow, go toBaduppies - April 2007

Thanks to Karina and Nini for taking the pictures!

See you next month then!

Friday, April 20, 2007

April 27 - Rye Bar in San Francisco

The next deaf professional happy hour gathering will be held at Rye in the true heart of San Francisco, CA:

Look for this wooden door!

"Happy Hour: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Speciality Cocktail - $2

Date: Friday, April 27, 2007
Time: 5:30pm - 2 am
Location: 688 Geary St.
(between Jones St. and Leavenworth St.)
Closest BART station: Powell Station
Last train call to East Bay from Powell St. station: 12:20 AM
(If you have missed the last train, do not panic, there's even all-nighter service around Bay Area, please go to this site: for more information.

See Google Map for its exact pinpoint location.
See Mapquest map for its exact pinpoint location.

There are many 'ethnic' restaurants scattered throughout this Tenderloin/Nob Hill/Union Square area. So feel free to be an adventurer for once and explore around there for dinner. There are plenty of Pakistian, Indian, Irish, Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Mexican, Thai, Cuban, and of course, cheap eats to relive your old glory from college times. Here is a few suggestions of eats nearby:

Lahore Karahi (Indian/Pakistani)
612 O'Farrell Street
(between Ada Ct & Harlem Aly)
San Francisco, CA 94109

Adana Kebab (Middle Eastern)
637 Larkin St
(between Eddy St & Ellis St)
San Francisco, CA 94109

Mekong Restaurant (Thai)
791 O'Farrell Street
(between Hyde St & Larkin St)
San Francisco, CA 94109

We suggest you to arrive at Rye's at 5:30 pm sharply to take advantage of its open comfortable seats (they even have a nice U-shaped booth for a party of 8 people...which is a deaf-friendly table for sure as well as a nice vintage pool table) Time to dust off your blazer and your shiny pointy high heels!

Hope to see you there and of course, feel free to bring your buddies along as well as spread the word around, too!

Totally unrelated to this event (or is it?)

From the wire of Reuters:

WASHINGTON -- A fruity cocktail may not only be fun to drink but may count as health food, U.S. and Thai researchers say.

Adding ethanol -- the type of alcohol found in rum, vodka, tequila and other spirits -- boosted the antioxidant nutrients in strawberries and blackberries, the researchers found.

Any colored fruit might be made even more healthful with the addition of a splash of alcohol, they report in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

Dr. Korakot Chanjirakul and colleagues at Kasetsart University in Thailand and scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture stumbled upon their finding unexpectedly.

They were exploring ways to help keep strawberries fresh during storage. Treating the berries with alcohol increased in antioxidant capacity and free radical scavenging activity, they found.

Any colored fruit or vegetable is rich in antioxidants, which are chemicals that can cancel out the cell-damaging effects of compounds called free radicals.

Berries, for instance, contain compounds known as polyphenols and anthocyanins. People who eat more of these fruits and vegetables have a documented lower risk of cancer, heart disease and some neurological diseases.

The study did not address whether adding a little cocktail umbrella enhanced the effects.

Now, guess right now is a good time to order fruity cocktails at Rye as they do have many fresh fruity ingredients to start with!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

photo album is here - baduppies @ beckett's

Pictures are here! It seems everyone had a blast at Beckett's. The bar staff was friendly and they did provide a small board with drywipe marker BOTH downstairs and upstairs, which is definitely a plus for any deaf customer. Now, the next BADUPPIES gathering will be held in the heart of San Francisco. More details to come... so in the meantime, please do enjoy the pictures (thanks to Melinda!)

If you can't see the slideshow here, please go to Baduppies at Beckett's

Until then, see you next time!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Beckett's - Berkeley

The next deaf professional happy hour gathering will be held at Beckett's in Berkeley, CA:

"Happy Hour: None :-( "

Date: Friday, March 30, 2007
Time: 5pm - 2 am
Location: 2271 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA
(between Kittridge St. and Bancroft Way)
Closest BART station: Berkeley (or sometimes Berkeley Downtown)

See Google Map for its exact pinpoint location.
See Mapquest map for its exact pinpoint location.

Even though Beckett's Pub has its own kitchen for dinner, there's still plenty of prominent restaurants nearby along Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley Downtown.

Hope to see you there and of course, feel free to bring your buddies along!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Lah lah lah... pictures!

The first BADUPPIES gathering came out with a big bang. We did not expect the gathering to be a big turnout! So thank you for making this gathering a successful one! The MOST important thing is that everyone enjoyed it. There was some wonderful new and old connections between friends! (We notice that there were many pagers' email addresses exchanged there!)

Here are the slide show taken from the gathering:

BADUPPIES' inaugural gathering

Now, the next BADUPPIES gathering will be held in Berkeley. We had a few suggestions thrown to us by the Berkelians who came to the gathering. We'll take a glance at those bars first and let you know shortly. If you want to be informed about the next BADUPPIES event, please go to:

to add your e-address to the list (usually your pager email address). We will send announcement once a month about its location, time, and date, usually one week before the last Friday of the month!

See ya next time then!

Saturday, February 17, 2007


It's OFFICIAL! The first deaf professional happy hour gathering will be held at Bruno's:

"Happy Hour: 6-9pm Tues - Sat $3 Draft and $4 Well Cocktails "

Date: Friday, February 23, 2007
Time: 6pm - 2 am
Location: 2389 Mission Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94110
(between 19th and 20th Street)
Closest BART station: either 16th/Mission or 24th St/Mission

See Google Map for its exact pinpoint location.
See Mapquest map for its exact pinpoint location.

Our recommended restaurants nearby to check out:

Esperpento (Spanish Tapas)
3295 22nd Street
(at Bartlett St & Valencia St)
San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 282-8867

Cha-Ya (Vegetarian Japanese Restaurant)
762 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(between 18th and 19th Streets)

Luna Park (American cuisine - limited menu which is good for anyone who usually can't make up their own mind in choosing a dish)
694 Valencia Street
(at 18th St & Sycamore St)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Ti Couz (Crepes!)
3108 16th Street
(at Valencia St)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Hope to see you there and of course, feel free to bring your buddies along! (We will probably be at the bar after 8pm, but if you want to grab those 'happy hour' drinks, feel free to go there earlier and enjoy the atmosphere!)

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

our first BADUPPIES posting!

Hi there ~~~

Just want to welcome you to BADUPPIES ' blogsite. Hopefully, this will give you a general idea of what to expect in Bay Area's Deaf Professional Happy Hour event (aka BADUPPIES) .

The organizer(s) will find a bar (usually in San Francisco or Berkeley/Oakland) for all of us the deaf/HoH professionals to mingle around on the last FRIDAY of the month starting FEBRUARY 23rd, 2007. This will be an experimental project to see how this event turns out as the time goes by in a few months.

Next BADuppies gathering date: February 23, 2007
Name: TBA
Location: San Francisco
Time: 6pm to ???

This is the rules of what a hipster bar has to meet 'deaf' requirements:

1) Big space
2) Great lighting
3) Friendly Bar staff
4) No cover/minimal cover (less than $10)
5) and of course, most IMPORTANTLY, close to public transportation stops (especially BART)

This is a great way to kick back, socialize, and mingle after work for deaf/HoH professionals.

If you have any questions about the baduppies event, feel free to email us!

update: oops.. we forgot to add the e-mail address here: baduppies [at]