If you want to have a successful excursion in this town, you need a plan—and it better be a good one. Since it’s not always easy to strike that perfect balance between “pre-game” drink, food and a show (sans kids), we bring you the Date Night series — a block-by-block guide to weekend itineraries that only require one parking space. So call the sitter or drop the kiddos off for a few hours and have a night to yourselves. For this weekend’s crawl, our friends at 7×7 give you the lowdown on where to go after a show at The Regency Ballroom on the Tenderloin’s Van Ness border. 

See: This weekend, you may find yourself at The Regency Ballroom, taking in Fitz and the Tantrums‘ modern Motown on Friday or SF Sketchfest‘s Nerdist Podcast Live with Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira on Saturday. Outside, the intersection of Sutter and Van Ness might feel like a ghost town, but believe it or not there’s a wealth of warmth and goodness to be found nearby.

7×7 has the complete low down to where to eat, drink, and have fun near San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom, so be sure to read the full article here because you won’t want to miss out on all the fun.

This is our weekly guest post from our friends at 7×7, a site that keeps you up on the best of SF. We’ve teamed up for an exciting partnership to bring you a fantastic Date Night idea each week. Be sure to check out their blog for hourly doses of the best of SF.

Photo Credit: The Bar at Chambers Eat + Drink by Ann Sage