For all those MGoBloggers in the Bay Area, you may share my pain that UM lacks a fun, cool, well-located bar in the city. The Blarney Stone is in a pretty crappy location for those of us that live in the city and rely on public transport; and, the Blue Lite just kinda sucks in general and is shared with about a dozen other colleges.
To my point: I was recently in North Beach and and took in a few drinks at North Star. There was a sign posted that North Star is looking to be "the college bar" for some team. It got me thinking - could UM be that team?! I think yes!
North Star is an awesome spot - the second oldest bar in SF, a great local watering hole, cool bartenders, great locals, and very easy to access. North Beach is a cool, old-school neighborhood with tons of great restaurants, cafes, etc. Though it doesn't have a kitchen, North Star allows patrons to bring in food and they always have pretty kick ass drink specials.
Any who, I have no clue what the process is to have a bar "sponsor" a school...or how the school agrees to have the bar sponsor it. But, North Star really would be a cool bar for the SF UM Alum community to sync up with and gather at. For those of us in SF, what do you think???