Monday, December 28, 2009

And the winner is . . .

  1. Rockin' Around (benefit for Napa Valley Food Bank and Shelter Program on December 20) - 50%
  2. eat/drink/dance/walk! (benefit for Napa Valley AIDS Walk on October 16) - 22%
  3. Panchas of Yountville (two separate events on May 1 and October 31) - 17%
  4. Bardessono (June 19) and Characters at the Napa Valley Marriott (September 18) - tied at 5.5%

Vote today for your favorite Napa Guerilla Gay Bar mission of 2009.

Look for the poll in the right-hand margin of our blog/website.

The polls will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2010

Use the comments section of this post to share your thoughts about the 2009 missions and your ideas for 2010.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Let's Be Careful Out There!

Dog Tired on Christmas Evening? This Will Perk You Up!

Sometimes we can do too much leading up to Christmas.  Between shopping, baking, wrapping, attending holiday parties (like the amazing "Rockin' Around"), visiting family, eating (and drinking) too much and such, we are usually exhausted on the evening of December 25.

Well - perk up!  Stop by Starbucks for a Gingerbread Latte or Peppermint Mocha then join the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar when we hold Christmas maneuvers on Friday December 25, 2009 at Bank Café and Bar in the lobby of The Westin Verasa (1314 McKinstry in Napa) starting at 7 p.m.

One more note - this event will have limited publicity.  There will be no e-mail blast.  We'll be doing this occasionally to encourage troops to follow us via one of the following methods:
So, take a break from family and come have a drink with "family" on Christmas night!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Rockin' Around Raises $2253.80!

You guys ROCK!

Yesterday we raised $2,253.80 to help the hungry and homeless in Napa County!  That means that we'll be issuing checks to both the Napa Valley Food Bank and the Napa Valley Shelter Program in the amount of $1,126.90.  Whoo-Hoo!

Special thanks to:
Here are a few financial facts:
  • your bids in the Silent Auction raised more than $500
  • your song requests to the "Human Jukebox" raised over $400
  • you tossed more than $100 into the "Friends don't let friends dance with change in their pockets" donation buckets
  • local businesses made more than $4,100 of "in-kind" donations (food, wine, space rental) in support of the event
Again, thank you for your support of the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar and your community.  There will be folks this holiday season with a roof over their heads and food in their bellies because of you!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Rockin' Around* - a Holiday Party

* the Christmas Tree, Chanukah Menorah, Kwanzaa Mishumaa Saba and/or Festivus Pole

Celebrate the holidays (all of them) with the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar!

UPDATE: Discounted advance tickets are no longer available.  A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.  See you there!

It all takes place Sunday, December 20 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at The Centre Café at the Made in Napa Valley Culinary Centre (388 Devlin Road in Napa).

DJ Rotten Robbie will be spinning for your listening and dancing enjoyment. Festive fare will be prepared and presented by Kinyon! Culinary Catering and The Centre Café. Think of it as eat/drink/dance/walk! with mistletoe!

Net proceeds from this event will be split between two very worthy local causes:
  • 50% will be donated to the Napa Valley Shelter Project – an organization that provides “safe and humane temporary shelter to Napa County homeless individuals and families and coordinates resources to assist them in acquiring the skills and assets necessary to obtain and maintain permanent housing and self-sufficiency”.
  • 50% will be donated to the Napa Valley Food Bank which “assists people to become (or remain) self-sufficient by lessening the stress of meeting their basic need for food. (They) provide food to low-income individuals, families, seniors and to other organizations serving those less fortunate through unique partnerships that maximize the foodstuffs (they) are able to supply to Napa County’s low-income people.”
Once again, The Human Jukebox will be available to play your requests. For $1, your song will be added to DJ Rotten Robbie’s mix – $5 (or more) bumps your request to the top of the list. 100% of these funds will go to the beneficiaries of this event.

VIP tickets will feature access to a dessert bar known as “Kinyon’s Chocolate Wonderland”. Tickets purchased on line after December 15 and at the door are $30 for general admission and $35 for VIP.

This event, like all Napa Guerilla Gay Bar events, is for EVERYONE! It doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight, male or female, single or coupled, owner of a cat or a dog, a Raider fan or a 49-er fan, wearer of boxer or briefs, a coffee or tea or Coke or Pepsi drinker. EVERYONE is welcome – just be 21 years of age or older.

Can't Make It? You Can Still Help!

Don't be sad!

Even if you can't make it to "Rockin' Around - a Holiday Party" on Sunday, December 20 you can still participate!

Help the Napa Valley Food Bank and Napa Valley Shelter Project by making a donation. Use the PayPal Donation on the right-hand side of this window. We'll pass the money we collect along with your contact information to the charities so they can send you a tax receipt.

Every little bit makes a difference to the homeless and hungry of Napa County!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

DJ Rotten Robbie's 2009 Holiday Mixes

We at the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar organization hold a very special place in our hearts for DJ Rotten Robbie.

After all, the "Beringer Twilight T-Dance" during Napa Valley Pride 2009 wouldn't have been the same without him.

Likewise, "eat/drink/dance/walk!" wouldn't have raised over $2,000 for the Napa Valley AIDS Walk this year without his help.

And we can't even begin to imagine a party as big and fabulous as "Rockin' Around - a Holiday Party" without him at the turntables.

Well, one of your first gifts of the holiday season has arrived! DJ Rotten Robbie has released his set of five fabulous Holiday Mixes for 2009 . . . and they're yours to download and enjoy!

To download, visit You can download them all at once by clicking on "Download Folder" or you can download them one mix at a time by clicking on the individual links within the folder. Your choice. You can also choose the "Play" option if you'd like to listen to it on your computer without downloading them.

You can download and print the artwork and set lists in PDF format right here.

And don't forget - you can see DJ Rotten Robbie work his magic in person at "Rockin' Around - a Holiday Party" on Sunday, December 20 at The Center Cafe in Napa.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sleep With the Guerillas in December

In honor of "Rockin' Around - a Holiday Party", the good folks at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa (3425 Solano Avenue in Napa) are offering a special "Guerilla Rate" of just $89 a night!

The rate is good from Friday night, December 18 through Monday morning, December 21. Stay one night, two nights or the entire weekend. The rate is still just $89 per night (plus appropriate taxes).

Make your reservations by calling (800) 266-9432 and ask for the "Guerilla Rate". You can also visit to make your reservation on-line.

While you're there, check out Chef Brian Whitmer's outstanding Kansas City Barbeque at Characters Bar & Grill inside the Marriott.

If enough folks take advantage of this offer we'll look into providing shuttle service to and from the Rockin' Around venue. How cool is that?!