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  • AKA: The Mab, The Fab Mab
  • Type: Restaurant/Eatery
  • Where: 443 Broadway San Francisco, CA
  • When: 1976 - 1986
Sceneroller, The Mabuhay Gardens, Restaurant/Eatery, San Francisco, California,
Mabuhay sign.
About This Venue

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The Mabuhay Gardens (aka The Fab Mab) was a San Francisco nightclub located at 443 Broadway, on the Broadway strip of North Beach, an area best known for its strip clubs. Originally a Filipino restaurant and club owned by Ness Aquino, it featured many Filipino celebrities, including Miss Amapola Cabase. Aquino and Amapola also co-hosted a weekly television program, The Amapola Presents Show on KEMO-TV Channel 20. ... In 1976, Aquino agreed to have rock promoter and television producer Dirk Dirksen book punk and new wave bands there; it soon became one of the main venues for punk rock in San Francisco in the late 1970s and early 1980s (a sort of west coast CBGBs).

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