+ WIN $200 HOTEL SPEND
sign up for news and promotions

Add Your Business/Event

San Francisco Gay Bars

San Francisco’s gay scene is one of the most prominent in the world. Many gay bars are located in “The Castro”, one of the first gay neighbourhoods in the United States.

El Rio
El Rio
El Rio
El Rio
El Rio
El Rio

3158 Mission St, San Francisco | map

website | facebook
+1 415 282 3325 |

weekday: 13:00-02:00

weekend: 13:00-02:00

El Rio

audience rating: click to vote

TODAY Karaoke

add a review & photos

El Rio is a lively San Francisco gay bar, situated in the bustling Mission District.

This local neighbourhood hangout draws in diverse crowds, catering to the city’s LGBTQIA+ community.

Serving San Fran since 1978, El Rio is a favourite amongst locals for its burlesque beauties, live music performances, and fabulous drag queens.

Here, you’ll be welcomed by a friendly atmosphere and affordable drinks.

features: bar, music, dancing, live music, drag | Updated: 04-Jul-2018

read more

Gay San Francisco Hotel

deals to make you sing in the shower

up to 75% off, click here

The Stud
The Stud
The Stud
The Stud
The Stud
The Stud

399 9th St, San Francisco | map

website | facebook
+1 415 863 6623 |

weekday: 17:00 - 02:00

weekend: 17:00 - 04:00

Home to the USA’s longest running queer burlesque show, The Stud is an illustrious part of San Francisco’s gay scene.

Located in the popular SoMa district, this bar has played host to plenty of LGBT celebrities over the 50 years it’s been running.

This iconic landmark is full of San Fran charisma, so if you’re looking for a kitschy dive bar it may be for you; go in for a drink or watch one of their famous off-beat drag shows.

The Stud is a great place to begin your journey through San Francisco’s gay nightlife.

features: bar, music, karaoke, burlesque, live music | Updated: 04-Sep-2018

read more

440 Castro
440 Castro
440 Castro
440 Castro
440 Castro
440 Castro

440 Castro St, San Francisco | map

website | facebook
+1 415 621 8732 |

weekday: 12:00 - 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

440 Castro

audience rating: click to vote

TODAY Wooden Nickel Wednesday - BOGOF Drinks

add a review & photos

Bear-popular gay bar in San Francisco’s Castro gay district. 440 Castro get busiest on the weekends, attracting men of all ages.

Drinks are strong and reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is one of the friendliest in the city.

features: bar, dancing, music | Updated: 05-Sep-2018

read more

Wild Side West
Wild Side West

424 Cortland Ave, San Francisco | map

website | facebook
+1 415 647 3099 |

weekday: 14:00 - 02:00

weekend: 14:00 - 02:00

Since 1962, Wild Side West has been serving the lesbian and LGBTQ+ community in Bernal Heights.

There’s a pool table and two big-screen TVs that shows major football and baseball matches.

Wild Side West’s beer garden in beautiful, with lush greenery and sculptures giving it a great atmosphere.

Even the art on the walls has been curated by LGBTQ+ artists from around the city.

features: bar, music | gay-owned | Updated: 04-Sep-2018

read more

Lone Star Saloon
Lone Star Saloon
Lone Star Saloon
Lone Star Saloon
Lone Star Saloon
Lone Star Saloon
Lone Star Saloon

1354 Harrison St, San Francisco | map

website | facebook

weekday: 16:00 - 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

The Lone Star Saloon has been operating since 1989 and has a rich history of humble beginnings, wreckage and a monumental rebirth.

The Lone Star logo will be recognisable to many, as the bar’s symbol became somewhat of a cult bear icon in the 90s and beyond.

Today the bar is owned by two of its former bartenders, Bruce and Charlie and continues to serve the bear and biker communities happily.

Countless gay relationships began in Lone Star, many staying strong to this day. So if whether you’re looking for friends, love, or just a cheap beer, this is a unmissable bear bar.

features: bar, music, dancing | gay-owned | Updated: 04-Sep-2018

read more

Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun

4067 18th St, San Francisco | map

website |
+1 4158614186 |

weekday: 14:00-02:00

weekend: 13:00-02:00

Located in the centre of The Castro, Midnight Sun has been the area’s best video bar for generations of gay bar patrons.

The recent remodelling has left Midnight Sun with a fresh and chic look, with a brand new street facing terrace and stage.

The bar has been called home for the night by many famous and local drag queens, and they put on a great show.

Don’t miss Mister Sister Mondays drag show or the Friday and Saturday night GoGo dancers.

features: bar, music, dancing, drag shows | Updated: 04-Sep-2018

read more

The Mix
The Mix
The Mix
The Mix
The Mix
The Mix

4086 18th St, San Francisco | map

website |
+1 4154 318 616 |

weekday: 07:00 - 02:00

weekend: 07:00 - 02:00

The Mix is a friendly neighbourhood gay bar in The Castro welcoming gays and lesbians from the community and beyond.

There’s a pool table, outdoor patio with a bar and Internet jukebox so you can play your favourite songs.

The Mix is known for it’s cheap and cheerful cocktails and laid-back vibe. Its a great place to chill out and grab a few drinks in the day around The Castro.

features: bar, music | Updated: 04-Sep-2018

read more

Twin Peaks Tavern
Twin Peaks Tavern
Twin Peaks Tavern
Twin Peaks Tavern
Twin Peaks Tavern
Twin Peaks Tavern

401 Castro St, San Francisco | map

website |

weekday: 10:00 - 02:00

weekend: 08:00 - 02:00

The Twin Peaks Tavern was one of the first gay bars in the USA, and described itself as ‘the gateway to The Castro’.

The bar is welcoming and friendly, with a laid-back vibe for chatting and meeting friends.

The bar is located directly under the iconic rainbow arrow on the corner of Market and Castro, and its huge windows are perfect for people-watching the bustling streets along The Castro.

features: bar, music | Updated: 04-Sep-2018

read more

The Edge
The Edge
The Edge
The Edge
The Edge
The Edge

4149 18th St, San Francisco | map

website | facebook
+1 415-863-4027 |

weekday: 13:00 - 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

The Edge

audience rating: click to vote

TODAY Musical Wednesdays - vj & showtunes

TOMORROW Monster Show - castro's longest running drag show

add a review & photos

Situated in The Castro, The Edge has been a well-known staple of the gay community for over three decades.

Everyone is welcome at The Edge, and they promise a great night for all.

Expect drinks specials, showtune nights, GoGo dancers, drag shows and more. Check our events listing below for more information.

features: bar, music, dancing. | Updated: 04-Sep-2018

read more

SF Eagle
SF Eagle
SF Eagle
SF Eagle
SF Eagle
SF Eagle

398 12th St, San Francisco | map

weekday: 14:00 - 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

The San Francisco Eagle is one of the most legendary and iconic of its breed, set in the SoMa leather district.

The Eagle welcomes everyone, from leather-clad bears and bikers, to the infamous San Fran twinks and rocking lesbians.

There’s a weekly Sunday beer bust for $12 and a huge outdoor seating area at the back.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 04-Sep-2018

read more

The Cinch Saloon
The Cinch Saloon
The Cinch Saloon
The Cinch Saloon
The Cinch Saloon
The Cinch Saloon

1723 Polk St, San Francisco | map

website | facebook
+1 4157 764 162 |

weekday: 09:00-02:00

weekend: 09:00-02:00

One of the few gay bars outside of SoMa and The Castro, The Cinch welcomes all to its friendly gay cowboy bar.

The décor inside is fun and quirky, it truly represents the San Fran culture.

There’s a pool table, drag shows on a Friday and all-night happy hour every Monday.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 04-Sep-2018

read more

 

Have we got something wrong?

Are we missing a new venue or has a business closed? Or has something changed and we've not yet updated our pages?

Please use this form to let us know. We really appreciate your feedback.

Want us to add your business? Click here. Want to add an event? Click here.

2018-09-19