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

in The Castro

MIX
MIX

4086 18th Street, San Francisco

+1 415 431 8616
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weekday: 07:00 - 02:00

weekend: 07:00 - 02:00

MIX is ‘the neighborhood’ gay bar in The Castro, welcoming gays, lesbians and friends since 2000.

The bar is known for cheap cocktails, laid-back vibe. There’s a pool table, outdoor patio and  internet jukebox so you can play your favourite songs.

features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 08-Dec-2018

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Twin Peaks Tavern
Twin Peaks Tavern

401 Castro Street, San Francisco

weekday: 10:00 - 02:00

weekend: 08:00 - 02:00

Twin Peaks Tavern

audience rating: 5 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

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One of the first gay bars in San Francisco (and in the US), Twin Peaks Taverna has laid-back vibe and friendly staff –  great place for socialising and meeting friends.

This SF gay bar describes itself as the “Gateway to The Castro’ due to its prime location, right under the iconic rainbow arrow on the corner of Market Street and Castro.

features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 08-Dec-2018

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440 Castro
440 Castro

440 Castro St, San Francisco

+1 415 621 8732
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weekday: 12:00 - 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

440 Castro

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Bear-popular gay bar in San Francisco’s gay district. 440 Castro hosts regular events including Underwear Night and ‘Battle of the Bulges.

The bar gets busiest on the weekends, attracting men of various ages. Drinks are strong and reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is one of the friendliest in the city. 21+ only.

features: bar, dancing, music (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 08-Dec-2018

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

4067 18th St, San Francisco

+1 415 861 4186
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weekday: 14:00 - 02:00

weekend: 13:00 - 02:00

Midnight Sun

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TODAY Castro Karaoke Wednesday

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Gay video bar & lounge in the heart of The Castro. Midnight Sun has been serving the San Francisco gay community  for 40+ years.

“The Sun” was recently remodelled with a new street-facing terrace and stage. Weekly themed nights include RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing on Mondays, karaoke on Wednesdays, sexy go-go dancers on Friday and Saturday nights.

Voted best ‘Happy Hour in SF’ – two-for-one everything until 9pm daily.

features: bar, music, drag shows, karaoke (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | Updated: 08-Dec-2018

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Beaux
Beaux

2344 Market St, San Francisco

weekday: 3pm - 2am

weekend: 2pm - 2am

Beaux is located in the historic gay district The Castro, but is one of the areas newer gay nightclub venues. Open seven days and nights a week, Beaux has a variety of gay nightlife events.

Every night has a different theme, from Manimal Fridays to Big Top Sundays, which features the stars of Ru Paul Drag Race.

While relatively new, Beaux is located on the site of The Castro’s first gay bar, the Missouri Mule, which opened in 1963. Beaux is therefore a perfect mix of old and new San Francisco gay nightlife.

features: club, dancing, nightlife, drag queens (舞蹈) | Updated: 01-Jul-2019

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The EDGE
The EDGE

4149 18th St, San Francisco

+1 415 863 4027
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weekday: 13:00 - 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

The EDGE

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TODAY Musical Wednesdays - VJ & show tunes

TOMORROW Monster Show - drag show

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The Castro’s long-running gay neighbourhood bar for over 20 years. The EDGE is known for its friendly staff, well-priced drinks, cruisey atmosphere, fun themed parties.

Everyone is welcome here. Check The EDGE’s website for details about their weekly events, drink deals and more.

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Mission Street / SoMa

The Lone Star Saloon
The Lone Star Saloon

1354 Harrison St, San Francisco

weekday: 16:00 - 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

Gay bar in San Francisco since 1989. The Lone Star Saloon has a rich history of humble beginnings, wreckage and a monumental rebirth.

Its recognisable logo has become somewhat of a cult bear icon. Owned by two of its former bartenders, Bruce and Charlie, The Lone Star continues to serve the local gay community – popular with gay bears and bikers.

features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | gay-owned | Updated: 08-Dec-2018

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The STUD
The STUD
The STUD
The STUD
The STUD
The STUD

399 9th St, San Francisco

+1 415 863 6623
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weekday: 17:00 - 02:00

weekend: 17:00 - 04:00

Home to the USA’s longest-running queer burlesque show, The STUD has played host to many LGBT celebrities for 50+ years.

Located in SoMa district, this kitschy dive bar is great to enjoy a drink, sing karaoke or watch one of their famous off-beat drag shows.

features: bar, music, karaoke, burlesque, live music (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK, 现场音乐) | Updated: 08-Dec-2018

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SF Eagle
SF Eagle

398 12th St, San Francisco

weekday: 17:00 - 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

SF Eagle

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TOMORROW Thursday Night Live

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Legendary LGBT bar in the SoMa leather district. SF Eagle welcomes everyone, from leather-clad bears and bikers, to the infamous San Fran twinks and rocking lesbians.

The bar has a huge outdoor seating area at the back. Weekly themes include karaoke nights, live music on Thursdays, and the popular beer bust for $12 on Sundays.

features: bar, music, karaoke, dancing, live music (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卡拉OK, 现场音乐) | Updated: 03-Jan-2019

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The Cinch Saloon

The Cinch Saloon

1723 Polk St, San Francisco | map

+1 415 776 4162
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weekday: 09:00 - 02:00

weekend: 08:00 - 02:00

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One of the few gay bars outside The Castro and The Mission scenes. The Cinch has a cowboy-themed decor with fun, quirky atmosphere.

There’s a pool table, drag shows on a Friday and all-night happy hour every Monday. Open 7 days a week until 2am.

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Bernal Heights

El Rio
El Rio

3158 Mission St, San Francisco

+1 415 282 3325
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weekday: 13:00 - 02:00

weekend: 13:00 - 02:00

El Rio

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TODAY Karaoke

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Lively gay bar on Mission Street towards Bernal Heights. El Rio has been serving the Bay Area’s LGBTQI+ community since 1978.

The bar features burlesque beauties, drag queens, live music and is known friendly atmosphere and affordable drinks.

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The Wild Side West
The Wild Side West

424 Cortland Ave, San Francisco

+1 415 647 3099
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weekday: 14:00 - 02:00

weekend: 14:00 - 02:00

The Wild Side West has been serving the LGBT community in the Bay Area since 1962. The lesbian-popular bar has a pool table and TV screen showing sports.

There’s a beautiful lush garden with sculptures and artworks curated by local LGBTQ+ artists. Located in Bernal Heights.

features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | gay-owned | Updated: 08-Dec-2018

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2019-07-17

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