Gay Bars in San Francisco

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Gay Clubs & Bars in San Francisco

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  • Christina R
    1 contribution
    I’ve seen Friends and Sex and the City Live here. Both shows were epic!! They will take pictures after the show. Staff is really friendly.
    Written 25 July 2019
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  • nandodiver
    Santa Ana, California153 contributions
    Iconic establishment in the Castro District. It looks like time has stood still. Great service and ambiance. A must when visiting San Francisco.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Allen G
    30 contributions
    My niece and I decided to go bar hopping and were following a list a friend gave her. This was the first stop and was not disappointed. Nice friendly eclectic crowds during happy hour. Drinks were definitely strong.
    Written 10 August 2018
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  • MikeJC1981
    London, UK43 contributions
    We had one of our most fun nights out at this club. The video dj played a great mix of music which had me dancing away for a long time.
    Written 29 July 2019
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  • Writelines
    60 contributions
    Thanks to Jeremy and the weekend team for making us feel so welcome.
    Really a local’s bar with a fabulous piano karaoke on a Sunday night. The bar is very welcoming and reasonably priced.
    Next time I’m back in San Francisco, I know exactly where I’ll be heading. Thanks to all.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Nelson
    Madison, WI46 contributions
    I stayed the night in Fisherman's Wharf. I was looking for an easy way to get to the Castro area. The Metro was just the ticket. I had the all week pass so it really cost me nothing. Easy to use, reasonable and come and go as you please. This really worked out well and I'd really recommend this to get to Castro. Good Luck!
    Written 1 December 2019
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  • Heather N
    Burlington, Ontario, Canada15 contributions
    We where looking for something to do and decided to check it out. Had a good time.Music was good as was the show. There was a $10 cover.We went on a Sunday also.
    Written 29 March 2022
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  • John
    Albuquerque, NM6 contributions
    I love this place! No trip to SF would be valid without a long stop at the Lone Star Saloon. Great staff, "real men" and little attitude. I'm back at Thanksgiving 2021 bears, so please spare me a smile...
    Written 11 October 2021
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  • Jon H
    San Francisco, CA430 contributions
    I just enjoyed a visit to The Stud, which has been a beating heart of San Francisco since 1966, immortalized by Armisted Maupin ten years later, when Michael Tolliver brought Brian here. The model train no longer runs above the bar. But the coat check is still friendly and helpful.
    Written 30 January 2018
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  • MikeJC1981
    London, UK43 contributions
    We had a good first impression of this bar on our visit. The drinks were reasonably priced and they were playing good music. About half an hour in though they turned off the music to watch the latest episode of Pose. This is fair enough as it’s probably a weekly event but it made us leave as we wanted to watch it properly when we got home.
    Written 29 July 2019
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  • Anna B
    Monroe, WA6 contributions
    My wife and I happened to be there for ladies night. Most excellent. The bar is small, but the bartenders and music were top-notch!
    Written 20 September 2019
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  • Thomas T
    San Francisco, CA325 contributions
    The Pilsner is a tried and true casual gay bar that offers friendly service. It’s a spacious bar with window seating in the front and a pool table in the back. The patio is always a great spot for warm afternoons.
    Written 1 October 2019
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