Jul 19, 2012 10:56 PM GMT
Just made my way to SF for a few days. Anyone have some pointers on gay bars to hit up while I am here? There's so many that I am not sure where to start.
uombroca saidNot quite a gay bar, but the ambiance was great when I visited a friend and had a great time in his room as well..Anyway, is the Clift Hotel at 495 Geary Street its their Redwood Bar Room...had great music, great ambiance, the drinks were great and there were drag queen dancers on stage when I went. It was packed one Friday night, but had a great time.
Anocxu saidAre you in Miami Or Ft Lauderdale?
SIRT1 saidI've only been here a year, but I can give you a few tips on what's worth checking out if you let me know what kind of environment you're looking for (club scene, dive bar, cocktail bar, etc)
If all else fails, just walk around Castro. Lots of different types of clubs/bars in that area that should be popular on any given night.
SIRT1 saidHmm... You could check out some of the bars around Church and Market St.
I can only really vouch for Blackbird (haven't been to the other 2). The crowd there is mixed (gay and straight) and generally full of young professionals in their 20's and 30's. More chill then the Castro clubs, and they have some pretty good drinks there.
I've heard that Pilsner Inn is a more divey/sports bar. So that may be what you're looking for.
At any rate, those 3 are all very close to each other, so you can check them all out in one night.
Good luck and have fun! Enjoy SF!
SF79 saidWhat kind of crowd do you like? The scene varies a lot from bar to bar. I like 440 Castro (lots of sexy bearded guys) and Powerhouse (skews toward the fetish crowd) best, but your mileage may vary...
SlickCalifornia saidCastro:The SF eagle is CLOSED?
440 Castro: Levi/leather
Q-Bar: theme nights
Twin Peaks: seniors
The Mix: neighborhood casual
Midnight Sun: video bar, non-young crowd
Moby Dick's: neighborhood casual
Badlands: younger, dance bar
Toad Hall: (see Badlands)
The Edge: slightly older leather
The Café: theme nights, large venue
Church & Market:
Pilsner Inn: neighborhood dive
Blackbird: classy, mixed crowd
Lookout: theme nights, casual
Kok: tiny leather bar, new owners
Hole in the Wall: dive!
Power House: leather, kink, mixed, good crowds later on
Stud: theme nights, kink, fetish
Deco Lounge: ?