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SF Armory

Mission District
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Address: 1800 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3502

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Fun tour of a great building

I went on a tour of the armory and really liked it a lot. It appeals to fans of the website but anyone really, you can ask any questions and the tour guide is super fun and open... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 April 2016
Richie T
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whatever has happened to The Armory experience this year? Let us hope someone reads and takes note so that 2017 can be better. As it stands, another poor review here, again over terrible customer service. While The Armory sure delivered in some aspects, I did not foresee leaving it in tears. An interesting tour? Certainly something different. Customer experience? Horrendous.... More 

Thank TraversingMe
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

What an awesome tour. Who would have thought that you'd get a history lesson along with a porn tour? If you're offended by anything sexual, don't go. However, the tour included quite a bit of the history of the armory itself too. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. An overall great tour that I'd definitely recommend to others.

1 Thank dcarniello
San Francisco, California
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157 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We spent one evening taking the tour in the Armory and around the porn studios of Kink.com. The tour lasts about 90 mins. We got groupon with discount so it was very cheap. The tour was interesting and the tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. The building is very big with several floors. Definitely not my cup of tea but... More 

1 Thank Lucyan
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Beware of possibly the worst customer experience in the Bay Area: offensive, rude and flat out insulting treatment of visitors. And not in a BDSM-sexy way... Executive summary: not letting in people with tickets even with clear email confirmation, not letting a pregnant woman seat and rudely shouting at customers. Paid $90 and didn't end up even getting in even... More 

1 Thank Omerabin
Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I went on a tour of the armory and really liked it a lot. It appeals to fans of the website but anyone really, you can ask any questions and the tour guide is super fun and open about everything

1 Thank Richie T
Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

I spend New Year Eve at New Bohemia event for 2016. I purchase a VIP Cabana Access ticket. I arrived right before 10:00 pm and found a long line for VIP ticket holders. The slow process of entrance consisted of checking your ticket, next your ID, later getting a wristband. By subsequently line was around the block when I got... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Guided tour of a full functioning adult studio with a twist - surprisingly cool. Enjoyed drinks at the Armory Bar across the street.

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Otterndorf, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

I recently took a tour to visit this historical place .Once you in San Francisco you should at least do at .The Tour was great guided our guide show as multiple floors including the Dungeon. The guide was very friendly ,informative and was answer all upcoming Question.

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Bayville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Came here w about 12 friends last nite, it was great , but the bathroom line sucked ! Loved the light show & music , just had a basic tic to get in , not VIP was fun seeing all the costumes here, my fav day of the year ! First time to SF from the East coast .

Thank jank1959
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Our tour was guided by Quinn (sounds almost like Queen, right?) and it was entertaining and funny from the beginning. We visited different sets on multiple floors including Dungeon (basement) and learned about history of the building, how it became home to not-a-movie studio and how it is being used these days. Through the tour you will learn about porn... More 

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