Gay Clubs & Bars in San Francisco

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Gay Clubs & Bars in San Francisco

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What travellers are saying

  • Christina R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, WA8,216 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First LGBGT bar to sport glass windows allowing folks to see inside without actually entering.

    Great place to relax and have a drink absorbing the local culture.

    Quite a breakthrough for the LGBTQ community.

    The neighborhood is quite interesting snd well worth a visit.

    All are welcome.
    Written 8 August 2023
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  • MikeJC
    Glasgow, UK44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • John
    Albuquerque, NM8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Allen G
    30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Nelson
    Madison, WI84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Canada30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • IanThomas84
    Ilford, UK264 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Played popular hits from 80s and 90s, and had that feel of a bar by day and party by night. Great fun!
    Written 25 November 2022
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  • Jon H
    San Francisco, CA383 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Anna B
    Monroe, WA6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Dave E
    Cathedral City, CA429 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very social, great music, good service. You can sit on the very small balcony and watch the street traffic.
    Written 9 June 2019
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  • Thomas T
    San Francisco, CA357 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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