Party Earth Review It’s all about the blue agave at Mosto, a Mission haunt that gained instant notoriety for its 300+ tequilas, as well as its proximity to hip Mexican restaurant Tacolicious – run by the same folks – right next door. The entire ceiling is adorned with Mason jars, some of which hold random keepsakes like notes and other tokens ... read full review of Mosto
Party Earth Review A popular watering hole for tatted metalheads and over-pierced punks, Cat Club is a twisted dance hall where karaoke, bondage, and 80s pop live together in perfect harmony. Motown nights, regular wedding ceremonies, and who knows what else fill the rest of the docket, but one thing’s for sure – even though the clientele ... more
Party Earth Review "Leather daddies, bears, and muscle men, oh my!"– and the rainbow-brick road leads them all to Castro 440, one of the few watering holes in the neighborhood that caters specifically to the leather/bondage/kink scene. But while shirtless dudes with chest hair are habitually in attendance, 440’s daily specials and varied ... more
Party Earth Review Tucked a few blocks away from its bustling Downtown namesake, Union Square Sports Bar is a safe haven for sports lovers fleeing a shopping trip and tourists looking to escape the crowds. Dimly lit by neon sports logos and beer signs, the long bar tends to fill up with office types and nearby hotel guests in the early evening ... more
Party Earth Review Just on the southern edge of the busy Mission drinking scene, corner pub The Napper Tandy is authentically Irish from the name out front to the brogues of its waitresses to the all-you-can-eat fish and chips on Mondays. From the outside, little sets the place apart from the slew of nearby bars save for the large front ... read full review of The Napper Tandy
Party Earth Review Located in tourist-heavy Fisherman’s Wharf, The Parlor is equal parts dance club, sports bar, and classic cocktail lounge. Daily Happy Hours entice preppy young Giants fans from the nearby Marina to drop in for a game and a Bud, not to mention the tidal waves of out-of-towners making a pit stop before hitting the area’s ... more
Party Earth Review It’s conceivable that someone could walk into Kozy Kar and never notice the Lite-Brite sign, the waterbeds, the Ford and Chevy truck grilles, the shag-covered benches, the mirrors, the pinball and arcade machines, the back room with its vinyl van seats, or even the wall-sized sunset beach scene... ...but even the most hard ... more
Party Earth Review A haute hangout dedicated to the appreciation of acclaimed champagne and wine, Bubble Lounge makes for a date-worthy destination during the week before transitioning to a packed dance scene on weekends. French doors along the saffron-colored façade open onto a large open-plan space, with soft couches and luscious loungers ... more
SF’s variety of nightlife extends well beyond its world-famous famous food, as city denizens are equally enthusiastic when it comes to the myriad lounges and bars and clubs in San Francisco. Happy Hour-happy hipsters flood the mixology hotspots, wine-centric lounges, and gastropubs that line Misson and Valencia Streets in the Mission and dive bar-lovers have plenty to play with in the lower Haight.
On the other end of the spectrum, post-grads prep it up in the upscale Marina meat-market or join bar-hoppers along Polk Street in Russian Hill, while in The Castro, a plethora of bars and pubs waving rainbow flags cater to a vibrant gay community, but are welcoming to all stripes.
And then of course there’s the wine culture, no doubt influenced by some of the greatest wineries in the world located a mere hour’s drive north in Napa Valley. Young professionals and discerning students dip into wine flights and straight-from-the-barrel glasses at cozy neighborhood dens all over town, while trendy ladies and wealthy finance executives sip sophisticated new varietals at swanky Downtown lounges and hotel bars.
When it comes to nightclubs, San Francisco nightlife isn’t exactly exploding with options, but there are still some dance-heavy bars and clubs Downtown and in the formerly industrial SoMa that cater to both the see-and-be-seen crowd and the electro DJ lovers.