Bars and Clubs in San Francisco

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    Temple Nightclub - Nightclub in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review A multi-level club featuring three dance floors, Temple Nightclub lets its diverse patrons party it up for Mother Earth, with wall-to-wall eco-friendly lighting and a rooftop composter that helps keep nearly three-quarters of the venue’s waste from the landfill. Plus there’s sushi and hot dogs inside. Hallelujah! But ... more

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    Amélie - Bistro | Lounge | Wine Bar in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review Red lights, polished surfaces, and a touch of France create a sleek and sexy atmosphere at Amélie, a popular haunt for casual jet-setters, European expats, and lovers of unique yet affordable wine. Bottle lamps and paper chandeliers cast soft hues over the young professionals sipping their way through Happy Hour wine flights ... more

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    Winery Collective - Lounge | Wine Bar in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review Even San Franciscans who’d rather die than visit the most touristy area in town have a reason to go to Fisherman’s Wharf, at least when they’re on the hunt for bottles of small-production wines available only at Winery Collective. A hundred reasons, actually, seeing as that’s about how many boutique varietals can be sipped ... more

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    Rye - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review Tucked near the border of affluent Nob Hill and the decidedly non-affluent Tenderloin, Rye is a cozy cocktail lounge with a name alluding to whiskey but a menu far more generous to gin. Once inside, well-dressed mixology geeks order gimlets crafted with great care, and newbies learn fast that the small sunken bar is not ... more

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    Two Sisters Bar and Books - Bar | Café | Gastropub | Bookstore in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review Equal parts cocktail bar, European-inspired café, and book exchange, Two Sisters Bar and Books caters to thirsty gullets, hungry stomachs, and literary minds. Retro details like cream and red toile wallpaper and a vintage cash machine set the stage for the narrow space and its handful of candlelit dark-wood tables, where ... more

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    Cat Club - Bar | Club in San Francisco.

    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

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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.

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  1. Lucas

    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

    Lucas Likes: Beer Sports Rowdy Casual Anything goes Bar Flirty

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  2. Adriana

    Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana:

    Monroe - Bar | Club | Lounge in San Francisco.

    Affluent / Ambient

    Jardinière - Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    30s / 40s

    Harlot - Club | Lounge in San Francisco.

    20s / 30s

    Press Club - Lounge | Wine Bar in San Francisco.

    30s / 40s

    Adriana Likes: Exclusive Nightclub Fashion Forward Shopping Jetsetter Lounge Hotel Bar High End / Exclusive

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  3. Jonah

    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

    Tradition - Bar in San Francisco.

    30s / 40s

    The Homestead - Bar in San Francisco.

    Artists / Average Joes

    Comstock Saloon - Bar | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    30s / 40s

    Zeitgeist - Beer Garden | Dive Bar in San Francisco.

    20s / 30s

    Jonah Likes: Live Music Eclectic Indie Alternative Non-mainstream Laid back Conversational Creative / Art / Music Types

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  4. Emma

    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

    Pandora Karaoke & Bar - Asian Restaurant | Karaoke Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    30s / After Work

    The Ramp - Bar | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    20s / 30s

    Cha Cha Cha - Bar | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    30s / 40s

    The Homestead - Bar in San Francisco.

    Artists / Average Joes

    Emma Likes: Happy Hour Culture Dancing Lively Budget-friendly Sightseeing Party Groups

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Explore San Francisco Bars and Clubs by Neighborhood

Mission

Delirium - Dive Bar in San Francisco. more bars in Mission

SoMa

Press Club - Lounge | Wine Bar in San Francisco. more bars in SoMa

Downtown / Financial District

Ruby Skye - Club in San Francisco. more bars in Downtown / Financial District

Civic Center / Tenderloin

Rickshaw Stop - Club | Live Music Venue in San Francisco. more bars in Civic Center / Tenderloin

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