Bars and Clubs in San Francisco

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    Cha Cha Cha - Bar | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review Santeria altars, shrimp, and lots of sangria coexist at Cha Cha Cha, an über-popular Cuban/Caribbean joint that draws a mixed bag of fun-loving patrons all week long. Open at 5pm daily, the venue features an island-shaped bar that fills up quickly with festive Happy Hour seekers vying for discount fruity cocktails, and ... more

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    The Hideout at Dalva - Cocktail Bar | Speakeasy in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review A covert bar inside another bar, The Hideout is a classy alternative to the neighboring dives that dominate 16th Street, including Dalva, the very one it’s hidden behind. Small groups of young professionals plow through the long room that makes up Dalva, past the horse painting and projection screen showing silent films ... more

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    15 Romolo - Bar | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review Only halfway up a small alley but worlds away from the neighboring North Beach strip clubs, 15 Romolo – inside the extended-stay Basque Hotel – is a hard-to-find bar that entices crowds with intricately crafted cocktails and a hipster vibe not exactly prevalent in this touristy part of town. A dark saloon décor forms a ... more

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    The Ramp - Bar | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review Harbored on an industrial waterfront stretch of Dogpatch, The Ramp (not so) quietly serves up lots of seafood and suds amid the squalls of seagulls and salty air. Perched right against the docks, the venue’s palm tree- and umbrella-strewn patio is usually filled with a slew of alfresco-lovin’ patrons, who while away the ... more

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    Toad Hall - Gay Bar | Gay Club in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review The smaller and arguably more stylish sister to the SF Badlands club across the street, Toad Hall is popular for both stellar Happy Hour specials and its own less-frenetic dance vibe. Named in homage to a 1970s haunt that helped define the Castro’s early gay scene, the venue caters to a similar crowd of young party types ... more

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    Harlot - Club | Lounge in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review During the 1800s Gold Rush, a large stretch of San Francisco was known as the Barbary Coast – and even better known for the “professional” ladies who worked its streets. Dark and decadent, Harlot is a SoMa club designed to celebrate the most famous of these women, the dolled-up gals who were as sophisticated as they were ... 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:

    The Wreck Room - Sports Bar | Arcade in San Francisco.

    20s / After Work

    Trad'r Sam - Dive Bar | Tiki Bar in San Francisco.

    20s / 30s

    Blackthorn Tavern - Irish Pub | Sports Bar in San Francisco.

    Arcade Games / Artsy

    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:

    Harlot - Club | Lounge in San Francisco.

    20s / 30s

    Jardinière - Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    30s / 40s

    Monroe - Bar | Club | Lounge in San Francisco.

    Affluent / Ambient

    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:

    Double Dutch - Bar | Club in San Francisco.

    80s Music / 90s Music

    Tradition - Bar in San Francisco.

    30s / 40s

    Toronado - Dive Bar in San Francisco.

    ATM / Anything goes

    The Homestead - Bar in San Francisco.

    Artists / Average Joes

    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:

    15 Romolo - Bar | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    30s / 40s

    Uva Enoteca - Italian Restaurant | Wine Bar in San Francisco.

    20s / 30s

    El Rio - Dive Bar | Live Music Venue in San Francisco.

    20s / 30s

    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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