Bars and Clubs in San Francisco

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    The Monk's Kettle - Bar | Gastropub in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review Though it’s named in honor of Trappist monks who brew some of the finest craft beers in the world, The Monk’s Kettle is far too busy to pass for a monastery. The cozy gastropub’s carved hardwood bar, Beaux-Arts booths, and vintage lighting give it more of a classy European café vibe, setting it apart from the dives that ... more

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    Casanova Lounge - Dive Bar | Lounge in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review Whether the name is meant ironically or in reverence to the famed womanizer is anyone's guess, but what’s irrefutable is that Casanova Lounge has one of the most varied DJ lineups in town – as well as one of the cheapest drink selections in The Mission. Reminiscent of a 1970s bachelor pad, the space features red-orange ... 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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    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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    Skylark - Club | Dive Bar in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review In business since the mid-90s, Skylark prides itself on being one of the only hip-hop dives in the city, hosting DJs nightly who specialize in urban beats with a little bit of disco, reggae, R&B, and soul thrown in. As the sun sets, this joint draws a vast clientele of pop lockers, beat street bad boys, kids from the East ... more

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    Hobson's Choice Bar - Bar in San Francisco.

    Party Earth Review Home to more than 120 varieties of rum – quite possibly the largest selection in the city – Hobson’s Choice is a place where real men quickly discover the power of a frou-frou drink. Haight residents sporting skinny jeans and perpetual five o’clock shadows drop in for Happy Hour, slinging back $3 House Punches as med students ... more

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Browse SF Bars and Clubs by Category

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:

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  2. Adriana

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

    CHAMBERS eat + drink - Fusion Restaurant | Hotel Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    Asian Food / Blouses

    Jardinière - Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    30s / 40s

    Press Club - Lounge | Wine Bar in San Francisco.

    30s / 40s

    Monroe - Bar | Club | Lounge in San Francisco.

    Affluent / Ambient

    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:

    Phone Booth - Dive Bar in San Francisco.

    20s / 30s

    Biscuits and Blues - Bar | Live Music Venue | Restaurant in San Francisco.

    40s / All Ages

    Toronado - Dive Bar in San Francisco.

    ATM / Anything goes

    Hemlock Tavern - Bar | Live Music Venue in San Francisco.

    30s / ATM

    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:

    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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