Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in San Francisco

Gay bars and cafes

logo 440 Castro440 Castro
440 Castro St, 94114, The Castro San Francisco Map
440 Castro is a neighbourhood gay bar in the San Francisco Castro district, that’s home to locals and tourists. [...]
mon-sun 12:00–02:00
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logo Q BarQ Bar
456 Castro Street, 94114, The Castro San Francisco Map
Q Bar is a large gay bar in the heart of Castro. Gogo dancers, happy hours, electro pop, dance remixes.
mon-fri 16:00–02:00, sat-sun 14:00–02:00
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El Rio
3158 Mission St, 94110, La Lengua San Francisco Map
El Rio thinks of themselves as a mix between a bar and a community centre. El Rio has two indoor spaces and an outdoor patio with heaters. [...]
mon-sat 13:00–02:00, sun 13:00–00:00
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4 Valencia St, 94103, South of Market San Francisco Map
This is the perfect place to come after the theatre. . .Piano bar with open mike.
mon-sun 16:00–02:00
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Midnight Sun
4067 18th ST, 94110, The Castro San Francisco Map
San Francisco’s Premier gay video bar in the heart of Castro. Established in 1971, the Midnight Sun is world-renowned as a pioneer in the video bar industry. [...]
mon-fri 14:00–02:00, sat-sun 13:00–02:00
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logo MixMix
4086 18th St, 94110, The Castro San Francisco Map
The Neighbourhood Bar in the Castro is The Mix. Come in and throw back some pitchers or cocktails, and pick out your favourite pop songs off the Internet jukebox. [...]
mon-fri 07:00–02:00, sat-sun 06:00–02:00
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logo Moby DickMoby Dick
4049 18th St, Castro District Map
Anchored by a 250 gallon salt-water tank above the bar and a fun and friendly staff behind it, Moby Dick is the Castro District’s most enduring neighbourhood gay bar. [...]
mon-sun 12:00–02:00
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Pilsner Inn
225 Church St Map
Pilsner Inn is a gay beer bar.What they write: Since 1980, Pilsner Inn has been entertaining and quenching the thirsts of San Francisco's gay (and straight!) community. [...]
mon-fri 13:00–02:00, sat-sun 10:00–02:00
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logo The EdgeThe Edge
4149 18th St, 94110, The Castro San Francisco Map
Landmark LGBT local community bar in the historic Castro neighbourhood for over 20 years. [...]
mon-fri 13:00–02:00, sat-sun 12:00–02:00
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The Mint
1942 Market St, 94102, The Castro San Francisco Map
San Francisco's Premier Karaoke Lounge. Centrally located, the popular Market Street lounge attracts an exceptionally diverse group of the San Francisco Bay Area's top singers. [...]
mon-sun 14:30–02:00
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Twin Peaks
401 Castro St, Castro District Map
Gateway to the Castro… a legend in its own time……and the best view of the Castro, any day, any time. [...]
mon-wed 12:00–02:00, thu-sat 08:00–02:00, sun 10:00–02:00
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logo SF BadlandsSF Badlands
4121 18th St, 94114, The Castro San Francisco Map
San Francisco Badlands is one of the Castro's most popular locations for video/music entertainment and dancing. [...]
mon-thu 15:00–02:00, fri 14:00–02:00, sat 15:00–02:00, sun 14:00–02:00
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logo The CaféThe Café
2369 Market St, 94114, The Castro San Francisco Map
Located in the heart of the Castro, The Café represents the best of the Castro gay bar and club scene, demonstrating the next generation of San Francisco entertainment. [...]
thu-sat 21:00–02:00
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logo The EndupThe Endup
401 6th Street , 94708, South of Market San Francisco Map
The Endup has been and continues to be a second home for many party-goers and DJs and represents the epitome of San Francisco's diversity. [...]
wed 22:00–06:00, thu 22:00–04:00, fri 22:00–06:00, sat 18:00–11:00, sun 12:00–01:00
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logo The Stud BarThe Stud Bar
399 9th Street, 94103, South of Market San Francisco Map
The Stud opened many years before the majority of its visitors were even born, in 1966. [...]
tue-thu 17:00–02:00, fri-sat 17:00–04:00, sun 17:00–02:00
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Gay sauna

logo Eros gay saunaEros gay sauna
2051 Market Street, 94114, The Castro San Francisco Map
Eros is a gay sex club and sauna in The Castro. Hot steam room, showers, upstairs playrooms that boast the stuff that m4m fantasies are made of--prowl, cruise, connect, in a jungle jim-like maze of upholstered play platforms, bunk beds (like a kinky summer camp), suck platform and a sling.
mon-thu 12:00–00:00, fri-sat 12:00–03:00, sun 12:00–00:00
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Cruise bars and clubs

logo Blow BuddiesBlow Buddies
933 Harrison Street , 94107, South of Market San Francisco Map
San Francisco's most famous sex club. As the name implies, it is oriented toward oral sex. [...]
wed 20:00–00:00, thu 20:00–02:30, fri-sat 20:00–04:00, sun 18:00–02:30
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logo Hole in the Wall SaloonHole in the Wall Saloon
1369 Folsom Street , 94105, South of Market San Francisco Map
Hole in the Wall Saloon is a small friendly neighborhood gay biker bar
mon-fri 14:00–02:00, sat-sun 12:00–02:00
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logo Lone Star SaloonLone Star Saloon
1354 Harrison, 94103, South of Market San Francisco Map
Located on Harrison Street between 9th & 10th, the Lone Star Saloon is home to San Francisco's friendly gay Bear Community. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–02:00, fri 14:00–02:00, sat-sun 12:00–02:00
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1347 Folsom St , 94105, South of Market San Francisco Map
Very popular cruise bar at the SoMa neighbourhood. It has a small semi-outdoor smoking area that turns into a sex room. [...]
mon-sun 16:00–02:00
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Outdoor beaches, parks

Baker Beach
Nude beach overseeing the Bay Area with a mix of young people, older types, men, women, Bay Area residents, tourists, gays, and straights
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Dolores Park
Every Sunday morning, muscled gay sun worshippers gather in the South-west corner of the Dolores park, a sunny high ledge overlooking the city referred to by its visitors as "Dolores Beach". [...]
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Golden Gate Bride Beach
Gay nude beach west of the city. Three adjacent rocky coves located below Fort Scott make up this postcard-like setting, with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge. [...]
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500 Castro St, 94114, Castro District Map
Restaurant and gay bar. Named after legendary Harvey Milk, Harvey's is a symbol of the gay community in the Castro District. [...]
mon-fri 11:00–22:00, sat-sun 09:00–00:00
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Gay events

logo Folsom Street FairFolsom Street Fair - Folsom Fair
Folsom Street between 7th and 12th Streets Map
The Folsom Street Fair takes place during San Francisco's Leather Pride Week, eight days of leather at the end of September. [...]
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Oakland Gay Pride - Oakland
19th Street & Franklin Street Map
On the other side of the San Francisco Bay, Oakland has its own Gay Pride parade and festival, the largest LGBTQ Pride Festival in East Bay
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San Francisco Pride
San Francisco has got a two-day Celebration and a Parade. The Two-Day Celebration takes place at San Francisco's Civic Center area on Saturday and Sunday
27 - 28  Jun 2020
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Up Your Alley - Dore Ally
San Francisco gay street fair. The fair is located in San Francisco's SoMa district on Dore Alley between Folsom and Howard Streets, the adjoining block of Folsom Street between 9th and Juniper Streets and on to Tenth St.
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