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Bar hopping in San Francisco

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Night owls will love living in San Francisco – from dance clubs to dive bars, the Golden City has it all.

  1. Polk Street
    Polk Street has every kind of hangout spot imaginable, from dive bars and sports bars to cocktail lounges and dance clubs. It also has the most vibrant gay scene outside of Castro. Harper & Rye serves an assortment of cocktails, beers, and punch. The two-level bar has its own piano and pool table. Cabin features flat screen TVs where you can watch the latest sporting events, while gay bay Cinch Saloon brings you potent drinks and some of the best DJs in SF.
  2. Valencia Street
    Part of the inner Mission where you’ll find some of the best apartments in San Francisco, Valencia Street is home to dive bars, art galleries, thrift stores, and an avant-garde theater. Here you’ll find Amensia Beer & Music Hall, where music lovers can listen to jazz musicians and indie bands. Mosto offers over 300 different kinds of tequila and mescal, while Etcetera Bar & Wine Café serves wine by the glass and pizza. Blondie’s Bar brings you live music and delicious martinis. Casanova Lounge is known for its nude paintings and eclectic décor.

  3. Columbus and Broadway
    The Columbus and Broadway intersection is a great spot for taking photos of the SF skyline. It’s also a great place to party. Over at Columbus Avenue, Vesuvio Café pays homage to the writers of the Beat Generation with loads of memorabilia, Comstock Saloon brings you live music and amazing cocktails, while Maritime Wine Tasting Studios lets you sample a fantastic collection of wines.

    On Broadway, you’ll find Barbary Coast Taproom Noc Noc which offers an excellent selection of draft beers, and Bamboo Hut, a tiki bar that offers blended drinks.

  4. Union Street
    Enjoy the nightlife at Union Street, which is home to prime San Francisco CA real estate and popular hangout spots like Bar None where you can enjoy a game of beer pong with friends, and Bus Stop which screens the latest sporting events. Come to The Blue Light for some ice cold beer, try the small plates at West Coast Wine, and squeeze yourself into The Black Horse London Pub — the smallest pub in SF.

    Hollow Cow serves expertly-mixed drinks and New American fare, The Brick Yard brings you classic cocktails like chocolate martinis and blueberry sours, and Palm House boasts of an extensive wine list.

  5. 11th Street
    Dance the night away at Halcyon SF where the strobe lights and DJ sets will make your head spin. Catch a drag show at DNA Lounge, get down on the dance floor at Audio SF, and hang out with a bohemian crowd at Bergerac. Visit the bar at Butter which serves Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap and an array of cocktails made with healthy grape and strawberry sodas.

    Sports fans will love BuzzWorks which has 40 taps on rotation. Music lovers will have a great time at Slim’swhich hosts live performances by some of SF’s finest local bands, and food enthusiasts will appreciate Bar Agricole’s inventive menu and sleek interior.

  6. Haight Street
    Haight Street is known for its hippies, but this corner of SF has something for everyone. Play a round of pool at Trax and enjoy the bar’s laid-back vibe. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and delicious food at The Alembic, have some sake at Noc Noc, and root for your favorite sports team at Danny Coyle’s.