In honor of San Francisco Pride on June 24-25, 2017, we're giving you our top picks for the big celebration. Whether you want to dance the night away or day drink with your best friends, one of these five spots will ensure a fun-filled Pride weekend!
Best Gay Bars and Clubs in SF:
1. San Francisco Badlands - Best for: Dancing
For the authentic Castro nightlife experience, bar hopping is the way to go and Badlands is a "must hop". Sitting in their front lounge is a staple of the Castro experience and their state-of-the-art sound system and colorful dance floor lighting creates the ultimate club atmosphere.
2. Lookout - Best for: Day drinking
When walking through Castro, you can't miss the flashing lights and crowd at Lookout. The perfect spot for day-drinking on a Sunday, its large, outdoor deck is perfect for sipping Bloody Mary’s while taking in all of the sights.
3. Hi-Tops - Best for: Sports bar
San Francisco's first gay sports bar, Hi-Tops, gets packed every evening - and all day on weekends! Whether there's a game to watch or you simply want to down some pitchers of beer with your friends, Hi-Tops is the place to be.
4. The Cinch - Best for: Historical significance
Polk Street is San Francisco’s original gay district, with the country's first ever Gay Pride taking place down this street. The Cinch Saloon is one of the city's quintessential gay bars, with authentic swinging saloon doors and stiff drinks.
5. Blackbird - Best for: Diverse crowd, quality drinks
Of all the Castro bars, Blackbird brings in the most diverse crowd, with men and women of all ages (21 and over of course). Its inventive craft cocktails and quality wines attract people from all walks of life, which guarantees a fun night. "It's your neighborhood bar" that welcomes everyone.
Heading to SF for LGBT Pride 2017? It's a whole weekend of fun, and it's all happening right around the corner from our hotel. We're situated in the heart Union Square, the perfect location for enjoying all the best gay bars, clubs and events here in San Francisco. Make your booking today and treat yourself to a comfortable stay at our TAG-Approved boutique hotel. Check out our Pride Package for special perks, including 2 free drinks at Winston's Lounge!