Archive for the 'SoMa' Category


Beatbox just opened Pride weekend 2011. The roomy, warehouse-like venue is a new alternative club that offers mixed events for both the straight and LGBT communities.

Underwear Thursdays @ Powerhouse

After a very successful Bare Chest Calendar season, The Underwear Party is ready to set up shop at the Powerhouse on a weekly basis! The usual steamy-hot shenanigans will take place, while raising funds for PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support). Free before 10pm, 5 bucks after! WET underwear contest at midnight, [...]


Chic upscale nightclub with weekly gay dance events (Grind each Wednesday); VIP room, plexiglass upstairs dance floor. 316 11th St. 552-MIST.

End Up

Historic dance club with a huge outdoor porch, plenty of different areas to hang out, and popular dance events nearly every nights. Photos above are from the great monthly Shangri-La, the club’s Gaysian night.
401 6th St. at Harrison. 646-0999.

Hole in the Wall

Funky bar with wild decor, moved from its original location, but still great for an easygoing or slightly crazed gay time.
Mondays: Cock and Bull Mondays – Monday night special on drinks made  with “Cock and Bull” ginger ale (Jack and Cock, Russian Mule, and more).
Saturdays: Afternoon Beer Bust-  $8 until you bust – 4pm until [...]


Mixed, gay-friendly bar with an amusing faux-rustic style. 4pm-2am daily. 1145 Folsom St. at 7th. 863-2840.

Asia SF

Restaurant and lounge with drag queen servers; popular with a mixed crowd. Special events are frequently hosted here. 201 9th st. at Howard. 255-2742.

Thee Parkside

Mixed, lesbian, queer etc. bar and nightclub with almost-nightly indie, punk and queer bands performing. 252-1330.


Very cruisy bar with back “smoking” room, frequent sexy fundraisers, porn stars (and porn on the TVs), Bare Chest Calendar Men contests and general naughtiness. 1347 Folsom St. at 10th. 552-8689.

Lone Star Saloon

Bear Central, with cheap drinks, a popular back porch, pool table, and frequent special events and fundraisers. 1354 Harrison St. at 11th. 863-9999.


Cute sexy little bar with tasty food and frequent unusual events, like Mr. Deviant, Sunday show hosted by Suppositori Spelling, Tuesdays night “Speakeasy,” and holiday-themed costume parties. 1900 Folsom St. at 15th. 252-0306.

Truck: a new treat

New SoMa bar is an easy ride from the Castro
Published 05/10/2007
Bay Area Reporter
by Mike Sher
Want a change from the Castro? Just hop on a 22 or 33 bus, and soon you’ll be at Truck, the former Wilde Oscar’s. It’s located at 1900 Folsom St., corner of 15th St., catty-corner from the massive brick UCSF building.
Paul [...]

Stud, The

Historic popular bar with near-nightly live events (bands, performances, comedy, drag), cheap drinks and good atmosphere. 399 9th St. at Harrison. (415) 863-6623.

@ Lone Star Saloon

The beartastic uniform-themed night gets its community on, as donations of hair – yes, hair- will be taken in a special hair-raiser for the Gulf oil spill. Yes, people all over are collecting hair, which absorbs oil, to make big sponges for the impending ecological disaster. Yep, sounds crazy, but it just might help.
Come by [...]


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