The city of San Francisco is renowned for being a vibrant and fun destination. To find out where is good to go out in San Francisco, we asked you to tell us about your favourite San Francisco bars over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you had to say...
Lennard Ramone says:
Whiskey Thieves on Geary Street. Dark and divey, but with the best selection oh whisk(e)ys and Bourbons you will find anywhere.
Whiskey Thieves is a great bar to enjoy a few drinks in as well as play some pool or watch a game on TV. Drinks are cheaply priced here and as the name suggests, they have a good selection of whiskey on offer.
Location: 839 Geary Street
The Pig & Whistle
Sarah Ewing says:
The Pig & Whistle at Masonic and Geary. 1 - $3.50 happy hour on all drafts from 4-6, $4 Guinness; 2 - The best example of an English pub I've found outside of the UK; 3 - It is actually run and frequented by English expats living in San Francisco. Lance Johnson will second!
The Pig & Whistle prides itself on being a proper, traditional pub. This popular pub is home to some great ‘pub grub’ as well as a great selection of draft beers. It also has a cosy atmosphere to enjoy a few drinks in.
Location: 2801 Geary Boulevard
Opening hours: Bar: 11.30am to 2am daily, Kitchen: 11.30am to 10pm daily, Happy Hour: 4pm to 6pm daily (including weekends)
Gino & Carlo Cocktail Lounge
Ian Costa says:
Gino and Carlos on Grant and Green in North Beach! Best dive bar ever!
This bar is regarded as a neighbourhood favourite amongst its locals. You can play pool, watch a game on TV and just chill out here.
Location: 548 Green Street
Ana WooD says:
Matrix @ Fillmore St
Once known as just The Matrix, MatrixFillmore dates back to 1965. Today it is a popular spot for locals and visitors who come here to enjoy an intimate atmosphere, events and DJs.
Location: 3138 Fillmore Street
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 8 pm - 2 am
Jusien Yong says:
Gestalt @ 16th and Mission
Here you will find a good range of beers including some international brands too. It retains the international feel by serving some beers in steins and litre glasses. Food available along with some great vegetarian options.
Location: 3159 16th Street
The Brickhouse Cafe
Nick Mckissick says:
Brickhouse downtown and Lucky 13 in The Haight
The Brickhouse Cafe is a great spot for anytime of day. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner along with coffees, cocktails and other drinks.
Location: 426 Brannan Street
Heini Merikallio says:
Q Bar @ castro
This funky bar has something on every night of the week from great drinks promotions and happy hours, to DJs and themed nights. Worth checking out any night of the week.
Location: 456 Castro Street
Lucy Foster says:
Lefty O'Douls, just off Union Square: 333 Geary St (between Mason St & Powell St)
Lefty O’Douls is the home of hearty all-American food and the perfect place to sit back and relax in Union Square. It’s a lounge and restaurant. There’s a great selection of food on offer from breakfast through to dinner. There’s also a full bar to avail of.
Location: At Union Square, 333 Geary Street
Opening hours: Breakfast: 7am – 11am, Lunch: 11am - 12am (midnight), Dinner: 11am - 12am (midnight), Full Bar: 7am – 2am
The Black Horse London Pub
Michael Goard says:
Black Horse... Union at Van Ness. Smallest beer bar on the Left Coast... you can't help but meet someone here. James, the proprietor, will take care of you.
This is a very small bar that is loved by most people who walk through its doors. The beer comes from a bathtub behind the bar but it is bottled! Friendly staff and owner, along with a cosy atmosphere.
Location: 1514 Union Street
Tarcila Shinno says:
Little Baobab is a great place to visit for some food or drinks. There’s a great menu on offer that’s cheap and a happy hour too!
Location: 3388 19th Street
Twin Peaks Tavern
Jinyoung Cho says:
The Coit Tower and the Twin Peaks!
Liliane Song says:
Twin Peaks, I was the only girl
Jacob Painter says:
Twin Peaks, for sure. Castro district is ace. Can't wait to go back. Don't forget your Hot Cookie baked goods and skimpy underwear next door!
Hostelworld.com says:At the Twin Peaks Tavern you can find some great cocktails, beers on tap and a selection of wines. You can people watch out the big windows facing onto the street.
Location: 401 Castro Street
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Dan Pyo says:
NAN at Fillmore st.
Azahari Isa says:
wow... nice place...
Eduardo Della Pia says:
Ghirardelli chocolate factory! The chocolate mixer is like a dream!
Buggy Tabs says:
Don't remember the name because I was too drunk but it was near Union Square. I love SF!
Francisco Escamilla says:
Is not a bar but San Wo in Chinatown is a great restaurant, original
Chris Power says:
Good happy hour deals at the Stardust Lounge (well I think that's what it was called - might have Buggy's problem!) Yep, near Union Square - think ...
So if you plan to travel to San Francsico make sure you sample some of these great suggestions for San Francisco bars and nightlife for some great entertainment.