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Given the rapid contraction of San Francisco venues over the past few years, when Oasis opened its doors on New Year’s Eve 2014, S.F.’s drag community whooped in unison. Owned…

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From the Plumpjack Group comes a welcome addition to SoMa in the form of Forgery, a cocktail bar that deftly mixes old- and new-school in both looks and drinks—the latter created…


K & L Wine Merchants

One of America's most extensive and value-driven wine and spirits stores, there's very little you won't find here—and at great prices—including rare spirits releases, back-vintage wine from Burgundy, the Mosel, and…

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Bar Agricole

With one of the most thoughtful bar programs in the country, Bar Agricole embodies the West Coast style of making drinks—seasonal, simple and ingredient-driven. Though many of Agricole's cocktails draw…

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SF Eagle

Only the most joyless of sticklers could complain about the Eagle’s latest incarnation. The Sunday Beer Bust ($12 for all-you-can-drink Miller Lite plus BBQ, from 3 - 6 p.m.) remains…

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Lone Star Saloon

The slightly lower-key companion to the Eagle—which is only two blocks away—Lone Star is a leather bar that’s as equally popular with bears as it is with hipsters. The floor is…

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The shocking death of piano bars and cabarets in San Francisco shows how much things have changed since the 1960s, but Judy and Liza’s fan base will always have a…

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The Powerhouse

The Powerhouse is the closest thing to a sex club as you’ll find in San Francisco (among places that serve alcohol, anyway). A nondescript hole-in-the-wall on Folsom Street, it’s decorated…


The Stud

What saves the Stud from being a run-of-the-mill SOMA bar is its focus on the LGBT population’s subcultures. Some Thing, the ingenious weekly drag party, draws a huge crowd by…

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Hotel Utah

“This is an old place,” declares the descriptor on the Hotel Utah’s menu. Old, indeed—especially for a young state such as California. The Utah was built in 1908, and—modern conveniences…