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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…

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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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Truck

Editor's Note: Sadly, Truck has closed as of July 31st, 2015. The northeast corner of the Mission is something of a dead zone. It’s basically Best Buy, the place where…

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Brothers III

A jukebox full of country classics and a roster of the city’s most impressive barflies and colorful characters make Brothers III perfect to stumble into almost any time of day.…

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Verret’s Lounge

Recently reopened in the middle of Central City, Verret’s has transformed from an all-but-shuttered space into a location with both neighborhood bar and destination location potential. Second Line gear dots…

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The Saint

Tucked away in the Lower Garden District, The Saint is an underground paradise for brooding twenty-somethings and those looking for the kind of night where one is either drinking to…

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Saturn Bar

With its intergalactic theme and throwback vibe, The Saturn Bar’s hours can be determined by the light outside: If their neon sign is on, they’re open. An ancient building in…

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Napoleon House

The Napoleon House is what people who’ve never been to New Orleans imagine the city might look like: vaguely continental, with peeling walls hung with faded portraits of Napoleon. This…