Hi Tops

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MONDAY - WEDNESDAY: 4 P.M. - 12 A.M. | THURSDAY - FRIDAY: 4 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY: 10 A.M. - 2 A.M. | SUNDAY: 10 A.M. - 12 A.M.
415.551.2500 | WEBSITE

While the idea of an LGBT sports bar sounded like the ultimate oxymoron when Hi Tops opened, turns out it was a quite logical proposition. With a menu of upscale stadium fare (by Top Chef’s Jamie Lauren) and plenty of widescreens, Hi Tops became an instant classic, filling a hole that people didn’t even know was there. Tuesday night trivia is the most raucous in the Castro, with inappropriate team names gaining an extra point. But mostly, this is a place for 25-cent wings and a lot of collective shouting at the TV.

Known For
  • sports
  • craft cocktails
  • full menu
  • games
What to drink
“COLD PITCHERS, HOT CATCHERS” is the motto, but Hi Tops is no dive; there is a full bar with an extensive cocktail list. Free whiskey shots, distributed by boys in jock straps, circulate on Thursday nights.
Neighborhood
Castro
ProTip
This is a sports bar, first and foremost. Expect tons of yelling, fist-pumping and spilled drinks if somebody scores in extra innings. Even when the Giants have the night off, this is not the place for flirty banter.