Lone Star Saloon

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Image: Lone Star
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 2 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY - SUNDAY: 12 P.M. - 2 A.M.
415.863.9999 | WEBSITE

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 a mosaic of pennies that looks like some meth-head’s fever dream, the back patio is a license-plate-lined pleasure den for smokers and smoochers and the hallway in between is a dim corridor of lusty accidental run-ins. Lines for the trough urinal are especially long at Cubcake, the monthly no-cover party with furry boys, vodka-soaked gummy bears and free junk food.

Known For
  • day drinking
  • outdoor / patio
  • gay scene
What to drink
Every Wednesday brings a different cocktail based on whatever was available at the Civic Center Farmers Market that day. Otherwise, it’s a beer-and-a-shot dive.
The Lone Star is one of those places that’s either full or dead. Happy hour tends to be quieter than most places, but weekend parties are always packed, with the patio perpetually overcrowded in all weather.