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San Francisco Nightlife

San Francisco sizzles after dark, with a wealth of bars, clubs and musical venues offering a range of diversions.

Locals Guide to San Francisco Nightlife
Use this list of local and insider favorites to plan your night our in San Francisco. From dive bars to plush lounges in historic hotels, strip clubs to Irish pubs my local guide to SF Nightlife has got you covered. Also includes exclusive nightlife guides to the Union Square are and North Beach.

North Beach at Night!
San Francisco's most charming neighborhood by day is also it's most action-packed at night. From classy lounges to dive bars, cozy cafes to fully nude strip clubs, North Beach is your best bet for a real night out in the city by the bay.

Union Square Nightlife Guide
The best bars, lounges and dance clubs in San Franciscos downtown Union Square area. Most are close enough to walk to from the major hotels and shopping centers of Union Square itself.

The Best Irish Bars in San Francisco.
Best Irish Bars in San Francisco

Swanky Cocktail Spots
The Best Lounges and Bars for Swanky Cocktails

Best Dive Bars in San Francisco
Neighborhood dive bars are to San Francisco are what espresso bars are to Rome, the literally dot every neighborhood. Check out our exclusive list of the top cheap drinking holes in San Francisco and meet the real locals next time you are in town!

Best Margaritas
From the type of tequila to the freshness of the lime juice, margaritas matter in San Francisco. These local watering holes make 'em right.

Best Hotel Lounges
These swanky spots are a great choice for cocktails and quiet conversation.

Best Wine Bars
The city's proximity to wine country makes it a great place to sample various vinos. At these favorite bars, you can sip wines from all over the world by the tasting, glass, or bottle.

Best Live Music Venues
An A-to-Z guide to the city's top clubs and music meccas

The Gold Dust Lounge
The Gold Dust Lounge is a classic historical landmark bar near Union Square, tell us what you think of it by writing and submitting your own review.See submissions

Top Five San Francisco Bars
The San Francisco bar scene has something for everyone, from sexy lounges to authentic Scottish pubs. Here are five classics:

Top Strip Clubs in San Francisco
San Francisco's wild reputation is well deserved and the sheer number of adults only entertainment establishments is just one testimony to that fact. Here is our list of the top strip clubs in the city of San Francisco, be prepared for a sexy night of nude or topless entertainment.

Vesuvio Cafe - The Bohemian Heart of North Beach
No visit to North Beach is complete without a stop for a beer at Vesuvio's, the iconic bohemian bar that played a central role in the beat generation and has become a San Francisco nightlife landmark ever since.

The American Conservatory Theater
The largest theater company on the West Coast, the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) puts on a full season of both original works and internationally touring shows. The theater also hosts one of the nation's premier acting schools, which boasts celebrity alumni sich as Denzel Washington and Annete Benning.

The San Francisco Theater Guide
San Francisco is a theater lover's dream come true. The city known for pushing the limit on all things artistic pulls no punches when it comes to the live stage. From downtown's world renowned American Conservatory Theater, to the politically empowered local playhouses of the Mission District, San Francisco has a roster of theatrical productions...

Brainwash Cafe and Laundromat: A SoMa Institution
A community landmark of the hip SoMa area, Brainwash Cafe and Laundromat has been hosting the hottest music and comedy open mics in the city for decades. So bring your dirty drawers, your thirsty mouth and your curiousity for SF culture and prepare to leave clean, satiated and a littl bit tipsy.

The San Francisco Jazz Center
The first stand alone building dedicated entirely to live jazz performances in the entire coutntry, the San Francisco Jazz center offers a full season of international and local acts in the heart of the Hayes Valley neighborhood.

The San Francisco Symphony
Treat yourself to a world class performace of classical music at the Davies Symphony Hall on your next trip to San Francisco with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

The Performing Arts in San Francisco

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