Casual drinks can easily become a lot less casual once you are peer pressured to spin the wheel behind the bar and end up taking shots of something called “Mind Eraser.” Watching someone take a spin on the wheel usually ends up becoming a bar-wide spectator sport, so it’s a great stop if you’re with a smaller crew but looking to branch out.
The twice-weekly trivia nights at Mad Dog are good for anyone who can do the Sunday crossword in pen, or anyone who’s satisfied drinking beer in order to cope with their inability to do so.
It’s the answer to any protracted group negotiations about where to go out, and their big back patio is an excellent solution to San Francisco’s severe lack of bars with viable outdoor space.
The Friday happy hour at Monroe is the best way to end the workweek and slide (and then subsequently be carried) right into the weekend.
Bar None is the centerpiece of the Marina - it epitomizes the principles of frattiness and athleticism that our Marina forefathers fought to preserve.Hi Tops is a good place to start the night if you’re set on going out in the Castro, but want to ease into it before inevitably ending up at Beaux.Theoretically Hi Tops is a sports bar, but more closely resembles a wax museum of chiseled gay men.This is the Ellis Island of San Francisco and the best way to get inducted into Duboce Triangle nightlife, but you should probably have a shot or two before leaving the house in preparation.In every way Beaux is a glorified, gay Coyote Ugly so saddle up and get ready for a memorable night.