Food & Drink

These are SF's 14 Bad Decision Bars

Published On 11/11/2013 Published On 11/11/2013
Bus Stop
Holy Cow
EASTSIDE WEST
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1. Bus Stop Saloon 1901 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Bus Stop is the best place to hit up a great viewing of the Giants dominating every single team in the MLB... or, ya know, to kick back and have a few beers & shots.

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2. BarNone 1980 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Cow Hollow)

BarNone is the underground epitome of college in San Francisco. Head there and play some pong and flip cup while watching the game, getting bro-tapped, and wishing you were still living your glory days at USC.

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3. The Penthouse Club 412 Broadway St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (North Beach)

Clothes-removing professionals do their best to wow you, while you spend way too much $$$ on drinks, and too much time searching for a way out.

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4. Holy Cow 1535 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94105 (Soma)

SoMa mainstay Holy Cow has been a part of the SF nightclub scene since the mid-'80s. Bottle service, go-go dancers, confetti cannons, and celebrity guest DJs create one raging party on the intimate dance floor. Enjoy a breather and a cocktail between songs on the outdoor patio, or reserve one of the 20 elevated booths for a night of VIP treatment.

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5. The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

The music venue is above-average for acoustics, as well as cold brews and the ability to finagle through a feisty, hipster crowd.

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6. Elbo Room 647 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

Elbo Room's got a full list of awesome artists gracing their line up, as well as a crowded bar and zesty libations.

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7. Zeitgeist 199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (The Mission)

Zeitgeist is a fascinating combo of a dive and a biergarten that houses an eclectic blend of friendly patrons who are all there for the same reasons: to sample a bodacious variety of beer, enjoy the nice weather on the numerous outdoor picnic tables, or slug an award-winning Bloody Mary (and in many cases, all three).

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8. Jonell's Cocktail Lounge 401 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (The Tenderloin)

Jonell's... oh, Jonell's. This shot-taking, brew-pouring, grub-dominating spot is perfect for any game, or semi-good decision making.

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9. Reed & Greenough 3251 Scott St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (The Marina)

Housed in a stunning century old building (with even older signage), the Marina’s Reed & Greenough pays homage to the area’s history with vintage decor and timeless cocktails. Skilled bartenders turn back time with concoctions like the Bee’s Knees featuring New Amsterdam Gin, honey water, and lemon juice, and speed things back up to modern times with their blazing Pisco Brûlée.

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10. The Endup 401 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94708 (Soma)

The Endup is just one step away from being the best place to head when you're feeling boozy and dancey.

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11. City Tavern 3200 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (The Marina)

City Tavern's got get fries, wings, brews, and uh... just about anything that makes a Marina bar awesome.

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12. KT's Fillmore 3231 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (The Marina)

Located in the Triangle, this hub is known for loud music, over-done drinks (is that a bad thing?), and an awesomely crowded bar (is that a good thing?).

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13. Eastside West Restaurant & Bar 3154 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (The Marina)

Wanna get bottle service without going downtown? This is your spot. But wait, there’s more! A $25 bottomless mimosa and entree brunch you say? And shuffleboard and big ass TV’s? While Eastside West generally caters to the trendy Marina crowd, this is a classy joint where anyone can can feel comfortable letting loose and getting down on snacks like Tabasco-sauced calamari or fried truffled mac & cheese. You should also feel comfortable taking down a 120oz beer tower, because they have those, too.

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