Finally, a place to drink and relax where your sexuality isn't reduced to a stereotype. Hi Tops is a gay sports bar in The Castro that's decked out in benches made from bleachers, flat-screen televisions (16 of them, so they're always playing the game you came to watch), and <em>Top Chef-</em>level nachos, wings, and corn dogs. The speciality cocktails are a huge draw too, like the house Haterade that's served in a plastic water bottle.
Hi Tops’ slogan is “Cold pitchers; Hot catchers,” which tells you a lot about the bar, but not everything. Here’s the rest of it: there are 26 flat-screen TVs, attentive bartenders, shuffleboard, and good food (especially for a sports bar). The fried chicken sandwich or house-made corn dog are the way to go, and, best of all: they have IT’S-IT ice cream for dessert. The bar gets crowded during games, but also for people who hit it up on Tuesday for trivia and Thursdays for whiskey shots and go-go boys. Worth pointing out: Hi Tops is SF’s only gay sports bar, which c’mon SF, get it together.