Late Night / After Hours

Just as in the days when Rita Hayworth kicked things up as chorus girl Rita Casino, this San Francisco mainstay embraces grand 1930s style while maintaining a contemporary edge. Each night's artists are unique, and the place features everything...  Read More

Zeke's Sports Bar & Grill

A short walk from Pac Bell Park, Zeke's just seems right for sports and beer. It's also a fantastic place to catch the game on one of 16 TVs, whether your passion be football, hockey, baseball, basketball, or more. Zeke's food menu is a riot of...  Read More

Bus Stop

Conducive to nights of rowdy cheering and rooting for your favorite team, Bus Stop is a true sports-lover's haven. It's been around for a century, and its longevity can certainly be attributed, in part, to dynamic crowds and ever-present drinks....  Read More

Cat Club

This late-night spot draws all types to its large space, which includes two dance floors where DJs really know how to pump it up. Hip-hop, funk, house, techno and rock can all be heard on different days, and theme nights expand the options, as...  Read More

Ruby Skye

Formerly a theater (built in the 1890s), this late-night stop does a booming business courting young hipsters looking to show off their dance moves. The modern decor features high ceilings, large bars, and chic ambience. Live music and expert...  Read More

Bernal Heights

A top-notch sound system sets the tempo at Space 550 and easily contributes to pumped-up volume and abundant energy. Club-goers generally groove to the sounds of funk, salsa, house, and hip-hop, although other musical styles crop up as well. The...  Read More

Buena Vista Cafe

This area cafe serves as an especially pleasant stop for late-nighters looking to have a drink with friends. It's also notable for having been a setting in the movie "When a Man Loves a Woman," with Meg Ryan. Drinks range from cocktails to...  Read More

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If you mourn the glamour that characterized Hollywood in the '30s and '40s, this refined supper club provides reason to rejoice. Tucked discreetly down an alley, the polished space soars with high ceilings, grand columns and moody lighting....  Read More

The Tenderloin
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Draped in pale panels of fabric and accented with soft lighting and clean-lined furniture, this club has become one of the city's hottest tickets. A crowd of well-coiffed, well-dressed patrons, once they move past the velvet rope, enter a world...  Read More

Best place for a pint downtown.