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Badlands

Address: 4121 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 92328 (The Castro)
Phone Number: 415-626-9320
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Ranked #257 of 716 things to do in San Francisco
Type: Gay bars, Nightlife
Activities: Dancing
Owner description: Dance bar located in the Castro.
Attraction details
Type: Gay bars, Nightlife
Activities: Dancing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Owner description: Dance bar located in the Castro.

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Circle Pines, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Fun night dancing with some folks I met at a conference I attended. Great mix of music from all eras. Dance floor filled up very quickly.

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place has a pretty good atmosphere, friendly staff but the crowd doesn't really start going until late... Drinks are made well, and are reasonably priced.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Modern but still welcoming and not pretentious (as many modern gay bars have become). Not over expensive, nice mixed ages and types of men and, thankfully, not too many hetrosexuals

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London, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
40 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We visited from the UK in as part of our West Coast tour, Great cocktails. lots of boys/men running around and trying to out bust eachother on the dancefloor! Made for a great night sitting at the bar and watching everyone. No dresscode.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

If you want a fun filled dance party, head on over to Badlands. It is a gay club, but you'll have a good time no matter your orientation. Just a heads up, the signs male/female are clearly optional on the restroom door. So, be prepared for that.

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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Fun nightclub - great music/videos - lots to see and lots to drink! Staff were super friendly, and was a great place to meet up with friends and have a good night out.

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East Maitland, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I went to Badlands with some of the contiki mates I made last year! We were keen for a different nightout where we could wear whatever we wanted and just have a 'girls night' with no one bothering us. We journeyed into the Castro district and tried out Badlands as our tour manager stated it was a great place to... More 

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phoenix
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

Although i'm much older now, this place still is a lot of fun. The bartender was really on top of things and really friendly to boot. My drink was strong and always full. The crowd is youngish, cute and therefore i am partially invisible. Lol. Still a good place to hang out with friends and get a drink and maybe... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

This high energy , friendly bar and dance club was packed the Friday night we stopped by. There is no cover but as you might expect drinks were bait pricey- a bottled water was $5. But the music was loud and fun and the crowd (younger- mostly 20s and 30s) was friendly and full of positive energy. Even though we... More 

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