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Badlands

4121 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 92328 (Castro)
415-626-9320
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Ranked #45 of 281 Nightlife in San Francisco
Type: Gay Bars, Clubs
Activities: Dancing
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Owner description: Dance bar located in the Castro.

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
39 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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66 reviews 66 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 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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