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“A local tavern with personality and a wonderful find.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cinch Saloon

Cinch Saloon
1723 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Nob Hill)
415-776-4162
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Ranked #241 of 722 things to do in San Francisco
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“A local tavern with personality and a wonderful find.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

We never take a trip to SF without at least one stop at The Cinch, a mainstay on Polk for decades. Once a gay-centric neighborhood, this section of Polk is now a mixed bag of every kind of human being on this planet, and the Cinch is a favorite for those who want to have great conversation, a good game of pool, and a chance to visit with friends. Some nights will feature drag shows and every night is predominantly GLBT, but straights, celibates and martians will find it friendly and welcoming too.
You will as often find bikers, lawyers, corporate suits, teachers, plumbers, interior decorators, dancers and hair stylists all mingling at the bar. If Mike is your bartender, you’re extra-lucky because he is perhaps the best bartender (and certainly the most fun) of any in the city.
If Castro has become a sort of noveau-GLBT area, the Cinch represents some history and it's worth a stop.

Visited September 2011
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“Fun neighborhood bar!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

Since moving out to San Francisco a couple years ago I have enjoyed this crazy place. It gets good crowds after work and on the weekends. Smoking patio, pool tables, campy decorations, drag shows, sports on TV. It is a friendly local mostly gay bar that has a fun staff, good clientele (all ages, races, whatever!). Good happy hour and beer bust on Sundays. Food is provided during Niners games too. And it is right on Polk Street with lots of restaurants, take out, stores...........

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