Nightlife in San Francisco

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Nightlife in San Francisco

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  • Trina D
    Orange County, CA792 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to the December 28th Dear San Francisco show and it was amazing. I had low expectations when we got these tickets. My in-laws raved about it and even went twice in the same week, so my husband mentioned it might be worthwhile to check out, while in we were in San Francisco. We made our way to the theater and ate beforehand. Club Fugazi is located between North Beach and Chinatown so it was a short walk from our hotel. We didn't know what to expect when we sat in the theater. A server came by asking if we wanted anything and we said we'd look at the menu. There is no requirement to purchase but we did get some tea and a bottle of water. Dear San Francisco is an intimate Cirque type of show. The theater is small so you can see the performers up close. The stunts range from acrobatics to hula hoops and juggling. It was a love letter to San Francisco and definitely a fun experience.
    Written January 31, 2024
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  • travel-junkie3PO
    San Francisco, CA1,632 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    3 of us went to the Magic Theater and HIGHLY Recommend it!

    We've been to several close-up magic acts and Jay's is top-notch. He has a lot of interaction with the audience and the whole experience is like having the show in your home (if it was in a Moroccan Casbah).

    We left...Gob-smacked! It's a great show for kids, family, date night--everybody in the 40-seat theater had a fine time.

    Not only Jay Alexander a great magician--the Moroccan theater is really fancy (started out as a speakeasy!)

    Before the performance, you can purchase drinks and fine Moroccan food and make it "Dinner and a Show."

    Park at the ACE Parking lot at 400 Taylor Street, directly across the street--you can reserve parking on line for $25.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Rodrigo V
    Guadalajara, Mexico428 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big warehouse with some alright food but extremely tasty beers, a good atmosphere, shuffleboards and gentle staff. This place really is a SF gem.
    Written April 11, 2022
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  • Christina R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve seen Friends and Sex and the City Live here. Both shows were epic!! They will take pictures after the show. Staff is really friendly.
    Written July 25, 2019
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  • glasgowlassy82
    Glasgow, UK35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely recommendation and place to visit. We got a warm welcome and enjoyed a couple of lovely drinks here on holiday. Great atmosphere and lovely drinks would recommend a visit
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • Brian H
    Brighton and Hove, UK13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun evening, stand ups were excellent, compare warmed everything up and the four acts were relaxed and entertaining. Staff were friendly and made us welcome. Venue is small but cosy, give it a go!
    Written October 12, 2023
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  • philip w
    145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The only thing to say is go there and experience the views over San Francisco.
    They are in incredible. Go in the Hilton take the lift the floor 30 and switch to the left hand lifts and you go all the way to 46.
    They have drinks and snacks.
    Written August 2, 2023
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  • 787Traveller
    Austin, TX17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a great dive bar, but make sure to bring cash. The bathroom is interesting too. Would definitely stop I'm again....
    Written July 4, 2023
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  • PaulH
    Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have been visiting San Francisco every year for past 9 years,I discovered B&Blues on my first visit and the club is now my main reason to keep going back to SF. In fact my choice of weeks for holiday are chosen in advance by checking out what artists are playing & when. For anyone who loves the Blues,I highly advise taking in a night or 2 at Biscuits & Blues while you are in town … The atmosphere is great ..dark and intimate, all tables are very close to stage … I can also recommend the food ( southern fried chicken my favourite )….A Great NIght Out !!!
    Written July 26, 2019
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  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, WA6,625 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Limited menu but quality was very good.

    Friendly attentive service.

    Irish coffee was excellently. Maybe the best we have ever had.

    Great eggs Benedict as well as omelettes.

    No breakfast meat sides.

    A nit pricy but it is a tourist destination
    Written August 8, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,754 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Maybe the best tiki bar ever because they have rain storms here, indoors. Yes, the rain comes down and lands in the little canals inside. Cool retro decorations. Expensive drinks. Lotsa fun.
    Written August 18, 2023
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  • Serendipity1701
    Sarasota, FL128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The drinks, when you can choose one from the extensive amazing menu , they are amazing. The staff is so knowledgeable and so friendly you felt right at home. I can’t wait to go back.
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • Rather_Nomadic
    Panama City, FL1,921 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A classic dive bar solely focused on craft beer. Big selection of local and nearby breweries and everything is top notch. Fairly exclusive bottle collection of vintage and one-off brews. Some bottles made specifically for the Toronado. Not kid friendly. Nice service, good prices. Cash only.
    Written July 23, 2022
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  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, WA6,625 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First LGBGT bar to sport glass windows allowing folks to see inside without actually entering.

    Great place to relax and have a drink absorbing the local culture.

    Quite a breakthrough for the LGBTQ community.

    The neighborhood is quite interesting snd well worth a visit.

    All are welcome.
    Written August 8, 2023
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  • Gwennie
    Cardiff, UK142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic bar – dark inside with a great, spooky feeling –l ook at the pictures on the wall you think they are watching you. We went for the happy hour and had a couple of drinks on our first night in San Fran – we also had bar nibbles, which were delicious and huge portions we ordered two fries and two chips between 3 – well one each would have been enough.
    Written September 3, 2019
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