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4121 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2407
+1 415-626-9320
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Best club in the castro!

With video monitors playing the music videos and all their sexy bartenders u are sure guaranteed a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
San Jose, California
via mobile
Party central

A classic Castro hookup joint where sugar daddies look for trophy boys for barebacking and bath... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Alzor S
via mobile
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Dance bar located in the Castro.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
5 weeks ago
“Best club in the castro! ”
31 Dec 2016
“Party central ”
Closed Now
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Hours Today: 15:00 - 02:00
4121 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2407
The Castro
+1 415-626-9320
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

With video monitors playing the music videos and all their sexy bartenders u are sure guaranteed a good time. Just be careful leaving ur jacket Layin about because ur probably not gonna walk out with it

Thank OneManTravelor
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A classic Castro hookup joint where sugar daddies look for trophy boys for barebacking and bath house encounters and maybe a trip to a white party.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Stopped here for some drinks on a Saturday night and got two for ones during happy hour. Great drinks and great service!

Thank db16
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We always come to Badlands when we are in SF, love the drinks and dancing. Music is played by a VJ and includes showtunes, pop and anything else one would like to dance to. The place gets packed, so come early and enjoy.

Thank SFLeonce
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I went to San Francisco by myself and basically stayed in the castro. I stumbled upon Badlands because I met a few people at The Q. They said that Badlands was the place to dance. The line was long but it went quick. The music...More

Thank Stephc09
Reviewed 10 September 2015

we loved the facts that: music not too loud, we could speak, enough people not too much, cheap drinks, goodlooking gogo dancers

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Nice neighborhood dance club. Very well-lit and uplifting dancing area. Bartenders are friendly but drinks are sort of diluted. But this may not be a bad thing, as you can keep sipping without getting drunk. Music is kind of mix of upbeat pops. Don't expect...More

Thank Phil Y
Reviewed 5 January 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.

Thank Daveydoo1964
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank followmefoodie
Reviewed 12 June 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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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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