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Lone Star Saloon

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Friendly neighborhood bar

Stopped by for a quick drink, nice neighborhood bar. Got to talk to one of the owners (from... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Allen G
Richmond, Virginia
Bears, bears and bears, oh my!

The first bar I went to when I first visited San Francisco in 1996. My partner and I were in town... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2017
Victor J
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
31 Aug 2018
“Friendly neighborhood bar”
11 Nov 2017
“Skip it”
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1354 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4310
+1 415-863-9999
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Stopped by for a quick drink, nice neighborhood bar. Got to talk to one of the owners (from Australia).

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Allen G
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Small neighborhood bar (small, I mean about 20 feet by 30 feet), painted all black, very dark, very loud, and not much to distinguish itself from any other dive. Oh, wait, they did charge a cover for cupcakes (yeah, like baked goods in a bar)...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed January 16, 2017

The first bar I went to when I first visited San Francisco in 1996. My partner and I were in town for seven days and we went to the Lone Star for six of those nights. Not just a neighborhood bar but a piece of...More

Date of experience: January 2017
5  Thank Victor J
Reviewed January 16, 2017

I have been coming to the Lone Star for years, this is my favorite gay bar in Soma. Super friendly bar staff!! A large patio in back to chill with friends and listen to beats on there brand new sound equipment . I was also...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank c00llab
Reviewed January 16, 2017

It took a strange turn for a few years, the historic Lone Star Saloon is back! With the 2 bartenders left from the glory days of the world's first "Bear Bar" taking ownership, the Lone Star has returned to it's roots. The bartenders are friendly...More

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank danbro21
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Good to hear new owners are long time bartenders. Forget the haters. My buddies said it was back to bears and beer...I'm coming back for more.

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank buckhenderson59
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Friendly bar men, nice outdoor patio, good vibes, good tunes. Often sit in the sun trap out back catching the rays with a cold drink. Has a great underground feel being in SOMA away form the tourist trap of Castro!

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank NickS1975
Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Anytime is best except for Sunday Beer Bust - it gets packed and this bear gets too sweaty inside - so I like going there when it's not so wild

1  Thank goriajk
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We love the Lone Star. Nothing pretencious about it. All kinds of guys (all shapes and sizes). Bar tenders are friendly as is the crowd (mostly bears and cubbies). We always have fun at the Lone Star.

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank scotttrees
Reviewed June 21, 2008

This place is an original -- just what a bear bar should be. Pool table, patio, frequent beer busts and mobs of big hairy guys and their fans. On one of those rare San Francisco hot afternoons, the shirts come off and the place is...More

5  Thank Bearras
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