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Lone Star Saloon

1354 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4310
+1 415-863-9999
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Small neighborhood bar (small, I mean about 20 feet by 30 feet), painted all black, very dark, very... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Paul H
via mobile
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 16 January 2017
Victor J
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“gay bar” (2 reviews)
“bears” (5 reviews)
“soma” (3 reviews)
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1354 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4310
+1 415-863-9999
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Reviewed 11 November 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

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 16 January 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

4  Thank Victor J
Reviewed 16 January 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

2  Thank c00llab
Reviewed 16 January 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

3  Thank danbro21
Reviewed 15 January 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.

3  Thank buckhenderson59
Reviewed 24 May 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!

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 3 September 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

Thank goriajk
Reviewed 5 September 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.

Thank scotttrees
Reviewed 21 June 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

4  Thank Bearras
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to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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