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SF Armory

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Address: 1800 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3502
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Kink tour

Frankly I expected more stories from perfomers, more exhibits. The guide was a cool dude but it felt like there was not enough stuff to show to the visitors. Boooriiiiinnng

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2017
Dr. S
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Asheville, NC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After getting off of the BART train we were greeted by two blocks of homeless people and urine all over the streets in order to get to the Armory facility. We arrived 10 minutes early and the tour guide Quin very rudely told us we had to leave and come back though there was space to wait safely inside. Where... More 

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Thank S M
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Fascinating tour led by Rowan, a very knowledgable and fun guy. As it's a working studio the sets you can only tour certain sets but what we did see was great and visiting The Upper Floor was a treat as we also got a walk through of the beautiful oil paintings. I still don't know the story about the zebra... More 

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Thank Jaimie B
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Frankly I expected more stories from perfomers, more exhibits. The guide was a cool dude but it felt like there was not enough stuff to show to the visitors. Boooriiiiinnng

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Thank Dr. S
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Whatever has happened to The Armory experience this year? Let us hope someone reads and takes note so that 2017 can be better. As it stands, another poor review here, again over terrible customer service. While The Armory sure delivered in some aspects, I did not foresee leaving it in tears. An interesting tour? Certainly something different. Customer experience? Horrendous.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

What an awesome tour. Who would have thought that you'd get a history lesson along with a porn tour? If you're offended by anything sexual, don't go. However, the tour included quite a bit of the history of the armory itself too. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. An overall great tour that I'd definitely recommend to others.

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San Francisco, California
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166 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We spent one evening taking the tour in the Armory and around the porn studios of Kink.com. The tour lasts about 90 mins. We got groupon with discount so it was very cheap. The tour was interesting and the tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. The building is very big with several floors. Definitely not my cup of tea but... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Beware of possibly the worst customer experience in the Bay Area: offensive, rude and flat out insulting treatment of visitors. And not in a BDSM-sexy way... Executive summary: not letting in people with tickets even with clear email confirmation, not letting a pregnant woman seat and rudely shouting at customers. Paid $90 and didn't end up even getting in even... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I went on a tour of the armory and really liked it a lot. It appeals to fans of the website but anyone really, you can ask any questions and the tour guide is super fun and open about everything

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

I spend New Year Eve at New Bohemia event for 2016. I purchase a VIP Cabana Access ticket. I arrived right before 10:00 pm and found a long line for VIP ticket holders. The slow process of entrance consisted of checking your ticket, next your ID, later getting a wristband. By subsequently line was around the block when I got... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Guided tour of a full functioning adult studio with a twist - surprisingly cool. Enjoyed drinks at the Armory Bar across the street.

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