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Lone Star Saloon

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Address: 1354 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Mon - Fri 14:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 02:00

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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 for seven days and we went to the Lone Star for six of those nights. Not just a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Victor J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 San Francisco Bear History. Bring your best social attitude and get ready for some bear... More 

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3 Thank Victor J
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 so excited to find out it was just sold to long time bartenders Bruce and... More 

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2 Thank c00llab
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and fun again, and the outdoor patio is a must experience. If you're a bear... More 

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3 Thank danbro21
Mendocino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

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3 Thank buckhenderson59
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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!

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Thank Nick S
Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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

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Thank goriajk
Arroyo Grande, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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Thank scotttrees
SF Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 awash in hair. Fast, friendly bartenders; for some reason the management won't let them work... More 

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