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Midnight Sun
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/WHardcastleBar decor at the Midnight Sun

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A black-box video gay bar with fun nightly events and an extra-long happy hour.

First opened more than 40 years ago, Midnight Sun rejoined the A-list following a 2014 makeover. These days mixed crowds of bears and sexy guys in tight tees can’t get enough of this black-box video bar, cueing up nightly for happy hour (especially on Fridays when drinks are two for one). Get there by 6pm if you hope to get in. After dark, regular events including RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing parties on Mondays, Wednesday night karaoke and bar-dancing-go-go-boys on Friday and Saturday nights keep the crowd in excellent spirits.

Written by
Shoshi Parks


4067 18th St
San Francisco
Cross street:
at Castro St
Bus 24, 33, 35
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 2pm-2am, Sat-Sun 1pm-2am
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