The Castro's neighborhood bar, Moby Dick looks just as it has since the 1980s. Two walls of windows open to the street, flooding the place with sun by day, and a giant fish tank behind the bar provides a nighttime focal point for shy guys who don't like eye contact. But it's not a heavy cruise bar: This is where you come when you want to hang with your buds in a no-pressure environment. Up the steps at the rear of the bar, there's an always-busy pool table and four well-maintained pinball machines that provide distraction when conversation lags. Daily drinks specials and kindly bartenders keep the place busy every night.
|Venue name:||Moby Dick||Contact:|
4049 18th St
|Cross street:||at Hartford St|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–2am|
|Transport:||Metro to Castro / Bus 24, 33, 35|