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Badlands

4121 18th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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  • 69%
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  • 64%
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  • BadlandsPro 2014
    Jason Flegel
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    5 Jul 10, 2014

    This bar shoots rainbows out of every window, blinding passers-by with its fabulousness. As the go-to gay bar in The Castro, serving up cheap drinks, a varied crowd, and the thumpa-thumpa of the most saccharine-sweet bubble-gum pop music (and video), Badlands isn't to be missed for a fun night out, if that's what you're looking for. It's packed on the weekends, but isn't empty any night of the week-- full of both locals and tourists alike.

    Get down and dirty on the dance floor or sit in the front room and attempt to have a conversation (the incredibly loud music can make this a challenge). However you decide to spend your night here, don't expect to leave ungroped. All are welcome: straight, gay, in-between (or not)-- just bring your dancing shoes and a positive attitude.

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    David Bloxsom
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    3 Mar 23, 2014
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    Luke Maffei
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    The Badlands is the closest thing there is in SF to a destination gay club. This is the club that tourists come to and locals come to to pick up tourists.

    And the quality of the evening can vary drastically from one event to the next. Any night you show up could be the night of your life or the night you remember for almost backhanding a bitch! It's all possible.

    You will find cheap drinks, and really, REALLY gay music. They are not catering to people who are connoisseurs of anything but debauchery, and they serve it up cheaper than anyone around them.

    Chances are, if you're coming to the Castro, you'll find your way inside.

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  • BadlandsPro 2014
    Todd C
    4 Jul 01, 2014

    This is actually a really fun bar with awesome cheap drinks! It's a great place for lounging (toward the entrance) and for a wild, crazy night of dancing (toward the back of the bar).

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    Paul Budding
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Love this place. Crowded on Saturdays and Sundays with a mixed (young) crowd. Whether you like to dance or not, you will enjoy this place!

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    Neil Campbell
    5 Dec 12, 2011
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4.5 out of 5
6 member's reviews
2,369 people visited Badlands

Description

Dance and party in the Castro's most outrageous clubs, Badlands of San Francisco. The two for one drink special, a trademark of Badlands, makes you tipsy as you congregate with your friends on the comfortable couches. Dance to a trendy assortment of pop music, and enjoy drink specials such as the Lemon Drop, which are famously listed on the wall of the club. This lively club caters to a mostly gay ... read more
clients, but also appeals to many straight people, so no matter who you are you are sure to enjoy a trip to Badlands.

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