Lone Star Saloon

Gay in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Like California grizzlies to a honeycomb, big guys with bushy beards pack the legendary Lone Star. There's a huge back patio and a competitive pool table, perpetually thronged by manly men and their admirers since 1989 – this is SF's original all-male bear bar. Owner-bartenders Charlie and Bruce sling $3 beer during weekday 2pm-to-8pm happy hours; Sundays are jammed.