Gay in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Thursdays through Sundays are best at Powerhouse, a sweaty SoMa bar for leathermen, shirtless gym queens and the occasional porn star. Draft beer is cheap, specials keep the crowd loose and dance erupts around the pool table at weekends. Smokers grope on the smoky back patio, while oddballs lurk in corners. Powerhouse is a gay men's scene – no gawkers.