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5 Best San Francisco Bars for Being A Little Bit Rude

Updated on October 9, 2010
SF Badlands:
4121 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

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Lexington Club:
3464 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

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Bar None:
1980 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

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Edinburgh Castle:
950 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

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Hemlock Tavern:
1131 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

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You spend all week long putting on your pretty face and making nice so your job goes smoothly. And most of the time, you’re content to be prim and proper (or at least appropriately naughty). But there are some weeks when Friday rolls around and all you want to do is let your hair down and get rambunctious. In a city that made speakeasies and saloons famous, there are plenty of places where it’s okay to go act lawless. Feel free to get trashy drunk and get forgiven at the bars below. On the flipside, be aware that you might encounter some rudeness and roughness if you visit one of these San Francisco bars.

1. SF Badlands, 4121 18th St. (@ Castro St.) The Castro 415.626.9320

The only way to get a drink in this place on a Saturday night is to force your way up to the bar and be rude about it. It’s always jam packed and it’s just a given that you’re going to get a little obnoxious as you make your way through there. Just be careful whose toes you step on; some of the catty boys at this gay bar can match your rude mood and up the ante. Really, it’s a fun dance spot but there’s a lot going on here and the jam packed energy has the potential to get tense.

2. The Lexington Club, 3464 19th St. (@ Valencia St.) The Mission 415.863.2052

If you want to get drunk with the girls and not have to worry that your rude behavior is going to get rude treatment from the men at the bar, your best bet is a lesbian spot. Just be aware that your rudeness will be tolerated to a point but the Suicide Girl style bartenders can dish it right back at you with you a vengeance if you do need to be put in your place.

3. Bar None, 1980 Union St. (@ Laguna St.) The Marina 415.409.4469

Where does rudeness blend in best if not a frat bar? It’s crowded with kids, it’s got hot wings and the beer pong competitions practically require you to be rude to win. If drinking to the point of rudeness might mean that you’ll get the urge to re-enact a little bit of Girls Gone Wild, here’s your spot. Be aware that others are going to be rude right back atcha.

4. Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary St. (@ Larkin St.) The Tenderloin 415.885.4074

If there is any SF neighborhood that requires you to be rude to survive, it’s The Tenderloin. The fish ‘n chips smell in this bar is conducive to creating the kind of atmosphere where rudeness is welcome. And the joint is big enough that if your attitude gets you in trouble with someone, you can probably find your own space to simmer down.

5. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St. (@ Hemlock St.) Russian Hill 415.596.7777

This bar is always so loud that no one is even going to notice that you’re being rude. And there are all kinds of levels of rude that you can be at this place. You can do the smoking room snootiness thing. Or the zone-out-to-loud-music thing. Or the pool hustling attitude thing. Or just do your own thing. It’s actually a really cool spot but it tolerates some rudeness.


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  • diegosurfs1 profile image


    8 years ago from San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Nice hub now I know where to go when I grow up to let all my anger out by being rude, hahaha.

  • SteveoMc profile image


    8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

    Haha, I have to get to SF and get drunk at a lesbian bar. It sounds like a hoot.


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