by Allie Pape - 10 Reviews - 45 List
Gay or straight, San Francisco men aren't usually known for their overt manly activities (and, no, strip clubs don't count). Never fear: We've got a full list of spots where your group can savor booze, cigars, meat, guns, and more. Even if you're a sensitive soul by day, these San Francisco spots are perfect for embracing your inner Neanderthal on a guys night out in San Francisco. (Photo: Julian Hall)
Updated: August 19, 2011
Stogies and Scotch are the order of the day at this Financial District retreat, which draws office types looking to unwind from a long day. Thanks to the classy vibe and gorgeous (heated!) outdoor patio, your group might even be able to join up with a few female smoking buddies.
Before a boys afternoon at the ballpark, head to this no-nonsense burger joint, a favorite of no less a manly man than Anthony Bourdain. You and your crew can go to town on thick burgers, crispy fries, and a few draft beers for less than half of what it would cost at AT&T Park.
Whether you're keeping the evening bros-only or looking to pick up some ladies, this masculine, hunting lodge-themed SOMA bar delivers. The atmosphere is chic enough to attract women, with its creative and tasty cocktails, but manly enough to boast an antler chandelier, a pool table and a Big Buck Hunter game.
This Inner Richmond playhouse is essentially Chuck E. Cheese for the over-21 set, with plenty of booze to accompany the Skee-Ball and 80s arcade machines. When you grab your beers, be sure to order a round of the house specialty: chicken-fried bacon.
The stone cellar of this North Beach beer bar is furnished with church pews--appropriate seating for a shrine to Belgian beer. Enjoy one of the 100-plus brews on the bar's massive list, and chow down on a hearty entree like rabbit stew for your guys night out in San Francisco.
While San Franciscans aren't exactly the Second Amendment's greatest defender, those who want to exercise their right to bear arms can head just south of the city to this fully equipped firing range. Mondays are Ladies Night, so plan accordingly (unless you're trying to pick up some femme fatales).
If you're interested in having a men's day at the spa, this unfussy unisex salon will deliver the goods--with knockout aestheticians to boot. For $145 a head, the whole group can get a manicure and pedicure, haircut, straight-razor shave, and hairstyling; throw in a 10-minute chair massage for an extra $15.