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Yes, there are both straight and gay self-identified people in the world. Thank you for sharing your views. I hope it was cathartic for all concerned. A nice unbiased review of the bar would be much appreciated. I don't know what this place is like now. In 1972, the bar didn't have a dance license. That didn't stop it from being the hottest early evening dance venue in the city, or from being raided by the cops every night after all the neighbors called in complaints. My friend Shawn says it is still a cool neighborhood establishment.
how bout we keep the hate to a minimum!. you know, i'm a hetero gal who grew up here and i am astounded and disgusted by the anti het reviews i have read here! and you wonder why you lost the support of everyone for prop 8!! seriously!! there are more important things in the world to focus your anger on. get a clue and get a life. i'm sorry people have treated you unfairly and that you for some reason think that hets are horrible people, even though you wouldn't be alive without mom and dad boinkin! but do not encourage and continue hate and discrimination, especially not in MY city! i was born and raised here, i like so many san franciscans have fought for human and civil rights and the last thing i need is some angry little faerie who can't get booty on a friday night taking out his anger on me and other hets! if it's so bad here, come to my neighborhood and hang out at the frickin hole in the wall....prmoise..i won't "infect" that place!
A Pac Heights den slinging specialty cocktails spiked with freshly squeezed juice.. There's no sign outside this corner bar, only an abundance of foliage. Dim track lighting helps cast an orange glow over the mirror-backed bar, which advertises daily specials. On the left, plants and a couple of lion statues surround marble-topped tables. Adding to the casual, romantic vibe is a faux fireplace and candles atop each table. A wall of mirrors makes this place seem bigger than it is; the clubby music is at a decent level--so much so that boisterous conversation can often be overheard from nearby tables. Everyone from neighborhood 20-somethings to groups of 50-somethings come here for free food and specialty drinks. Selections vary from season to season, but bartenders are always juicing grapefruits or grinding cantaloupe juice into drinks.
Dansbee1 you make me sick. Dansbee1, what you wrote is disgusting. While I do not fall into the frat boy category, I, and the majority of the world population, fall into the heterosexual category and I am offended. I want to ask you this: What would happen if I wrote something like that but inserted gay instead of heterosexual? How would you like that? You are ignorant.
has great mojitos! fresh and a variety! and i'm normally not a drinker. if you dont think about how the cheeses, olives and vegetables were left out the whole night, it's pretty cool haha i havent gotten sick from it yet! :P
only thing i dont like about it is how crowded it can get. otherwise, great hang out!
Once a gay bar, now infected with straight people. What a shame. Once a nice gay bar, it's been invaded by (ugh) heterosexuals -- the fratboy and sorority element, at that. Don't these people have enough places to go without dragging our institutions down to their disgusting levels?
The Lion Pub is a Gift to San Francisco. I'm a gay, high end, professional businessman from Las Vegas, and I've been coming to the Lion Pub for about ten years, every time I'm in the City. I certainly regret that the gay character (mostly gay, professional males who live in the area) has beem deminished over the recent years, but at the same time, I'm fascinated to see this "discovery" of a great bar by the apparently straight, female professional class (and there boyfriends), as if it was all something brand new. The Lion Pub was a great bar ten years ago, and I'm sure will remain so (under present ownership) for many years to come. It's fun to hear the Ladies rave about fresh ingredients (ambience, etc.), when many bars have been using fresh lemons,limes & pineapples for an awfully long time. Gee, Gals, you really do need to get out more. Fortunately for the Pub, the Ladies are so together & professional that they would never think to stay in a bar beyoud nine o'clock, thus giving room for the decadent fellas. I've little doubt, that if we get a female president (much to be wished for ), you girls will discover a whole new San Francisco openning up to you. The bottom line is, the Lion Pub is a small gem, and now that gem is known throughout San Francisco. We who love her, give to the City, the Lion Pub as a gift. Who knew?
What happened to the Gay '90's?. This used to be a quaint little gay bar that served as adjunct to the Alta Plaza. Now it is a glittery cheese bar with a arrested devoloped post graduate frat crowd. On weekend that horrible crowd is packed cheek to jowel with the cheap intoxication of Calvin Klein's One. Banana Republic attire suggested. The charm of the former bar can be imagined if you look to the walls and try to tune out the blazing pop music and cheap colorful cocktails dripping on titts already pouring out of their owners blouses. YUK
Great bar for all people.
This bar is awesome any day of the week. If you're looking for a chill after work spot mon-fri, you can always find a seat. While it gets crowded on the weekends, it's a great scene to come with a group of friends or just for a date. Fresh squeezed greyhounds, screwdrivers and fresh fruit mojitos.
The bartenders are always working hard squeezing and muddling the drinks. The ambiance is cool, a dimly lit room with lots of plants and seating.
Whatever you're looking for there is a time of week for you here at the bar. I love to come here during the week so that it isn't so crowded, but that's just what I like out of a bar.
It's like a bad college party.. The bartenders and their little entourage are irritating. Too many college newbies running around turning this once classy bar into a bad fraternity party. Service can be slow and the crowd is just unappealing in its immature nature. Only recommended to the immature at heart.
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