San Francisco Nightlife

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San Francisco nightlife is exciting and varied.

San Francisco nightlife is as varied as the people who inhabit the "City by the Bay." After-dark activities range from a drink at one of the city's elegant wine bars, a beer with pals at a neighborhood dive bar, to the vibrant dance clubs scattered throughout the city. Particularly characteristic are the many rooftop bars, which offer sweeping views across the city and the Bay beyond.

San Francisco Nightlife Music

Music is an important part of San Francisco nightlife. The city has a history of supporting struggling artists and is the launching point for many a popular musician. San Francisco has a number of live music venues, such as the historic Fillmore and the popular Great American Music Hall. There are also frequent Karaoke nights, concerts in Golden Gate Park, and the nightclubs in and around North Beach.

San Francisco's Gay Scene

Nightlife in San Francisco's gay neighborhoods includes the many bars and nightclubs in the Castro district as well as non-stop dance clubs, scattered throughout the city. You'll also find a smattering of excellent quality female impersonators in San Francisco.

Theater and the Arts

The arts are a well-loved part of San Francisco nightlife, and the city supports an active theater community as well as the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony, and San Francisco Opera. No matter what time of year you visit, you're sure to find a production or performance to interest you.

San Francisco Nightlife