Class it up at this martini/piano bar dive
This is a great place for cocktails and conversation around the big oval bar, with relatively quiet booths around the sides. The back area features a very popular piano, where the regulars take turns crooning at the mic, with wildly varying degrees of success. The location is perfect, at the base of Castro, but not in the middle of it, with all the great eateries of the Valencia Street and Market Street corridors within walking distance. The decorations are very old-school campy, but others have described it as tacky. At any rate, this is truly a unique and fun place to hang right outside the Castro scene.