Badlands (Closed Permanently)

98% love it
GayCities Members report that Badlands has closed
Iconic dance and video bar
Expect young bar hoppers and their admirers. The resident VJ plays Top 40 remixes and happy house as boys gather on the small but lively dance floor.


    • newuser
      newuser Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice place to visit, you all will like it for sure :)

    • SpoonC
      SpoonC Over a year ago
      Loves it

      When did badlands get so bad.

    • Bobbyjh
      Bobbyjh Over a year ago
      Loves it

      nice place
      never seen it i dont think, but dont really remember for sure but it looks cozy and its like a good place to dance or mingle with people meeet new people too

    • byron.schmitz
      byron.schmitz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Badlands timeline...................
      The Badlands has had many changes over the years ... but i always enjoyed it.

    • MoFo63
      MoFo63 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Dance, Videos and sweating
      Really the only place to dance in The Castro. Attracts all kinds - young, old, straight guys that flirt with the gays, and gay guys with their straight girlfriends. Pretty good music (not great) Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B and Dance. Lots of two fer one drinks and usually a line to get in on the weekends. The dance floor gets toooo damned crowded for serious workin' out of the dance moves but with a few well placed elbows you can make room. Definitely the place you'll run into Ex's or old tricks so be ready for all of that.

    • JoshuaO
      JoshuaO Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Sweet place
      Drinks specials and good music, the crowd was friendly and am filming. Mixed ages in the crowd, had a really good time.

    • coopscadoop
      coopscadoop Over a year ago

      There's only one Badlands
      You have to go to have the true Castro experience.

    • kastroguy71
      kastroguy71 Over a year ago

      Great outdoor patio
      and the drink specials are great. Service is so so, but you can't have it all. The crowd can be very mixed.

    • traves
      traves Over a year ago
      Loves it

      after finding a business card in my boyfriend wallet. I decided to check it out . now I know it's all about . pretty good guys

    • sho278
      sho278 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Awesome place to have fun with friends, great value special drinks on happy hours, great music and area to dance. Peeps are friendly and no attitude. had a great time!!

    • willinsf1
      willinsf1 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      DO NOT GO!
      I frequent this place often. I broke my ankle recentlty and I am sitll recovering. I went to meet friends this evening and the bouncer denied me access. I was not drunk and he would not allow me access. I left. I go to this club often and I was completely sober when I went to the front door. I have hard they have discriminated in the past and this bouncer at the front of the bar was completely discriminating. Very disappointing but I will not go back again.

    • lolave
      lolave Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A great place

    • vuthyra2010
      vuthyra2010 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      It's a great place to meet liberal gay boys
      This is a cool bar/club in the heart of the Castro. People here are very welcoming and friendly. I love this place.