Toad Hall Formerly: The Pendulum

 
95% love it
  101
Disco balls and cheap drinks
With video DJs and Top 40, meet friends on the dance floor or covered outdoor patio. Toad Hall is Badland's flirty little brother; just across the street.

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    • jaykwe
      jaykwe Over a year ago

      Well this is one of the cool places in Castro

    • mark.delicio
      mark.delicio Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Team Makes the Difference
      Toad is my favorite place to drink in SF. The generous pours, two-for-one happy hour and back patio for us smokers makes it a good bar...the team, from doorman to barback to bartender, makes it a great bar. Jimmy is my favorite and Nick a close second, but everyone there makes you feel welcome.

    • T.Lo
      T.Lo Over a year ago

      Great happy hour! Two for one drinks.

    • coopscadoop
      coopscadoop Over a year ago
      Loves it

      An more fun and less sloppy version of Badlands
      Better music and a less messy crowd than sister bar Badlands with the same amazingly stiff and cheap drinks. Just be warned, you're in for an all night adventure if you have more than 1.

    • JimEther
      JimEther Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great for drunks
      When I'm in the Castro, I like to go to Toad Hall because the dance floor is small within a larger space. As a non-dancer, I appreciate the space to sit, stand or mill around without the full club experience. This makes it a good place to meet up with friends and have enough space to hang out for a while and just drink. Plus they sponsor my friends' gay softball team, which is awesome.

    • team sponsor
      we love coming here after games for drinks and dancing

    • aes92975
      aes92975 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Awesome time!
      We had the most fun here. People were great! Can't wait to swing by on our next visit.

    • ptonmike
      ptonmike Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love 2 x 1!
      Great patio and 2 x 1 happy hour drinks are always a plus!

    • qbancncer
      qbancncer Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun times
      Fun times, Good drinks, good music... love the 2 for 1 happy hour.

    • blondofborg
      blondofborg Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Decent enough, but strange attitude
      Fun bar with music tailored more to the R&B crowd, which is a nice alternative to the regular pop/electro fare in a lot of gay venues. The crowd was a little odd the night we went though. Friendly, yet kind of bitchy. This seemed to extend to the bar staff as well. This could just be the culture of the place, so it might be fine for locals. It didn't project a very visitor-friendly image.

    • oztraveller
      oztraveller Over a year ago
      Loves it

      fun place to start ya weekend at.
      Went to badlands during happy hour for the 2/1 $5 cocktails. They make them with a decent amount of alcohol and it gets the buss started for a fun night out. Good crowd, nice patio out back. All up I'd dsay pop in at the start of ya night out. You wont regret it :)

    • NickStarr
      NickStarr Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Not Badlands 2 more like The Alternate Mix
      This bar/club is owned by the same owner as Badlands so the drink specials are about the same, but the crowd is more akin to the people you will find at The Mix. There is often a little something or someone for everyone here, but try to avoid it during weekdays as it tends to be far less busy than on weekends. Overall one of the nicer and cleaner bars in The Castro, plus for the smokers there is a patio out back where you can order a drink and light up.

    • JCS
      JCS Over a year ago
      Loves it

      best way to spend Sunday afternoon
      fun, friendly,

    • SFOTraveler76
      SFOTraveler76 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Oops I didn't mean to post that...DELETE!

    • barbqbill
      barbqbill Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Mixed, younger crowd
      This bar is more stylish then many in the Castro. It has a younger, somewhat mixed crowd.