Twin Peaks Tavern

 
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The original Castro bar
Twin Peaks Tavern was the first American gay bar with fully open windows, making the statement that being gay didn't mean hiding from the world. Today, an older crowd meets to watch the the busy intersection of Castro and Market outside.

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    • RMnysf
      RMnysf Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Old watering hole for many years. Hi Jeff !! Bill & Bob. Give me a stirrerrrrrrr

    • DTracer
      DTracer Over a year ago

      Pro tip: Head upstairs for the best low-key date spot in the Castro.

    • Bobbyjh
      Bobbyjh Over a year ago
      Loves it

      very nice and comfortable place
      i have been there quite a few times and have loved it to sit there in nice sunlight or just to look out the window and watch the traffic and its a nice place it has a long history of this establishment, i recommend it

    • Chaud003
      Chaud003 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      for conversation
      Nice place to stop for a drink, and engage in a friendly conversation with someone. Near the center of Castro action.

    • coopscadoop
      coopscadoop Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place to experience and watch the Castro
      Appropriately deemed "The Galss Coffin", this place is a part of Castro history and is a must-stop at if visiting. Great for people watching and getting a good sniff of delicious next-door Hot Cookie.

    • MarcusSF
      MarcusSF Over a year ago

      Great place for last call! Amazing Martinis and Coffee Drinks

    • Best Mexican Coffee in the Castro!!!
      Sittin on the Corner of Market and Castro,... Wonderful place to sit and people watch,... Great atmosphere with a couple tables on the loft Love this place Great Memories

    • JoeFuentes
      JoeFuentes Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Gay Legend
      I can remember walking by this place as a kid. Great place to just chill and hang out. Known for its older crowd. Take the time to meet someone knew. You'll be better for it.

    • Toyah
      Toyah Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best bar in the west!
      What makes this place is the atmosphere, as a traveller going it alone I saw this place neatly in the corner of Market and Castro streets as a beacon of queer welcoming. I sat down at the bar to find I was sitting next to one of the owners Jeff. He was incredibly charismatic and very proud of his establishment as he should be for without him a tourists perception of castro could have been skewed by an undeserving scenester. Twin Peaks I found was the pioneer of the open and out gay scene of San Fran. Your general age group were 40 plus but as a 26 year old and a female, believe me when I say this place was as comfortable as it could be and I learnt much from conversations had that night with those much wiser than I. Thank you for having me. I highly recommend a night out here. 5 stars!

    • skyentology
      skyentology Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place to socialize with friends, in the middle of the castro
      great place to have a relaxing evening but still people watch. The Bartenders are very good and can make those classic cocktails you would not normally order in the other castro bars. the crowd is typically older but you can her some amazing stories.

    • ShyCAHoosier
      ShyCAHoosier Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The one and only!
      It's hard to beat an ORIGINAL.

    • Carl Dearing in Tampa Florida
      I lived in San Francisco back in 2003, And I visited Twin Peaks Bar on many occasions, I would recommend this club to anyone. It has a window, where you can view Twin Peaks Mountain, The staff are friendly to the tourist.

    • flor
      flor Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Cozy
      Nice, cozy place upstairs, to start a date

    • trambo
      trambo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place to just relax
      Just the place for old dears like me on holiday. Friendly, relaxed and a great place to people watch.

    • BristowNorwich
      BristowNorwich Over a year ago
      Loves it

      WHAT A NEAT PLACE TO HANG!
      For gentlemen of certain age, we've known about the Twin Peaks bar virturally all our lives. It was, it is, and it will remine wonderful. There isn't much to it, a vintage bar space, an upper loft, that it. But, so many wonderful gentlemen and Ladies have sat before those wide windows, and seen their generations go by, some with indifference, some with nostalgia, some with pride. Anyway you look at it, the Twin Peaks have been at the nexus of our social evolement, whether it be in the Village, or WeHo, etc., all come together at those wide windows. I'm glad I am here it see them, and I glad I was around when they went up.

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