Gangway (Closed Permanently)

90% love it
GayCities Members report that Gangway has closed
SF's oldest gay bar
Located in the historic Polk-Gulch district, this dingy hideaway is rich with character and tales of days gone by.


    • chuckmm
      chuckmm Over a year ago

      Good grief, I lived in SF for 19 years and never heard of this place. Heard of The Black Cat bar and heard Pendulum was gay in the 1950's. Will have to try this out!

    • daxxle
      daxxle Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Lovely friendly bar! Good prices and great measures! Friendly staff and customers!

    • balloonsgogo
      balloonsgogo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Longest running GLBT bar in the state
      This Bar has a history going back to 1910 they have strong cheap drinks and a everyone welcome crowed .from morning fire breathing bartenders and disco divas you cant go wrong.If you want a great GLBT unpretentious place to kick yoour heals up this is the place.

    • bakonative
      bakonative Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Hey you at the Gangway.
      Old fashioned and friendly regulars. Right across from Motel 6. Look for the ship's bow and rainbow flag above the entrance.

    • coy
      coy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A historic none comercial sellout Gay bar
      If you are looking for historical and still alive Gay Icons and strong drinks.Not to mention some fun shows with a claw machine that has sex toys and porn. This is the bar. Many sweater queens are a little put off by the blue collar nature of this historic dive bar. but dont let them turn you away. This is a San Francisco must.they open at 6am and have a crowed of the most diverse residence in the city from tranys to gogo boys to old queens. tell the bar staff Coy sent ya.

    • msiaguy
      msiaguy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Never seen such a horrible Gangway...
      Skip it... it isn't worth your time or money... way better places to go... unless you're down for the sleazy and offbeat bar that somehow still survive till this day!

    • HalCall
      HalCall Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Neighborhood Bar
      You want an unpretentious fag bar? You've got it. Unassuming, longtime dive, the Gangway scratches that itch when you want to relax with a drink and talk to local characters.

    • porkchop
      porkchop Over a year ago
      Hates it

      good little neighborhood place
      bad part the city but maceys and all are located not far- market area