The Cinch Saloon

 
94% love it
  43
Dive bar in Polk-Gulch
This eclectic, unpretentious bar near Tenderloin is known for the pool tables, back patio and cheap drinks.

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      sfraven Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Patio Bar
      So, every time I have to leave SF for a while... this is the first place I go when I get back. The staff have become friends, the customers have become people I know and expect, and the DOGS!!!! Probably one of the most dog friendly place... and I loves me some four legged furry things!!!! The smoking patio is lovely, usually with sun on one side and shade on the other. All in all it is a mellow bar, with some diverse characters...

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      fortitude Over a year ago
      Loves it

      First time back in 5 years
      Friday was the most diverse crowd I have seen in a gay bar in a long time......It reminded me of old times in San Francico ......I would highly suggest going there on friday.Bartenders are very friendly and there is no attitude here.....The bar has so many different types of people and it is obvious people go there for that...Every one interacts well and the back patio is a smokers paradise...

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      ExquisitENSF Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best Indie Music
      The Cinch always has the best Indie Music.

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      ajr1 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not bad
      Stiff drinks....but still looking for the hot spot here n sf!

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      sister660 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun Fun Fun and Nice too
      This is a great spot with a friendly bar staff and a party like crowd. This is the kindda place where you can go alone or with a group of friends. I like the dance music on Fridays with a very old fashion drag show. I would say Fridays is the most party night with Saturday very laid back pool shooting crowd. So if you're an old drag queen like me or new meat on the block this is where your Polk st. night should start and your Fridays should be spent.

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      christianation Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fridays at Cinch for something completely fun
      The Cinch on Friday nights delivers performances way more risque and bizarre than Trannyshack. This really fun weekly party cisalled Charlie Horse at Cinch on Polk St. Crowd ranges from young indie SOMA hipsters, preppy Marina professionals, drag queens, and everyone in between. Gets good around 11pm.

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      BostonRob53 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun, friendly neighborhood bar
      Since moving here we have enjoyed going to the Cinch, esp. on Sundays. Friday and Saturdays are packed with an array of gays, lesbians, drag queens, and gay friendly straights. The staff is friendly. Jim, Ed, Mikey are great. There are always fund raisers, contests and food. The back patio is a great feature. I would definitely recommend this joint.

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      hotlatin Over a year ago
      Loves it

      cinch rocks!
      the most diverse bar in the city! ryan and david rule the patio!!

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      shmiam Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The Cinch: RIP
      No longer the the laid-back, comfortable & friendly atmosphere. A once truely neighborhood bar, is now another Castro satellite bar--on weekends especially, with all the attitude, too many "fabulous" patrons who have an apparent "in" with the new management. Saturday night's "Spunk" features performers performing for each other, primarily. Kind of pathetic. Bring back the pool tables, dump the house music, and bring in management who can treat all patrons with equal respect and welcome the diversity that had always made this place unique.

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      33 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      feel like out of place....
      don't let them fool you with the other review. this bar is not really open-minded. look like mostly straight than few gays. i'd rather go to castro. if you're asian, don't go this one. some of them are not comfortable with asians and they don't look happy or even not friendly when asians comes in. find another one or at 8 club or Ntouch.

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      SFLover Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place to relax and be yourself!
      The Cinch is a local bar where most of its guest are regulars however it's "anyone is welcome" attitude makes for a great place to meet new and less than ordinary people, you can also just sit back and do some people watching (there is alway plenty to see), play some pool or pinball, or just get drunk and catch a taxi home!

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