Hole in the Wall Saloon

 
88% love it
  49
A rowdy good time
"Friendly, freaky, down-to-earth," describes this Folsom Street dive bar. Bikers and frisky daddies mingle in this psychedelically decorated watering hole.

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    • postcub
      postcub Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The name says it all
      Just like the other reviews have stated.. it is like the place where time forgot. It is trapped in the 1970's. This is definitely a dive bar. In San Fran, you can be naked. This bar encourages you to be naked. Although, just like most naked places, the ones who are naked "maybe" shouldnt be and the ones that should be naked are not. If you are a nudest this it the bar for you. It just wasnt for me.

    • Bucknkd64
      Bucknkd64 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love the Hole
      I'm from Boston and everytime I'm in San Francisco, I spend as much time as I can at the hole, last time was Sept 2010, I enjoy spending time at the hole completely naked, I even got to play pool naked, which was a lot of fun, the bartender's don't always let you go naked but when they do, I take advantage of it.

    • RobAnt
      RobAnt Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Too quiet
      Went on a Tuesday night and it was dead, no atmosphere!!

    • msiaguy
      msiaguy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Querky
      It's definitely an interesting bar to check out. It has definitely improved since its move to its new location on Folsom. Drop by for a drink and don't expect much, since it is only a hole in the wall... seriously!

    • Buzz
      Buzz Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The Name Says It All!

    • bullseye
      bullseye Over a year ago
      Loves it

      gay classic
      love the old time of this place, like i'd been transported back to the 70s. since i was only a teenager back then, it's fun to see what it might have been like had i the guts to come out a little earlier :-) nowadays i force my non-gay friends to stop in with me for a drink after work. after overcoming their shyness, they end of loving the totally unpretentious feeling and the attention they always end up getting from the rather, well, outgoing regulars

    • HalCall
      HalCall Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not The Old Hole
      I must say that the owners went overboard with the stained glass window in front. How many gay bars have stained glass? The new Hole would work much better if they found a way to deaden the noise -- it sounds like a high school gym in there -- and made it cozy. Inside it looks way too industrial. Fix those two problems and the new Hole will be a winner. The crowd is good, the drinks are good, the bartenders friendly.

    • Stravinsky
      Stravinsky Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Did you expect the f'ing Ritz w/this name?
      This is my favorite bar in the city. The greatest mix of net nerds and naked bears. One cigar munching monster (naked) was staring me down and said "What are YOU looking at?" I said "You, handsome." Peace reigned.

    • mrm717
      mrm717 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love it
      Great atmosphere.

    • queriss
      queriss Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best Bar in the World
      The music is the best mix in any bar I've been to: rock, funk, blues, punk, jazz, bluegrass. . . no disco, no show tunes. Amazing collection of art, trippy lighting, and killer cocktails. Friendly, diverse, wacky crowd.

    • nevsf
      nevsf Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Yes, indeed!
      From the week after this place opened it had the wax monument to wasted hours and watered drinks burning brightly on the bar corner. There must be action here, and we we've never found it. It's as if the SoMa Phoenix was born, fully jaded and waiting, but there were no takers. Check out the Lone Star, which is sad but true...

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