Lone Star Saloon

97% love it
Bears, bikers and beers outside
The large outdoor patio draws scruffy bears, otters and leather cowboys, especially during sunny afternoons.


    • drtyolman1972
      drtyolman1972 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Was there when it opened
      The Lone Star is the result of the earthquake in 1987. The original owner had a very small basement bar. He got a small business loan to open the Lone Star. It was my favorite bar until we moved to San Jose 1995. Met my second great Love there. 25 years ago. Bear Bar. Friendly. Laid back. time tested. It is a local bar that welcomes tourists.

    • ShyCAHoosier
      ShyCAHoosier Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best Bear Bar SOMA
      Great staff and cool patio, can be laid back or FRANTIC!

    • donnosf
      donnosf Over a year ago
      Hates it

      It's fun
      Nice place to hang out. Bartenders are friendly.

    • Blackvulcan79
      Blackvulcan79 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      What Happened?
      This bar use to be fun but now it seems at 10pm every night, even the weekends it is dead. It use to be catered to the Bear community, but with most gay bars in San Fran, they try to be a bar for every type. That is a great idea in theory, but when you are in a hood with a history for a certain type of bar and crowd. When you do that you are digging your own grave I think.

    • johncub
      johncub Over a year ago
      Loves it

      i was taken to the lone star by three guys also staying at my hotel ,thank god !!! i loved it ,kinda seedy easygoing no shit kinda bar what you see is what you get lots of men,leather,bears,bikers,daddies,cubs,something for everyone great staff too real friendly :) nice patio but lots of cigar smoke among other things (lets not go there ) lol ,go on beerbust/charity night ( thursday ) great music i will be returning next september :) yippeee

    • texbearjoe
      texbearjoe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Evolving - Always Different
      I must say in all the years I visit San Francisco, it's very difficult to predict what I will see when I go into the Lone Star - sometimes eye-popping musclebears, sometimes a daddy convention, sometimes very empty but with a few high-quality hotties. Sunday's has a legendary beer bust which is worth going out of your way for - as the crowd becomes more lubricated through the afternoon, definitely becomes super friendly. You do have to put up with all kinds of smoke outdoors, from cigars to "medical marijuana", but well that's life. Attentive and hot bartenders generally, clean setup for bathrooms and the like, always very enjoyable, but as I said - for a traveller, completely unpredictable. Usually worth a visit, and Sunday Beer Bust is worth going out of your way for, particularly in sunny weather.

    • Gr8Karma
      Gr8Karma Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Bear hunting?
      Great place to go for some bear action. All different types of clientele from otters, chasers, daddies, and of course bears! Lots of friendly locals and within walking distance to other SOMA bars. Nice pool table. Good selection of liquor with daily beer specials. Great outdoor area stocked with a bar. Recently under new ownership, lets hope this place only improves!

    • CalgaryCub
      CalgaryCub Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Hot men, not friendly crowd.
      Staffs were great. People in general, not so much. Didn't feel welcomed. Left in an hour. But still worth visiting.

    • DasBehr
      DasBehr Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The 'star is BEAR BAR USA duh!?!!
      Big leather-clad bears used to intimidate me, then I became one! heheheheho! The LONESTAR has been this behr's HomeAwayFromHome! Great fun, great drink, smokables and bears! OH MY!! The patio has a "anything goes" character to it, which is exactly what this behr craves on occassion! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr! Das Behr Santa Clara County Santa Clara County, California

    • RinconJohn
      RinconJohn Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Bearly noticed
      Funny thing about the bears: they were supposed to break the old molds of snobbery and cliquishness. Guess what? Now they gather in snobbish cliques at places like the Lone Star. The bartenders are often stressed out and I just don't have a good time here. Beware the patio unless you are an accomplished second-hand smoker.

    • Gaycubinthecity
      Gaycubinthecity Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Lame as peeps
      Don't bother, this place is lame.

    • Woofy9
      Woofy9 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Woofy Woofy HOT MEN
      Ah, This place is awesome. So many hot men on Friday night Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Makes NC look like shit. Hello to Tall TIM you made my weekend stud. Thanks alot. Tim Champion from Raleigh, NC... [email protected]

    • Texasfruit
      Texasfruit Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Sunday afternoon is hopping!
      Went here on a Friday nite - EMPTY! Sunday afternoon - FULL! It was a fun place, with lots of bear types. There was some good eye candy here, and the people were friendly! It's a good place to hang out, grab a drink, and make new friends!

    • Baskethound69
      Baskethound69 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best Bar in SOMA
      Good times to be had here, as long as you're a regular guy- no pretentions, no snobbery, no attitude. Just friendly guys and lots of fun. If you like real men, and lots of fur, this is the place for you! Enjoy!

    • jockjocky
      jockjocky Over a year ago
      Loves it

      damn... damn... damn...
      My favorite bar in the city. The best beer selections of any gay bar in the city. Hot Hot Hot and hairy, sweet men... men who are comfortable with themselves and in meeting new people. All you need are jeans, boots and a cap.