Powerhouse

 
98% love it
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Dark, cruisy bar
Various fetish seekers meet at this musky Folsom bar. Occasionally special events will draw diverse crowds and voyeurs.

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    • Chaud003
      Chaud003 2 months ago
      Loves it

      frisky and cruisy
      Go on weekends or special promotional events when there is a crowd. Avoid during the week usually pretty quiet.

    • m4mORALguy
      m4mORALguy 1 year ago

      Mixed Feelings But Sexy PLace
      I LOVE bars with active patios or back rooms. This place have an "area" outside that get's crowded and gross with smokers. Things DO go on, but it's certainly not as easy to maneuver as one would hope. Best thing is to meet someone inside and bring him out for a show. Sometimes guys are just too reticent for their own good and I always like to get the party started by being sleazy fun.

    • MoFo63
      MoFo63 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Leather and the Badboy
      If you're feeling a bit....lets say "revved up"....and you're into leather and the sweatier side of life definitely give this place a visit. Sexy, bearded guys (boys and men), shirtless sometimes and even a backroom (really an outdoor section). A great pickup place. Enough said. The drinks are strong and the bartenders friendly and they have all the events and nights that get the boys to take their shirts off! And did I mention go-go boys?! My favorite is a bearded furry little muscle bear that has a great smile and winning personality - always fun to give him a tip!

    • vstim247
      vstim247 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Better luck next time?
      Was there on a Tuesday. Not so great. Saw online reviews and comments that indicated a fetish flavor to the place (leather-Levis-tattoos and all) so I put on my tightest, bulgiest gray ballet tights with high leather boots and leather vest and went in. There were about a dozen guys in the place. No fetish at all. Was completely ignored. On this upper deck in the rear (which I think is the patio, but I'm not sure since I didn't really go all the way to the back of the place to look for another door) there was a group of 4 guys "enjoying themselves", and there were a few other guys leering at me but were otherwise practically motionless. They have a couple of restrooms that are positioned somewhat open to the main floors where guys can station themselves for cruising, I suppose. Most of the other customers were very old and unkempt. I thought they were homeless at first. (If you're going to a cruise bar, you should at least shower, comb your hair and not be wearing soiled work clothes from your telephone linesman job.) I ordered a drink and hung out by the pool table watching the porn they have on all the TV's (which I liked). But, no one approached me. No one spoke. There were two youngish, clean looking guys at the bar. But, they never even looked up from their cell phones the entire time I was there. When someone enters a nearly empty bar, most of the patrons would look up momentarily at least being curious about the motion seen from the corner of their eye. But, these guys at the bar were oblivious to everything around them. When I left I was panhandled by two homeless people right at the front door - almost inside the entry way, in fact. Then, as I crossed the little side street a super drunk guy with a backpack went ape shit over my ass and package in tights. He groped my balls and ass right there on the street and begged me to go up this alley next to the bar and suck dicks. He was so drunk that he could hardly walk. This is the reaction I was hoping for INSIDE the bar, and by someone who wasn't slurring their speech. Overall, I liked the funky, kind-of-dangerous, underground feel of the place and I want to try again on a busier night. I'm interested in tight jeans/spandex - both exhibiting and watching/groping.

    • scollayunder
      scollayunder Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Very Busy and Fun
      I've had lots of fun on several visits to Powerhouse. The back "smoking" area can get very busy and very active. Good mix of guys, good drinks. The best bar in San Francisco in my opinion.

    • JoeFuentes
      JoeFuentes Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Down n Dirty Bar
      This is really a great place to just go when ur hungry and tired of Grindr. U actually see what ur getting. Great theme nights during the week. Go to the back patio where all the action is.

    • Pancho_Miami
      Pancho_Miami Over a year ago
      Hates it

      they shouldn't be there!
      visited during Thanksgiving weekend. loved the decor, with its hanging underwear and TVs on the ceiling...very original! went to the backroom hoping for some action but instead was thoroughly turned off. the backroom was full of chatty Queens gossiping about nonsense while sipping their Martinis! that area is supposed to be for men to get/give good head, not for beauty parlor chatter!

    • Olivier2012
      Olivier2012 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      When size matters!
      Of course you had been there for a beer and went in the backyard fo a smoke! In the main room, nice music and cool beers, but in the backyard, hot atmosphere. The yard is pretty crowded and you can see some actions: from time to time good BJ and some fucking. If you want so, don't waste your time trying to socialise! If you are top, go in the yard, open your trousers and show what mother nature gave you! If you are reasonably gifted, a cocksucker will go on his knees and will give you pleasant time! If it was good you can invite him to your place fore more fun or you can throw him and after a little rest have a 2nd round with an other one! No matter if you are a clone of Brad Pitt or not, what counts here is the size! Had one of the best BJ of my life, the guy completely swallowed my 7.5 inches dick! Hmmm If you are bottom, find a good cock to suck and show your talents!

    • postcub
      postcub Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Levi's bar / Cruise bar
      Bartenders hot.. Some hot pardons who are there not looking to talk much, but cut to chase. Let me tell you.. not a problem at all with that. The bar attracts 30 - 50's guys generally. The vibe can change nightly.. and not every night is cruisy... BUT... the back patio has things going on a lot of the time. So if you are looking for a bar to meet and socialize.. this place is probably not it. If you are looking for Mr Right now.... there is a good chance you will find him. Oddly enough Monday nights are eh.. great.

    • loves2play
      loves2play Over a year ago
      Loves it

      OMG !!!!!
      THIS WAS THE FIRST BAR I WENT TO WHEN I HIT SAN FRAN!!!! LET ME TELL YOU ALL I CAN SAY IS ......... OMG TRULY THE HOTTEST TIME I HAVE EVER HAD WAS AT POWERHOUSE

    • allexsf
      allexsf Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great dirty little bar!
      good beer.. loud music.. hot men.. cruising.. what else can we ask for?

    • donnosf
      donnosf Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great bar
      Great selection in beers and the staff are great.

    • RobAnt
      RobAnt Over a year ago
      Loves it

      well well !!
      On hols and went here twice - only went to the other bars once, enough said! back patio very interesting indeed!! Met a guy from SF who was with a New Yorker - really nice guys in all ways!! Recommend it for single holiday guys.

    • WetGlitter
      WetGlitter Over a year ago
      Hates it

      not all that
      It's like your typical gay bar, as far as I'm concerned. Bad music with a repetitive beat, and relatively racist as well. No surprise. Seems like colored boys are good enough to sign your little petitions and what not, but not good enough to drink with.

    • Blackvulcan79
      Blackvulcan79 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun Dive Bar
      A very fun place that is a total dive bar. Nice bartenders, except for one. You will notice the Southern rude boy when you get there. Rick and Jose are the best bartenders there. Stiff drinks, porn and down to earth crowd. My favorite bar in SOMA. Great job Scott!

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