Harvey's Formerly: The Elephant Walk

99% love it
Historic and thriving LGBTQ haven

Much of the city by the Bay is steeped in various histories that have helped shape the soul of San Francisco. Harvey's is one of those fascinating spots.

Originally and historically known in the 70s as The Elephant Walk; one of the first gay bars in The Castro, this watering hole was one of Harvey Milk's favorite spaces to relax & socialize. He praised the bar and hailed it as a place where the gay community could meet, and feel safe and secure while simultaneously declaring to the world their existence.

After much turmoil and tragedy, the bar was finally reopened in the early 90s and renamed after the 'Mayor of the Castro' Harvey Milk. With its bright and energetic interior, welcoming staff, and colorful locals, you will feel immediately at ease as you walk through the doors.

Whether you are on the hunt for a delightful spot to grab a drink and some lunch, or a lively lounge for your next date, Harvey's will provide the perfect atmosphere. Gorgeous cocktails and creative cuisine await you in a space that exudes unpretentious urban modernism mixed with an upscale cafe.


    • janemans
      janemans Over a year ago


    • Sophia90123
      Sophia90123 Over a year ago


    • newuser
      newuser Over a year ago

      Only for food lovers <3

    • poldemol
      poldemol Over a year ago
      Loves it


    • MoFo63
      MoFo63 Over a year ago

      Good place to meet a friend of small group of buddies for lunch and drinks.

    • GarryPL
      GarryPL Over a year ago
      Loves it

      People watch,eat, and drink a great combination
      On our travels we have eaten at a few places, Harvey’s has great energy and great food. We love sitting and watching the Castro move about and parade past the large open windows.

    • jlsalaz81
      jlsalaz81 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      If you like food and drinks and fun, go here!

    • SFOTraveler76
      SFOTraveler76 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I love eating at Harvey's. The food is delicious. I usually order the salads or the wraps, and they are consistently good. I try to go on Tuesday nights for free stand-up comedy. Service is so-so.

    • kastroguy71
      kastroguy71 Over a year ago

      Great Bloody Mary menu
      the food is eh...so just drink.

    • sfraven
      sfraven Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Funny Tuesdays
      Just went here with a few friends for dinner on Tuesday.... We had some great food, amazing adult drinks (seriously they say adult on them for a reason folks) and a great comedy set lead by San Francisco's own Ronn Vigh.... Each Tuesday Ronn finds about 3 other comedians to share the stage with... a must for locals and something different for tourist...

    • MarcusSF
      MarcusSF Over a year ago

      Harveys Funny Tuesdays! Every Tuesday at 9pm. Free show and lots of fun!

    • WillSwagger
      WillSwagger Over a year ago

      New menu includes...wait...wait for it...BRUNCH TILL THREE!!!! Everyday!!!!!!

    • amydean1
      amydean1 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Thanks to an employee named "Sam" I was humiliated because they decided to close early and he even got physical with me. He was very rude and obnoxious for no reason. I came to eat at 11:30. The hours posted on the door states they close at 1:00am, yet he decided to be very rude to me and say they were closed and proceeded to close the door on my face. I had been to this place many times before but and never experienced this type of behavior. In fact, I have never been treated so badly in my life! I will be legally looking further into this matter. Please avoid giving this place any business. They do not value their customers

    • chrisgsb
      chrisgsb Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Spot
      My wife and I stopped here for lunch and not only had a great meal but a great experience as well. Hands down we will be back