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440 Castro

Gay Bar and Bar · Castro
440 Castro St (btwn Market & 18th), San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
Hours:
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • Noon–2:00 AM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
No
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No

We are a neighborhood bar that’s home to locals and tourists. If you’re visiting for San Francisco Gay Pride, Up Your Alley Dore Alley Fair, or the Folsom Street Fair, 440 is a great place to meet up with friends and make new ones.

8.0/10

Based on 286 votes

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    Tim E.
    "Check out the underwear night on Thursdays"(2 Tips)
    Tony T.
    "Beer bust this Saturday $8 All you can drink miller lite drafts"(2 Tips)
    PJ O.
    "... beer, get it at the front bar.... It's never quite cold enough from the..."(2 Tips)
    Brandon C.
    "Great cheap beers and hot bartenders woof"(4 Tips)
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  • underwear night
  • beer
  • good for singles
  • good for a late night
  • gay bars
  • lively
  • happy hour
  • cocktails
  • cute
  • casual
  • DJs
  • authentic
  • great value
  • bottomless drinks
  • cozy
  • whiskey
  • staff
  • dancing
  • music
  • liquor
  • Party Earth

    There are no toilets in the bathroom, just one long trough with a mirror behind it. If you don’t want your business on display, ask the bartender for the key to the single-use toilet. Read more

    Party Earth · July 11, 2012
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  • Matt L.

    always a fun time here with friends... the DJ on Sat night plays great music and is super cute as well. Of course, I can't forget to mention DJ Ruben, always great music from him as well... and so e

    Matt Lopez · July 19, 2010
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  • Dax C.

    "For the bear or daddy type, no one else" ... I think that's an over-generalization. I've been here many times and I actually find the vibe fun, relaxed, & accepting. Don't be scared, it's a blast.

    Dax Carver · April 15, 2010
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  • Tom A.

    The bartenders do a great job. I'm partial to Big Daddy brew and they always poor with a smile. Great group to chat with but keep in mind most are men on a mission! Have fun!

    Tom A · November 3, 2014
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  • Brandon C.

    If you wanna have a beer and not have a single person come talk to u go to 440 back corner around 7 on Tuesdays. Cheap beer and no creeps

    Brandon Colombo · March 9, 2011
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  • Hornet App

    One of our favorite bear/daaddy bars on the planet. If you're not a bear, it's a fun place to come chill and be man handled.

    Hornet App · October 4, 2013
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  • Chris C.

    You know that scene in Selena where that poor Mexican woman gets crushed up against that chain-link fence at the crowded concert? That's how I feel here. I'm that poor Mexican woman.

    Chris Colman · March 31, 2013
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  • Tyler C.

    Great bar if you're looking for a masculine crowd. Lately there has been more "attitude" at this bar, but I still love it. Read more

    Tyler Clark · May 17, 2011
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  • Jeff R.

    Cut the scene bullshit and get to the bar where the drinks are cold, the men are hot, and if you're lucky, both are strong.

    Jeff R · August 10, 2011
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  • AJ R.

    Some strong a$$ drinks here with some cute bartenders. Older clientele but everyone is friendly & welcoming!

    AJ Real · December 6, 2010
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  • ken b.

    this is the only bear bar in the castro - just bearded fellows and dance music. you'll see some cute guys there. cool hipsters and daddies

    ken baldwin · March 31, 2014
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  • Joey W.

    Drink chips are good all the time. If you forget to use them, bring them back for next time!

    Joey W · October 10, 2012
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  • PJ O.

    If you're drinking beer, get it at the front bar.... It's never quite cold enough from the back bar.

    PJ Ohm · May 4, 2012
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  • William D.

    Two for one drink specials are tokens good for drinks any other time of the day.

    William Diaz · March 13, 2015
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  • Aaron Chiklet A.

    Turkey panini was fabulous, pair it with sweet potato fries!!

    Aaron Chiklet Azevedo · March 6, 2014
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  • James R.

    Tony is the nicest bartender they've got, and VERY easy on the eyes :)

    James Rouse Iñiguez · September 7, 2010
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  • Jerry C.

    Crowded, maybe too crowded, but good old fashioned Folsom St vibes on Castro.

    Jerry C · June 16, 2015
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  • Tony T.

    Wednesday Nights are the busiest in the Castro because of their 2 for 1 drinks

    Tony Thomas · January 8, 2011
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  • Jim M.

    Parking your ass at the top of the stairs is dangerous and proves you are a moron.

    Jim McClure · October 7, 2012
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  • Thomas T.

    Knock on the closed bathroom door or find the key at the front bar

    Thomas Tymstone · August 1, 2011
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  • Todd R.

    It's loud and raucous, so if you're into that you should be able to have to a good time.

    Todd Rezsnyak · August 1, 2013
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  • John W.

    One of the last real gay bars (read: fewer screechy, straight girls) left in the Castro.

    John W · June 28, 2012
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  • Keith S.

    A bit more butch, a bit more daddy-like, and bit rougher than the Edge....Yeah!!

    Keith Smith · October 11, 2014
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  • Chris D.

    On Tuesday's they have 2 dollar drafts perfect. !!!

    Chris Duran · April 11, 2012
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  • Jipsta

    Hot daddies, muscle bears, strong drinks and cruisy bathroom. Enjoy!

    Jipsta · April 9, 2015
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  • Sam K.

    Fun on $2 Tuesdays. Good mix of bears and other types.

    Sam Kite · May 25, 2011
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  • Nick B.

    Nicest bar, tenders, and guys you could ask for.

    Nick B · March 29, 2011
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  • Will S.

    Best Cruising in the Castro - in the back upstairs!

    Will Swagger · May 28, 2013
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  • Natalia

    Matt is the most sexy guy here! Look for him and kiss your neck.

    Natalia · December 20, 2014
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  • Don O.

    Go for $2 Tuesdays...$2 for any beer on tap

    Don Otvos · July 23, 2009
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  • Frank

    It's bad when a bartender wil not look at you when u get your money back after getting a drink!!!!

    Frank · April 23, 2012
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  • Nick S.

    $2 Miller Lite drafts all the time. Cheapest beer in The Castro

    Nick Starr · October 5, 2010
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  • Manhunt

    $2 Tuesdays....ANY BEER ON TAP FOR $2! Note the caps!

    Manhunt · September 7, 2011
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  • Brett B.

    The mirror just above the trough is a nice touch...

    Brett Bertolino · January 31, 2014
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  • Tony T.

    $3 Cuervo MarGRrritas you can't beat that price only Mondays

    Tony Thomas · December 6, 2010
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  • Justin I.

    Go Monday night and strip down to your undies! Lots of hot men!

    Justin Icard · November 22, 2013
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  • Nic H.

    Find bartender Brad. Great drinks and H!O!T! Yum!!!

    Nic Hunter · January 7, 2011
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  • Jeff M.

    Come here for free gropes. Stand next to the bathroom for maximum effect.

    Jeff Mojica · January 7, 2012
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  • Kevin W.

    Oh yes,oh Brad,I'm glad, that you where my bartender!

    Kevin Weeden · February 3, 2011
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  • Keenan P.

    Gets wayyyyyyy too hot in here most nights. Invest in some fans!

    Keenan Patterson · October 23, 2014
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  • Tim E.

    Check out the underwear night on Thursdays

    Tim Egan · March 15
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  • Justin B.

    If you have the grindr app this place is for you

    Justin Brown · August 22, 2011
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  • Joshua S.

    TIP THE COAT CHECK WORKER(s)

    Joshua S · September 18, 2011
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  • Tony T.

    Beer bust this Saturday $8 All you can drink miller lite drafts

    Tony Thomas · February 26, 2011
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  • polynesian m.

    Ask for a water back. You're crunked!

    polynesian metal · December 23, 2010
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  • Jeremy J.

    The sights. The smells. The thrills. It's what this bar is all about.

    Jeremy Joven · August 9, 2013
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  • Jorge R. H.

    It's actually usually cooler upstairs.

    Jorge R. Hernández · November 21, 2013
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  • Heléne B.

    Great bar cheap beer

    Heléne Björkman · July 23, 2015
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  • @LorenzoAgustin ☆

    *looks around* Am I the only twink here tonight? Lol. :)

    @LorenzoAgustin ☆ · April 27, 2012
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  • Paul P.

    #drinks and #bears #thepatriarchy #daddys

    Paul Prosseda · April 3, 2014
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