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Badlands

Gay Bar and Nightclub$$$$
Castro, San Francisco
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  • Jiexi C.
    "Decent happy hour, awesome music, fun dancefloor"(4 Tips)
    AJ R.
    "Great bar with a fantastic happy hour. 2 for 1 drinks?"(16 Tips)
    Mitali G.
    "They have a dedicated dance floor which sees a lot of action :)"(3 Tips)
    Cory N.
    "cheap drinks"(5 Tips)
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  • Spoon C.
    Spoon CarvalhoAugust 21
    Been here 5+ times
    When did badlands get so bad.
  • Don O.
    Don OtvosNovember 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Heavy pour two for ones
  • Prachi P.
    Prachi PundeerNovember 6, 2016
    This place is full of thieves! It's true. They even hand out flyers warning you when you enter. We did the mistake of not taking those seriously. My friend got pick pocketed!
  • Hornet App
    Hornet AppFebruary 5, 2016
    Come before 8.30pm and enjoy two for one drinks. There is always an after-work crowd that leaves early. Then a second crowd arrives later. What fun! It is like visiting two bars in one night. Read more
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon CoulsonJanuary 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun place, but beware - I got pick pocketed :(
  • Mitali G.
    Mitali GalaNovember 27, 2015
    Fun bar. They have a dedicated dance floor which sees a lot of action :)
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoAugust 29, 2015
    Decent happy hour, awesome music, fun dancefloor
  • Alejandro V.
    Nice place to dance!
  • Carlo
    CarloJune 15, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Pam and Alex are the best.!
  • Siddharth V.
    Siddharth VanchinathanFebruary 15, 2015
    Fireball! Cheap!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MorrisJanuary 26, 2015
    Two for one drinks during happy hours. A very good way to get happily sozzled in the Castro.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LeggeJanuary 25, 2015
    Good pour here, and great specials on Friday
  • Natalia B.
    Natalia BartosikDecember 29, 2014
    Drinks okay. Better music and company than in other gay clubs. Otherwise, all the same American thing: people tipsy as early as 10pm, no cosy atmosphere (lights on in a club) and super early closing.
  • Kalle R.
    Kalle RoseDecember 1, 2014
    The place to dance
  • Chris W.
    Chris WaltonOctober 12, 2014
    Overall quality.
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Strong drinks with the right bartender and fun to dance with the videos
  • René L.
    René LePaulSeptember 22, 2014
    So much fun. Good drinks, music on Saturday night could be better!
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the Friday and Saturday night crowds. Come before 9pm for 2 for 1 happy hour, or Thursday or Sunday night.
  • Wayne
    WayneAugust 13, 2014
    Happy hour is 2 for 1 !!
  • Tyler T.
    Tyler TolerAugust 7, 2014
    Happy hour is great for a quick buzz
  • David B.
    David Bravo JrApril 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Jk 😝 gotcha
  • Ken B.
    Ken BaldwinMarch 31, 2014
    tragic but fun - its the AXIS of SF - video dance club bar
  • Cary S.
    Cary SloanMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Go on a weeknight -- weekends are kinda miz
  • Don J.
    Don JJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I was handed this note with my cover charge change
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithJanuary 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    It's always warm on the dance floor... dress for style and comfort when shakin' your groove thang
  • Ezra L.
    Ezra LamNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Tip your bartenders
  • T.J. L.
    T.J. LeeNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Tip the amazing bartenders well, they deserve it!!
  • David A.
    David AllardyceOctober 19, 2013
    Great bar/club for a dance to some pop music. Played Spice Girls so gets my vote.
  • Hornet App
    Hornet AppOctober 4, 2013
    Happy Hour here runs late and hard, the Thursday and especially Friday afterwork scene 6pm-8.30pm is intense. The drinks are insanely cheap so hope you make it out of this place standing up.
  • Cory N.
    Cory NicholsJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fun atmosphere (fog machine, lighted wall, disco ball) cheap drinks, hot bartenders, def the place to be seen :)
  • @LorenzoAgustin ☆
    @LorenzoAgustin ☆May 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for bartender Ian! He's so friendly, make sure you tip him well & he'll take care of you tonight. ;)
  • Jordan N.
    Jordan NieburMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The shirts will come off at midnight. Although what's underneath may not be what you want to see...
  • Breanna S.
    Breanna SkeetsDecember 5, 2012
    Cheap drinks!! Lol
  • Sean H.
    Sean HughesOctober 25, 2012
    Tip Charlie well. Great Bartender!
  • Billy K.
    Billy KidneySeptember 30, 2012
    Make sure to finish your cocktail before dancing, the floor gets crowded!
  • Angelito
    AngelitoSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Charlie's a great bartender.
  • Masio W.
    Masio WinstonSeptember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared for a packed club and dancefloor!!! It gets to be a little warm in this place...
  • Valarie A.
    Valarie ArismendezSeptember 7, 2012
    They finally have Grey Goose! #fancy
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthAugust 15, 2012
    Instead of a regular Long Island, ask for the ‘Long Island Iced Tea from scratch.’ It’s an extra $1.50, but it just might be the only drink you need that evening. Sip slowly.
  • David S.
    David StevensonJune 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Alex is by far the hottest bartender here.
  • Biblio B.
    Biblio ButchJune 12, 2012
    On the Homobile's Hot Spot List! Get a ride to or from Badlands by texting or calling (415) 574-5023. We love Badlands!
  • Alfredo B.
    Alfredo BiraldeJune 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    what can i say for two for one specials :)
  • Jason
    JasonMay 13, 2012
    Make sure u pop that ass
  • @LorenzoAgustin ☆
    @LorenzoAgustin ☆April 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If it wasn't for those fans above the dancefloor, I'd pass out.. yay. :)
  • Toj J.
    Toj JamesFebruary 26, 2012
    I'm truly disappointed with the dj on this saturday night!!!
  • Emil S.
    Emil SayadFebruary 25, 2012
    The go to place to get your drink AND dance on! The bartenders are friendly and make great drinks. The music is fantastic too, perfect place to dance with friends and meet new people. Read more
  • Emma B.
    Emma BellFebruary 24, 2012
    Be THAT drunk girl with that straight guy and your gay friends!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CerdaFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch your wallets and phones! Robbers are afoot.
  • Eric P.
    Eric PopelkaJanuary 22, 2012
    Cool place, but if you like older men, you won't find them here (try Truck instead).
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan HJanuary 13, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Go to Alex. He's nice, he has a heavy pour, and he remembers you!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.January 12, 2012
    Paul is the best bartender!
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KilbyDecember 12, 2011
    Ian makes a mean Sapphire & tonic, and he's pretty easy on the eye, too.
  • T.LO
    T.LONovember 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Sadlands definitely a place for bridge and tunnel on the weekends!!
  • Eric F.
    Eric FonsecaOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you see me as a mess here, I apologize. I just like to have fun here :-)
  • Omarrr R.
    Take advantage of their happy hour before 9pm
  • Manhunt
    ManhuntSeptember 7, 2011
    A well-informed source tells us that this is the most popular bar in the Castro. It must be for a good reason!
  • Justin B.
    Justin BrownAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is full of hoes i love it.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BrownJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hoes are here whenever it is open
  • Ray E.
    Ray EverettJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Friday Happy Hour, go see Alexis at the back bar, he's sweet and knows his business.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RJuly 5, 2011
    Great happy hour and awesome bartenders!!
  • Timothy J.
    Timothy JaredMarch 27, 2011
    As an out-of-towner, this is what I envisioned a California bar/club to be like... very cool atmosphere!
  • Nick S.
    Nick Starr-StreetMarch 21, 2011
    Sunday Happy Hour is now till 7:30pm and only gets you $1 off cocktails. $2 domestic beer / $3 Import all day.
  • J S.
    J SMarch 9, 2011
    <3 their Happy Hour.
  • MAN
    MANFebruary 27, 2011
    good dribk specials bit cash only.....lame.
  • Nick S.
    Nick Starr-StreetFebruary 20, 2011
    Charlie & Nicole are the best bartenders in The Castro!
  • Cathy V.
    Cathy VegasJanuary 31, 2011
    2-4-1 happy hour on Saturdays during the day
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeongJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    See Bartender Charlie at the Front Bar He Hooks It Up =)
  • Jesus Z.
    Jesus ZJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    happy hour here is the BEST!
  • Nick S.
    Nick Starr-StreetJanuary 6, 2011
    ***Happy Hour Change*** It is now buy one get 2nd one for $1. Same for Toad Hall
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin RoodmanSeptember 21, 2010
    Be THAT straight guy with gay friends and a drunk girl.
  • Aspen M.
    Aspen MayerAugust 13, 2010
    Happy Hour - 2 for 1 cocktails until 9 pm everyday.
  • Antonio V.
    Antonio VargasAugust 5, 2010
    Seriously. Who is this famous nickstar? Haha
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel DeLageJuly 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Meet a cute Guy here and make out on the dancefloor
  • eric
    ericJuly 9, 2010
    Go to Badlands and say Hi to Danny!
  • Andrei R.
    Andrei RomanovJuly 5, 2010
    I don't know what it is, but the patrons are really friendly here. I didn't pay for a single drink!!
  • AJ R.
    AJ RealJune 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great bar with a fantastic happy hour. 2 for 1 drinks? Can't beat that! They play fun pop/dance music, so you can get your groove on here after shooting back a few.
  • Arif H.
    Arif HasyimMay 27, 2010
    Not as bad as they want it to be.
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SmithApril 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great prices, I always walk out of here feeling happy. Lol. Great social atmosphere contrary to what some people may say.
  • Dax C.
    Dax CarverApril 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Always a blast at Badlands. Even when the rest of the Castro is quiet (which is more often than one might think), Badlands is almost always hoppin' later in the night. And you can dance here! Read more
  • Anthony T.
    Anthony TadinaApril 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the White Grape Vodka Cran and avoid the Green Apple Vodka Cran.
  • HK &.
    HK <3April 3, 2010
    Dance Dance dance
  • Sharon
    SharonDecember 22, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Crappy tasting but cheap drinks. Best Top 40 dance floor that's near the Castro Muni.
  • J B.
    J BrewnerOctober 22, 2009
    Avoid weekends, too many bridge and tunnel'ers...
  • Charlie S.
    Charlie ShifrinAugust 6, 2009
    Dancing and good looking people. Great mix.
  • Fabio M.
    Fabio MachadoAugust 11, 2013
    Ótima night club de San Francisco
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