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Wild Side West

Gay Bar and Bar$$$$
Holly Park, San Francisco
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  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofApril 23
    Come for the atmosphere, stay for the friendly staff.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 13
    Though founded as a lesbian-friendly establishment, Wild Side West draws all Bernal Heights residents for its saloon-like vibe, live music, fireplace and quirky garden out back. Read more
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsOctober 25, 2015
    Good service, amazing people and cheap drinks. Bring cash and have a blast.
  • SFist
    SFistMay 5, 2015
    Behind the main bar, there's a patio with a few nooks and crannies for starters, but descend the stairs into a wonderland of berzerk sculptures, lovely gardens, benches and bench swings. Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableSeptember 26, 2014
    The "view" at this institution is untraditional, but it has a secret garden-slash-backyard filled with hidden corners, leafy benches and groups of friends whiling away a weekend day. Read more
  • Janet W.
    Janet WestAugust 8, 2014
    People. Drinks. Vibe. Ambiance.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    One can find secret and standout sculptures peeking out through the greenery, making it the perfect spot for a pint of beer and (if the mood should strike) some psychedelic mushrooms. Read more
  • Lindsay E.
    Lindsay EyinkFebruary 28, 2014
    One of the first bars I went to in SF when I moved in 2003. Probably one of the best backyards ever. It feels like Alice In Wonderland and someone will probably give you weed.
  • Martin H.
    Martin HeckoFebruary 18, 2014
    Spend some time in the back downstairs patio. Awesome art and an urban oasis.
  • Dana F.
    Dana F.February 12, 2014
    I liked the woman that had no teeth. 😘
  • Harry B.
    Harry BerezinAugust 25, 2013
    Bartender was extremely irritable and made me feel like I wasn't welcome. As a straight male, that was kind of what I was afraid of.
  • Lucia F.
    Lucia FontanaJuly 18, 2013
    The patio is great! You could be anywhere.....but here is where I want to be :)
  • David F.
    David ForbesJune 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to take a camera to the garden
  • Blake S.
    Blake SeelyDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Any drink. But pick a decently nice day and go out back.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HarrisonSeptember 24, 2012
    Best bar patio in San Francisco!
  • SFGate M.
    SFGate ManagerJuly 16, 2012
    The quirky, mishmash decor, including a shrine to women's shoes, is a hoot, and the secret garden out back is downright magical. Don't miss the pint-size Bloody Mary.
  • George H.
    George HayesJune 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    you can smoke in the backyard!
  • Ed A.
    Ed AtenMay 6, 2012
    It's a lesbian bar... Put the seat down.
  • laurie b.
    laurie brescollApril 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Feeling playful? Rock the swing!
  • Gabriella S.
    Gabriella SanninoApril 7, 2012
    Another old dive on the hill (Bernal Heights) Great place to drink beer, shoot some pool, then go outside on their patio and smoke...
  • K M.
    K MOMarch 11, 2012
    Shitty bartender strong drinks
  • Jordan V.
    Jordan Van DruffAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best backyard patio bar in the city. Hand down!
  • Pangfua H.
    Pangfua HerSeptember 30, 2010
    Arnold Palmer Press is perfect on a sunny afternoon. I also highly recommend you check out their secret garden :-)
  • Nikki D.
    Nikki DreamsSeptember 17, 2010
    Great hangout. Good prices and the Patio rocks eclectic. You will want to take a cab coming and going.
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CJanuary 31, 2010
    Way toooooo ghetto and scary. On a sat night, that is. People = annoying and loud.
  • Guy B.
    Guy BarbaroOctober 5, 2009
    their Mojitos are GREAT
  • James C.
    James CraigJuly 14, 2009
    Have a drink in the funky garden out back, one of best bar gardens in SF. Garden closes around 10pm.
  • Caryl S.
    Caryl ShawApril 15, 2009
    Have a beer on the patio on a sunny day.
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