Twin Peaks Tavern

Twin Peaks Tavern

Gateway to the CASTRO

Average Reviews


A legend in its own time and the best view of the Castro, any day, any time. Windows to watch the world go by with the unquestionably the neighborhoods best cocktails, beers on tap, and wines by the glass… all fashioned in this long established "icon" of the Castro, a changing minute by minute collage of life all seen through the panoramic windows. Often referred to as the gay Cheers located on the historic corner of Market and Castro under the oscillating rainbow arrow, offers regulars the comforts of home, and visitors a warm welcome to the neighborhood and one of San Francisco's greatest assets.



Twin Peaks Tavern
Based on 756 reviews
Howie P.
05:58 07 Jan 23
This place is run by a very low budget homosexual that has no manners, last time I was here it was messy upstairs and the mullet wearing manager had a ton...
Michael N.
18:28 28 Dec 22
If you are reading this during the holiday season, definitely try the Hot Buttered Rum! Only served seasonally, this cocktail is just so perfect on a chilly...
Patrick travers
20:41 20 Dec 22
Been going to San Francisco for years and never walked in to this bar . This week past i finally got to experience this amazing happy and welcoming establishment. Felt very welcome and the drinks were absolutely amazing . The staff welcoming and engaging as well. I had champagne and a Espresso martini yummy and made with love .Thanks for being a great part of the community and I’ll definitely be back next month .Also one more note the collection of Nut crackers is absolutely Impressive it’s add such unique atmosphere to this already amazing bar
Jordana J.
15:35 08 Dec 22
I am originally from NYC, and this place makes me feel like I'm at Marie's Crisis or somewhere similar in the Village in Manhattan. I came here on my first...
Alex T.
15:10 16 Nov 22
Cash only. .We came in and waited for a drink when they were busy. We got out drinks and went up stairs for the open seat. .We wanted Miller high life,...
Taylor Leigh
18:11 09 Oct 22
Cool place! Interesting interior with lots to look at and wonder about haha. Nothing crazy just a cool place. I’d say drinks are a little cheaper here- more towards $9 instead of $15
Sam G.
23:22 22 Sep 22
Super snuffy and pretentious. Every seat is spoken for at the bar so don't sit down without asking first! Small and not worth waiting for, the crowd...
Steve Susoyev
05:42 22 Sep 22
A popular destination for a lot of my friends, including straight men. The place is super-comfortable, with private tables upstairs and a great patio. There’s no blaring recorded music, so people get to talk with each other and become acquainted.
Erica W S.
21:46 15 Sep 22
Updated review: This place only hires kind, friendly and skilled bartenders. Do you want to feel at peace? Come to this bar.
20:42 17 Aug 22
Went on a Monday night, so it wasn't too crowded but we had a wonderful time. Great energy inside! Lovely staff. Time warp vibes- you'll feel like you...
Fernando Ramos
00:03 30 Jul 22
Iconic establishment in the Castro District. It looks like time has stood still. Great service and ambiance.
Fernando R.
17:04 29 Jul 22
Iconic establishment in the Castro District. It looks like time has stood still. Great service and ambiance.
Craig A.
15:41 21 Jul 22
Literally, no joking, the bartender is mental. While trying to pay him go to ATM and he's yelling at me and then telling my family to get out who brought...
Alejandro G
17:18 03 Jul 22
Very lovely place, a must in the area! The tenders are great but José at the bar is the best 🫶🏻
16:02 23 Jun 22
Friendly staff and quiet atmosphere. One of the few places in the Castro that has a jukebox. Cash only bar, ATM is upstairs.
Jason B
23:15 06 Jun 22
I’m not a bar person but I feel I should at least come here and experience it once since I’m in San Francisco. The laid back atmosphere here and a sense of community make me feel at ease. We will be back.
Topo Gigio
15:15 06 Jun 22
Certainly a classic with a storied history. We made a quick stop for one after dinner drink then continued our adventures.
Erica W S.
22:26 22 May 22
this bar has the best vibe and atmosphere of any bar in America. Period. My post is too short so I'm adding text lol
Boomer Ed
05:15 10 May 22
Nice place, old baby boomer gay crowd.. Bartender is friendly. The usual Castro overpriced drinks though. I did notice that during the pandemic they were begging for donations to stay afloat. Funny, they have never bought me a cocktail, EVER and now they want a handout in the name of nastalgia. Funny I don't remember any one donating to keep the Gay bars open on Polk Street during the AIDS PANDEMIC. IT Decimated San Francisco's original gay neighborhood.
Jackeline Escobar
08:19 12 Apr 22
I love this corner in the center of Castro district. Bring cash. They don’t accept cards. Just spend some time on this corner in the tables outside for a while and you will see some naked guy walking in the sun. I love the art and colors, the neighborhood is so clean.
Alexis P.
23:46 14 Mar 22
Twin Peaks has amazing history as the first gay bar that didn't have tinted windows to show those that frequented the space were not afraid. Good drinks and...
Anh L.
19:52 27 Feb 22
I've been here twice and I really like the chill vibe of it. It has a jukebox for you to choose a variety genres of music, not too loud volume (my ears get...
Natalie A
23:31 21 Feb 22
Love their outside spot, it’s always in the sun and they have great cocktails that are very well priced!
John Jones
19:29 21 Feb 22
In the heart of the Castro district San Francisco I recommend everybody go there everybody seems to be on a different level of happy
Sadie H.
06:47 08 Feb 22
I love this place! Friendly staff and always good cocktails. Especially their Irish coffee drinks. The perfect anecdote for a breezy, chilly San...
Ray Alan
02:32 23 Jan 22
Years ago we used to walk past the glass coffin making fun of the old people that would go there. 25 years later, Now I'm one of those old people and I still call it the glass coffin. Good Irish coffees, great bloody Marys and especially the great view of City Life walking by. Cheers! Thank you for still being here.
Æbîlēne HNrs
08:37 11 Jan 22
Place is ok, a bit dated but still a cool hang out venue. Coffee is really good but really small. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.
Andrew W.
17:15 06 Jan 22
Bryant is a great bartender and great atmosphere
Paul Wellons
13:37 28 Dec 21
Support Castro businesses. The drinks are strong, the service is wonderful, and you're in a piece of gay history. Also, three best Irish Coffees in San Francisco.
Julian Munoz
01:38 12 Dec 21
Strong drinks. Great bartenders and a great place to people watch.
Avin Vijay
18:11 19 Nov 21
Twin Peaks was crowded but definitely has a good queer vibe to it. Do take your ID and vaccine cards and not just online copies as they won't accept that.They only accepts cash and no cards. They do have an ATM machine but it would cost you upwards of 3USD in transaction fees.Drinks were not the best and a bit watered down. The first floor washroom has no latch, climb up to the second floor to use one with a latch.
Ryan Scheidemantle
15:13 03 Oct 21
Cute little bar with nice ambience. Gets pretty crowded on weekends!
Heather Layne
17:24 25 Sep 21
Bartender was very friendly. Drinks were tasty. Atmosphere was calm and relaxing.
kiwi Canton
22:59 09 Sep 21
Excellent service stiff drinks.Lots of castro history
John Kearon
01:18 14 Aug 21
We spent Wed and thursday this week at Twin Peaks tavern very friendly staff especially Michael making us feel so relaxed and happy to be there. I want to thank him also for directing us to cafe Mystique a great place with top quality food. We shall be back next year for a definite. Thanks again John & Ian
Aaron Nance
05:20 08 Aug 21
VACCINATION REQUIRED! They check your vaccine card and have hand sanitizer at the bar. LOVE IT!! We felt very comfortable here. Great location. Nice atmosphere. Great bar. Very good pricing. Friendly staff.
Maggie C.
07:28 05 Aug 21
These hours are not accurate. Google indicates that they were open until 2a on Wednesday.Mask mandates are strict, and they check to ensure you are fully...
Erin Geer
20:09 18 Jul 21
Best bar view, tender is nice and Knowledgeable about drinks. I actually love this place to take a tourists who are visiting from out of town. Great bar and you don’t get that usual snobbery.
David Chang
07:55 09 Jul 21
Nice place, but more hanging on to its reputation than actually good.
David Chen
23:57 08 Jul 21
Walked in for a quick drink. Very historical and stylish place. Great crowd. The drinks here are very…innovatively named, like the 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die. Also a full menu of coffee liquors. Definitely a must-visit if you’re in town or the neighborhood!
Arianna J.
22:35 27 Jun 21
He took 20 dollars tip said it was 66 and we gave Him88 he took the shots free tall medium skin guy
Noelle Holland
02:46 20 Jun 21
Bryant was amazing! Loved the drinks he poured and the knowledge he shared!
Joseph Anthony
13:17 16 Jun 21
Also known as the "Glass Coffin ⚰️" as typically, much much older men occupy all of the areas where glass is, Thus, from the outside, you're looking into a glass coffin of old people haha..FACT**
Vincent L.
16:47 11 Jun 21
This iconic tavern at the key intersection of Castro and Market had been going strong for almost 50 years until Covid came along and wreaked havoc on the...
Kevin Sitter
18:36 24 Feb 21
An institution that survived the AIDS pandemic and is resiliently staying a community anchor during this Covid pandemic. Cheers!
Paul Pecena
02:00 07 Feb 21
Thanks to the very handsome and talented Joe for all the great stories, as well as the kitchen at Orphan Andy's for a well executed meal and draaaanks! I enjoyed the fantastic potato salad very much. Thumbs up, like & subscribe.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐💎💎💎💎💎❤❤❤❤❤
Pablo Lo Giudice
18:28 25 Sep 20
I went to have drinks with my husband a random weekday and we had a blast. Service is very friendly and the tables set on the street are nice and great to enjoy seen and be seen. It is a great spots to enjoy all the great craziness of the Castro and to spontaneously meet your friends.
Paul W.
07:35 04 Feb 20
While this may not be the oldest gay bar in the USA, it is supposedly the first one where they didn't hide the fact that it was a bar for the LGBT...
Victoria W.
18:46 18 Oct 19
Very cozy bar my friend took me to towards the end of the summer. To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect knowing that I was at one of the most...

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