Hi Tops is a cool place to start the night if you are set on going out in the Castro, but want to ease into it before inevitably ending up at Beaux. Theoretically Hi Tops is a sports bar, but more closely resembles a wax museum of chiseled gay men. Everyone knows that the male:female ratio in SF is like a Mariah Carey music video (8:1), so HT is perfect for a girls night out if you’re more in the market for a GBF than a BF, or if you just happen to be in the mood for a $5 basket of wings on a Monday.
Where we've featured it
Because you can never have too many fried chicken sandwiches.
Search by Perfect For
More spots in CastroSee more
Verve Coffee Roasters
Verve has a very nice space in the Castro and solid coffee and sandwiches too.
More American spotsSee more
Wayfare Tavern is an old-school spot in the Financial District. And we mean that in the very best way.
Nook is a solidly on-price, reliable neighborhood hang in Russian Hill. Even if they do weird things with granola.
Lord Stanley in Nob Hill is a great spot for a low-key nice dinner that won’t empty your bank account.
Suggested by our writers
El Rio in Bernal Heights is one of our old reliables - especially with it’s excellent outdoor space.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more