With world-renowned sights, killer restaurants and top-notch shopping destinations, San Francisco seems to have it all. But what most family-friendly tour guides leave out of their Golden Gate City spiel is the abundance of iniquitous hangouts for those with other-than-wholesome cravings. Hosting smaller spots like Roaring '20s alongside big names like The Crazy Horse and Larry Flint’s Hustler Club, this edgy city is filled with strip clubs offering daily entertainment to the lustier members of the population. With gentlemen’s lounges, topless cabarets, fetish clubs and downright dirty little dens where raunchiness prevails, everyone from voyeurs to full-contact players might just find what they’re yearning for in San Francisco’s adult entertainment scene.
The Sex in the City Tour is anything but your typical family-friendly excursion. This wildly entertaining 4-hour San Francisco tour focuses on the naughtier side of the Golden Gate City, revealing the history of strip clubs, topless dancers, sex clubs and the evolution of West Coast sexual behavior from the Summer of Love to modern day kink. While the guide regales with interesting (and occasionally shocking) stories, the small van tour will visit popular nightspots, the sites of world-famous revues, "toy" shops and even an antique vibrator museum. Hands down, San Francisco's Sexual Culture Tour is one of the most unique ways for groups of people ages 21 and over to spend an evening.
Bondage a Go-Go
520 4th Street, San Francisco CA
Bondage a Go-Go is San Francisco’s longest running fetish dance club. This club offers a night of low cost adult entertainment Wednesday nights, for those 18 and over. Themes at Bondage a Go-Go include: a Perverts Prom and blood wrestling exhibitions on lady’s night. This San Francisco fetish club has two levels of bars and cocktails for those of drinking age. Other twists are interactive bondage and sadomasochistic play, an indoor smoke room, and special feature-film movie nights of Tarentino classics combined with soundtrack music on the dance floors.
412 Broadway, San Francisco CA 94133; Tel. 415.391.2800
Perhaps the Rolls Royce of naked nightspots in North Beach, this cabaret welcomes ladies and gentlemen alike into an upscale adult retreat. Broadway Showgirls features the Sizzle Lounge and Grill, and a full-fledged restaurant, complete with a head chef who takes requests. This plush atmosphere offers guests an array of wines and champagnes, personal bottle and limousine service for private shows, bachelor, birthday, or corporate parties of up to 200 guests.
391 Broadway at Montgomery, San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.834.0662
San Francisco’s Centerfolds offers themed adult entertainment in a fully nude show with extended hours through the weekend. Couples are welcome with a two-for-one special every Tuesday. Centerfolds offers singles and couples one-on-one shows, themed rooms and a “XXX drive in” where guests enjoy strip shows. Themes range from the bordello “Victorian Room,” with its velvet circular bed, to the “French Treat,” with a four-post brass bed. Specials vary throughout the week. Some days offer “Sexy Boxing” where the girls let their aggressions out.
Crazy Horse Gentlemen’s Club
980 Market St., San Francisco CA 94102; Tel. 415.771.6259
The Crazy Horse is an upscale gentlemen’s club, which provides a relaxing environment where guests can enjoy sophisticated debauchery. The club auctions off meet-and-greets with the occasional opportunity ogle a porn star. This San Francisco club offers military discounts for those on leave, and college two-for-one nights.
Garden of Eden
529 Broadway, San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.397.2596
The Garden of Eden offers is newly remodeled, with plush seating and cheap intimacy. Dancing is completely nude, and guests can engage in private rendezvous with dancers in one of the many private rooms.. This club is located along San Francisco’s Broadway strip, and has joined forces with four other clubs along the strip to offer nights of total with one low cost night fee.
650 Howard St., San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.536.0300
The Gold Club offers fine food and plush atmosphere including a state- of-the-art sound system, two bars, two main stages, private booths and a special red room for VIP privacy. This club also has valet parking.
The Hungry I
546 Broadway, San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.362.7763
The Hungry I is both a strip club and a San Francisco historic landmark, where topless entertainment history was made, with the introduction of bottomless dancing. Every weeknight offers a special treat. For example; Wednesdays are Ass Wednesdays, which hosts a night of in- your-face bootylicious entertainment, and Thursdays mark the amateur topless contest to become a “Hungry I girl,” where guests act as the judges. As a topless-only club, the Hungry I offers a full service bar, which sets it apart form the completely nude bars in the area.
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club
1031 Kearny St., San Francisco CA 94133; Tel. 1.877.SFHUSTLER
Located in the heart of North Beach, this San Francisco club offers upscale adult hospitality. Guests can arrange complementary limo service from their hotel to and from the club, and while enjoying a show in either the main room or a secluded champagne room, guests are welcome to further customize their club-going experience. The Hustler Club offers food and drinks courtesy of a staff that prepares both small snacks and full plates, along with chef’s specials, daily. Lunch is free from 11:30am until 2pm, and drinks are $2 all day Tuesday.
312 Columbus Ave. (Near Broadway), San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.433.4020
Little Darlings offers a laid-back strip-tease environment where girls are friendly, have a sense of humor and don’t take themselves or their jobs too seriously. An on-site DJ supplies music, and the girls dance on one main stage under soft lighting. The environment is very intimate and lap-dance specials are available from time to time. Valet booths offer private conversation, and there are back rooms for greater privacy. For those on a budget, Little Darlings has paired up with The Hungry I, Roaring 20’s, Condor Club and The Garden of Eden for a special all-access admission ticket upon arrival.
Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre
895 O’Farrell St., San Francisco CA 94109; Tel. 415.776.6686
This fully nude strip club has been dubbed “the place to go in San Francisco” by Playboy magazine. Today the O’Farrell Theatre offers guests totally nude dancing, as well as live sex shows daily, from the theatre made famous in the 1971 cinematic Behind The Green Door. This club has helped mold San Francisco’s sex-positive image since 1969, and stands as an active piece of porn history.
The Power Exchange
74 Otis St., San Francisco CA 94103; Tel. 415.487.9944
The Power Exchange offers adult fantasy a voyeuristic twist in an environment where the rules about indecent exposure have been thrown out the window. This club is actually two clubs in one, and offers room-to-room fantasy environments, where club goers are able to openly fulfill their sexual fantasies in an underground environment. Guests over the age of 18 are welcome—women and transgendered get in the door for free. Couples and singles are welcome to mingle, just as long as they practice safe sex.
The Roaring 20’s
552 Broadway, San Francisco CA 94133; Tel. 415.788.6765
With 11 themed and newly renovated rooms, the Roaring 20’s offers the sort of underground speakeasy environment that would have been popular back in the day. At this intimate, dimly lit strip club in San Francisco, friendly multiracial girls dance around two brass poles along a sleek oval center stage to a range of hip-hop and R&B. Further inside the club lies a series of private rooms where dances begin at $20. The more adventurous can gaze at the girls from a VIP Penthouse draped in hot pink and animal print.