Culture and cocktails, a DJ twin spin or a jazz solo — nighttime is the right time to discover that there’s a fresh approach to everything here when it comes to new ways to have fun.

The Oasis Drag show is a popular nightlife activity
The Oasis Drag show is a popular nightlife activity.

Under the bright lights and the cool, gray skies of the night, San Francisco comes out to play. Whether its culture and cocktails, dive bars and craft beer, DJ sets and jazz musicians, or adults-only fun at our museums after dark, there are plenty of ways to enjoy San Francisco when the sun goes down.

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San Francisco Nightlife by Neighborhood

There’s so much to see and do in San Francisco that visitors and residents alike could spend weeks exploring and still not see or do it all. But what about activities when the sun goes down?

Drink Up San Francisco's Nightlife

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