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The Ramp SOMA From May
through October you can dance to
live jazz, salsa, and world music
Friday through Sunday evenings,
with no cover charge, at this
indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant.
855 China Basin. (east of Mariposa
St., past 3rd St.) y 415/621-2378. No cover.
Bus: 15. Map p 119.
former Victorian movie house is SF's
biggest dance space, featuring live
music and DJs from around the coun-
try on weekend nights. 420 Mason St.
(between Post & Geary sts.) 415/693-
0777. Cover
free-$30. Bus: 2, 3, 4, 38. Cable car:
Powell lines. Map p 119.
Shake your tush under the strobes or on
the outdoor heated deck at the EndUp.
Gay Bars
Popular with the after-work crowd,
strong drinks and a friendly ambi-
ence are the bar's main draw. 246
Kearny St. (between Bush & Sutter
sts.) y 415/989-0282. Bus: 3, 4, 15.
Map p 119.
Harvey's CASTRO A lively bar/
restaurant attracting a cross section
of Castro patrons for reasonable
food and plenty of drinks . 500 Cas-
tro St. (at 18th St.) y 415/431-4278.
Bus: 33. Streetcar: F. Map p 120.
Moby Dick CASTRO A 25-year-
old Castro institution, with a low-key
attitude, pool table, pinball machines,
and a massive fish tank above the
bar. 4049 18th St. (between Castro &
Noe sts.) y 415/861-1199. www. Bus: 33. Streetcar: F.
Map p 120.
Pilsner Inn CASTRO This mellow
bar, with a good selection of on-tap
beers and an outdoor garden, is
more of a scene on weekend nights.
225 Castro St. (between 15th &
16th sts.) y 415/621-7058. Bus: 33.
Streetcar: F. Map p 120.
Jazz Venues
★★ Empire Plush Room
UNION SQUARE This former 1920s
speakeasy with red velvet ban-
quettes and round tables is a swank
spot to hear nationally known jazz
and cabaret singers. 940 Sutter St.
(between Leavenworth & Hyde sts.).
y 415/885-2800. www.plushroom.
com. Tickets $20-$100. Bus: 2, 3,
4, 27. Map p 119.
Enrico's Sidewalk Café
NORTH BEACH Tourists and
locals gather on the front patio for
people-watching, Italian cuisine, and
excellent swing, jazz, and blues from
around the country. 504 Broadway
(at Kearny St.). y 415/982-6223. Bus:
12, 15, 41. Map p 119.
Jazz at Pearl's NORTH BEACH
A 1930s-supper-club ambience, with
white tablecloths, low lighting, and
a sultry mood. Try the $10 cocktail
package with two drinks and priority
seating, or the $40 dinner package.
256 Columbus Ave. (at Broadway).
y 415/291-8255. www.jazzatpearls.
com. No cover, 2-drink minimum.
Bus: 12, 15, 41. Map p 119.
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