Belt out a show tune at the Mint Karaoke Lounge.
garden area is a longtime staple
in the SF lesbian community. 424
Cortland Ave. (between Benington &
Andover sts.) y 415/647-3099. Bus:
9, 14, or 49; transfer to bus 24. Map
★★ Rasselas WESTERN ADDITION
This local favorite is a casual, comfort-
able lounge where you can listen to
jazz, Latin rhythms, R&B, or blues, or
enjoy snacks from the adjacent
Ethiopian restaurant. 1534 Fillmore
St. (at O'Farrell St.). y 415/346-
2-drink minimum weekdays. Cover $7
weekends after 9pm. Bus: 22, 38.
Map p 120.
★ Greens Sports Bar RUSSIAN
HILL The best sports bar in SF
boasts polished dark wood, 15 TVs,
18 beers on tap, a pool table, video
games, and happy hour Monday
through Friday from 4 to 7pm.
2239 Polk St. (at Green St.). y 415/
com. Bus: 19. Cable car: Powell-Hyde.
Map p 119.
★ The Mint Karaoke Lounge
MISSION This once-gay destination
now draws patrons of all persuasions,
who, after one of the many potent
cocktails, are ready to take to the
stage. 1942 Market St. (between
Guerrero & Dolores sts.). y 415/
626-4726. www.themint.net. Bus: 22.
Streetcar: F, J, N. Map p 120.
Gold Club SOMA They say the
girls are fine and friendly here. 650
Howard St. (between 2nd & 3rd sts.).
y 415/536-0300. www.goldclubsf.
com. $20 Sat-Sun & Mon-Fri after
7pm. Bus: 15, 30, 45. Map p 119.
El Rio MISSION This eclectic club
features dancing, an outdoor patio,
and funky rhythms from around the
world. 3158 Mission St.(south of
Cesar Chavez, between Precita &
Powers aves.) y 415/282-3325. Bus:
14, 26. Map p 120.
Lexington Club MISSION A
friendly crowd, pool table, and
cheap beers grace this ladies club .
3464 19th St. (at Lexington St.,
between Valencia & Mission sts.)
y 415/863-2052. www.thelexington
club.com. Bus: 14, 26, 49. BART:
16th St. Map p 120.
★ Wild Side West BERNAL
HEIGHTS This cozily cluttered,
saloon-style bar and outdoor
★ Harry Denton's Starlight
Lounge UNION SQUARE This clas-
sic 1930s penthouse lounge offers
stellar city views, a lengthy appetizer
menu, and dancing. The Harry Den-
ton Starlight Orchestra plays Friday
and Saturday eves. Call to reserve a
table, and don't wear jeans or sneak-
ers. Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Pow-
ell St.(between Sutter & Post sts.)
y 415/395-8595. www.harrydenton.
com. Cover $10 Wed after 7pm; $5
Thurs after 8pm; $10 Fri after 8pm;
$15 Sat after 8pm. Bus: 2, 3, 4. Cable
car: Powell lines. Map p 119.