San Francisco’s bar scene can be a bit quiet during the work week, but that’s not the case at this favorite in the Lower Haight area, where a rotating crop of DJs and bands draw crowds every night of the week. Monday nights are the new Saturday with cult-favorite theme night, Motown Monday. People line up around the block to dance to retro mash-ups among paintings from local artists. Come early and you could even enjoy a pre-dancing neck-and-shoulder massage. Cash only.
- Erika Lennert