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SF-Eagle
398 12th St. 
www.sf-eagle.com

When this, the ür-leather bar, looked to succomb to the real estate mania gripping SoMa, people couldn't believe it. Fortunately, it was saved to continue its reign as the fountain of all things macho in this world. A must-visit. 

Powerhouse
1347 Folsom St.
 415-552-8689
www.powerhousebar.com

The yin to the Eagle's yang, it's cruisier, less community and more get-it-on, with underwear parties and other meet-and-greets in the city's inimitable manner. Leave your inhibitions at the door. 

Cafe FLore
2298 Market St. 
415-621-8579
www.cafeflore.com

The food is funky with a light touch, best consumed at the sidewalk cafe; while inside, this funky-but-semi-yuppie hangout with a large patio perfect for people watching. 

Lone Star Saloon
1354 Harrison St.
415-863-9999
www.lonestarsf.com

In the city that engendered bear culture, there's no better place to sample the ursine population than this ultra-popular hangout. The Sunday afternoon beer blasts are packed to the rafters with hairy guys and the guys who love them.