Best Singles Bars In San Francisco

Some of the most fascinating people live right here in San Francisco. The Bay Area boasts a thriving nightlife and is a magnet for single, young, talented and creative professionals. Here are some of the best singles bars you’ll find in San Francisco.

The Cellar

685 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 441-5678

Hours: Mon to Fri – 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sat to Sun 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.

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Located in downtown San Francisco, the Cellar is your destination to scout the well-dressed locals. This pleasantly unpretentious nightclub features a friendly bar staff mixing stiff cocktails in three separate areas with ample room for conversation or a little VIP action.

Lush Lounge

1221 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 771-2022

Hours: Mon to Fri –  3 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Sat to Sun – 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.

The high beam ceilings in Lush Lounge give this space an open air quality even when packed with patrons. Its rustic decor is cozy and the working fireplace is a perfect backdrop to warm up to all possibilities. This joint is a triple threat with it’s people-watching balcony, hot looking locals, and happy hour every day of the week.


688 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 474-4448

Hours: Mon to Fri – 5:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Sat to Sun – 7 p.m. – 2 p.m.

The smart, sexy and fun crowd at Rye roams the dimly-lit modern interior of this establishment looking for singles. Chill out with a game of pool or head toward the lounge area to enjoy a quality cocktail prepared by an amazing mixologist.


19 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA
(510) 832-4400

Hours: Tues – Fri 4:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.; Sat 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.; Sun 4:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

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The vibe is relaxed in the two lounges featured at this Uptown District bar. With 5,000 square-feet of space, the swanky decor divides itself. The more lively, festive atmosphere is downstairs where you can dance to a DJ, or move the party upstairs for a more intimate gathering. Nooks, corners and leather sofas provide a lovely escape while sampling artisan cocktails or sampling local wine and beers.


25 Maiden Lane
San Francisco, CA

Hours: Tues – Fri 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Sat 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Sun 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

At Otis, the intimate space attracts a young, underground crowd with a taste for R&B, soul and hip hop. Don’t miss the occasional celebrity sighting as well. You’ll find accommodating bartenders who know their libations. Also, the local artwork in this flatteringly low-lit lounge is a great conversation starter for those singles who are looking to mingle.

Ready to take the next step? Check out the best San Francisco date spots.

Robyn Chelsea-Seifert is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in The Miami Herald, Creem, Hit Parader, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel and International Musician. Check out her articles on here.



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