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Twin Peaks Tavern, San Francisco

#31 of 104 in Nightlife in San Francisco
Nightlife · Gay Club / Bar
The Twin Peaks Tunnel is a 2.27mi-long light rail/streetcar tunnel in San Francisco, California. The tunnel runs under the Twin Peaks and is used by the K Ingleside, L Taraval, M Ocean View, and T Third Street Muni Metro lines. The S Castro Shuttle also uses the tunnel for AT&T Park game day runs.
The tunnel was opened on February 3, 1918. The eastern entrance to the tunnel is located near the intersection of Market and Castro streets in the Castro neighborhood, and the western entrance is located at West Portal Avenue and Ulloa Street in the West Portal neighborhood.
The service through the tunnel has evolved from streetcars into light rail, and while there are longer light-rail tunnels elsewhere (such as Portland's Robertson Tunnel), the Twin Peaks Tunnel remains one of the world's longest streetcar or light-rail tunnels. There are two stations along the tunnel, Forest Hill Station, near the western end, and the now disused Eureka Station, near the eastern end.
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  • The first gay bar in San Francisco with big picture windows so you could see what is going on inside and the clients can see folks walking by. All are welcome, it's just a bar.  more »
  • Went here when we were in Castro it's a nice little bar but it does get very busy. Drinks are reasonably priced too.  more »
  • The vibe of this bar is much more laid back and casual than a lot of the other Castro bars. It tends to be quieter (the music isn't as loud), which is helpful if you're just trying to catch up with people. It's also a great place to people watch. The large windows make it easy to see people coming and going near the main intersection. The bartenders are nice, the drinks are strong. Recommended.
  • This bar is practically a landmark. Drinks are made well here and they even have a mall staircase to an upstairs balcony so you can watch all the action below. Classy conversation with chairs and tables that people can actually sit at make this bar a bit different than the likes of the rest in the 'Stro. You'll also hear people refer to this as "The Glass Coffin". You'll understand why when you walk in. Go grab a drink and feel like you're setting foot into a piece of California history.

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