Contact/Weekly Club Info
Telephone: 415-282-3325 Basic club info and a line we try to answer during open hours.
Address: 3158 Mission Street between Cesar Chavez and Valencia. San Francisco, Ca 94110
Hours- Every Day 1p-2a.
Lost and Found- We will do our best to look for your stuff if you ring us. 415 282 3325. We keep stuff for 2 weeks and then donate to Community Thrift.
El Rio began her life in 1978 with the plan to be a Leather Brazilian Gay Bar! Our Papa’s, Malcolm and Robert ran things until their retirement when the helm passed to Dawn. We are a Gay Bar who is welcoming to all folks. A Community Space that can make a mean margarita. A Niteclub that believes in giving away all our profit. Oh and your Mom would like us!
Mondays- Tecate $1 and Well $2 till 12 midnight
Tuesday- Friday 1p-8p- $3 Well and Draft
Friday-Sunday 1-5p Bloody Mary Bar w Infused Vodkas
Daily Bartender Concoctions- At their leisure…
We are a bar so you must be 21+ to enter. We id folks we don’t know.
You are welcome to bring in food. Clean up, use compostables and write us under groups if the food if more organized for a party. See groups.
All events are rain or shine.
We have wireless and it’s super duper strong!
We are friendly folks who can make a mean margarita and we love love love what we do. We also have a bad bad temper for jerks so if you are one, don’t come and if you run across one here, let us know and we will happily have a chat with them.
We do not allow recording in the club other than you and your friends. We respect everyones privacy and appreciate that you do too.
We don’t take reservations but will help bring in groups based on time and events already scheduled. See groups.
We have no dress code but a strong preference for tutu’s and wigs.
We are a cash only bar. We detest credit cards and see them as the end of the world. Cash is queen as my mom used to say.
We have a atm machine.
We welcome people with disabilities. Our entrance and most of the club are wheelchair accessible, including the back deck but not the yard. Our bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible and do not have grab bars (and would not be accessible without assistance). We do not have a parking lot. For more information, please call 415.282.3325 We will do our best to accommodate you!
We love dogs. Bring yours!
We love this place, it’s our home.
We have a pool table, shuffle board, juke box and have been known to have very loud dice games.
We are a work in progress and open to hearing opinions so speak up- firstname.lastname@example.org
And lastly, we are not for everyone but for those of you who feel welcome and at home, we are very, very happy you found us.
Address (again): 3158 Mission Street between Cesar Chavez and Valencia.
Muni: 12 Folsom, 14 Mission, 14L Mission Limited, 26 Valencia, 49 Van ness-Mission, 67 Bernal Heights.
Bart: 24th St Station (We are four blocks south.)
East Bay: take 80 into San Francisco (Bay Bridge) to 101 South; exit Cesar Chavez (West) to Mission Street (left). We are one block (at Precita) on the right.
South Bay: take 101 North into San Francisco; exit Cesar Chavez (West) to Mission Street (left). We are one block (at Precita) on the right.
North Bay: from 101 South into San Francisco; take Lombard Street to Van Ness (right), to Market Street (right), to Valencia Street (left), to Cesar Chavez (left), to Mission Street (right). We are one block on the the right.
Mon-Thurs: is usually ok but the weekend can be tough. There is a lot across the street from our neighbor, Roccopulco, left side. It’s a tiny driveway. $10.
Tips: come early; and/or dump your vehicle, support public transportation, ride your bike, your skateboard, use your feet, rollerblades, hop and skip your way over, whatever , just come. oh and bring your mom, cause we love moms!!!