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. There are a couple of exceptions so best to check our calendar page.

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 as  a Leather Brazilian Gay Bar! Our Papa’s,
Malcolm and Robert ran things until their retirement when the helm passed to The Posse.
We are a LGBTQ+ space who is welcoming to all good people.
We actively invest in communities to promote social change.
We actively invest in our local arts and music scene to give space for artists.
We actively pursue underserved communities in the use of our space.

Happy Hours
Mondays- Tecate $2 / Lagunitas 12th of Never $4 till close
Tuesday- Friday 1p-8p- $5 Well and Draft
Friday-Sunday 1-5p Bloody Mary Bar w Infused Vodkas
Daily Bartender Concoctions- At their leisure… 🙂

General Info-
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 experimenting with taking credit cards when we are not busy (M-Thurs ONLY). Thanks for understanding.
We have two atm machines.

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 (they are all very small) but do have grab bars. They would likely not be accessible without assistance.
Our back patio is now smoke free, but we are not a fragrance free space.
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 and they are very welcome anytime except when we are really busy(some weekend day
events/Fri and Sat later night).
We love this place, it’s our home.
We have a pool table & shuffle board and have been known to have very loud dice
We are a work in progress and open to hearing opinions so speak up-
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.

Google Map,

Public transport

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.)

By vehicle
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!!!

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