Welcome to The Cinch Saloon!


Help keep San Francisco’s underground art, music and drag scene alive by supporting the LIVE Web TV Show “Under the Golden Gate” (http://www.underthegoldengate.com) and come out to a terrific fundraiser show Sunday, August 9th!


Cinch_Logo_AmericanFlag_MURICASt. Patrick’s Day is on TUESDAY, March 17th! We have specials starting at Happy Hour 4PM until 8PM, Giveaways and More! Come join the party!




FOOTBALL SEASON IS BACK! Join us on 49ers SUNDAY GAME DAYS for beer bust, hot dogs, raffles, prizes and more. Opening weekend is SEPTEMBER 7TH and we are hosting a fabulous POTLUCK! Bring your favorite dish. Please sign up with a bartender at The Cinch (1723 Polk Street) during business hours.




It’s Hollywood’s BIGGEST NIGHT! THE OSCARS! Come join your hostess JADA D’ANGELO as she critiques the RED CARPET arrivals (including the patrons!) Enter the Oscar Ballot contest and you could win $100! A complimentary glass of champagne and hors d’oeuvres all afternoon.


It’s BACK! Our Semi-Annual Holiday Drag Show. This year we are raising money and collecting warm sweaters for the Larkin Street Youth Program! Come on by Sunday, Dec. 22nd from 4PM – 8PM and bring a sweater or a plate of cookies for our cookie exchange. All proceeds benefit the Larkin Street Youth Program. Music, Carolers, and Sweaters, OH MY!

HALLOWEEN NIGHT! Join us at our Annual Halloween Bash – “A Nightmare on Polk Street”! The spookiest Halloween decorations on all of Polk Street! Costume Contest, Door Prizes, Drink Specials! 7PM-CLOSE!


It’s a DISCO INFERNO theme with the style and music of the 1970’s!

The last surviving Gay Bar in SF’s original Gay district THE POLK opened it’s doors in the early 70’s and YOU ARE INVITED to help us celebrate this diverse, bohemian QUEER BAR that is still going strong 40 years later! With your hostesses PIPPI LOVESTOCKING and THE PRISTINE CONDITION! Featuring a set list by DJ DanK of Show-Off!








St. Patrick’s Day 2013! Join us for some some green beer and holiday hijinks, Sunday, March 17th during The Big Gay Beer Bust

St. Patrick’s Day 2013






CHRISTMAS 2012! Juanita Fajita and Jaquelyne Hyde present our First Annual Christmas Sweater Party and Holiday Cookie Social!


HALLOWEEN 2012 – Tim Burton Masquerade Ball

This year we’ve gone over the top with Tim Burton-inspired decorations throughout the bar in honor of our First Annual Tim Burton Masquerade Ball! Come dressed as your favorite Tim Burton movie character and enter our costume contest! Friday, October 26th!



The Gridiron Granny is back again hosting the 2012 49er’s football season! The lovely Nana Borden will be calling out the semi-weekly afternoon game raffle for drinks and prizes with proceeds going to the AIDS Emergency Fund. The Big Gay Beer Bust and Hot Dog Tailgate Party starts at 3:00pm. Check the schedule below for game times.

The Gridiron Granny is back for 2012!


Join us for our 3RD annual Labor Day White Party! If you believe in tradition, Labor Day is the last day of the year that you can still wear white…! So take the advice of our favorite Serial Mom Beverly Sutphin – please! The last two years, everyone turned out with such great costumes, we thought we’d inspire people to get really creative and offer up a $100 Cinch bar tab to the most awesome white attire! And why not have a good old-fashioned Southern Pot Luck? Bring in a dish! The more, the merrier!



The Cinch Saloon is looking for “Mister Happy Trails!” Check out the ad below and send a photo of your “happy trail” to info@cinchsf.com ! You could win $500 and be featured in an upcoming ad campaign!

It’s back! Our Annual Chili Cook Off and Raffle benefiting the San Francisco Night Ministry. Have you got the winning recipe? Enter and find out! Come into the Cinch and sign up with your bartender, or email us here at info@cinchsf.com. There will be lots of great raffle prizes and all the proceeds go to The SF Night Ministry! To learn more about the Night Ministry, click here.


February Daily Events


Oscars Party February 26th at Cinch Saloon

Oscars Party February 26 2012Sunday, February 26th, join Nana Borden and Jacquelyne Hyde,

The Cinch Saloon’s very own Joan and Melissa Rivers, as they bring you the 84th Annual Academy Awards!

Red Carpet reports start at 3:00pm.

Plus, how good are your winning premonitions?

Be sure to come in and fill out an Oscar ballot.

The prize for the most correct guesses is $100!