By Brittany Doohan
At Mix, everyone knows your name… well, you may have to introduce yourself first. Mix is Castro’s favorite friendly neighborhood bar where you can stop by, throw back a few cocktails, pick out your favorite songs from the jukebox and play some pool. The best part about Mix is their open-air (heated!) outdoor patio with a second bar and bench seating (I’m a sucker for enjoying a good drink outside in beautiful weather!). The bartenders are friendly and laid back, and the regular customers are well known throughout the Castro District.
Mix has daily happy hour and drink specials that are sure to tickle your fancy. Hop on over on Monday evenings starting at 7pm to enjoy some free pool and $2 domestic pints. Feel like getting tipsy on a Tuesday? They’ve got $3 frozen margaritas all day (yes, all day) and $4 well cocktails starting at 7pm. On Wednesdays the Mix gives Stoli Vodka some love and serves all Stoli drinks for $5. Thursdays (aka Gay Friday) they’ll give you a Svedka cocktail for a cool $4. Fridays are jam-packed full of $5 Bulleit Bourbon shots and cocktails. Fill up with $2.50 PBR pints all day Saturday and partake in the longest happy hour (12pm-7pm) on Sundays!
Mix has beer busts every Sunday and they also sponsor a local GLBT softball team and cultivates a bit of a following with sports fans.
“This is probably the closest thing Castro will ever get to a dive bar. (It's not like the Mission is all that far, if that's what you're craving), but it was a great chill spot to meet a friend who didn't want to hit the dance floor while the sun was still up. (In other words, he's from out of town.) The Mix was appropriately busy without being packed, and the bartenders were on the spot, so nobody waited long for service. It's a friendly environment, the pool table takes up a bit more room than recommended so it probably gets packed on a late night, but if you want a place to just sit, drink and mingle in the Castro, The Mix could be your spot!” said Yelper Kevin B., San Francisco, CA.
So next time you’re looking for something laid back and fun to do on pretty much any night of the week, head on over to the friendliest bar in the Castro, Mix!
4086 18th St
(between Castro St & Hartford St)
San Francisco, CA 94114