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This Scottish pub in San Francisco’s Tenderloin offers cheap imported beers — including Stella on tap — pool tables, and a jukebox with a slim but tasty selection of hipster indie-rock and dance music. The pub has three levels; there’s a small stage and dance floor on the top floor where you can often catch rock and folk acts, plus readings by local authors. Weekly events include Monday movie nights, and the brainiac “Castle Quiz” every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Most shows are free or $5 at the most.

This popular Mission District bar and club features music seven nights a week. On Fridays and Saturdays, a diverse mix of twentysomething and thirtysomething weekend warriors line up to get in; some just to squeeze into the packed-tight bar downstairs, others to dance to whatever combination of Latin funk is on the bill upstairs. During the week, the Elbo Room hosts an assortment of rock, DJ, and world music. Expect to pay about $5 for weekday shows, and between $8 and $12 on the weekends. Whether you're new to San Francisco or not, the Elbo Room is usually a guaranteed good time for dancing and meeting people.

Piano music, jazz, cabaret, sketch comedy and musical theatre are just of the fare you might find on any given night at the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco in the Embarcadero. Casual, cozy atmosphere, cheap drinks, and great performers strongly recommend the Eureka Theatre for lovers of live, human entertainment.

A cozy, little theatre (seats around 50-60) in the Tenderloin that lets you bring your own drinks--how much better can it get? Serious drama, magic shows, and other, more "zombified" productions compose just a small sample of what the Exit Theatre has to offer. Quality actors and a cool setting make for a great night on the town.

Popular with kids and parents alike, this science museum emphasizes hands-on learning and offers free admission every first Wednesday of the month.

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