Despite its motif, Truck is a tricked-out pit stop that’s more Tonka than 10-wheeler, and more Mack-daddy than Mack-truck. Hence its appeal to San Francisco’s wildly gorgeous gay male crowd and a gaggle of their pretty gal pals. Despite the city’s reputation as an LGBT Mecca, there has been a dearth of truly hip gay bars in San Francisco in the past. But this masculine Mission hangout, decorated with licence plates and chrome, redefines the San Francisco gay bar.
Truck is like a chrome beacon on a deserted highway. Enter beneath massive girlie mudflaps to a long, narrow space. Late night, avoid the bathroom if possible-unless you’re up for a true truck stop vibe. The bar’s a little off the beaten path and getting a cab home can be a trick. But these drawbacks may actually be a good thing: If you bump up against the next guy, he’ll know it’s by choice. Expect a mixed crowd of lookers chowing down on Amy Sedaris’s mini cheese balls and Micheladas (beer with salt and lime). Go for happy hour when happy bartenders make a habit of giving away free shots. Truck is also a necessary stop during Gay Pride and Folsom Street Fair.