Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Get Your Country On Every Thursday in San Francisco

Posted By on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:12 AM

According to a list put out by Estately, San Francisco is the least "country" U.S. city. Estately must not be familiar with Twang Honky Tonk.

Although S.F. definitely has a shortage of cowboy hats and large belt buckles -- except when Hardly Strictly Bluegrass rolls around once a year -- there are apparently enough country music fans in the general vicinity to keep a country event alive: Twang Honky Tonk, a weekly country music and dancing extravaganza, has been happening at McTeague's Saloon (1237 Polk) for the past few years and shows no sign of stopping.

Featuring line dancing lessons, every country song that has been popular since the early '90s, and a DJ named Honky Tonk Henry, Twang has a large and loyal group of attendees who show up every week to get their country on.

"Twang Honky Tonk is not a San Francisco 'take' on Southern country bars and honky tonks," said Twang founder Paul Hayward in an email to SF Weekly. "It is a honky tonk."

So, if you've got a hankering for a $2 Lone Star or you feel like country dancing, swing on down to McTeague's on Thursday nights. Yee-haw.

For events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF

  • Pin It

About The Author

Jessica Nemire


Comments are closed.

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"