For those who are in the know, the Cinch is a semi-secret gem in the City. Tucked away in the Polk Street Gultch (the City's former gay neighborhood), this queer western-style bar has a unique look and feel about it that defies time and space. The atmosphere is friendly, not cruisy, so if you want a dive bar, so to SOMA. Many say the outdoor patio is the best in the City. The drinks are good and they feature nightly entertainment specials for all to enjoy.