The Badlands is a great bar. I recently moved to San Francisco from New York and have been going to the Badlands every weekend. The first time I went to Badlands was for Happy Hour and I had a good time. I usually go on Friday and Saturday nights. It is a great place to end the night. The scene is still strong until last call. They consistenly play great music and their staff are super nice. The Badlands is a great place to have fun and not have to deal with attitude. The crowd for the most past is pretty friendly. My only complaint, minor may it be, is that it can get a little loud and very crowded, but what do you expect from the best bar in the Castro?