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Best No-Money Bar 

Bender's

While a pocketful of lint will get you nothing at any bar, a few bucks will get you plenty here at Bender's. Yes, there are cheaper (barely), dirtier, and scarier dive bars in San Francisco, but Bender's succeeds by being a perfect mix of bar and clubhouse. Everyone is welcome, there are bike hooks inside, and most weeknights offer a $5 or $6 shot-and-a-beer combination. Plus, Bender's has some outstanding bar grub that features some of the best burgers and vegan food around, so for $20 you can get a few beers, shots, and a bite to eat. No matter how much or how little you have, that's always excellent.

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