What we're about

MAX is a social community for gay men to meet other men in the Bay Area.

Initially established in 1988, the organization's charter was to "provide a fun, open, diverse and welcoming community for gay men via social and philanthropic events. Through active participation in MAX, members embrace fellowship, leadership, personal growth and community involvement, fostering a positive gay image for all."

MAX grew to almost 1000 members by 1999, and the group organized hundreds of activities in its initial 21-year run. Much like MAX 2.0, the original incarnation focused on cocktail parties ("TGIFs"), dinners, theater nights, art tours, wine tastings, hiking, weekend forays to nearby areas such as Russian River, Saratoga Springs, Napa Valley, Getty Museum, Palm Springs, and many others. Longer trips were to Mexico, Machu Pichu, and Amsterdam. Beyon the activities, MAX fostered thousands of friendships, many of which - some 20 to 30 years later - continue to this day.

MAX is relaunching for a whole new generation. The goal? To make new friends, meet new people, and provide a greater sense of community among us. Activities will include everything from First Friday Mixers and dinner parties, to hikes and excursions. Check out our events page to see what we're up to! (http://www.maxsf.org/calendar/)

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Upcoming events (4+)

First Friday at Beaux Bar

Beaux

Join us at MAX First Friday. We meet at Beaux Bar, 5:30 pm to 7:30pm. No admission fee and no-host bar.

This casual get-together promises to be a great way to make new friends, visit with old friends, and unwind at the end of the week.

MAX First Friday attracts a diverse group of attendees, of many interests and all ages. The host and friends do their absolute best to make everyone, especially newcomers, feel welcome.

Just know MAX is much more than Meetup, we have a calendar of events, visit maxsf.org.

Special Note:
Beaux requires COVID-19 Vaccination Card and photo ID.

Third Thursday at Beaux

Beaux

Join MAX SF at Beaux Bar each "Third Thursday" of the month from 5:30pm to 8 p.m. Join a great crowd of gay men and their friends for libations, conversation, and spectacular performances at the nearby piano.

There is no cover charge and a no-host bar.

Enjoy superb cocktails at happy hour prices!

Beaux Bar, 2344 Market Street, San Francisco, CA.

RSVP now for a fun evening.

SPECIAL NOTES:
For MAX events that feature alcohol, we strongly encourage you to take public transportation, a cab/Uber/Lyft, walk, or have a designated driver.

MAX is much more than just Meetup. Visit www.maxsf.org for our full calendar of events and services for MAX members. Sign-up for our newsletter at https://maxsf.org/newsletter Become a dues-paying member by visiting www.maxsf.org/join-us

First Friday at Beaux Bar

Beaux

Join us at MAX First Friday. We meet at Beaux Bar, 5:30 pm to 7:30pm. No admission fee and no-host bar.

This casual get-together promises to be a great way to make new friends, visit with old friends, and unwind at the end of the week.

MAX First Friday attracts a diverse group of attendees, of many interests and all ages. The host and friends do their absolute best to make everyone, especially newcomers, feel welcome.

Just know MAX is much more than Meetup, we have a calendar of events, visit maxsf.org.

Special Note:
Beaux requires COVID-19 Vaccination Card and photo ID.

Third Thursday at Beaux

Beaux

Join MAX SF at Beaux Bar each "Third Thursday" of the month from 5:30pm to 8 p.m. Join a great crowd of gay men and their friends for libations, conversation, and spectacular performances at the nearby piano.

There is no cover charge and a no-host bar.

Enjoy superb cocktails at happy hour prices!

Beaux Bar, 2344 Market Street, San Francisco, CA.

RSVP now for a fun evening.

SPECIAL NOTES:
For MAX events that feature alcohol, we strongly encourage you to take public transportation, a cab/Uber/Lyft, walk, or have a designated driver.

MAX is much more than just Meetup. Visit www.maxsf.org for our full calendar of events and services for MAX members. Sign-up for our newsletter at https://maxsf.org/newsletter Become a dues-paying member by visiting www.maxsf.org/join-us

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Third Thursday at Beaux

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