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First Friday TGIF at the Hyatt Embarcadero Eclipse Bar
Join us for libations, conversation, and meeting very handsome men at MAX SF's monthly signature event: First Friday TGIF. We meet at the Eclipse (Bar/Lounge) located Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5 Embarcadero Center, Atrium Lobby Level, San Francisco, from 6pm to 8:30pm. There is no admission fee and a no-host bar. MAX TGIF's attract from 100 to 400 people, and our attendees range from 20's to 80's. Our "Ambassadors" do our absolute best to make everyone, especially newcomers, feel welcome, greeting everyone at the event and introducing people to each other. Whether you "work a room" like a pro or you are socially awkward, we will make you feel welcome. You are likely to leave with several new friends and/or dates. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝟮𝟬𝟬 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲. 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗥𝗦𝗩𝗣 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁.

Hyatt Regency

The Embarcadero · San Francisco, CA

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MAX is a social group 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! (

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