Big Al's

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Condor Club, Big Al's, Roaring 20's, and the Hungry I Club on Broadway

Big Al's was one of the first topless bars in San Francisco and the United States since the mid-1960s. It was the first bottomless bar in San Francisco.[1] It is next to the Condor Club, where the strip-club phenomenon first started, and since 1991 claims to be one of the largest porn stores in San Francisco.[2]

Big Al's as an adult book store closed its doors in 2009, it was later replaced by a sandwich store and currently a cigar shop, both kept the venue's name and iconic neon sign. It still stands as a San Francisco landmark featured in several films and TV shows as well as postcards and touristic brochures.

Big Al's in film[edit]

Eye of The Tiger Music Video by the band Survivor


  1. ^ Shteir, Rachel (2004), Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show, Oxford University Press, p. 322, ISBN 978-0-19-512750-8
  2. ^ Corporate website, archived from the original on 11 May 2008, retrieved 2008-05-14
  3. ^ Dirty Harry (1971),, archived from the original on 15 May 2008, retrieved 2008-05-09

Coordinates: 37°47′53″N 122°24′24″W / 37.7980°N 122.4066°W / 37.7980; -122.4066