Whether you’re celebrating Irish heritage or the moving from darkness into light and the green that spring will bring, there are a number of places to celebrate Celtic Pride in the Bay Area this year.
It was like having a Google Bus driven through my heart when I read the news that gay Mission bar Esta Noche was closing after 34 years. I had not been there for a while and decided to return to check out the reaction of the community.
The Bear Chest Calendar semifinal fifth competition at The Powerhouse last Thursday, February 20 brought out fans and contestants of the decades-strong hunky fundraisers for the AIDS Emergency Fund.
The Wild Side West story reads more like fiction than fact, a tale that includes flying toilets, rock star goddesses, beat poets, folk musicians, strippers and a band of merry pranksters that held the whole thing together. Of course, if you were to read the story in a novel you would never believe it, which makes the whole thing even more magical.
San Jose’s gay nightlife scene includes some mainstays and the new Metropolitan, at the location of the recently closed Brix.
Walking into Virgil’s Sea Room is a bit like deja vu. It feels familiar and friendly, but brand new at the same time. Straddling the border between the Outer Mission and Bernal Heights, Virgil’s (3152 Mission Street at Precita) aims to be a neighborhood bar in a neighborhood where the new and the old are constantly overlapping.
Celebrants of the new year enjoyed parties in the Castro district at Beaux, Toad Hall, The Edge and other venues. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2014!
Whenever I see the iconic sign for the Twin Peaks Tavern with San Francisco’s Twin Peaks and fog depicted on it, I am reminded of the ad campaign for Blackglama: ‘What becomes a legend most?’