Archive for the 'bar night' Category

Paddy Parties

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.

Check, please!

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.

Animal Planet

At the historic Stud bar, each month, hundreds of furries and allies gather for Frolic’s dancing, drinks and to strut custom costumes ranging from foxes, lions, and even a prehistoric bird that flapped his wings outside the bar.

Rubber Runway

While this column is a leather column, at least historically, the truth is that the term leather encompasses a wide array of kinky sexualities and identities. Among them is rubber. Wearing rubber. Playing in rubber. And, this weekend, showing off new designs in rubber.


January 11 was the first of several HIV-positive club nights at OMG called Resilient, by and for HIV positive men and allies, and the only one of its kind in San Francisco.

On the Town:
Tapestry of Talent

Itinerant social butterfly Donna Sachet covers events at Martuni’s, Beatbox, a Wells Fargo mural unveiling, and the Ducal Court’s costumed Investiture, held at

Shooting Stars, Sept. 26

Ducal Court, movie stars at the de Young, and Glamorama fun feature in this week’s album of photos by Steven Underhill.

Sports; Drinks II

For Castro bar patrons, nearly every venue sponsors a team or hosts fundraisers, where the draft beer and other libations flow generously.

Cupidity: Valentine’s Events

If candy hearts, chocolates and bouquets of flowers aren’t your style, consider some unusual February events focusing on romance for singles, couples and, well, whatever combination shoots that arrow through your heart.

Get Lit

The marriage of booze and books goes back to the 1950s at Beat-era readings at North Beach bars like The Black Cat, The Cellar, and Vesuvio. That tradition is alive and well today with Litquake, Writers With Drinks, and other events.

Leather & Kink Events: September

Here are selected September leather and kink events, and nightclub events related to Folsom Street Fair. Enjoy!

BARtab Issue #5 Party -
Locker Room @ Chaps II

Photographer Steven Underhill, who shot our gorgeous cover image for BARtab #5, stopped by Chaps II for Locker Room, Sept. 2, which was also the BARtab “Leather & Sex” issue #5 premiere party for BARtab. Gift cards from Good Vibrations and five pairs of tickets to the Scissor Sisters concert (Sept 12 at Oakland’s Fox Theatre) were randomly handed in a fun raffle.

On the Tab: September Events

Text-only mobile device-ready list of September nightlife events.

Rah Rah, Gaga

These are just a few of the fabulous contestants at the June 16 Booty Call Lady Gaga costume Contest held at Q Bar. Along with cute gogo boys, including a pair of Kermit the Frog guys, the event was, as usual, packed with cuties and dancing fans (photos: Jim Provenzano).
Juanita More! and her More Boys [...]


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