Archive for the 'nightclubs' Category

Shirts and Skin

In what has become an ongoing tradition at The Powerhouse for years, men of all shapes and sizes have been taking their shirts off in the fun and sexy Bare Chest 2015 Calendar competitions. With eighteen finalists chosen from the many smaller competitions, the final event will be held Sunday April 27, 5:30pm at DNA Lounge.

Midnight Makeover

The Midnight Sun, the popular intimate Castro bar known for decades as the default TV and video-viewing gay bar, has its new face on…almost.

Folsom’s Dirty Thirty

The Folsom Street Fair celebrates three decades this year. It’s hard to believe that it’s been thirty years since it started as a modest street fair. Here’s a round-up of related leather, kink and other events.

Bolly, by Golly!

From its robin’s egg retro blue décor to its circular dance floor and five-projector visuals, the new venue Club OMG! combines intimacy with a club-like ambiance.

Halloween Hoedown

October is one of the holiest months on the LGBT calendar, and Halloween is one of our most sacred days. In a city that’s as wild, crazy and fun as San Francisco, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season, with everything from classic film screenings to parties galore.

Night Bites

While stopping to provide your body with more substantial fare might sound less fun than nourishing it with repeated rounds of beers and shots, some establishments offer the best of both worlds, all in one place.

Cocktails, Anyone?

For cocktail geeks and other alcohol enthusiasts, there are plenty of careful, handcrafted drinks to be had at Castro area bars.

Dive In

What makes a dive bar divey? Is it the decor, the clientele, the prices, the paucity of decorative soaps in the gentlemen’s room? Or maybe it’s just a way of life. On a recent survey of bars reputed to be “dives,” we found that their one common trait is an inclusive atmosphere that invites all comers and asks nothing in return.

Toys R Us

A visit to Marlena’s Bar to see the hundreds of toy Santas should inspire you to give gifts to deserving ones, including under-privileged kiddies. Sandy “Mama” Reinhart and her Family of volunteers have been collecting new unwrapped toys for kids for years.

Judy, Judy, Connie

Connie Champagne continues to uphold the Christmas spirit as she channels legendary songstress Judy Garland in her upcoming performance, “Connie Champagne as Judy Garland” at The Rrazz Room, Dec. 20 & 21.

Go Girls

The girls are sizzling hot this summer, partying the balmy nights away from Santa Cruz and over the hill to San Jose and up the East Bay vein to Sacramento.

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 [...]

Lovin the Haight:
SF Underground

Club owner, rock singer and self-defense teacher Cip Cipriano
by Jim Provenzano

Sometimes, success is right under your feet.
Sometimes, it’s right downstairs.
Cip Cipriano –entrepreneur, showman, and Crav Maga instructor– was asked what inspired him to start SF Underground.
“I was living above it for years when it was The Top, and it just became available when I was [...]

Rickshaw Stop

Mixed nightclub with frequent indie band shows, gay-friendly events like the SF Bicycle Coalition’s “Love on Wheels.” 155 Fell St. 861-2011.


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