Bear it All

Returning for its third year, SF Bear Weekend promises a chance for fun and frolic with all sorts of bears, cubs, and other creatures. Planned for the weekend are a series of bar nights, beer busts, dance parties, and other events designed to carry on San Francisco’s bear traditions.

Groove Thing

When it comes to discussing music, DJ Bus Station John approaches the subject with the passion and spirit of a Sunday morning preacher. “It’s all about the music. This music needs to be heard. It needs to be witnessed. It needs to be celebrated,” says the bearded keeper of rare disco.

DJ List: Bear Z Bub

Currently the resident DJ at the Lone Star and for Suppository Spelling’s monthly solo night for Mary Go Round at The Lookout, Bear Z Bub shares his 12 Songs of Christmas.

Leather & Kink Events: September

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

Fair Play

Folsom Street Fair, the largest fetish fair in the world, and one of San Francisco’s biggest annual events, will fill South of Market’s streets with thousands of leather-clad people, and many wearing a lot less, on Sunday September 26. How do organizers manage such a big event?

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.

Russian In

There are basically three things to do at Russian River: explore the great outdoors, cruise for gays, and party. Enjoy bears and drag queens and camping, oh my.

Dogs Days

People with dogs often like to take them indoors with them, which can be a little tricky. However, in many bars and restaurants around San Francisco, dogs are accepted.

Blow Buddies

Big sex club, so hot we can’t show you pictures. Dress code encourages sleazy play clothes like leather, rubber, uniforms, jockstraps, spandex, Levis, tank tops, underwear or no wear, buddy. For safety reasons, please, no bare feet or footwear that doesn’t attach at the heel (such as flip-flops or sandals). If you’re gonna wear slacks, [...]

Hole in the Wall

Funky bar with wild decor, moved from its original location, but still great for an easygoing or slightly crazed gay time.
Mondays: Cock and Bull Mondays – Monday night special on drinks made  with “Cock and Bull” ginger ale (Jack and Cock, Russian Mule, and more).
Saturdays: Afternoon Beer Bust-  $8 until you bust – 4pm until [...]


Hot leather Levi bar in San Jose, with bear nights, cool cruising, and manly -and womanly- hangin’ out, noon-2 a.m. everyday. Parking out front of at AJ’s Auto Detail across the street Mon-Sat after 7 p.m. (408) 275-9902.

Lone Star Saloon

Bear Central, with cheap drinks, a popular back porch, pool table, and frequent special events and fundraisers. 1354 Harrison St. at 11th. 863-9999.

Truck: a new treat

New SoMa bar is an easy ride from the Castro
Published 05/10/2007
Bay Area Reporter
by Mike Sher
Want a change from the Castro? Just hop on a 22 or 33 bus, and soon you’ll be at Truck, the former Wilde Oscar’s. It’s located at 1900 Folsom St., corner of 15th St., catty-corner from the massive brick UCSF building.
Paul [...]


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