“In wine is truth,” or so said Plato, or Pliny. Either way, were ancient philosophers alive today, they’d probably be bewildered by the current array of delicious wines available, specifically in San Francisco’s Castro district.
These days, there’s a whole new world of flirting and pickups out there. When it comes to using your phone to geo-locate nearby gays, a host of contenders compete for your clickability. Some nightclubs even have special events devoted to cell phone hook-ups, er, “social networking.”
Carl and Jeff are just one of the countless heart-warming successes to emerge from Castro bars. Despite a reputation for cheesy pickup lines and one-night stands, gay bars also have a rich history of bringing men together in lifelong bonds.
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.
Not in the mood for crowded bars and clubs, but still want to be out late? San Francisco offers a host of cafes that are open into the wee hours of the morning and offer everything from sweet concoctions and confections to art, entertainment and even a little bit of hookah.
Welcome to San Francisco, where brunch is not just a meal– it’s a way of life. For one left feeling a bit scrambled from the night before, there’s no better cure than the hometown hangover remedy of sharing the juiciest gossip with friends over a table stacked with coffee, eggs and, well– more booze.
With no official Halloween mob scene in the Castro, that doesn’t mean that good-natured gay goblins and ghouls can’t visit the bars that have endured these holiday revels. With each bar hosting Halloween-themed events, and many hosting contests, you and your costumed pals can have a safe fun time, and perhaps win a few prizes.
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association hosted its twentieth anniversary convention in San Francisco this weekend, in the same city where its first historic convention was held in 1990. September 3, convention attendees enjoyed their Night Out at Club Trigger in the Castro.