The Politics of (Gogo) Dancing: With a new ‘gentlemens’ club’ proposed in the Castro, we asked a few folks in the gogo-friendly nightlife scene for their perspective on hip-thrusting entertainment.


Where to go and what to do to celebrate all things of the heart? We have the scoop this month for those in or out of love, or somewhere in between.

Big Top @ Club Eight: photos

The festive monthly club night went hip hop with a Nicki Minaj tribute night. Drag shows and fun included Trannyshack guru Heklina as Hicki Minaj (and DJing upstairs), host Joshua J, numbers by Mercedez Munro, Charisma Glitterati, Mahlae, Manicure Versace, Robert Jeffrey, Kallisto, and on the main floor, DJ Josh Sparber from New York.

Wild Wild West

Country-western dancing, and lots of it, thrive right here in San Francisco. the annual Sundance Stompede is just days away. Running from October 4 to 17 and now in its tenth year, the Stompede is a four-day gala of country-western dances, exhibitions by troupes from all over the country, lessons, and fundraising for charities.

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 [...]

Dancers from the Dance

by Coy Ellison & Sal Meza
As with every Pride month, the city is full of sexy visitors and friendly locals.
To get a first hand look at the humpy talents the city has to offer, join Ginger Snap for her amateur strip contest at the Deco Lounge every Sunday at 10:30.
If you want to enter [...]

Aw, Honey, Honey

Honey Soundsystem continues to churn out groovy lovable music mixes each Sunday at the Paradise Lounge, and at multiple other venues. The collective of DJs came together through a shared love for similar sounds and influences. “We all met through the gay club scene here in San Francisco,” said Ken Woodard [...]

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.


Chic upscale nightclub with weekly gay dance events (Grind each Wednesday); VIP room, plexiglass upstairs dance floor. 316 11th St. 552-MIST.

End Up

Historic dance club with a huge outdoor porch, plenty of different areas to hang out, and popular dance events nearly every nights. Photos above are from the great monthly Shangri-La, the club’s Gaysian night.
401 6th St. at Harrison. 646-0999.


Two decades strong, this downtown San Jose club features DJ dance music, Latino and Asian drag shows, and occasional live bands. 30 S. First St. at Santa Clara. (408) 674-6286.


Big gay nightclub with 15 bars, 3 dance floors, smoking patios, gogo dancers, even a swimming pool in a city of tree-filled lawns and political intrigue.

Cafe, The

Remodeled popular upstairs dance bar with balcony view, pool table, special events, frequent twinky scantily clad gogo boys.
Daily Happy Hours: Mon-Tue 5p.m.-2a.m., Wed 5-11p.m., Thu 5-10pm, Fri 5-9p.m. Sat 3-9p.m. & Sun 2-11p.m.
Tuesdays: 80s night. 9p.m. Happy Hours all night!
Wednesdays: IndustEnt SF presents Hump Wednesdays – Hip-Hop/Club Hits. 9p.m.
Thursdays: Club Papi Presents Pan Dulce [...]

Swinging more than both ways

Queer Jitterbugs help you swing, salsa & more
by Mike Sher

Would you like to swing on a star? You can do that and lots more with Queer Jitterbugs. Lessons and dancing are only part of the story.
Every Monday, you can meet Burnie Gipson, founder and leader of Queer Jitterbugs, for swing and salsa lessons and dancing. [...]


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