Wild Life

The Wild Side West story reads more like fiction than fact, a tale that includes flying toilets, rock star goddesses, beat poets, folk musicians, strippers and a band of merry pranksters that held the whole thing together. Of course, if you were to read the story in a novel you would never believe it, which makes the whole thing even more magical.

Blush Wine Bar

Stylish yet casual wine bar and restaurant features an expansive arrays of wines: reds, white, sparking, -even beer- and a diverse tapas, antipasti and full-meal menu with pizzas, sandwiches and desserts. Frequent live music and art exhibits make it a cultural cul-de-sac as well.

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.

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.

Pub Grub

Queers know where to dine. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the “gay mecca” is also a foodie paradise that offers a cornucopia of options to diverse palettes no matter what mood or time of day.

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!

Bi the Way

San Francisco offers bisexuals heading out for a night on the town many entertaining options, with a slight exception, an emerging nightlife scene by and for bisexual and non-monogamous individuals.

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.

Great Outdoors:
SF’s Best Patio Bars

Enjoy the outdoor relaxation at the many bars with patios. Sip a drink while soaking up the sun!

Townhouse Cocktail Lounge

There is not a typical night at the Townhouse. You are just as likely to find yourself in the company of local business people and politicians as you are to meet the local drag queens and raver boys and the fabulous gay men and women of our community and of course the [...]

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. www.rickshawstop.com


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


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