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.

Honey Sundays @ Holy Cow

The honeys celebrate the 50th birthday of retro-disco DJ Bus Station John, with a special early 12-inch T-dance early-to-late evening of classic boogie-ooogie-oogies. 7pm-2am, Sunday, Jan. 23.

Events, Jan. 14-20, 2011

Butch Queen, Fauxgirls, beer busts, Paula West and more

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.

25th Anniversary
Party @ Turf Club

Headed out to East Bay or live there? Stop by the World Famous Turf Club for food, drinks, music and fun as the celebrated Hayward club known for its ample patio celebrates a quarter century. Oct. 16.

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.

On the Tab: October Events

Comprehensive yet selective LGBT October Bay Area nightclub, cabaret and Halloween events at a glance, for our phone-viewing peeps and plan-ahead types.

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.

Red & Black Ball
@ Underground SF

Culture Whores, the creative crew of Cockfight, present The Black and Red Ball, a kaleidoscopic homo-fueled electro voyage into the unknown. Celebrate the 40th birthday of Underground SF’s buff and perpetually shirtless bartending owner Cip Cipriano (and BARtab’s premiere issue cover stud!). Let’s hope the birthday boy gets spanked…a lot!

Go Bang
@ Deco Lounge

The newest gay-mixed dance night of atomic dancefloor disco action is monthly and has moved back to the Deco Lounge. And they’ve got new talent! DJ Said offers a soulful African house mix, DJs Carnitas, Brown Amy, Hard French style Tal M Klein, Kimmy LeFunk and Mr. Fabulous, plus hosts Steve Fabus, Sergio and Stanley Frank.


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