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.

Virgil’s Sea Room

Walking into Virgil’s Sea Room is a bit like deja vu. It feels familiar and friendly, but brand new at the same time. Straddling the border between the Outer Mission and Bernal Heights, Virgil’s (3152 Mission Street at Precita) aims to be a neighborhood bar in a neighborhood where the new and the old are constantly overlapping.

Sports; Drinks III – Hi Tops Gets Game

The new sports-themed Hi Tops bar is catching more than a few Hail Mary passes, as its popularity continues to grow fans.

Hi Tops

New gay and straight-friendly bar in the Castro, with a cheery sports theme, multiple TV screens to watch games, a bright relaxed decor, and a tasty beer-friendly menu of eats.

Drink, Kink

The Armory Club: a space to demystify and celebrate alternative sexualities, a house bar for the people who work at Kink.com, and a place for fans to mingle with the people who work there. Beyond that, it’s simply a nice place to hang out.

Le Jazz Hot

Jazz music in San Francisco; its rich past floats through open windows like melancholy notes from Chet Baker’s horn at the old Black Hawk. Today, the genre thrives at new and historic venues all over town.

Armory Club

The new stylish bar started by the Kink.com company offers a classy venue, offers a selective upscale menu of drinks. Not necessarily gay or straight, but kink-friendly on event nights.

Beers, Dears

A robust community of Bay Area beer geeks are well served by bars that go far beyond the standard American mega-brews.

Cinco de Mayo @ Tres SF

Tequila Lounge and Mexican Kitchen Tres SF (formerly named Tres Agaves), turns the Cinco de Mayo into an all-day party Thursday, May 5.

Cafe Cool

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.

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.

Ghetto Disco @ The Endup

DJ Hawthorne’s weekly all-night dance party goes through the night. It’s the perfect “after your disco nap” or after-partying after-party. Enjoy the spacious patio and rotating roster of celebrity and local guest DJs like Jamie J Sanchez, Joseph Lee, Kio Kio and more.

Planet Booty @ Cafe DuNord

Shake your booty with the Oakland-based whimsical white funk groove band. Super Adventure Club opens. Friday, Jan. 21.

Events, Jan. 14-20, 2011

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


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