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.

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.

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.

Eating Out

Attention, hungry clubbers, bar-goers, and late-night partiers. You’ve been out dancing and drinking the night away when you suddenly realize how empty your stomach is. Worry not: whether you’re in the depths of the Castro, strolling the Mission, or hitting SOMA, there’s plenty of grub within reach of your venue.

Club 1220

Walnut Creek LGBT nightclub with a proud 33-year tradition of hosting fundraisers, dance nights, drag shows, sexy strip acts and toy drives for the Bay Area community.


The more seriously this city tries to take itself, the more jokes there are to tell. And October’s shaping up to be the funniest month of the year, with shows featuring Marga Gomez, Ronn, Vigh, Lisa Geduldig and Nick Leonard, plus Peaches Christ’s ‘All About Evil.’

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.


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