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It originally opened in and closed in The Black Cat re-opened in and operated for another 30 years. During its second run of operation, it was a hangout for Beats and bohemians but over time began attracting more and more of a gay clientele, and becoming a flashpoint for the nascent homophile movement.
Save to Wishlist. With one of the best annual Pride parades in the world and home to a number of gay rights movements, San Francisco has long been a hotspot for LGBTQ nightlife. For a little bit of everything and a whole lot of dancinghead to Toad Hall in the heart of the Castro.
Dolores Park Cafe has free wi-fi, so you can check your email over coffee and find out what else is going on in town. Also check out the music at Dolores Park Cafe. After breakfast, head down to Union Square and Powell Street to watch the cable car operators turn the cable cars around by pushing them.
By Andrew Collins. San Francisco's gay nightlife scene has seen an impressive renaissance in recent years. The majority of the city's gay bars are still in the heart of the Castro District, near the intersection of 18th and Castro and also along Market Street, but many of these have undergone attractive renovations, and quite a few newcomers have joined the old-time favorites over the past decade.
This year, our bar guide expands to include the cannabis lounges of San Francisco for Pride-goers with medical cannabis patient cards looking for a safe space to vape or smoke. Whether drinking or toking, enjoy San Francisco Pride safely and responsibly. Last Call.
Today, the Castro has a flourishing bar and nightlife scene and plenty to offer in the art and history departments, too, such as the GLBT History Museum and Castro Theatrewhich hosts the annual LGBTQ film festival, special screening events, and drag-inspired parodies of classic and cult films. San Francisco is exploding with drag amazingness! You can find a show any night of the week.
Relaxed and delicious, the Fork Cafe is a wonderful place to catch a quick bite to eat. On my visit, I ate there twice. The clientele is so friendly and the tables so close I struck up conversations both times I was there.
Queer artistic expression thrives at Oasis, a club and cabaret theater in SoMa. The comic, electric show is different each time, with the Queens taking on everything from Disney princesses to pop stars. Grab an exotic cocktail at the Moroccan themed Fez Room then settle in for a mindblowing show of epic proportions. Occupying the corner of 9th and Harrison in SoMa for over 50 years, this worker-owned cooperative the first worker-owned nightclub in the U.