Like what you see? See what you like? Along with new nights, we bid a fond farewell to a popular drag night. Vote for your favorites places, people, businesses and nightlife stuff in our annual Besties Readers Survey!
With City Hall and Salesforce Tower lit up in 49ers red and gold, hopes were high on February 2 with football fans at Super Bowl viewings across the Bay Area, including the game-filled Detour (2200 Market St.).
This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.
Moby Dick, the longtime Castro district's favored bar for casual gatherings, pinball and pool, is also notable for its beautiful aquarium above the bar.
Ask a local San Francisco leather person what they're doing on a Sunday afternoon and you'll often here them say they're going to the beer bust. That typically means the weekly Sunday SF Eagle beer bust.
Are you ready for a new year of nightlife fun? It's arriving, ready or not. Will our '20s be roaring with flappers and bootleg gin? Doubtful. More like floppers on TikTok and bootleg vapes. Either way, Happy New Year.
The Powerhouse also held its inaugural Ms. Powerhouse Leather contest recently. I'm using both new contests here as an illustrative point that San Francisco's leather bars are now officially shared space. Welcome to the modern queer leather bar.
Ho, ho homemade holiday happy nightlife events don't need unwrapping.
Bears, bearded men and the (perhaps not facially-haired) men who admire them gather regularly at The Edge Bar for the weekly Friday happy hour Beards & Booze.
Any man who traveled within the gay leather world of the late 1970s to '90s likely read or knew of Drummer magazine. The last issue of Drummer was published in 1999, until now. Drummer is back. In early October a new iteration of the magazine debuted.
The recently reopened Café revved up Gus Bean's monthly tea dance (third Sundays), Circuit Sundays. With airy sunny dance and hangout areas, the new and improved Café is a new/old favorite in the Castro, day or night.
Nibble on some pumpkin spice nightlife.