Style :: Dining & Drinking

Fisch & Flore soft opening showcases renovated Castro venue

Fisch & Flore soft opening showcases renovated Castro venue

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 4, 2024

The former Café Flore, shuttered for four years, had a soft re-opening on April 3 as Fisch and Flore, a new seafood restaurant and bar.

AsiaSF's grand finale: popular nightclub/restaurant to close after 26 years

AsiaSF's grand finale: popular nightclub/restaurant to close after 26 years

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Mar 19, 2024

AsiaSF, the visionary transgender cabaret spot which has called 201 9th Street home for 26 years, is leaving its permanent location to continue as a pop-up performance troupe, with performances at 9th St. continuing through its last shows on April 23.

Celebrate the New Year: party like it's 2024

Celebrate the New Year: party like it's 2024

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 19, 2023

While every bar and nightclub will celebrate the new year in some way, if you're looking for some fun things to do to celebrate the New Year, here are a few of our special suggestions of the best New Year's Eve events in town.

Last-minute gift guide: local specialties and queer creations

Last-minute gift guide: local specialties and queer creations

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 19, 2023

It's not too late to go to a local small business or jump online and order presents that will arrive in time for Christmas. Here's a selection of unique gifts that will provide memorable experiences at the table, on the town and even on your television.

Eat me, drink me, take me to-go: Besties dining for 2023

Eat me, drink me, take me to-go: Besties dining for 2023

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 24, 2023

In a city renowned for fetishizing its food, Besties dining voters once again reveal themselves to be surprisingly vanilla, and reluctant to stick their tongues out much further than the Castro.

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 25, 2023

It's time for Bay Area Reporter readers to cast their ballots for the LGBTQ newspaper's annual Best of the Bay contest.

Fluid510, Oakland's fabulous new nightlife venue

Fluid510, Oakland's fabulous new nightlife venue

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 20, 2023

Fluid510 is one of three new queer bars and the largest clustered in Oakland's Uptown and downtown neighborhoods that opened within months of each other this spring. It completes a trifecta of rebirth for Oakland's LGBTQ nightlife.

Gay Wine Weekend's bigger and gayer

Gay Wine Weekend's bigger and gayer

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 20, 2023

California wine country's premiere gay wine event, Gay Wine Weekend, will be hosted in a new part of Sonoma County July 14-16.

Alison Riley's 'Recipe for Disaster'

Alison Riley's 'Recipe for Disaster'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 25, 2023

Alison Riley's "Recipe for Disaster: 40 Superstar Stories of Sustenance and Survival" folds in humorous and heartfelt tales to satisfy almost every appetite.

Alpine Adventure: Arosa Gay Ski Week's Swiss mist

Alpine Adventure: Arosa Gay Ski Week's Swiss mist

  • by Rick Karlin
  • Feb 28, 2023

Switzerland's gay-friendly adventures coalesce in Arosa Gay Ski Week in January. The annual gathering is very popular in Switzerland, but mostly unheard of outside of the country, even among skiers.

Gay gift ideas for the holidays

Gay gift ideas for the holidays

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 6, 2022

Whether you're looking for tunes, booze, wearables, edibles or even insertables, support queer and LGBTQ-friendly makers and vendors in your quest for the perfect holiday gifts this year. Here are a few suggestions to help make your holidays gay.

Besties dining: your food and beverage favorites

Besties dining: your food and beverage favorites

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 28, 2022

Wait! A plate? After a prolonged period of eating from cardboard delivery containers, refilling our own water glasses, and not flirting with servers, dining in restaurants can feel quite special.

Pop-up Brunch @ Beaux

Pop-up Brunch @ Beaux

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Apr 10, 2022

Bobby Friday's Pop Up Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at Beaux is a hoot, as shown in Steven Underhill's photos from the April 9 event.

Palm Springs gears up for fall

Palm Springs gears up for fall

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Aug 31, 2021

Palm Springs is gearing up for a busy fall with a number of events this autumn. Neighboring Cathedral City also offers dining, nightlife, and stylish accommodations in the desert.