Events

We miss the nightlife: Bestie talented people

We miss the nightlife: Bestie talented people

By Jim Gladstone

What would queer San Francisco be without our nocturnal animals, the revelers and entertainers and service stars? Let's raise a glass (make it a double), to this year's Nightlife People Bestie winners.

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By David-Elijah Nahmod | April 2, 2020

The people have spoken. The Bay Area Reporter is pleased to announce the 2020 winners in the Besties' Arts and Culture Categories. These are the places that bring (in your opinion) the finest highbrow entertainment the Bay Area has to offer.

By Jim Gladstone | April 2, 2020

When the lockdown finally ends and we're able to get out and about to socialize over our vittles once again, this year's Restaurant Besties will be here to help.


By Michael Flanagan | April 2, 2020

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Celebrating the past year and with an eye toward the future, let's bring on this year's Bestie-winning events.

By Michael Flanagan | April 2, 2020

With the closure of bars due to Covid-19, reading about which bars are best in the Bay Area according to our readers may be a bit like looking through the window of a candy shop when it's closed.


By Michael Yamashita | April 1, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

By Events Editor | March 25, 2020

Continuing our coverage on stay-at-home entertainments, here are multiple options to lift your spirits in pandemic times.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | March 18, 2020

Rachel Garlin's music harkens back to another era. Her soft, gentle voice, poetic lyrics and acoustic guitar conjures up memories of great folk singer/songwriters from a generation ago such as Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell.

By John Ferrannini | March 18, 2020

Almost all LGBT nightlife spaces in California are shuttered after Governor Gavin Newsom's Sunday directive that bars, nightclubs, wineries, and breweries should close in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.


By Jim Provenzano | March 18, 2020

With every bar, nightclub, museum and theater closed for weeks, if not longer, you're probably looking for alternative activities to fill your possibly-homebound days and nights. We have some fun suggestions.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | March 10, 2020

On March 14 three very queer bands will join forces for a night of queer rockin' and rollin' at Bottom of the Hill on 17th Street. GayC/DC, Middle Aged Queers and The Homobiles will rock out in a totally out way.


By Race Bannon | March 10, 2020

Peruse the many events going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters. But due to public health concerns, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Contact the venue(s) in advance.

By Events Editor | March 10, 2020

Afraid to go out? Buck up, wash your hands and wave at the ushers, docents, and box office managers who brave dealing with hundreds of us each night. Due to public health concerns, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Contact the venue in advance.


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