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By Jim Provenzano

With parklets for many bars and restaurants, Castro businesses are gaining back patrons and fans. On October 25, Militia Scunt (photo by Rick Gerharter) performed on the sidewalk on Castro Street during a drag benefit for clothing shop Knobs.

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By Jim Provenzano | November 29, 2020

In the much-needed spirit of buying local, check out and fill your cart with Glitter Worthy's fun array of gifts created with local drag performers, illustrators and photographers.

By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.


By article and photos: Jim Provenzano | September 8, 2020

In March 2020, I joined a press trip to Columbus' Short North District with other journalists. As a former Ohioan, I wanted to witness the changes, and there were many, including some surprising new ones.

By BAR staff | August 26, 2020

Street dining started Sunday, August 23, on two blocks of 18th Street in the Castro.


By Jim Provenzano | August 21, 2020

With so many businesses closing, it's great news to learn of an opening. Roma's Ristorante Italiano, which opened on August 4. In a unique nod to the LGBT community, its namesake is 'nun' other than Sister Roma.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 20, 2020

Castro businesses have been granted approval to turn two blocks of 18th Street in the heart of San Francisco's LGBTQ district into an outdoor dining plaza on Sundays through the end of the year.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 5, 2020

A request by the Castro Merchants to turn a portion of a street running through the heart of San Francisco's LGBTQ district into an outdoor dining plaza on weekends through the end of the year has run into a roadblock over fire vehicle access.

By Jim Provenzano | June 3, 2020

Too pooped amid protests and a pandemic to prepare poultry? Bay Area Black-owned restaurants and Oasis' drag-hosted catered meals can nourish you through the revolution.


By Michael Yamashita | May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

By Michael Yamashita | April 15, 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 Cynthia Laird | April 2, 2020

Bike shops, grocers, banks and barbershops, bookstores, car dealers and more were voted as this year's Best of the Bay by our readers.

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 Advertising Department sponsored content | March 24, 2020

The California Academy of Sciences is committed to providing free, high-quality resources to our community, even while closed.

By Cynthia Laird | January 29, 2020

This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.


By Jim Provenzano | January 29, 2020

To celebrate four decades of glamorous fundraisers, the Academy of Friends welcomes patrons at their annual Oscars-viewing party at a fabulous new location, and with a Ruby Red theme.

By Steven Underhill | January 29, 2020

Drag and brunch combine weekly on Saturdays and Sundays at Hamburger Mary's, one of 16 restaurants across the U.S. (and Ontario). On January 26, MC Mercedez Munro welcomed performers Helen Heels, Pearl Teese, and Ryder Moore.


By Events Editor | November 20, 2019

Is The Grubstake your favorite late night or breakfast eatery? Here, John serves up tasty omelets and 'taters. Nominate your favorite restaurants, nightclubs and more in our 2020 Besties.

By Events Editor | September 11, 2019

We haven't had a good wedding announcement in a while, and the betrothal of Carlos Diaz and Joseph Copley included seaside views, and dance and nightlife community fabulousness.


By Jim Gladstone | September 11, 2019

"I never imagined life would bring me to a point where I'd be sitting here staring at my cookbook," says Antoni Porowski, the Queer Eye star who will be promoting that book, Antoni In The Kitchen, at a panel discussion & recipe demo at the Castro Theatre.

By Steven Underhill | September 4, 2019

A wine-tasting evening at The Academy, held Friday, August 30, included tips on tasting from sommelier Michael Wells. On the airy back patio, guests enjoyed sipping various wines while learning more about different vintages and kinds of wines.


By Steven Underhill | July 17, 2019

Cast members from the new HBO series 'Euphoria' attended a screening of an episode of the provocative new show about teenagers, sex and drugs, on July 8 at the Swedish American Hall.

By BAR staff | June 27, 2019

Welcome to the Bay Area Reporter's special Pride section. Stories are headlined with "Pride 2019."


By Roberto Friedman | May 14, 2019

We heard Healdsburg calling us. That's the charming Sonoma County small town stocked full with wineries, luxurious accommodations and destination bars and restaurants. The town bureau invited us up there for an overnight stay.

By Jim Provenzano | May 8, 2019

When North Beach's Café Zoetrope offered an invitation to their Winemaker's Dinner, it was an offer we couldn't refuse. Godfather jokes aside, the stylish restaurant, owned by Francis Ford Coppola and his related winery, offers great food and wines.


By Jim Gladstone | April 3, 2019

"We are everywhere!" may be a queer community rallying cry, but once again, Bestie voters don't seem to eat anywhere but the Castro and the Mission.

By Jim Gladstone | March 20, 2019

In 2015, spurred in part by the enthusiastic response their potluck dishes and birthday treats garnered from friends when they socialized, Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrin started a recipe blog, Husbands That Cook. That's now also the title of their book.


By Sura Wood | March 5, 2019

Almost everything you wanted to know about the Kimono, or could reasonably be condensed into the space of two galleries, is shared in and around "Kimono Refashioned"'s immaculate, minimalist display cases.

By BARtab staff | November 14, 2018

With the holidays fast approaching, consider adding some locally-made delicious cheese to your party plates or brunch menu. Sonoma and Marin artisan cheese makers Laura Chenel and Marin French Cheese recently sent us some delicious samples.


By Jim Gladstone | October 17, 2018

Oakland couple James Erb and Jason Young would love to spill the tea with you. The pair share fascinating tidbits about the cultivation, processing and preparation of tea through their business, American Gongfu.

By Juanita MORE! | September 5, 2018

Supporting small queer business means getting your shoes shined at your local queer-owned cobbler, flirting with the racks at that cute atelier down the street, and tossing back a Paloma with the regulars at your local gay watering hole.


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