The Bay Area may be chock-full of gay boy bars - but the lesbian scene is still going strong. With weekly and monthly events, there's always something or someone, if you get my drift to do. We've curated a list of our favorite lesbian parties, all of which make it their mission to provide a safe space for lesbians, trans-people, QTPOC, and their friends. Want to keep in the know?
A historical look at the lesbian bars of San Francisco
A historical look at the lesbian bars of San Francisco | Lesbian News
One avenue to get to know the history of lesbians is to understand the culture of lesbian bars. To really know lesbian bars, the best way to start is with San Francisco. As we all know, San Francisco is the gay capital of America. But there were times when some conservative nut would go on a witch-hunt and condemn same sex couples.
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Almost as famous for its after-hours offerings as it is for its sweeping views, San Francisco definitely knows how to party. The recent surge of Silicon Valley headquarters here means there's tons of young, single people on the hunt for fun--and the city has upped its game as a result. Hit SoMa for the best gay nightclubs and bars, Hayes Valley for artisanal cocktails, or the Mission for hipster dives, but don't forget the gay bars of the Castro--as much community centers as they are watering holes--which are fantastic places to meet and mingle. A few tips: Gay bars tend to be cash-only, last call is generally around a.
There have even been more openings than closures over the last couple years, rent hikes be damned. For when you need exactly the right amount of wholesome sleaze A few too many bars in the Castro feel airbrushed and bubble-gummy, but the is lurid in the best possible way. Attracting a thicker, furrier crowd that likes to cruise the old-fashioned way, it also opens early enough to goad you into irresponsibility in the middle of the afternoon.