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TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Welcome....................................................5 Supervisor's Welcome.................................................. 7 Castro History..............................................................9 Harvey Milk................................................................11 Castro Theatre........................................................... 13 GLBT History Museum................................................ 15 Historic F-Line Streetcars............................................17 Rainbow Honor Walk................................................. 19 Castro Today.............................................................. 21 Castro Events............................................................. 31 About Castro Merchants.............................................39 Castro Guide Listings: Accommodations, Tours & Travel...........................43 Arts & Entertainment............................................43 Bars & Nightclubs.................................................43 Business & Professional Services..........................45 Cafés & Restaurants.............................................49 Community Resources..........................................55 Grooming, Health & Wellness................................ 57 Property & Real Estate Services............................63 Retail...................................................................65 Index by Business...................................................... 72 Castro Guide is published by VIA MEDIA | 415.552.8040 | advertise@via.media © Copyright 2015 Caselli Partners LLC • All Rights Reserved Editorial text and images by VIA MEDIA unless otherwise credited. Merchant listing data provided by Castro Merchants.


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Every year it seems there are more places in the world where gay people can live safe and happy lives. Still, there's no better place to be queer than San Francisco's Castro neighborhood. Simply by being here - eating a meal, having a drink, or shopping especially at one of our independent merchants - you are contributing to one of the worlds most vibrant LGBTQ communities. Every single one of our businesses is gayfriendly and many of them are gay-owned and operated. While you are here, we hope you make new friends, learn about our history and contribute to our present. We welcome everyone to the neighborhood and thank you for coming!

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Welcome to the Castro! I’m honored to represent this vibrant, diverse and historic neighborhood on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. As both a Supervisor and a 19-year resident of the Castro I’ve experienced what makes this neighborhood a special place to live, to work and to visit. I and others in the community have worked hard to keep the Castro the great neighborhood that it is and to make it even better.

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Our iconic Castro Street recently underwent a major renovation, significantly widening the sidewalks and adding improved lighting and street trees, to make the neighborhood more walkable and enjoyable. We also added beautiful rainbow crosswalks at 18th and Castro Streets. I invite you to enjoy and support one of the best neighborhoods in San Francisco and around the country.

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Nestled in the center of San Francisco, Eureka Valley, as the area surrounding the Castro is called, has evolved dramatically over the last century. The Swedish-American Hall at 2174 Market Street stands as an architecturally intriguing testament that the neighborhood was a Scandinavian enclave in the early 20th century. Starting in the 1930s and continuing until well after WWII, the area was a primarily-working-class neighborhood of Irish Catholic residents. By the 1960s, the once-fashionable Victorian houses in the neighborhood were in desperate need of maintenance and repair. During that decade San Francisco - long a magnet for counter-cultural movements like the Beat Generation and the Summer of Love – had become a refuge to gays and lesbians, many of them discharged former military personnel who chose to stay in this liberal, welcoming city. As the City’s economy shifted to tourism and the American Dream became owning a house in the suburbs, many gay and lesbian newcomers took advantage of the depressed urban real estate market in neighborhoods like the Castro. While this initially served to drive prices even lower, the attention that these new property owners lavished on restoring their homes transformed the Castro into one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town.

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By the early ‘70s, the gay village of the Castro was firmly established and a community of LGBT residents and businesses (including Harvey Milk and his camera store on Castro Street) blossomed, putting a rainbow spin on everything. A decade later, the global pandemic called AIDS made an indelible mark on San Francisco and the LGBT community in the Castro - the most deeply affected part of the City - rallied to respond. Out of heartbreak, loss and anger emerged an extraordinary community effort to meet the needs of those who were struggling to survive, those who were dying, and those who were left behind. Castro residents and activists were part of the team that advocated for the City to fund the world's first AIDS outpatient clinic at SF General Hospital. Organizations like the AIDS Emergency Fund, Shanti, Project Open Hand and scores of others became models for other communities around the world in their responses to the AIDS epidemic. The breathtaking Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest art project in the world, was born by Cleve Jones and other activists in 1987 at the present site of Catch Restaurant on Market Street near Castro. By 1995, when innovative medical treatments finally arrived on the scene, 16,000 San Francisco residents, many from the Castro, had died. The Castro has continued to transform during the last two decades. It remains the heart of the LGBT community in San Francisco, even as skyrocketing housing prices make it less accessible to new LGBT residents and those affected by the loss of longtime housing. Still, the SF LGBT Community Center stands sentinel at the entrance to the neighborhood at Market and Octavia Streets, the Rainbow Flag flies proudly high above Harvey Milk Plaza at Castro and Market, the GLBT History Museum on 18th Street reminds us whence we came, and Harvey Milk's camera store is now occupied by the local Action Center and Store of the Human Rights Campaign. As you stroll the rainbow crosswalks at 18th and Castro, remember that you walk in the footsteps of heroes, gay and straight alike.


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Harvey Milk, a Jewish investment analyst from New York, arrived in the Castro in 1972 and opened a camera shop at 575 Castro Street. His great charm and deep and sincere interest in people helped dub him “The Mayor of Castro Street.” After two unsuccessful campaigns, Milk became a San Francisco Supervisor in 1978, one of the first openly gay elected officials in California. Eleven months later, on November 27, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, a former City firefighter and Supervisor who had resigned his position. When White was only convicted of voluntary manslaughter on grounds of diminished capacity an outraged gay community reacted in what are now called the “White Night” riots, setting police cars on fire and breaking doors and windows at City Hall. Later that night police retaliated, raiding bars like Elephant Walk, at Castro and 18th Streets, and now called Harvey’s. In his brief time, Milk created an enduring legacy in his accomplishments and in what he inspired others to achieve. His life has been chronicled in books, an opera, an Academy Awardwinning documentary and in the Oscar-winning film Milk, starring Sean Penn and directed by Gus Van Sant.

RAINBOW RAinboW He is memorialized in his former district by a bar, a mural, plaques at the site of his camera shop, a plaza at Castro and Market Streets, and by the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy. On May 22, 2010, his 80th birthday, California celebrated the inauguration of Harvey Milk Day, the first-ever statewide annual holiday honoring an LGBT person. In May, 2014 Milk became the first publicly LGBT person to be commemorated on a USPS postage stamp.

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The blade sign of the Castro Theatre is an iconic marker for this internationally renowned neighborhood. Added to the building in the late 1930s, the marquee and neon were restored and the facade repainted in January, 2008 to appear as it had in the 1970s for its role in the film Milk. The original theatre opened in 1910 at 479 Castro Street, now the site of Cliff’s Variety. The new Castro Theatre opened at 429 Castro on June 22, 1922 for an invitation-only screening of Across the Continent starring Wallace Reid. Built for $300,000, the Castro was designed by Timothy L. Pflueger, later a renowned local architect. It is one of the few remaining 1920s movie palaces still in operation. Janet Gaynor, the first In the 1940s Oscar-winning actress, once worked as a Castro usher.

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Seating 1,400 patrons, the Castro ran general releases until 1976, when its programming changed to repertory cinema, foreign films and special engagements.

In the 1970s the theatre became something of an unofficial community center, hosting a variety of fund raisers, and is still home to the annual Christmas concerts of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Celebrity retrospectives, musical sing-alongs, innumerable renowned film festivals and other unique events are a regular part of the theatre’s programming.

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In 1982 the theatre’s old Conn organ was replaced by a Mighty Wurlitzer, which is played before every evening’s featured film presentation, concluding with a crowdpleasing rendition of “San Francisco.” In 2001, the Nasser family who originally built the Castro resumed operation of the theatre and undertook many improvements. As anyone who’s been inside will tell you, there is nothing quite like seeing a movie the way it was meant to be experienced - at the Castro! [ castrotheatre.com ] Photos courtesy of the Castro Theatre

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The GLBT History Museum, located in the heart of the neighborhood at 4127 18th Street, is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the U.S. Now on view in the Main Gallery is Queer Past Becomes Present, a powerful multimedia exhibition that covers a diverse range of what it means to be queer in San Francisco. The Front Gallery features periodically changing shows including the museum’s newest exhibition, 30 Years of Collecting Art that Tells Our Stories—a provocative and fascinating show featuring paintings, photographs and objects depicting the GLBT liberation movement in all its varieties. A small Community Gallery offers short-term displays related to programs at the museum or reflecting important anniversaries.

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The museum offers tours for college and high school groups—and any other group of 10 or more people who book in advance—plus an ongoing series of public programs, film screenings and panel presentations. The GLBT Historical Society also houses one of the world's largest archives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender historical materials and is known as San Francisco's "queer Smithsonian.” [ glbthistory.org ]

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San Francisco is where the old and the new are equally celebrated. Where Victorians and Edwardians are painstakingly preserved while at the same time the likes of Twitter and Salesforce and Uber are nurtured. A perfect embodiment of this uniquely San Francisco ability to hold both the past and the future in harmonic synergy is the F Market and Wharves Line that serves some 20,000 riders per day.

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According to Market Street Railway, the non-profit organization that has provided both the civic leadership and the funding to ensure that rail service on Market Street, San Francisco’s main thoroughfare, does not become an historical artifact, the F-Line is “the most successful vintage rail line ever opened.” Market Street has featured rail transit service, with only occasional interruptions, since 1860. However, it wasn’t until 1912 that service was provided by an agency of the City, a notable innovation since municipal public transit was quite rare at that time. For decades MUNI coexisted with the private firm Market Street Railway Co., both of which serviced tracks running down Market Street from the Ferry Building to The Castro. Muni, however, was able to carry passengers beyond The Castro, through the City-built Twin Peaks Tunnel, which Promotional design available on souvenir served the Richmond items from Market Street Railway and the Sunset via Image courtesy of Market Street Railway the K, L and M Lines (which still run to this day).

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By 1958 the City replaced its original streetcar fleet with 105 art deco inspired PCCtype cars, a vehicle that was hugely successful throughout North America and Europe. Cars of this variety form the majority of the F-Line fleet today, many of which were acquired from other cities when they were decommissioned. When BART arrived, and with it a new subway under Market Street, the City invested in all-new Boeing light rail vehicles in the early ‘80s and the PCC streetcars were retired from Market Street service in late 1982.

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A confluence of events ranging from the shutdown of the City’s famed cable car system for a complete rebuild in 1982 to the 1984 Democratic National Convention held here, coupled with leadership by the SF Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Diane Feinstein and streetcar activists, culminated in restoring streetcars to Market Street in 1995. By 2000 the F-Line was extended from the Ferry Building to Fisherman’s Wharf. Passenger levels exceeded Muni’s expectations at every turn and with strong financial support from the non-profit Market Street Railway, additional historic cars continue to be purchased and restored to serve the F-Line. [ streetcar.org ]


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The Rainbow Honor Walk is "walkable" and in place thanks to Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Scott Wiener, the Department of Public Works, AT&T, the Castro CBD, the Castro Merchants and dozens of supporters and donors helped make the Walk a reality. Since the Walk's grand opening in September 2014, thousands of people have strolled along the sidewalks of Castro Street (between Market and 19th Streets) and on 19th Street (Between Castro and Collingwood Streets) to view the threefoot by three-foot bronze portrait plaques of LGBT heroes, heroines and icons.

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Their names are an honor roll: Jane Addams, James Baldwin, George Choy, Federico Garcia Lorca, Allen Ginsburg, Keith Haring, Harry Hay, Christine Jorgensen, Frida Kahlo, Del Martin, Yukio Mishima, Photo courtesy of Alfredo Casuso Bayard Rustin, Randy Shilts, Gertrude Stein, Alan Turing, Tom Waddell, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, and Virginia Woolf. In 2015, 20 more honorees will be named and added to the Walk, eventually stretching all the way from Castro to the LGBT Community Center at Octavia along both sides of Market Street. The Walk is a privately funded, allvolunteer nonprofit effort. Its mission is simple: “To honor notable LGBT women and men who have added to the betterment of all peoples through their contributions to the arts, sciences, politics, and sports. We want to show the richness and diversity of LGBT people by placing their names Photographer Chris Turner and husband Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City, inspect the plaque for Virginia Woolf. on plaques in the sidewalks of the Castro community. We hope to educate and bring pride, as well as added commerce, to our streets. Many of the people who come to see the Walk, will also shop in our stores, eat in our restaurants and interact with those who live and work here. They’ll see the Castro District as the lively and creative place it is and take away with them a deeper understanding of who LGBT people are.” [ rainbowhonorwalk.org ]

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“Where is Harvey Milk’s camera shop?” “Where can I go for lunch?” “Why is the rainbow flag flown in the Castro?” If you are a first time visitor to the neighborhood you might be asking these and other questions. Fortunately there are some knowledgeable people ready to assist you!

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Cruisin’ the Castro Walking Tours is a delightful, insightful way to explore this historyrich neighborhood. Founded by the late Trevor Hailey, the company is currently in the capable hands of Kathy Amendola who has educated thousands of worldwide visitors over the years. [ cruisinthecastro.com ]

FOOT! Fun Walking Tours offers Come Out to the Castro: San Francisco’s Gay Village from Top to Bottom, a fun history walking tour that explores the City’s proud and campy queer community. [ foottours.com ]

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Still more questions? Why not ask a helpful Castro Ambassador, volunteers dedicated to sharing their love of the Castro neighborhood with visitors. They have directions to places of interest and detailed information about the Castro neighborhood. Sponsored by the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District (CBD), you can find Castro Ambassadors at Castro and Market Streets by the Muni station most weekends during the summer and fall. [ facebook.com/CastroAmbassadors ] However you explore it, the Castro offers a diverse array of points of interest that includes the following social and historical highlights:

HARVEY MILK PLAZA Memorializing San Francisco politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk, this small plaza is a neighborhood gathering point for marches, demonstrations and voter drives. It also is the location of a giant rainbow pride flag (20 feet by 30 feet) that waves over the Castro. On the evening of Harvey’s and Mayor George Moscone’s assassinations on November 27, 1978, thousands of Castro residents and other grieving San Franciscans gathered at the plaza. With tears, candles and flowers, they somberly marched down Market Street to City Hall in memory of the slain leaders. The plaza, renamed for Harvey in 1985, serves as the starting point for his memorial candlelight march every year on November 27th. The lower level of the plaza, which also provides access to the southern entrance of Muni Metro’s Castro Street station, has a small display of photos from Harvey’s life and a plaque giving a brief history of his accomplishments.

THE RAINBOW FLAG On the upper level of Harvey Milk Plaza, a 70-foot flagpole flies the huge rainbow flag, visible for miles around. At its base a plaque commemorates San Francisco's lesbian and gay state and local elected officials. The flag has flown over the plaza since 1998. The original Rainbow Flag concept was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978 and quickly became a worldwide emblem of the LGBT community. “It was a phenomenal time,” recalls Baker. “A wave of cultural transformation. Harvey Milk was in office. We had a community center on Grove Street, where we made the first flag. Downstairs, the band was rehearsing in one room and the chorus in another. It was just amazing!” Mile long versions of the flag have been created for the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1994, considered by many to be the start of the LGBT rights movement and for the 25th anniversary of the flag itself in 2003. Vertical versions of the flag are mounted

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CASTRO TODAY [CONT.] to lamp posts along Market Street during Pride Month in June. Baker’s original concept contained eight colors, each with an ascribed meaning: red (life), orange (healing), yellow (sunlight), green (nature), blue (serenity), purple (spirit), pink (sex) and turquoise (magic). Practical manufacturing considerations over the cost of six rather than eight stripes took the sex and magic out of the flag, but never out of its message of liberation and individuality.

JANE WARNER PLAZA Located at the intersection of Castro, 17th and Market streets, is a tiny green oasis that since its launch in the Spring of 2009 has become a popular meeting place in the Castro district. Surrounded by a thin screen of trees and flowering plants in planter boxes the plaza is a perfect place to sip a cup of coffee, chat with a friend and watch the world go by.

HARVEY MILK’S "CASTRO CAMERA" STORE Now the local home of national advocacy organization the Human Rights Campaign, 575 Castro Street was the location of Harvey Milk's camera store. Milk, the first openly gay elected official of any major U.S. city, was instrumental in the rise of the LGBT community as a political force. [ Read more about Harvey Milk on Page 11. ]

LEONARD MATLOVICH'S HOME Technical Sergeant Leonard P. Matlovich made history as the first gay member of the US Armed Forces to come out while serving his country. His legal struggle to remain in the Air Force after coming out landed him on the cover of Time Magazine in 1975, making him the first out LGBT person to appear on the cover of an American newsmagazine. He continued to be an influential activist for LGBT rights for the rest of his life. He moved to San Francisco, from Washington, D.C., in 1978, and lived in an apartment at 4096 18th Street, just off of Castro, where a plaque next door to today’s Starbucks reiterates the sublime engraving on his tombstone at the Congressional Cemetery in our nation’s Capital: "When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one"

PINK TRIANGLE PARK AND MEMORIAL At the intersection of Castro, Market and 17th Streets, across the street from Harvey Milk Plaza, this triangular shaped mini-park is the first permanent, free-standing memorial in America to the thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people sent to Nazi death-camps in World War II. The park’s centerpiece is an arrangement of 15 sierra-white granite pylons, each inlaid at the top with a pink triangle. Together, the pylons form a larger triangle set in pink gravel, with flowers and shrubbery surrounding it. During the Nazi era (1933-1945), an estimated 15,000 gay men and women were sent to concentration camps, where many of them suffered torture and death. Each pylon in the park represents 1,000 lives. The triangle theme recalls the Nazis forcing gay men to wear pink triangles sewn to their clothes as an identifier and badge of shame. Lesbians, as well as prostitutes and women who refused to bear children, were forced to wear black triangles. Pink Triangle Park was created in 2003 by the Eureka Valley Promotion Association, a neighborhood group that says the park serves as "a physical reminder of how the persecution of any individual or single group of people damages all humanity." [ pinktrianglepark.org ]

"NOBBY" CLARKE’S FOLLY There are many ornate Victorian houses in the Castro but the hands-down winner of the “Most Baroque” title is the huge, eccentric mansion at the corner of 250 Douglass Street where it meets Caselli Avenue, known in its day as "Nobby Clarke's Folly."


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CASTRO TODAY [CONT.] Built in 1892, the four-story, multi-towered house has an eclectic architectural style that has been described as "Baroque-Queen Anne." It boasts a magnificent entrance, with stained and etched glass panels in the doors and has an interesting exterior shingle pattern, where bands of plain shingles alternate with scalloped shingles. The mansion was built by Alfred "Nobby" Clarke, an Irish sailor who came to San Francisco in 1850 and sought his fortune in the California gold fields. He didn’t strike it rich, however, until 1856, when he joined the San Francisco Police Department. Retiring from the department 31 years later with an alleged $200,000 in savings, Clarke purchased 17 acres in rural Eureka Valley (now known as The Castro) and used $100,000 to construct his ornate mansion. Alas, Mrs. Clarke refused to live there: some locals say she was embarrassed by the house’s ostentatious style, while others maintain she objected not to the mansion but its unfashionable location. By 1904, the building had become the "elegant and commodious" California General Hospital. At a later date it was turned into a rooming house for Standard Oil employees, and then finally became what it is today: the most unique apartment house in the Castro.

CLIFF’S VARIETY One of the oldest and most beloved stores in the neighborhood, Cliff’s Variety at 479 Castro Street has built a devoted customer base by providing great service, stocking over 65,000 items, and giving back to the community. The DeBaca family, whose descendents still run Cliff’s, opened their first small store on Castro Street in 1936, selling magazines, cigars, notions and candy. During the next 35 years, they moved twice to bigger Castro Street stores as the business flourished and their stock of merchandise expanded to include hardware, home improvement materials, housewares, arts and crafts supplies, toys, Halloween costumes and more. The store’s annual Halloween costume contest and children’s parade, held from 1946 to 1979, is remembered warmly by longtime Castro residents. In 1971, the DeBaca’s moved to their current building, which was erected in 1910 as the Castro Theatre. As the 1970s gay transformation of the Castro occurred, they added products their new customers wanted, such as supplies for restoring Victorian houses and feathered boas and tiaras for drag costumes. Cliff’s Annex, next to the main store, opened in the late '80s, offering fabric, linens, bedding and bath accessories. Cliff’s has a long tradition of elaborate and eye-catching window displays, especially at Halloween and Christmas. [ cliffsvariety.com ]

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY EUREKA VALLEY / HARVEY MILK MEMORIAL BRANCH, JOSÉ SARRIA COURT & AIDS MURAL In 1981 the San Francisco Library Commission officially changed the name of the Castro neighborhood’s branch library to the Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library to honor the slain Supervisor and gay activist. The library houses a special collection of Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT) materials, which includes lesbian fiction, gay men's fiction, books about/for gay teens, nonfiction, periodicals, newspapers and videos. Across 16th street is a huge mural featuring images from the neighborhood’s gay history including the Gay Freedom Day march, a rainbow flag and the AIDS crisis. In 2006, the plaza in front of the library and the adjacent block of 16th St. were named José Sarria Court in honor the San Francisco drag performer and gay activist who vigorously fought police harassment of homosexuals beginning in the late 1940s. Dressed in full drag during a period when female impersonation was a crime, José sang, performed and hosted shows at the Black Cat, a popular San Francisco gay bar. In 1961, José ran for the city’s Board of Supervisors, losing


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CASTRO TRO TTOODA DAYY [CONT CONT.] .] the election but collecting an amazing 5,600 votes. He created a flamboyant drag character he called “The Widow Norton, Empress of San Francisco” and helped establish the Imperial Council of San Francisco, which raises money for charity with an annual election of a drag empress of San Francisco and hosting related events. The Imperial Council now has chapters throughout North America. [ imperialcouncilsf.org ]

TWIN PEAKS BAR In 1973, Twin Peaks Bar at 401 Castro Street took the bold step of uncovering its large, wrap-around plate glass windows, becoming the first openly gay bar in San Francisco whose customers could be seen by, and see, passersby on the street. For San Francisco’s gays the decades of hiding in dark bars and enduring humiliating police raids for "disorderly conduct" were over. [ twinpeakstavern.com ]

SAN FRANCISCO LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER The Center, located at 1800 Market Street, is the first center in the world to be built from the ground up specifically for the LGBT community. It also is one of the largest in the world: 40,000 square feet of lounges, classrooms, meeting rooms, offices of many non-profit o rganizations, a c ybercenter, p erformance a nd a rt e xhibition spaces and more. Opened in 2002, the Center serves thousands of newcomers and tens of thousands of San Francisco residents six days a week; it is closed on Sunday. It provides a vast array of programs and services (legal, cultural, health, social, professional and educational). The large lobby’s main desk is staffed b y helpful folks who answer questions and direct visitors to the services they are seeking and you'll find t ables a nd b ulletin b oards p acked w ith fl yers, br ochures and newsletters on groups, events and assistance for all spectrums of the LGBT community. [ sfcenter.org ]

THE FARMER'S MARKET Every Wednesday from March through December, the 200 block of Noe Street just off Market Street tranforms into one of the most popular farmer's markets in San Francisco from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. It's a great spot for sampling locally grown fruits, veggies and more, while enjoying the outdoor band and people-watching.

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Unique among the many distinctive San Francisco neighborhoods, the Castro offers a diverse array of year-round activities for everyone. At the heart of it all is the Castro Theatre, one of the last of San Francisco’s landmark movie palaces from the 1920s, where today live concerts, celebrity events and a seemingly endless array of film festivals and sing-along screenings abound. [ See Castro Theatre article on Page 13. ]

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In January don't miss the San Francisco Film Noir Festival - aka Noir City – and its celebration of bad girls, dark alleys, corrupt cops and hardboiled heroes. [ noircity.com ] January also brings San Francisco Sketchfest, an annual celebration of all things comedy which frequently hosts major film events with celebrity guests at the Castro Theatre. [ sfsketchfest.com ] On Wednesdays from March to December, a farmers’ market unfolds at the intersection of 16th, Noe and Market Streets offering fresh produce and other products from local food vendors.

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Spring also brings an annual, irreverent Easter observance run by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a charitable service organization run by men dressed as drag nuns. The event includes an Easter Egg Hunt and games for the kiddies, followed by an eyepopping Easter bonnet competition and an outrageous Hunky Jesus contest. [ thesisters.org ]

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In March you will also find the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Founded in 1982, the ten-day festival is North America's largest showcase for new Asian and Asian American media, attracting up to 25,000 attendees. [ caamfest.com ]

May is a time of commemoration, with the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. Begun in the Castro in 1983, the historic Candlelight Memorial has become an international event that takes place every third Sunday in May. The event was organized by a few San Francisco gay men who wanted to draw attention to the mysterious disease that was killing their friends and lovers. The San Francisco march, traditionally one

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April brings the San Francisco International Film Festival. This granddaddy of American film festivals is a 15-day celebration of cinema featuring more than 175 films and live events, presenting 20 prestigious awards and attracting up to 80,000 attendees. The Castro Theatre serves as one of its main venues for festival screenings and events, which run late April thru early May. [ sffs.org ]

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CASTRO EVENTS [CONT.] of the largest in the U.S., starts at Castro and Market streets at Harvey Milk Plaza at sundown. Harvey Milk Day is celebrated May 22nd, the birthday of the renowned gay activist, and is observed in the Castro with speeches, a rally at Milk's former store and other commemorative events. Inaugurated in 2009, it is the first official day of recognition for any openly gay person in the U.S. JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH: National Queer Arts Festival: The festival is a month-long series of queer-flavored art shows, readings, performances and speaker's panels. Started in 1997, the festival stages performances at more than a dozen venues throughout the city, including Castro/Upper Market locations such as the SF LGBT Community Center, the GLBT Museum and Dolores Park. [ queerculturalcenter.org/NQAF ] The Castro Theatre serves as the main venue for 11 days of the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (Frameline) featuring LGBT films from around the world. Founded in 1977, it is the oldest and largest queer film festival in the world, attracting over 60,000 attendees. [ frameline.org ] The last weekend in June is San Francisco's LGBT Pride celebration, the largest LGBT event in the U.S. In the week leading up to Pride weekend, the Castro/Upper Market area is filled with celebrants, thronging the bars and restaurants and attending LGBT events. The official Pride Celebration offers music, speeches, dancing, booths, food, and much more. It is held on both Saturday and Sunday of the last weekend in June in San Francisco's Civic Center. The colorful Pride Parade up Market Street is held on Sunday, with as many as 500,000 spectators lining the parade route. [ sfpride.org ] The most recent addition to San Francisco's Pride observances, the Trans March is held on Friday evening of Pride weekend. The march, which is open to all transsexual and gendervariant people (ftm, mtf, crossdressers, drag queens and kings and more) starts and ends in Dolores Park, following a circular route up Market and back through the Castro. Before the march, a rally is held at the park featuring trans community entertainers and speakers. [ transmarch.org ] Since 1996, a huge pink triangle made of canvas has been installed on a Twin Peaks hillside on the Saturday morning of each Pride weekend by a volunteer group, Friends of the Pink Triangle. Almost 20 feet across in size, the hot pink triangle overlooks the Castro district and can be seen up to 20 miles


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CASTRO EVENTS [CONT.] away. It serves as a reminder of the 15,000 gay and lesbian victims of the Nazi deathcamps. [ thepinktriangle.com ] On the eve of the Pride Parade, thousands of lesbians raucously take to the streets of the Castro, whooping and cheering. Since the first march in 1992, this has been a grassroots, grrrls-in-the-streets event, with no corporate sponsors, no politicians on floats and no men. Men are specifically asked to stay on the sidelines, cheering the dykes on. [ thedykemarch.org ] JULY BRINGS MORE FILM MAJESTY TO THE CASTRO: The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is largest and oldest Jewish film festival in the world, has been providing a showcase for Jewish films for over 30 years. The films are shown to over 30,000 viewers at a variety of Bay Area venues, including the Castro Theatre. [ sfjff.org ] Originally built in 1922 to show silent films, the Castro Theatre is the home of the annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival, described by film critic Leonard Maltin as "in a class by itself." Held each July over a long weekend, the world's largest silent film festival shows masterpieces, important international films and lesser-known gems on the Castro's big screen with live musical accompaniment. [ silentfilm.org ] AFTER LABOR DAY ENJOY: Something of a newbie, the San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival, was founded in 2010 and is already garnering kudos from the critics for offering the best in South Asian film. The Castro Theatre serves as one of the main venues during this weeklong mid-September celebration of everything from Bollywood glitter to cutting edge flicks. [ thirdi.org ] The leather community celebrates Leather Week in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood, on Polk Street and throughout the Castro during the week leading up to the Folsom Street Fair, usually held annually on the last Sunday in September. Parties, dances, fetish shows and workshops are held in venues throughout the city, climaxing with the Folsom Street Fair, an adultsonly event which attracts up to 400,000 leather-clad (and unclad) celebrants and gawkers. [ folsomstreetfair.org ] America's leading festival of films from German speaking countries, the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival has been presented at the Castro Theatre since 1996. Starting in late September and running through early October, the festival highlights the current trends in German, Austrian and Swiss cinema. The first Sunday of October brings the Castro Street Fair. Founded by Harvey Milk in 1974, it has the reputation of being one of the most enjoyable of the City’s many annual pavement parties, where tens of thousands mingle to enjoy food and drink, arts and crafts, and the usually excellent weather. [ castrostreetfair.org ]


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CASTRO EVENTS [CONT.] ALSO IN OCTOBER: Litquake, San Francisco's annual nine-day literary festival features events such as cultural strolls, breakfasts with authors, lectures and readings, book signings and pub crawls at interesting venues throughout the city, including the Castro. [ litquake.org ] Founded in 1996 to promote American understanding of Arab culture, the Arab Film Festival starts with four days of films at the Castro Theatre andthen moves on to show films in Berkeley, San Jose and Los Angeles. [ arabfilmfestival.org ] Winter commemorations include the Harvey Milk and George Moscone Memorial Candlelight March and Vigil on November 27, the anniversary of the 1978 murders of SF Supervisor and activist Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The gathering starts around sunset at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro and Market Streets) and includes speeches and remembrances, followed by a candlelight march through the Castro neighborhood. [ milkclub.org ] This annual international World AIDS Day is observed December 1 and is commemorated in the Castro with a sunset candlelight vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza. [ worldaidsday.org ] HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony: On the first Monday after Thanksgiving, Castro Merchants kicks off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony that typically includes Santa, elves, live music and other holiday fun. The 25 foot tall evergreen is erected in the small plaza in front of the Bank of America at Castro and 18th Streets. The Santa Skivvies Run is a festive romp through San Francisco in early December benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The route begins at UN Plaza and follows Market Street to the Castro. In just a few short years, Santa Skivvies Run has become one of the city's most beloved holiday events. SantaCon, aslo called Santarchy happens on the second Saturday in December when Santa leaves the North Pole to go on a day-long pub crawl throughout San Francisco. You'll see hundreds of male and female Santas, parading up Market Street in their red suits, rollicking in the Castro, staging flash mobs at San Francisco landmarks and more. To join the fun, put on a Santa suit (not just the hat) and hit the streets. Closing out the season, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus has performed their popular Christmas Eve holiday concert to sell-out crowds since 1989. The 250+ man chorus typically gives three evening performances on December 24th at the Castro Theatre. [ sfgmc.org ] Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus


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Castro Merchants, formerly Merchants of Upper Market & Castro (MUMC), is one of San Francisco’s largest and most effective neighborhood merchant organizations. Our roots reach back to the 1970s when MUMC grew from a blending of the longtime, traditional neighborhood merchant group, with owners and managers of newly established gay-owned businesses, including Harvey Milk’s well known camera store then located at 575 Castro Street. Today, the Castro is an internationally-recognized center of gay culture and life, proud of its diversity. It is a mix of businesses that have served the neighborhood for many decades, entrepreneurial LGBT business owners and some of San Francisco’s best fashion, dining and entertainment. Castro Merchants serves approximately 300 businesses along Upper Market Street from Octavia Boulevard to Castro Street; Castro Street south of Market through 19th Street; along 18th Street from Church to its western end “up the hill” toward Twin Peaks; and all the side streets of fascinating, active businesses along the way. Major initiatives include a member/consumer website and this annual Castro Guide, distributed at businesses throughout the Castro as well as through visitor centers and hotels all over the City. Castro Merchants also sponsors major business promotions including sidewalk sales, an annual year-end holiday promotion featuring a grand holiday tree lighting ceremony and festive decorations along upper Market Street, and promotional events to inform hotel concierges and tour guides about the Castro. We are actively engaged with San Francisco’s political leaders to support laws that are fair to all and supportive of our neighborhood-serving businesses.

2015/2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Daniel Bergerac, President Mudpuppy’s Tub & Scrub • 231-6350

Jeff Johnston Johnston Tax Group • 294-1040

Terry Asten Bennett, Past President Cliff’s Variety • 431-5365

Petyr Kane Citizen, Body • 575-3563

Scott Wazlowski, Vice President Bay Area Reporter (B.A.R.) • 861-5019

Miguel Lopez Sui Generis Boutique • 437-2265

Catherine O’Shea , Treasurer Bank of America • 293-0893

Andrew MacDonald Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy • 551-7837

Dr. Alice K. Charap, Secretary Chiropractor • 863-4424

Mark McHale Vanguard Properties • 861-5200

Steve Adams Sterling Bank & Trust • 773-1530

Jenn Meyer Local Take • 556-5300

John Bellemore Q Bar, Midnight Sun, Edge, Beaux • 864-2877

Nick Mills 440 Bar • 621-8732

Dan Glazer Hot Cookie • 621-2350

Brian Springfield Brian Springfield Design • 378-9577

Ryan Hudson The Apothecarium • 500-2620

Jesse Woodward Hi Tops Bar • 551-2500

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All businesses are members of CASTRO MERCHANTS as of press time. Unless otherwise noted, all telephone numbers are in the 415 area code. Please note that San Francisco now requires 10-digit dialing. Circled numbers correspond to locations on the centerfold map. Entries with no number do not have a public location within the map boundaries.

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LGBTQ Film Festival 145 9th Street - #300, SF, CA 94103 703-8650 • frameline.org

Online Shared Vacation Rentals 888 Brannan Street, SF, CA 94103 303-906-7351 • airbnb.com

The GLBT History Museum................ 3*

Beck's Motor Lodge........................ 1n)

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Motel, Free Guest Parking, Wi-Fi 2222 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 621-8212 • becksmotorlodge.com

Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours Sightseeing, Castro Walking Tours 255-1821 • cruisinthecastro.com

Rotating Exhibits, Events 4127 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 621-1107 • glbthistory.org

Market Street Railway Museum

Streetcar Museum, F-Line Historic Streetcars 77 Steuart Street, SF, CA 94105 956-0472 • streetcar.org

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The Family Link............................... 1z(

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

Parker Guest House........................ 1z&

San Francisco Pride........................ 2/^

San Francisco Travel Visitor Center

Spark Arts and Dance Studio............ 9*

The Willows Inn.............................. 2z%

BARS & NIGHTCLUBS

Specialized Guest House 317 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 703-9050 • thefamilylink.com

Bed & Breakfast Inn 520 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 621-3222 • parkerguesthouse.com

Visitor Information Center 900 Market Street, Lower Level, SF, CA 94102 974-6900 • sanfrancisco.travel

Bed & Breakfast Inn 710 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 431-4770 • willowssf.com

World Renowned Men's Choral Group 398 11th Street, 3rd Floor, SF, CA 94103 865-3650 • sfgmc.org

LGBT Pride Parade & Celebration 1841 Market Street, 4th Floor, SF, CA 94103 864-0831 • sfpride.org

Art Gallery, Art & Dance Classes 4229 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 814-2544 • sparkarts.com

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT The Artist's Gallery........................... 9# Art Gallery 4406 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 626-0767

Castro Street Fair, Inc.

Annual Street Fair, First Sunday In October Box 14405, SF, CA 94114 800-853-5950 • castrostreetfair.org

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Castro Theatre................................. 2@ Historic San Francisco Movie Palace 429 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 621-6120 • castrotheatre.com

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Badlands......................................... 3( Bar, Videos, Music, Dance Floor 4121 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 626-9320 • sfbadlands.com

Beaux............................................. 1x% Cocktail Lounge, Dance Club 2344 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 beauxsf.com

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Blackbird........................................ 1,) Local Wines, Craft Beers, Cocktails 2124 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 503-0631 • blackbirdbar.com

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Blush! Wine Bar............................... 1$ Wine Bar, Live Music, Food 476 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 558-0893 • blushwinebar.com

★ See advertisement on Page 59

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Q Bar............................................... 1) Happy Hour, Special Events, DJ 456 Castro Street - #B, SF, CA 94114 864-2877 • qbarsf.com

Toad Hall......................................... 3$

Beer & Wine Arcade, Bar 2200 Market Street - #B, SF, CA 94114

Friendly Castro Neighborhood Bar, Patio 4146 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 626-9320 • toadhallbar.com

The Café......................................... 1c%

Twin Peaks Tavern........................... 1^

Brewcade....................................... 1n!

Dance Bar, Nightclub 2369 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 834-5840 • cafesf.com

Iconic Castro Bar 401 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 864-9470 • twinpeakstavern.com

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Churchill......................................... 1.$ 1940s-Themed Bar 198 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 570-9198 • churchillsf.com

The Edge.......................................... 3^ Popular Neighborhood Bar 4149 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 863-4027 • edgesf.com

Hi Tops............................................ 1n* Gay Sports Bar 2247 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 551-2500 • hitopssf.com

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Last Call......................................... 1z) Friendly Neighborhood "Irish Pub" 3988 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 861-1310 • thelastcallbar.com

LOOKOUT........................................ 1c! Bar With Second Floor View Deck 3600 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 431-0306 • lookoutsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 59

Lucky 13......................................... 1m(

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ABMS Business Management Systems...................... 9# Business Consultant 4406 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 626-0767

Allstate Insurance Dawn Prince Agency....................... 1.& Insurance Broker, Financial Products 655 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 552-6200 • allstateagencies.com/dawnprince

★ See advertisement on Page 62

Ashley Thompson Photography

Event, Commercial & Portrait Photography 225-1870 • athompsonphotography.com

Bank of America.............................. 7$ Banking Services, ATM 501 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 800-622-8731 • bankofamerica.com

Bank of the West............................. 1v& Banking Services, ATM 2299 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 814-0950 • bankofthewest.com

Neighborhood "Dive" Bar 2140 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 • 487-1313

★ See advertisement on Page 36

Midnight Sun................................... 4(

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San Francisco's Premier Video Bar 4067 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 861-4186 • midnightsunsf.com

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The Mint Karaoke Lounge............... 2/@ KJs, Singers, Huge Music Collection 1942 Market Street, SF, CA 94102 626-4726 • themint.net

The Mix............................................ 4# Gay Sports Bar, Heated Patio 4086 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 431-8616 • sfmixbar.com

★ See advertisement on Page 44

Moby Dick....................................... 1/^ Giant Fish Tank, Pool, Pinball, Video 4049 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 mobydicksf.com

Pilsner Inn...................................... 1.# Neighborhood Sports Bar, Patio 225 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 621-7058 • pilsnerinn.com

UNIX/Linux Administration & Consulting 150 Cabro Court, Novato, CA 94947 577-3278 • bch.net

Brian Springfield Design................. 1m% Graphic Design 2081 15th Street, SF, CA 94114 378-9577 • brianspringfield.com

Castro Street Chevron..................... 1c$ Gas, Snacks, Smog Testing 2399 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 • 621-2570

Castro Street Tailors......................... 6! Custom Alterations 550 Castro Street - #A, SF, CA 94114 • 431-7222

Citibank........................................... i Banking Services, ATM 444 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 861-5594 • citi.com

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CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS Gateway Financial Advisors............ 1x# Financial Advisor 2358 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 519-1319 • gfainvestments.com

Greene Estate, Probate & Elder Law Firm

Attorney, Estate, Elder Law Specialty Box 14377, SF, CA 94114 905-0215 • jaygreenelawfirm.com

★ See advertisement on Page 62

Roger S. Gross, Attorney at Law...... 1b! Legal Services 317 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 • 861-5225

★ See advertisement on Page 62

Happy Hounds Massage

Pet Massage For Health & Wellness Box 460296, SF, CA 94146 298-6756 • happyhoundsmassage.com

★ See advertisement on Page 64

Johnston Tax Group........................ 1v@ Tax Preparation, Audit Defense, Planning 2327 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 294-1040 • johnstontaxgroup.com

MaidGreen...................................... 1x) Residential, Commercial Cleaning 338 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 839-6105 • maidgreensf.com

MATAX Inc.

Accounting, Bookkeeping, Training 584 Castro Street - #612, SF, CA 94114 786-9691 • mataxsf.com

McMahon Architects........................ 4)

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State Farm Insurance Traci Hollander................................ 6$ Insurance Broker 556 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 575-3775 • yourlgbtagent.com

State Farm Insurance Michael Woo................................... 1m^ Insurance Agent 2166 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 565-6777 • michaelwoosf.com

Sterling Bank & Trust....................... 1,! Banking Services, ATM 2122 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 437-3860 • sterlingbank.com

★ See advertisement on Page 70

Thomas Sinclair Insurance

Insurance Broker - Business, Commercial 505 Montgomery Street - #1100, SF, CA 94111 883-7299 • tsiainc.com

US Bank........................................... 2$ Banking Services, ATM, Foreign Currency 443 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 431-6700 • usbank.com

★ See advertisement on Page 26

VIA MEDIA

Graphic Design, Advertising, Publishing 552-8040 • viamedia.net

★ See advertisement on Page 2

Volvo Centrum................................ 1b$ Volvo Auto Repair 3512 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 863-7790 • volvocentrum.net

Residential, Restaurants, Wineries 4111 18th Street - #6, SF, CA 94114 626-5300 • chrismcmahon.com

Wells Fargo Bank............................. 8!

Michael K. White CPA & Associates...... 4)

★ See advertisement on Page 12

CPA, Accountant, Tax Preparer 4111 18th Street - #8, SF, CA 94114 621-2261 • michaelkwhitecpa.com

Mudpuppy's Tub & Scrub.................. 5( Pet Grooming, Dog Wash 536 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 431-8899 • mudpuppys.com

★ See advertisement on Page 64

P O Plus........................................... 7! Shipping, Private Mail Boxes, Copies 584 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 864-5888 • poplus.com

★ See advertisement on Page 54

The Pioneer Renewer....................... 9! Shoe & Leather Goods Repair 4501 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 255-4576

Sawyers Design.............................. 2/( Architect, Interior Design 2176 15th Street, SF, CA 94114 606-7645 • sawyersdesign.com

Snowbright Launderette................. 1.* Wash & Fold, Dry Cleaning, Alterations 693 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 626-3951

Banking Services, ATM 557 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 621-0122 • wellsfargo.com

Wells Fargo Bank (ATM).................. 1x* ATM 2308 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 wellsfargo.com

CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS Anchor Oyster Bar............................ 8# Seafood Restaurant & Fish Market 579 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 431-3990 • anchoroysterbar.com

Beso Bistronomia............................ 4^ Spanish (Catalan) Tapas 4058 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 801-5392 • besosf.com

Bisou.............................................. 1c^ French Bistro, Full Bar, Brunch 2367 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 556-6200 • bisoubistro.com

Café Flore....................................... 1b% Café, Bar, Outdoor Garden Tables 2298 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 621-8579 • cafeflore.com

★ See advertisement on Page 44


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Canela Bistro & Bar......................... 1b*

Green Surge.................................... 1v$

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Castro Tarts Café and Bakery........... 6^

Gyro Express.................................... 3@

Spanish Cuisine, Tapas 2272 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 552-3000 • canelasf.com

Vietnamese Sandwiches, Coffee, Bakery 564 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 861-3268

★ See advertisement on Page 48

Catch Restaurant............................ 1x@ Seafood Specialties 2362 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 431-5000 • catchsf.com

Cerveceria de MateVeza.................. 1z! Mexican Cuisine, Craftbeer Microbrewery 3801 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 273-9295 • mateveza.com

Chow Restaurant............................ 1.@

Organic Juices, Salads, Cleanses 2301 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 734-7286 • drinkgreensurge.com

Casual Mediterranean Cuisine 499 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 554-0352 • gyroxpress-sf.com

Harvey's.......................................... 5@ American Cuisine, Full Bar, Comedy Shows 500 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 431-4278 • harveyssf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 10

Hearth Coffee Roasters.................... 8& Coffee, Full Menu Café, Pastries, Desserts 3985 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 hearthcoffee.com

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Outdoor Patio 215 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 552-2469 • chowfoodbar.com

Hecho............................................. 1n@

Church Street Café.......................... 1.)

The Ice Cream Bar............................ 6#

Coffee, Tea, Pastries, Sandwiches 260 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 • 621-2233

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Mexican Cuisine, Cocktails 2200 Market Street - #A, SF, CA 94114 • 297-7035

Ice Cream, Sandwiches, Beer & Wine 554 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 742-4932 • theicecreambarsf.com

Traditional Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 434 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 626-0462 • covesf.com

Jasmine Garden.............................. 2z^

Dapper Dog..................................... 1(

Kasa Indian Eatery.......................... 1/*

Premium Hotdogs 417 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 553-6332

Duboce Park Café........................... 2z) Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Tables 2 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 621-1108 • doloresparkcafe.org

★ See advertisement on Page 10

Easy Breezy Frozen Yogurt............... 4@

Vietnamese Cuisine, Pho 708 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 861-2682

Homestyle Indian Food 4001 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 621-6940 • kasaindian.com

L'Ardoise Bistro............................... 2/* French Bistro, Full Bar, Brunch 151 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 437-2600 • lardoisesf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 40

Frozen Yogurt, Custards, Non-Dairy 4092 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 eastbreezysf.com

La Mediterranee............................. 1c@

Eiji.................................................. 1z^

★ See advertisement on Page 66

Japanese Cuisine, Sushi 317 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 • 558-8149

Espressamente Illy......................... 1c( Coffee, Pastry, Sandwiches & Panini, Dessert 2349 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 962-7879 • illy.com

Middle Eastern Cuisine, Catering 288 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 431-7210 • lamednoe.com

La Tortilla........................................ 3! Mexican Cuisine, Tacqueria 495 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 861-3990

Makli Restaurant............................ 1z%

★ See advertisement on Fold-Out Map

Chinese - Dine In, Takeout, Delivery 290 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 863-9128 • maklichinese.com

Eureka!............................................ 2&

★ See advertisement on Page 60

Coffee, Tea, Pastries, Organic Ice Cream 451 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 355-9110 • eurekacafeoncastro.com

Mama Ji's........................................ 9@

★ See advertisement on Page 48

Asian, Sichuan Chinese Menu, Dim Sum 4416 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 626-4416 • mamajissf.com

Fable............................................... 6%

★ See advertisement on Page 40

Modern American Cuisine, Fun, Casual 558 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 590-2404 • fablesf.com

Manos Nouveau............................... 9) Latin Fusion 3970 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 872-5507 • manosnouveau.com


The Men and Women of San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 Support The Castro Merchants


HELPING SAN FRANCISCANS OPEN THE DOORS TO THEIR NEW HOMES FOR OVER 40 YEARS

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brand ANTIQUES

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570 CASTRO STREET 415-626-8908

Louie’s barbershop Est. 1933

Castro’s Original Barbershop

__________________ 422 Castro Street 415-552-8472 Mon - Fri 9am-6pm Saturday 8am-6pm

Haircuts $26 / Shaves $28 / Beardtrim $10

Walk In Service

www.LouiesBarberShop.com

415-864-5888

www.poplus.com

584 CASTRO STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114


COMMUNITY RESOURCES Marcello's Pizza............................... w Pizza, Italian Food, Catering 420 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 863-3900 • marcellospizzasf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 68

Mekong Kitchen.............................. 1/& Vietnamese - Soups, Salads, Sandwiches 4039 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 346-9700 • urbanpicniceatery.com

★ See advertisement on Page 48

Nizario's Pizza................................. 4& Founded in 1983, Five Locations 4077 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 487-0777 • nizarios.com

Orphan Andy's................................. 8% American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - 24 Hours 3991 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 864-4889

★ See advertisement on Page 66

Osaka Sushi..................................... 1! Japanese Cuisine, Sushi 460 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 255-8828 • osakacastro.com

Oz Pizza........................................... 5$ Pizza, Salads 508 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 861-2525

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Starbucks Coffee............................. 2/! Coffee, Pastries, Sandwiches & More 2018 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 431-5561 • starbucks.com

Starbucks Coffee.............................. 4! Coffee, Pastries, Sandwiches & More 4094 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 626-6263 • starbucks.com

Super Duper.................................... 1x( Burgers, Chicken, Soft Serve Ice Cream 2304 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 558-8123 • superdupersf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 68

Sweet Inspiration........................... 1n( Bakery, Desserts, Coffee 2239 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 621-8664 • sweetinspirationbakery.com

Thorough Bread & Pastry................ 1,* Bakery, Pastries, Sandwiches, Desserts, Patio 248 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 558-0690 • thoroughbreadandpastry.com

Weaver's Coffee & Tea..................... 1v^ Coffee, Tea, Pastries, Café 2301 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 weaverscoffee.com

★ See advertisement on Page 60

Pesce.............................................. 1m!

Woodhouse Fish Company.............. 1.^

Philz Coffee..................................... 7(

Zapata Mexican Grill........................ 3#

Venetian Seafood Cichéti Bar 2223 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 928-8025 • pescebarsf.com

Coffee, Tea, Turkish Coffee, Specialty Drinks 549 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 875-9656 • philzcoffee.com

Poesia............................................. 4% Southern Italian Cuisine, Bar, Poetry Lounge 4072 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 252-9325 • poesiasf.com

Reveille Coffee Co............................ 4$ Coffee, Espresso, Sandwiches, Salads 4076 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 800-8474 • reveillecoffee.com

The Sausage Factory........................ 7% Italian Cuisine, Pizzeria 517 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 626-1250 • sausage-factory.com

Slider's Diner................................... 2^

Seafood, Oysters 2073 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 437-4722 • woodhousefish.com

Fresh Mexican Food, Burritos 4150 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 861-4470 • zapatamexicangrill.com

COMMUNITY RESOURCES 30th Street Senior Center

Active & Homebound Senior Services 225 30th Street, SF, CA 94110 550-2210 • onlok.org/30th-Street-Senior-Center

Bay Area Reporter (B.A.R.)

LGBT Community Weekly Newspaper 44 Gough Street - #204, SF, CA 94103 861-5019 • ebar.com

★ See advertisement on Page 5

Bay Times/Betty's List

Burgers, Hot Dogs, Shakes 449 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 431-3288

LGBT Community Newspaper & Website 2261 Market Street - #309, SF, CA 94114 503-1386 • sfbaytimes.com

Spike's Coffees and Teas................. 1/#

Bears of San Francisco, Inc. (BOSF)

Squat & Gobble Café........................ 1c)

Castro Courier

Family-Friendly Dining All Day 3600 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 552-2125 • squatandgobble.com

Monthly Castro Neighborhood Newspaper Box 27176, SF, CA 94127 517-6331 • castrocourier.com

Starbelly......................................... 1b#

Castro Lions Club

Gourmet Coffee, Tea, Candies, Gifts 4117 19th Street, SF, CA 94114 626-5573 • spikescoffee.com

California Comfort Food, Craft Beers, Patio 3583 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 252-7500 • starbellysf.com

LGBT Community Organization/Bears Club 584 Castro Street - #266, SF, CA 94114 596-1349 • bosf.org

Community Organization 584 Castro Street - #200, SF, CA 94114 810-5986 • castrolionsclubsf.org


Call us for more information 415-575-1100

Evening Program (M. W. Th.) Women’s Morning Group (M. W. Th.)

www.ohlhoff.org

2191 Market St.

Raul Montalvo, DDS Steven Adame, DDS Independent Practices

Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry 773-B 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 Near Intersection of Church and Market Streets 415.626.0480 Most Insurances Accepted Saturday Appointments Available


GROOMING, HEALTH & WELLNESS Castro Merchants

The Castro's Merchants Association 584 Castro Street - #333, SF, CA 94114 431-2359 • castromerchants.com

Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District

Community Promotion & Improvement 584 Castro Street - #336, SF, CA 94114 500-1181 • castrocbd.org

Friends of St. Francis Childcare Center............................. 2z@ Children's Day Care 50 Belcher Street, SF, CA 94114 861-1818 • fosfchildcare.org

Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA)

The First LGBT Chamber Of Commerce 584 Castro Street - #528, SF, CA 94114 362-4422 • ggba.com

★ See advertisement on Page 72

Hoodline

Blogging San Francisco Neighborhoods 900 Oak Street - #15, SF, CA 94117 hoodline.com

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Ruby's Clay Studio & Gallery............ 1/( Ceramics, Pottery Classes. Since 1983 552 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 558-9819 • rubysclaystudio.org

San Francisco AIDS Foundation........ 1# HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care Services 470 Castro Street, SF, CA 94142 487-3000 • sfaf.org

San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798 Labor Union 1139 Mission Street, SF, CA 94103 621-7103 • sffdlocal798.org

★ See advertisement on Page 52

San Francisco LGBT Community Center.................. 2/$ LGBT Community & Events Center 1800 Market Street, SF, CA 94102 865-5555 • sfcenter.org

San Francisco Patrol Special Police

Private Security Services, Business & Residential 584 Castro Street - #606, SF, CA 94114 559-9955 • sfpatrolspecpolice.com

Magnet............................................ 1#

San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral & Information Service

Gay Men's Health Services, Meeting Space 470 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 581-1600 • magnetsf.org

Legal Referral Services 301 Battery Street, Third Floor, SF, CA 94111 989-1616 • sfbar.org

Maitri............................................. 2z#

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.

Marin Preparatory School................ 9%

St. Francis Lutheran Church............ 2z$

Most Holy Redeemer Church............ 9$

UCSF Alliance Health Project........... 2/#

Hospice Care, Support 401 Duboce Avenue, SF, CA 94117 558-3000 • maitrisf.org

Kindergarten-Middle School, Spanish Infusion 117 Diamond Street, SF, CA 94114 865-0899 • marinpreparatory.org Catholic Church 100 Diamond Street, SF, CA 94114 863 6259 • mhr.org

Ohlhoff Outpatient Programs.......... 1m$ Addiction Treatment & Recovery Services 2191 Market Street - #A, SF, CA 94114 575-1100 • ohlhoff.org

★ See advertisement on Page 56

Openhouse..................................... 2/$ LGBT Senior Housing Advocate, Non-Profit 1800 Market Street, PMB 93, SF, CA 94102 231-5872 • openhouse-sf.org

PG&E

Gas & Electric Utility Box 77000, SF, CA 94105 800-743-5000 • pge.com

Rainbow Honor Walk

LGBT Heroines & Heros Sidewalk Plaques 584 Castro Street - #113, SF, CA 94114 rainbowhonorwalk.org

★ See advertisement on Page 58

Recology / Sunset Scavenger

Waste, Recycling, Bulk Items, Debris Boxes 900 7th Street, SF, CA 94107 330-1300 • recologysf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 71

Community Service, Events 584 Castro Street - #392, SF, CA 94114 thesisters.org

Lutheran Church (ELCA) 152 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 621-2635 • sflcsf.org

HIV Testing & Counselling, LGBTQ Wellness 1930 Market Street, SF, CA 94102 476-3902 • ucsf-ahp.org

GROOMING, HEALTH & WELLNESS 450 Sutter Pharmacy

HIV Care Specialist 450 Sutter Street, 7th Floor, SF, CA 94108 392-4137 • 450sutterpharmacy.com

★ See advertisement on Page 74

543 Wellness................................... 7& Wellness Center 543 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 206-9630 • 543wellness.com

Steven Adame, DDS........................ 2z& General & Cosmetic Dentistry 773 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 626-0480

★ See advertisement on Page 56

AHF Healthcare Center..................... 5^ HIV Non-Profit Healthcare 518 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 552-2814 • aidshealth.org


BOoKS & BOoKSHELVES Simple, Sturdy Bookcases Made To Your Dimensions. Custom Finishing Available. 99 Sanchez Street San Francisco, CA 94114 415-621-3761 99sanchezstreet@gmail.com Store Hours: Noon–7

The first 20 honorees of the Rainbow Honor Walk are now in place in the sidewalks of San Francisco's Castro and 19th Streets. Walk the Walk with us as each year we add 20 more names of LGBT notables.

thank you

to all our friends and supporters

to learn more or donate:

www.rainbowhonorwalk.org Rainbow-Honor-Walk


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GROOMING, HEALTH & WELLNESS

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Alex Fitness.................................... 1n%

Joe's Barber Shop........................... 1m&

Alice K. Charap, Chiropractor.......... 1,(

Jungle Red....................................... 9&

★ See advertisement on Page 50

★ See advertisement on Page 41

The Apothecarium........................... 1.%

Blair Keck, DDS................................ 3%

★ See advertisement on Back

Lisa's Hair Design............................ 2)

Gym, Fitness Studio, Personal Trainers 2275 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 287-0800 • alexfitness-sf.com

Chiropractor, Massage 254 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 863-4424 • dralicecharap.com

Medical Canabis Dispensary 2095 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 500-2620 • apothecariumsf.com

CarePlus/CVS Specialty Pharmacy...... 2% HIV, Oncology, Hepatitis Care 445 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 864-7030 • www2.caremark.com/careplus

Castro Dental Group........................ 1x! Dentist 375 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 626-4124 • castrodentalgroup.com

Castro Nail Salon............................. 2# Pedicures, Manicures, Waxing 431 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 252-1657 • castronailsalon.com

Castro Tattoo & Piercing................... 8% Tattoos, Body Piercing 3991 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 701-1970 • castrotattoo.com

Castro Therapy............................... 1,@

Butch, Basic Haircuts, Flat-Top, Head Shaves 2150 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 255-9096 • joesbarbershop.com

Haircuts, Highlights/Bleach, Styling, Color 4233 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 934-9755 • jungleredsf.com

Dentisttry & Oral Surgery 4128 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 863-9255

Hair Salon 421 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 626-6268

Louie's Barber Shop......................... e Barber Shop, Straight Razor Shaves 422 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 552-8472 • louiesbarbershop.com

★ See advertisement on Page 54

M Spa............................................. 1m$ Men's Massage, Facials, Treatments, Waxing 2187 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 556-9100 • mspasf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 32

Raul Montalvo, DDS........................ 2z& Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry 773 14th Street - #B, SF, CA 94114 626-0480 • raulmontalvodds.com

★ See advertisement on Page 56

Theraputic Counseling Services 2120 Market Street - #108, SF, CA 94114 381-1065

Nice Cuts......................................... 8(

Conant Medical Group..................... 1z*

One Medical Group........................... 8$

HIV/AIDS Medicine 45 Castro Street - #402, SF, CA 94114 575-7500 • conantfoundation.org

Daddy's Barbershop....................... 1/% Appointments & Walk-Ins Welcome 4102 19th Street, SF, CA 94114 552-5101 • daddysbarbershop.com

Eye Gotcha Optometric..................... 7@ Eyeglasses, Lenses, Optometrist, Optician 586 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 431-2988 • eyegotchasf.com

Fitness SF....................................... 1v% Gym, Health Club, Six Locations 2301 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 626-4488 • fitnesssf.com

For Your Eyes Only Optometry.......... 6@ Eyeglasses, Optometrist, Optician 552 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 626-0858 • castrovision.com

★ See advertisement on Page 60

Great Tan........................................ 1b@ Tanning Salon, Norvell Sunless Tans 329 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 701-1080 • gr8tan.com

Hair Salon & Products 3977 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 626-1222

Primary Care Doctors' Office 595 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 529-4099 • onemedical.com

★ See advertisement on Page 50

Prana Urban Healing Lounge.......... 1/) Wellness Center 4200 18th Street - #204, SF, CA 94114 244-2543 • salvatoremanzi.com

Q-Cuts............................................. 9^ Hair Salon & Products 4249 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 626-1132

Rainbow Nail Spa............................ 2/% Nail & Waxing Salon 1845 Market Street, SF, CA 94102 241-0878 • rainbownailsalon.com

Rizzo Chiropractic Corp.................... 6) Active Release Technique, Full Body Work 540 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 621-5772 • rizzochiro.com

Scarpelli & Associates Physical Therapy, Inc...................... 1/) Physical Therapy 4200 18th Street - #102, SF, CA 94114 626-1929 • scarpellipt.com


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PROPERTY & REAL ESTATE Skin on Market................................ 1v( Dermalogica Skin Care, Facials, Waxing 2299 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 875-7546 • skinonmarket.com

★ See advertisement on Page 76

SoulCycle......................................... q Exercise, Fitness Studio 400 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 431-7685 • soul-cycle.com

Spunk Salon.................................... 1/! Friendly, Hip Hair Salon For Men & Women 4147 19th Street, SF, CA 94114 701-7865 • spunksalon.com

Sutter Health CPMC Davies Campus................................ 1z* Hospital, Emergency Room, Medical Offices Corner of Castro & Duboce Streets, SF, CA 94114 600-6000 • cpmc.org

Trestman Chiropractic..................... 1v! Corrective Exercises, Massage 2333 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 948-4119 • trestmanchiropractic.com

Urban Eyes Optometry.................... 1n& Eyeglasses, Optometrist, Optician 2253 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 863-1818 • urbaneyessf.com

Walgreens...................................... 1z* Prescriptions, Medical Supplies 45 Castro Street - #124, SF, CA 94114 565-0991 • walgreens.com

Walgreens Community Pharmacy.... 1b( Prescriptions, Medical Supplies 2262 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 255-0101 • walgreens.com

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy........ 3& Immunizations, HIV/AIDS Support 4129 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 551-7837 • walgreens.com

PROPERTY & REAL ESTATE SERVICES 2175 Market Street

Real Estate Developer 875 Howard Street - #330, SF, CA 94103 593-4221 • 2175market.com

2306 Market Street Apartments

Apartment Rentals, Real Estate 2392 31st Avenue, SF, CA 94116 • 566-1094

Anchor Realty, Inc........................... 1m* Real Estate Sales, Management, Rentals 2148 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 621-2700 • anchorealtyinc.com

Aria Properties................................ 9# Residential Real Estate Sales 4406 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 552-5555 • aria-properties.com

Ayala Real Estate............................. 5* Real Estate, Property Management 532 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 861-0704

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services...... 1x^ Real Estate Broker 2324 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 655-9007 • bhhsdrysdale.com

Buena Vista Realty.......................... 1b) Real Estate Sales 313 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 695-1300 • buenavistarealty-sf.com

Caridad Gravitt Trust

Real Estate, Property Management 621-3574

Catarra Real Estate......................... 1m# Real Estate Broker 2201 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 549-7319 • catarra-re.com

Coldwell Banker Real Estate........... 1c& Real Estate Broker 2355 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 437-4500 • camoves.com

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Katharine Holland.......................... 1c& Residential Real Estate Sales 2355 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 378-2697 • katharineholland.com

Coldwell Banker Real Estate James Laufenberg.......................... 1c& Real Estate Broker Box 14550, SF, CA 94114 269-4997 • sf-realty.com

Del-Camp Investments.................... 1,@ Real Estate, Investment Management 2120 Market Street - #100, SF, CA 94114 621-2701

Emilia 1

Property Owner

Engel & Völkers................................ 7)

Alternative Mortgage Sources......... 1x#

Real Estate, Luxury Leasing 582 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 746-9520 • sanfrancisco.evusa.com

★ See advertisement on Page 53

Tobin Hansen

Mortgage Broker 2358 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 861-5708 • alternativemortgagesources.com

AMSI Real Estate Services

Real Estate, Property Management 2800 Van Ness Avenue, SF, CA 94109 447-2000 • amsires.com

★ See advertisement on Page 53

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★ See advertisement on Page 42

Property Owner Box 1971, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 • 558-8119

Hill & Co. Rachel Swann

Real Estate Broker 3899 24th Street, SF, CA 94114 225-7743 • theswanngroupsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 1


284 Noe Street

415.864.1414

jeffreysnaturalpetfoods.com

Mudpuppy's Tub & Scrub

Luis Asst. Groomer

Bentley Black Lab

Full Service, Expert Dog Grooming and Bathing in the Heart of The Castro. Extra love included. 888-505-2998 mudpuppys.com

Mudpuppy's 536 Castro Street SF, CA


RETAIL Ideal Restoration

Building Restoration, Post-Fire, Disaster 1499 Evans Avenue, SF, CA 94124 418-2420 • idealsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 52

Doris Linnenbach Property Owner 731-4455

Market & Noe Center....................... 1b^ Real Estate Property Mangement 2284 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 • 925-4342

Mike Onufer

Real Estate Broker (Commercial/Investments) 517-3359 • mikeonufer.com

Orchard Properties Real Estate Developer 682-8978

Paul Langley Co............................... 4) Residential/Commercial Property Management 4111 18th Street - #1, SF, CA 94114 431-9104 X:301 • plco.net

Prado Group

Real Estate Management & Development 150 Post Street - #320, SF, CA 94108 395-0880 • pradogroup.com

Vanguard Properties........................ 8) Real Estate Broker 555 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 861-5200 • vanguardsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 29

Vanguard Properties Emery Bushong................................ 8) Real Estate Broker 555 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 861-5222 X:188 • vanguardsf.com

Vanguard Properties Mark McHale................................... 8) Real Estate Broker 555 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 861-5200 • markdmchale.com

★ See advertisement on Page 28

Vanguard Properties Pat Patricelli.................................... 8) Real Estate Broker 555 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 516-0875 • patpatricelli.com

Zephyr Real Estate.......................... 1b& Real Estate Broker 2282 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 552-9500 • zephyrsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 22

Zephyr Real Estate Michael Ackerman

65 A & G Merch..................................... 1n# Home Furnishings & Design 2279 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 503-1173 • aandgmerch.com

A. G. Ferrari..................................... 1@ Imported Gourmet Artisan Food From Italy 468 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 255-6590 • agferrari.com

★ See advertisement on Page 34

AutoErotica...................................... 4* Vintage Porn & Memorabilia 4077 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 861-5787 • autoerotiocasf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 47

Bauerware..................................... 1z# Cabinet & Door Hardware 3886 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 864-3886 • Bauerware.com

Best in Show.................................... 7* Pet Supplies & Products 545 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 864-7387 • bestinshowsf.com

Black & Gold.................................... 2/& Interior Design & Furnishings 2200 15th Street, SF, CA 94114 658-7707 • shopblackandgold.com

Body................................................ o Clothing, Shoes, Accessories - Men & Women 450 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 575-3562 • bodysf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 30

Books & Bookshelves...................... 2z! Furnishings, Books, Custom Bookcases 99 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 621-3761 • booksandbookshelves.com

★ See advertisement on Page 58

Books Inc....................................... 1n$ Books, Magazines 2275 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 864-6777 • booksinc.net

Brand X Antiques............................. 6* Antiques, Estate Jewelry 570 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 626-8908

★ See advertisement on Page 54

Buffalo Whole Food & Grain Co......... 7# Natural, Organic Food, Produce 598 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 626-7038 • buffalowholefoods.com

Castro Coffee Company.................... 2! Coffee, Cheese, Specialty Foods 427 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 552-6676 • castro-coffee.com

Real Estate Broker 4040 24th Street, SF, CA 94114 307-5850 • buildingtrust4life.com

Castro Smoke House........................ 1*

RETAIL

Castro Village Wine Company......... 1/@

17th & Noe Market.......................... 1z@ Grocery, Convenience Store 3900 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 863-6337

Newsstand, Magazines, Cigarettes 409 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 552-7411

Fine Wines 4121 19th Street, SF, CA 94114 864-4411 • castrowine.com


ROSSI’S DELICATESSEN

426 Castro Street | rossisdeli@yahoo.com | 415-863-4533

Serving the Castro since 1981

La Mediterranee Noe @LaMedNoe

ST T M AR KE

16TH ST

CASTRO ST

288 Noe Street, SF (415) 431-7210 lamednoe.com

15TH ST

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Cafe | Restaurant | Catering

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RETAIL Chaps.............................................. 5! Adult Goods, Leather, Military, DVDs, Toys 4057 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 863-1699

Church Street Flowers..................... 1,^ Voted San Francisco's Best Flower Shop 212 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 553-7762 • churchstreetflowers.com

Citizen............................................. 3) Clothing, Shoes, Accessories - Men & Women 489 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 575-3560 • citizensf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 8

Cliché Noe Gifts & Home

San Francisco-Themed Gifts, Toys, Jewelry 4175 24th Street, SF, CA 94114 282-5416 • clichenoe.com

★ See advertisement on Page 56

Cliff's Variety Store.......................... 2( Gifts, Housewares, Hardware, Fabrics, Toys 479 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 431-5365 • cliffsvariety.com

★ See advertisement on Page 46

Crossroads Trading Company.......... 1,$ Men's & Women's Clothing - Buy, Sell, Trade 2123 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 552-8743 • crossroadstrading.com

Crystal Way.................................... 1v) Crystals, Gemstones, Metaphysical Products 2335 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 861-6511 • crystalway.com

D&H Sustainable Jewelers.............. 1v# Jewelry Design House, Wine Bar 2323 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 500-2550 • dnhjewelers.com

67 Human Rights Campaign Action Center & Store....................... 8@ LGBT-Themed Clothing, Gifts 575 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 431-2200 • hrc.org

★ See advertisement on Page 4

Jeffrey's Natural Pet Foods............. 1c# Remedies, Toys, Clothing, Accessories 284 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 864-1414 • jeffreysnaturalpetfoods.com

★ See advertisement on Page 64

Karizma.......................................... 1.! Crystal, Beads, Jewelry, Feng-Shui Reading 213 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 • 861-4515

Knob's............................................. t Men's & Women's Clothing 432 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 861-1035 • knobscastro.com

Koheba Gifts................................... 1x& Gifts, Smoking Accessories 2310 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 • 626-1100

Levi's®............................................. 7^ Traditional Levi's Clothing 525 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 255-6726 • levi.com

★ See advertisement on Inside Back Cover

Local Take........................................ 8* Clothing, Accessories, Art, Gifts 3979 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 556-5300 • localtakesf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 41

Mollie Stone's Castro Market............ 9(

★ See advertisement on Page 32

Supermarket, Liquor, Beer, Wine 4201 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 255-8959 • molliestones.com

Fashion Exchange........................... 1m@

Outfit............................................... 2*

Fiat Lux........................................... 1,&

Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association

New & Used Men's & Women's Clothing 2215 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 861-9999 • fashionexchange.net

Jewelry, Clothing, Accessories 218 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 748-2471 • fiatluxsf.com

Giddy Candy................................... 1v*

Shoes & Clothing 463 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 861-1157

Weekly Farmers' Market Wednesdays, 4:00-8:00, March-December 5060 Commercial Circle - #A, Concord, CA 94520 925-825-9090 • pcfma.com/castro

Candies, Chocolates, Confections 2299 Market Street - #B, SF, CA 94114 298-2499 • giddycandy.com

Phantom.......................................... 5%

Good Feet Store.............................. 1,%

Puff 'n Stuff..................................... 5#

★ See advertisement on Page 50

Rock Hard........................................ 5&

Arch Support To Fight Leg & Back Pain 2109 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 796-2221 • goodfeet.com

Hortica............................................ 6& Garden Center, Houseplants 566 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 863-4697

Hot Cookie....................................... 1& Home-Baked Cookies 407 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 621-2350

★ See advertisement on Page 47

Adult Novelties, Books, Clothes 516 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 864-7529

Adult Merchandise & Gifts 504 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 701-7833

Adult Novelties, Books, Clothes 518 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 437-2430

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INDEX BY MEMBER 17th & Noe Market..................................65 2175 Market Street.................................63 2306 Market Street Apartments................63 30th Street Senior Center.........................55 440 Castro............................................ 43 450 Sutter Pharmacy............................... 57 543 Wellness......................................... 57 A & G Merch...........................................65 A. G. Ferrari...........................................65 ABMS Business Management Systems......... 45 Michael Ackerman..................................65 Steven Adame, DDS................................. 57 AHF Healthcare Center............................ 57 Airbnb.................................................. 43 Alex Fitness........................................... 61 Allstate Insurance................................... 45 Alternative Mortgage Sources...................63 AMSI Real Estate Services.........................63 Anchor Oyster Bar................................... 49 Anchor Realty, Inc...................................63 The Apothecarium................................... 61 Aria Properties.......................................63 The Artist's Gallery.................................. 43 Ashley Thompson Photography.................. 45 AutoErotica...........................................65 Ayala Real Estate....................................63 Badlands.............................................. 43 Bank of America..................................... 45 Bank of the West.................................... 45 Bauerware............................................65 Bay Area Reporter (B.A.R.)........................55 Bay Times/Betty's List..............................55 BCH Technical Services............................ 45 Bears of San Francisco, Inc. (BOSF)............55 Beaux.................................................. 43 Beck's Motor Lodge................................ 43 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services...........63 Beso Bistronomia................................... 49 Best in Show.........................................65 Bisou................................................... 49 Black & Gold..........................................65 Blackbird.............................................. 43 Blush! Wine Bar...................................... 45 Body....................................................65 Books & Bookshelves..............................65 Books Inc..............................................65 Brand X Antiques....................................65 Brewcade............................................. 45 Brian Springfield Design........................... 45 Buena Vista Realty..................................63 Buffalo Whole Food & Grain Co..................65 Emery Bushong......................................65 The Café............................................... 45 Café Flore............................................. 49 Canela Bistro & Bar................................. 51 CarePlus/CVS Specialty Pharmacy............... 61 Caridad Gravitt Trust...............................63 Castro Coffee Company...........................65 Castro Courier.......................................55 Castro Dental Group................................ 61 Castro Lions Club....................................55 Castro Merchants................................... 57 Castro Nail Salon.................................... 61 Castro Smoke House...............................65 Castro Street Chevron............................. 45 Castro Street Fair, Inc.............................. 43 Castro Street Tailors................................ 45 Castro Tarts Café and Bakery.................... 51 Castro Tattoo & Piercing........................... 61 Castro Theatre....................................... 43 Castro Therapy....................................... 61

Castro Village Wine Company....................65 Castro/Upper Market CBD......................... 57 Catarra Real Estate.................................63 Catch Restaurant.................................... 51 Cerveceria de MateVeza.......................... 51 Chaps.................................................. 67 Alice K. Charap, Chiropractor.................... 61 Chow Restaurant.................................... 51 Church Street Café.................................. 51 Church Street Flowers............................. 67 Churchill............................................... 45 Citibank................................................ 45 Citizen.................................................. 67 Cliché Noe Gifts & Home.......................... 67 Cliff's Variety Store................................. 67 Coldwell Banker Real Estate.....................63 Conant Medical Group............................. 61 The Cove on Castro................................. 51 Crossroads Trading Company.................... 67 Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours............... 43 Crystal Way........................................... 67 D&H Sustainable Jewelers........................ 67 Daddy's Barbershop................................ 61 Dapper Dog........................................... 51 Del-Camp Investments............................63 Duboce Park Café................................... 51 Easy Breezy Frozen Yogurt........................ 51 The Edge.............................................. 45 Eiji....................................................... 51 Emilia 1................................................63 Engel & Völkers......................................63 Espressamente Illy.................................. 51 Eureka!................................................ 51 Events by Collette................................... 45 Eye Gotcha Optometric............................ 61 Fable................................................... 51 The Family Link...................................... 43 Fashion Exchange................................... 67 Fiat Lux................................................ 67 Fitness SF............................................. 61 For Your Eyes Only Optometry................... 61 Frameline............................................. 43 Friends of St. Francis Childcare Center........ 57 Gateway Financial Advisors...................... 49 Giddy Candy.......................................... 67 The GLBT History Museum........................ 43 Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA)..... 57 Good Feet Store..................................... 67 Great Tan.............................................. 61 Green Surge.......................................... 51 Greene Estate, Probate & Elder Law Firm...... 49 Roger S. Gross, Attorney at Law................ 49 Gyro Express.......................................... 51 Tobin Hansen.........................................63 Happy Hounds Massage........................... 49 Harvey's............................................... 51 Hearth Coffee Roasters............................ 51 Hecho.................................................. 51 Hi Tops................................................. 45 Hill & Co...............................................63 Katharine Holland..................................63 Traci Hollander....................................... 49 Hoodline............................................... 57 Hortica................................................. 67 Hot Cookie............................................ 67 HRC Action Center & Store........................ 67 The Ice Cream Bar.................................. 51 Ideal Restoration....................................65 Jasmine Garden..................................... 51 Jeffrey's Natural Pet Foods....................... 67 Joe's Barber Shop................................... 61


Johnston Tax Group................................ 49 Jungle Red............................................ 61 Karizma................................................ 67 Kasa Indian Eatery.................................. 51 Blair Keck, DDS...................................... 61 Knob's.................................................. 67 Koheba Gifts.......................................... 67 L'Ardoise Bistro...................................... 51 La Mediterranee.................................... 51 La Tortilla.............................................. 51 Last Call............................................... 45 James Laufenberg..................................63 Levi's®................................................. 67 Doris Linnenbach....................................65 Lisa's Hair Design................................... 61 Local Take............................................. 67 LOOKOUT.............................................. 45 Louie's Barber Shop................................ 61 Lucky 13............................................... 45 M Spa.................................................. 61 Magnet................................................ 57 MaidGreen............................................ 49 Maitri................................................... 57 Makli Restaurant.................................... 51 Mama Ji's............................................. 51 Manos Nouveau..................................... 51 Marcello's Pizza.....................................55 Marin Preparatory School......................... 57 Market & Noe Center...............................65 Market Street Railway Museum................. 43 MATAX Inc............................................. 49 Mark McHale.........................................65 McMahon Architects................................ 49 Mekong Kitchen.....................................55 Midnight Sun......................................... 45 Mint Karaoke Lounge.............................. 45 Mix...................................................... 45 Moby Dick............................................. 45 Mollie Stone's Castro Market.................... 67 Raul Montalvo, DDS................................ 61 Most Holy Redeemer Church..................... 57 Mudpuppy's Tub & Scrub.......................... 49 Nice Cuts.............................................. 61 Nizario's Pizza........................................55 Ohlhoff Outpatient Programs.................... 57 One Medical Group................................. 61 Mike Onufer..........................................65 Openhouse............................................ 57 Orchard Properties.................................65 Orphan Andy's........................................55 Osaka Sushi...........................................55 Outfit................................................... 67 Oz Pizza................................................55 P.O. Plus............................................... 49 Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association..... 67 Parker Guest House................................ 43 Pat Patricelli..........................................65 Paul Langley Co......................................65 Pesce...................................................55 PG&E.................................................... 57 Phantom............................................... 67 Philz Coffee...........................................55 Pilsner Inn............................................ 45 The Pioneer Renewer.............................. 49 Poesia..................................................55 Prado Group..........................................65 Prana Urban Healing Lounge.................... 61 Dawn Prince Agency................................ 45 Puff 'n Stuff........................................... 67 Q Bar................................................... 45 Q-Cuts.................................................. 61 Rainbow Honor Walk............................... 57

Rainbow Nail Spa................................... 61 Recology / Sunset Scavenger.................... 57 Reveille Coffee Co..................................55 Rizzo Chiropractic Corp............................ 61 Rock Hard............................................. 67 Rolo SF................................................. 67 Rossi's Deli............................................69 Ruby's Clay Studio & Gallery...................... 57 S16 Home.............................................69 Safeway...............................................69 San Francisco AIDS Foundation.................. 57 San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798......... 57 San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus................ 43 San Francisco LGBT Community Center........ 57 San Francisco Patrol Special Police............ 57 San Francisco Pride................................ 43 San Francisco Travel Visitor Center............. 43 San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral.......... 57 The Sausage Factory...............................55 Sawyers Design...................................... 49 Scarpelli & Associates Physical Therapy....... 61 See's Candies........................................69 The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence........... 57 Skin on Market......................................63 Slider's Diner.........................................55 Smoke Plus...........................................69 Snowbright Launderette.......................... 49 SoulCycle..............................................63 Spark Arts and Dance Studio..................... 43 Spike's Coffees and Teas..........................55 Spunk Salon..........................................63 Squat & Gobble Café...............................55 St. Francis Lutheran Church...................... 57 Starbelly...............................................55 Starbucks Coffee....................................55 State Farm Insurance.............................. 49 Sterling Bank & Trust............................... 49 Sui Generis Ready to Wear........................69 Sui Generis Men's Formal.........................69 Super Duper..........................................55 Sutter Health CPMC - Davies Campus..........63 Rachel Swann........................................63 Sweet Inspiration...................................55 Swirl on Castro......................................69 Thomas Sinclair Insurance........................ 49 Thorough Bread & Pastry..........................55 Toad Hall.............................................. 45 Trestman Chiropractic.............................63 Twin Peaks Tavern.................................. 45 UCSF Alliance Health Project..................... 57 Urban Eyes Optometry.............................63 US Bank................................................ 49 Vanguard Properties...............................65 VIA MEDIA............................................. 49 Volvo Centrum....................................... 49 Walgreens........................................63, 69 Walgreens Community Pharmacy...............63 Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy..................63 Weaver's Coffee & Tea.............................55 Wells Fargo Bank.................................... 49 Wells Fargo Bank (ATM)............................ 49 Michael K. White CPA & Associates............. 49 Whole Foods Market...............................69 Wild Card!.............................................69 The Willows Inn...................................... 43 Michael Woo.......................................... 49 Woodhouse Fish Company........................55 Worn Out West 2nd Generation..................69 Zapata Mexican Grill...............................55 Zephyr Real Estate..................................65 ZGO.....................................................69


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