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TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Welcome....................................................5 Supervisor's Welcome.................................................. 7 Castro History..............................................................9 Harvey Milk................................................................11 Castro Theatre........................................................... 13 The GLBT History Museum.......................................... 15 F-Line Streetcars.........................................................17 Rainbow Honor Walk................................................. 19 Castro Today.............................................................. 21 Castro Events............................................................. 31 Castro Merchants...................................................... 41 Castro Guide: Accommodations, Tours & Travel................................... 43 Arts & Entertainment..................................................... 43 Bars & Nightclubs.......................................................... 43 Business, Personal & Professional Services................... 45 Cafés & Restaurants...................................................... 49 Community Resources.................................................. 53 Fitness & Grooming....................................................... 55 Health & Wellness..........................................................57 Property & Real Estate Services......................................57 Retail........................................................................... 59 Index by Business......................................................... 65

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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 world's 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.

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As both a Supervisor and a 20-year resident of the Castro, I’ve experienced what makes this neighborhood a special place to live, to work, and to visit. We have worked hard to keep the Castro the great neighborhood that it is and to make it even better. I invite you to enjoy and support one of the best neighborhoods in San Francisco and the nation.

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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 1900s. 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 area 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 real estate prices make it less accessible to new LGBT residents and those affected by the loss of longterm housing. Still, the SF LGBT Community Center - undergoing a major renovation in 2016 - 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 both 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 the Oscar-winning film Milk, starring Sean Penn and directed by Gus Van Sant.

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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 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, with an invitationonly 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 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 fundraisers, and is still home to the annual Christmas concerts of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Celebrity retrospectives, musical sing-alongs, countless film festivals and many other unique events are a regular part of the theatre’s programming.

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In 1982 the theater's old Conn organ was replaced by a Mighty Wurlitzer that was played until recently before every evening's featured film presentation, concluding with a crowd-pleasing rendition of "San Francisco." The Theatre soon will welcome a new, impressive custom-designed organ that will faithfully preserve the musical tradition of the Castro Wurlitzer and significantly expand it with 21st-century technology. [ castrotheatre.com | sfcoda.org ] 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 United States. The compelling main gallery exhibitions cover a diverse range of queer history — from things you may know something about (the assassination of Harvey Milk) to things you’ve never seen before. Two additional galleries feature regularly changing exhibitions on LGBTQ history and culture. The organization offers tours for groups of 10 or more—with a particular focus on student groups—and sponsors programs such as author readings, film screenings and panel discussions.

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The museum is a project of the GLBT Historical Society. Known as San Francisco's "queer Smithsonian,” the society also maintains one of the world’s largest archives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender historical materials.” [ glbthistory.org ] Photos courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society.

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San Francisco is where the old and the new are equally celebrated. Victorians and Edwardians are painstakingly preserved with the emergence of Twitter and Salesforce and Uber as a part of daily life. 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 a 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 served the Richmond and the Sunset via 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 nonprofit 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 who 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, Bayard Rustin, Randy Shilts, Gertrude Stein, Alan Turing, Tom Waddell, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, and Virginia Woolf. In 2016, 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, all-volunteer 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 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 now in the capable hands of Kathy Amendola, who has educated thousands of worldwide visitors over the years. [ cruisinthecastro.com ] 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 ]

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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 gathering point for marches, demonstrations and voter drives. It also is the location of a giant rainbow 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.

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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.

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CASTRO TODAY [CONT.] 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 to lampposts 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, restful 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 the 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. 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" Recreation of Castro Camera exterior for the film MILK. (Photo by Rick Audet / Wikimedia.)


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CASTRO TODAY [CONT.] 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 white granite pylons, each inlaid at the top with a pink triangle. Together, they 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." 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 to the 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. Pink Triangle Park (left) and Knobby Clarke's Folly under construction in 1870.


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CASTRO TODAY [CONT.] 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, the Astens and the Bennetts, 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 DeBacas 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 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 LGBT materials, which includes lesbian fiction, gay men's fiction, books about/for gay teens, nonfiction, periodicals, newspapers and videos. 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 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 other events. The Imperial Council now has chapters throughout North America. [ imperialcouncilsf.org ] Cliff's Variety was the site of the original Castro Theatre in 1910. (Photo courtesy the Asten Family.)


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CASTRO TODAY [CONT.] 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 organizations, a cyber center, performance and art exhibition spaces, and more. Opened in 2002 and undergoing major renovation during 2016, The Center soon will again serve thousands of newcomers and tens of thousands of San Francisco residents in its updated and refurbished quarters. The Center and its large array of programs and services (legal, cultural, health, social, professional and educational) soon will be staffed again by friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful folks who answer questions and direct visitors to services they are seeking. Its public tables and bulletin boards will again be packed with flyers, brochures, newsletters and other resources about 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 transforms 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. [ pcfma.org ]

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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. Celebrity photos courtesy of Steven Underhill.

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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 ] 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 ] April brings the San Francisco International Film Festival. This granddaddy of American film festivals is a 15day 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 ] May is a time of commemoration, with the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. Begun in the Castro in 1983, the historic Candlelight Memorial (shown as recreated in the film Milk) 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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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. [ 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 away. It serves as a reminder of the 15,000 gay and lesbian victims of the Nazi death-camps. [ thepinktriangle.com ]


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CASTRO EVENTS [CONT.] 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 ]

SUMMER BRINGS MORE FILM MAJESTY TO THE CASTRO:

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the 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 summer 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 ] 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 ]

ALSO IN OCTOBER:

Litquake, San Francisco's annual nineday 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 celebrates its 20th anniversary from October 7-15, 2016. [ arabfilmfestival.org ]


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CASTRO EVENTS [CONT.] 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. [ santaskivviesrun.org ] SantaCon, aka Bay Area Santarchy, happens 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. [ sanfranciscosantarchy.wordpress.com ] Congregation Sha'ar Zahav and Castro Merchants host a Menorah Lighting during the holidays each December at Jane Warner Plaza (Castro at Market Streets). It features traditional intention settings, music, dancing, dreidel games with gelt for the winners and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), all capped by the traditional lighting of the evening's Menorah candle. Participants are urged to bring their own Menorah from home to light with others. [ shaarzahav.org ] Closing out the season, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC), under the direction of Dr. Timothy Seelig, has performed their popular Christmas Eve holiday concert to sell-out crowds since 1989. The 250+ man chorus and their special guests typically give three evening performances on December 24th at the Castro Theatre. They also appear in support of events and charitable causes - including the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy in the Castro - throughout the year. [ sfgmc.org ]

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Castro Merchants, formerly Merchants of Upper Market & Castro (MUMC), is one of San F r a n c i s c o ’s l a r g e s t 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 website at castromerchants.com 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.

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Steve Adams Sterling Bank & Trust • 415.773.1530

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GLBT History Museum...................... 3& GLBT History Museum & Archives 4127 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.1107 • glbthistory.org

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The Family Link............................... 1x!

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Bed & Breakfast Inn 520 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.3222 • parkerguesthouse.com

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Twin Peaks Hotel............................ 1,! 2160 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.2909

The Willows Inn.............................. 2z* Bed & Breakfast Inn 710 14th Street, SF, CA 94114-1106 415.431.4770 • willowssf.com

Market Street Railway Museum

Men’s Choral Group 398 11th Street - 3rd Floor, SF, CA 94103 415.865.3650 • sfgmc.org

LGBT Pride Parade & Celebration 1841 Market Street - 4th Floor, SF, CA 94103 415.864.0831 • sfpride.org

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Castro Street Fair

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

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Blush! Wine Bar............................... 1$ Wine Bar, Live Music, Food 476 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.558.0893 • blushwinebar.com

Brewcade....................................... 1n% Handcrafted Beers, Arcade Games, Munchies 2200-B Market Street, SF, CA 94114 brewcadesf.com

The Café......................................... 1c& Dance Bar, Nightclub 2369 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.834.5840 • cafesf.com

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Mrs. Jones...................................... 1,( Craft Cocktail Bar 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.420.2834

Pilsner Inn...................................... 1.& Neighborhood Sports Bar, Patio 225 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.7058 • pilsnerinn.com

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San Francisco Brewing Company.... 1,( Craft Brews/Tap Room 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 sfbrewingco.com

Toad Hall......................................... 3# Friendly Castro Neighborhood Bar, Patio 4146 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.9320 • toadhallbar.com

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Gay Sports Bar 2247 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.551.2500 • hitopssf.com

Last Call......................................... 1/* Cozy, Friendly "Irish Pub" Neighborhood Bar 3988 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.1310 • thelastcallbar.com

LOOKOUT........................................ 1c@ Bar, Second Floor View Deck 3600 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.0306 • lookoutsf.com

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Lucky 13......................................... 1,$ Neighborhood "Dive" Bar 2140 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.487.1313

Midnight Sun................................... 4( SF's Premier Video Bar 4067 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.4186 • midnightsunsf.com

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The Mix............................................ 4@ Gay Sports Bar, Heated Patio 4086 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.8616 • sfmixbar.com

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Apparatus Architecture.................... 8& Architects 4450 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.703.0904 • apparatus.com

Bank of America.............................. 7! Bank, ATM 501 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 800.622.8731 • bankofamerica.com

Bank of the West............................. 1v* Bank, ATM 2299 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.814.0950 • bankofthewest.com

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Citibank........................................... o Bank, ATM 444 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.5594 • citi.com

Gateway Financial Advisors............ 1x% Doug McAllister 2358 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.519.1319 • gfainvestments.com

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Henry Levy Group, CPAs.................. 1x^ Financial Planning, Tax Services 2352-B Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.252.7552 • hlgcpa.com

Johnston Tax Group........................ 1v# Tax Preparation, Audit Defense 2327 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.294.1040 • johnstontaxgroup.com

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Mudpuppy's Tub & Scrub.................. 5* Pet Grooming, Dog Wash 536 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 888.505.2998 • mudpuppys.com

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Now, Voyager Travel........................ 9( Full-Service Travel Agency 4115 19th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.1169 • nowvoyager.com

The Pioneer Renewer....................... 8^ Shoe & Leather Goods Repair 4501 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.255.4576

PO Plus............................................ 6( Shipping, Private Mail Boxes, Copies 584 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.5888 • poplus.com

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Shift............................................... 1x@ Pre-Owned Auto Broker 2500 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 855.744.3878 • shift.com

Snowbright Launderette................. 2/! Wash & Fold, Dry Cleaning, Alterations 693 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.3951

State Farm Insurance Traci Hollander................................ 6# Insurance Broker 556 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114-2512 415.575.3775 • yourlgbtagent.com

State Farm Insurance Michael Woo................................... 1,) Insurance Agent 2166-A Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.565.6777 • michaelwoosf.com

Feline-Only Luxury Bed & Breakfast 4406 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.529.1829 • kittychateau.com

Sterling Bank & Trust....................... 1,^

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MATAX Inc. Accounting, Training, Management 584 Castro Street - #612, SF, CA 94114 415.786.9691 • mataxhq.com

Michael K. White CPA & Associates.......3( Accountant, Tax Preparer 4111 18th Street - #8, SF, CA 94114 415.621.2261 • michaelkwhitecpa.com

Michael J. Miller CPA Tax Accountant, Financial Planning 799 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.635.4555 • michaeljmillercpa.com

Bank, ATM 2122 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.3860 • sterlingbank.com

UPS Store....................................... 1x# Postal Services, Mail Boxes, Shipping, Copies 2370 Market Street - #103, SF, CA 94114 415.431.0121 • theupsstore.com/4546.htm

US Bank........................................... 2$ Bank, ATM, Foreign Currency 443 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.6700 • usbank.com

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CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS 2175 Market Street Restaurant....... 1,( Coming Soon! 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.0158

Aatxe.............................................. 1m( Spanish-Basque Shared Plates 2174 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.471.2977 • aatxe.com

Anchor Oyster Bar............................ 7* Seafood Restaurant & Fish Market 579 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.3990 • anchoroysterbar.com

Antonik's BBQ................................. 1,( Meat on a Stick 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 510.455.6611

Artis Coffee Castro........................... 5% Coffee, Pastries 506 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.796.3694 • artiscoffee.com

Bernie's Coffee............................... 1/$ Coffee, Pastries, Snacks 4023 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.642.1192

Bite Me Sandwiches......................... 9^ Sandwiches, Breakfast 4230 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 bitemesandwiches.com

Cafe Flore....................................... 1b& Café, Bar, Outdoor Garden Tables 2298 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.8579 • cafeflore.com

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Canela Bistro & Bar......................... 1n) Spanish Cuisine, Tapas 2272 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.3000 • canelasf.com

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The Castro Fountain......................... 6@ Soda Fountain, Ice Cream, Sandwiches 554 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.742.4932 • theicecreambarsf.com

The Cove on Castro.......................... u Traditional American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 434 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.0462 • covesf.com

CREPES S'il vous plait ..................... 1,( French Crepes, Sandwiches & Salads 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 crepesvp.com

CRO Café........................................ 1,( Coffee & Bagels 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114

Dapper Dog..................................... 1( Premium Hotdogs 417 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.553.6332

Duboce Park Café........................... 2z@ Café, coffee shop, outdoor tables 2 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.1108 • duboceparkcafe.com 

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Easy Breezy Frozen Yogurt............... 4! Frozen Yogurt, Custards, Non-Dairy 4092 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 easybreezysf.com • 415.429.0035

Eiji.................................................. 1z^ Japanese Restaurant, Sushi 317 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.558.8149

Eureka Restaurant and Lounge........ 5) A Little Taste of the South, Full Bar 4063 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.6000 • eurekarestaurant.com

Fable............................................... 6$ Modern American Cuisine, Fun, Casual 558 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.590.2404 • fablesf.com

Finn Town....................................... 1m! Scandinavian Cuisine 2251 Market Street, SF, CA 94114

Green Surge.................................... 1v% Organic Juices, Salads, Cleanses 2301 Market Street, SF, CA 94104 415.734.7286 • drinkgreensurge.com

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The Castro Republic........................ 1n^

Gyro Express.................................... 3!

Castro Tarts Café and Bakery........... 6%

Harvey's.......................................... 5#

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Chow Food Bar............................... 1.^

Hearth Coffee Roasters.................... 8#

Church Street Cafe.......................... 1.$

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Tapas, Sliders, Small Plates 2295 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.931.7700

Vietnamese Sandwiches, Coffee, Bakery 564 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.3268

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Outdoor Patio 215 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.2469 • chowfoodbar.com Coffee, Tea, Pastries, Sandwiches 260 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.2233

Casual Mediterranean Cuisine 499 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.554.0352 • gyroxpress-sf.com

American Cuisine, Full Bar, Comedy Shows 500 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.4278 • harveyssf.com

Coffee, Full Menu Café, Pastries, Desserts 3985 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.800.6765 • hearthsf.com Mexican Restaurant, Bar 2200-A Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.297.7035 • hechoinsf.com


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CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS I'a Poke.......................................... 1z& Fast, Simple, Healthy Asian-Style Food 314 Church Street, SF, CA 94114

Illy Caffé......................................... 1v) Coffee, Pastry, Panini, Dessert 2349 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.962.7879 • illy.com

Noname Sushi................................. 1,( Sushi & Oysters 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.637.8884

Orbit Room..................................... 2/&

★ See advertisement on Map Panel

Food & Drink 1900 Market Street, SF, CA 94102 415.252.9525 • orbitroomsf.com

Jasmine Garden.............................. 2z(

Orphan Andy's................................. 8!

Vietnamese Restaurant, Pho 708 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.2682

Kasa Indian Eatery.......................... 1/% Homestyle Indian Food 4001 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.6940 • kasaindian.com

★ See advertisement on Page 60

L'Ardoise Bistro............................... 2z! French Bistro 151 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.2600 • lardoisesf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 60

La Mediterranee............................. 1c# Middle Eastern Restaurant, Catering 288 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.7210 • lamednoe.com

★ See advertisement on Page 20

Lark................................................. 4% New American, Mediterranean Menu 4068 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.400.4623 • larksf.com

Makli Restaurant............................ 1z% Chinese Restaurant 290 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.9128 • maklichinese.com

★ See advertisement on Page 62

Mama Ji's ....................................... 8* Asian, Sichuan Chinese, Dim Sum 4416 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.4416 • mamajissf.com

American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - 24 Hours 3991-A 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.4889

★ See advertisement on Page 28

Osaka Sushi..................................... 1@ Japanese Restaurant, Sushi 460 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.255.8828 • osakacastro.com

★ See advertisement on Page 28

Peet's Coffee & Tea.......................... 1n( Cafe/Coffee Shop 2257 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.6416 • peets.com

Philz Coffee..................................... 7$ Coffee, Tea, Turkish Coffee, Specialty Drinks 549 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.875.9656 • philzcoffee.com

Poesia............................................. 4$ Southern Italian Cuisine, Bar, Poetry Lounge 4072 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.252.9325 • poesiasf.com

RAW - A Juice Company................... 1,( Juice Bar 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.463.0623 • rawelyse.com

Reveille Coffee Co............................ 4# Coffee, Espresso, Sandwiches, Salads 4076 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.789.6258 • reveillecoffee.com

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

★ See advertisement on Page 64

Burgers, Hot Dogs, Shakes 449 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.3288

Marcello's Pizza............................... e

Slurp Noodle Bar.............................. 2*

Pizza, Italian Food, Catering 420 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.3900 • marcellospizzasf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 64

Mason's........................................... 5( 544 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114

Mekong Kitchen.............................. 1/# Vietnamese - Soups, Salads, Sandwiches 4039 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.346.9700 • mekongkitcheneatery.com

★ See advertisement on Page 42

The Myriad..................................... 1,( Market Hall - Food, Beverage & More 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.420.2834 • themyriad.com

Nomica........................................... 1m$ Japanese, Sushi 2223 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 • nomicasf.com

Asian Noodle Bar 469 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.553.6633 • slurpsf.com

Squat & Gobble Café........................ 1c! Family-Friendly Dining All Day 3600 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.2125 • squatandgobble.com

Starbelly......................................... 1b$ Comfort Food, Craft Beers, Wine, Patio 3583 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.252.7500 • starbellysf.com

Starbucks Coffee............................. 2/% Coffee, Pastries, Sandwiches & More 2018 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.5561 • starbucks.com

Starbucks Coffee.............................. 4) Coffee, Pastries, Sandwiches & More 4094 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.6263 • starbucks.com


Your house. Your car. Your business.

YOU.

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655 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 Offce: 415.552.6200• Toll Free 877.552.6201 • dawnprince@allstate.com


CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS • COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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Super Duper.................................... 1c)

Castro Country Club......................... 4^

★ See advertisement on Page 32

Castro Courier

Burgers, Chicken, Soft Serve Ice Cream 2304 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.558.8123 • superdupersf.com

TacOrgasmico................................. 1v! Simple Mexican Pleasures 2337 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.565.0655 • tacorgasmico.com

Takara Sushi SF................................ 9# Asian Fusion Restaurant 4243 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.7864 • takarasushitogo.com

Thorough Bread and Pastry............. 1.# Bakery, Sandwiches, Desserts, Patio 248 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 415.558.0690 • thoroughbreadandpastry.com

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

★ See advertisement on Page 32

Clean & Sober Café & Social Space 4058 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.6102 • castrocountryclub.org

Monthly Castro Neighborhood Newspaper PO Box 27176, SF, CA 94127 415.517.6331 • castrocourier.com

Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District

Community Promotion & Improvement Services 584 Castro Street - #336, SF, CA 94114 415.500.1181 • castrocbd.org

Congregation Sha'ar Zahav............. 1z* Historically LGBTQ Synagogue 290 Dolores Street, SF, CA 94103 415.861.6932 • shaarzahav.org

Friends of St. Francis Childcare Center............................. 2z% Children's Day Care 50 Belcher Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.1818 • fosfchildcare.org

Wildcraft Coffee.............................. 1v(

Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA)

Woodhouse Fish Company.............. 1.(

Hartford Street Zen Center.............. 1/&

Espresso Café 2299-A Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.828.5679 • wildcraftcoffee.com Seafood, Oysters 2073 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.2722 • woodhousefish.com

Woods Cerveceria........................... 1z! Mexican Restaurant, Craft Micro Brewery 3801 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.212.8412 • woodsbeer.com

Zapata Mexican Grill........................ 3@ Fresh Mexican Food, Burritos 4150 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.4470 • zapatamexicangrill.com

COMMUNITY RESOURCES 30th Street Senior Center

Services for Active & Homebound Seniors 225 30th Street, SF, CA 94131 415.550.2210 • 30thstreetseniorcenter.org

The Bar Association of San Francisco

SF & Marin Lawyer Referral Services 301 Battery Street - 3rd Floor, SF, CA 94111 415.989.1616 • sfbar.org/lawyerreferrals

Bay Area Reporter

LGBT Community Weekly Newspaper 44 Gough Street - #204, SF, CA 94103 415.861.5019 • ebar.com

★ See advertisement on Page 5

Bay Times/Betty's List

LGBT Community Newspaper & Website 2261 Market Street - #309, SF, CA 94114 415.601.2113 • sfbaytimes.com

Bears of San Francisco

LGBT Community Organization & Bears Club 584 Castro Street - #266, SF, CA 94114 415.596.1349 • bosf.org

The First LGBT Chamber of Commerce 584 Castro Street - #528, SF, CA 94114 415.362.4422 • ggba.com Ceremonies, Morning & Evening Zazen 57 Hartford Street, SF, CA 94114 415.671.5566 • hszc.org

★ See advertisement on Page 48

Hoodline

SF Neighborhoods Blogs 25 Taylor Street, SF, CA 94102 hoodline.com

LGBT Community Center Project...... 2z) LGBT Community & Events Center 1800 Market Street, SF, CA 94102 415.865.5555 • sfcenter.org

Maitri............................................. 2x# Hospice Care, Support 401 Duboce Avenue, SF, CA 94117 415.558.3000 • maitrisf.org

Marin Preparatory School................ 9! Independent K-Elementary School 117 Diamond Street, SF, CA 94114 415.865.0899 • marinpreparatory.org

Most Holy Redeemer Church............ 9) Catholic Church 100 Diamond Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863 6259 • mhr.org

Ohlhoff Outpatient Programs.......... 1m& Addiction Treatment & Recovery Services 2191-A Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.575.1100 • ohlhoff.org

★ See advertisement on Page 36

Openhouse...................................... 7# LGBT Senior Housing Advocate, Non-Profit 541 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.728.0193 • openhouse-sf.org

PG&E

800.743.5000 • pge.com


organic and seasonal green smoothies, protein smoothies, cold-press juices, salads, nut milks & cleanses 2301 MARKET STREET, SF CA 94114

WEEKDAYS 7:00am - 7:00pm • WEEKENDS 8:00am - 6:00pm

415.734.7286 • drinkgreensurge.com

shake. drink. enjoy. vitalize.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES • FITNESS & GROOMING Rainbow Honor Walk

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

★ See advertisement on Page 38

Recology/Sunset Scavenger

Disposal, Recycling, Bulk Items, Debris Boxes 900 7th Street, SF, CA 94107 415.330.1300 • recologysf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 18

Ruby's Clay Studio & Gallery............ 1/^ Ceramics, Pottery Classes Since 1983 552-A Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 415.558.9819 • rubysclaystudio.org

San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798 1139 Mission Street, SF, CA 94103 415.621.7103 • sffdlocal798.org

San Francisco Fire Station #6.......... 2z$ The Castro's Local Fire Station - Thank You! 135 Sanchez Street, SF, 94114 415.558.3206

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. Community Service, Events 584 Castro Street - #392, SF, CA 94114 thesisters.org

St. Francis Lutheran Church............ 2x@ Lutheran Church (ELCA) 152 Church Street, SF, CA 94114-1111 415.621.2635 • sflcsf.org

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Joe's Barber Shop........................... 1,@ Basic Haircuts, Flat Tops, Head Shaves 2150 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.255.9096 • joesbarbershop.com

Jungle Red....................................... 9$ Hair Salon 4233 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.934.9755 • jungleredsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 58

Laser Away...................................... w Laser Skin Care 410 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.429.0240 • laseraway.net

Lifted.............................................. 2/# Fitness Studio, Wellness, Meditation 600 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.570.9887 • becomelifted.com

Lisa's Hair Design............................ 2) Hair Salon 421 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.6268

Louie's Barber Shop......................... r Barber Shop, Straight Razor Shaves 422 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.8472 • louiesbarbershop.com

★ See advertisement on Page 60

M Spa............................................. 1m& Men's Spa, Massage, Facials, Waxing 2187 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.556.9100 • mspasf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 62

FITNESS & GROOMING Bruno Hair Design............................ 8) Hair Salon & Barber 597 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.7710

Castro Nail Salon............................. 2# Nail Salon 431 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.252.1657 • castronailsalon.com

Castro Tattoo & Piercing................... 8! Tattoos, Body Piercing 3991 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.701.1970 • castrotattoo.com

Daddy's Barbershop....................... 1/! Barbershop, Appointments & Walk-Ins 4102 19th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.5101 • daddysbarbershop.com

Fitness SF....................................... 1v^ Gym, Health Club 2301 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.4488 • fitnesssf.com

Nice Cuts......................................... 8% Hair Salon & Products 3977 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.1222

Q-Cuts............................................. 9@ Hair Salon & Products 4249 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.1132

Rainbow Nail Spa............................ 2/* Nail & Waxing Salon 1845 Market Street, SF, CA 94102 415.241.0878 • rainbownailsalon.com

SF Squared Fitness.......................... 1n& Personal Fitness Training by Race Cooper 2275 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.287.0800 • getsfsquared.com

Skin on Market................................ 1b) Dermalogica Skin Care, Facials, Waxing 2299-C Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.875.7546 • skinonmarket.com

★ See advertisement on Page 68

Flagship CrossFit............................ 2x!

SoulCycle......................................... q

Great Tan........................................ 1b#

Spunk Salon..................................... 9&

Performance, Conditioning, Weightlifting 160 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 flagshipcrossfit.com

Tanning Salon 329 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 415.701.1080 • gr8tan.com

Exercise & Fitness Studio 400 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.7685 • soul-cycle.com

Friendly, Hip Hair Salon for Men & Women 4147 19th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.701.7865 • spunksalon.com


FITNESS & GROOMING • PROPERTY SERVICES Ten Tigers Body Piercing................. 1b^ Body Piercing Studio 3506 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 530.318.7651

HEALTH & WELLNESS Steven Adame, DDS........................ 2z^ General & Cosmetic Dentistry 773-B 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.0480

★ See advertisement on Page 40

AHF Pharmacy................................. 4* Pharmacy - HIV Specialty 4071 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.255.2720 • ahfpharmacy.org

The Apothecarium........................... 1.* Medical Cannabis Dispensary 2095 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.500.2620 • apothecariumsf.com

★ See advertisement on Back Cover

Alice K. Charap, Chiropractor.......... 1m& Chiropractor, Massage 2191-D Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.4424 • dralicecharap.com

Conant Medical Group..................... 1x) HIV/AIDS Medicine 45 Castro Street - #423, SF, CA 94114 415.575.7500 • conantfoundation.org

CVS/Specialty Pharmacy.................. 2% HIV, Oncology, Hepatitis Care 445 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.7030 • cvsspecialty.com

Energizing Spaces

Feng Shui Redesign for Home & Offices 2261 Market Street - #551, SF, CA 94114 415.244.2543 • salvatoremanzi.com

Eye Gotcha Optometric..................... 7) Optometrist, Optician, Glasses, Contact Lenses 586 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.2988 • eyegotchasf.com

For Your Eyes Only Optometry.......... 6! Eyeglasses, Optometrists, Optician 552 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.0858 • castrovision.com

★ See advertisement on Page 48

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation Strut Center..................................... 1# HIV/AIDS Health Center 470 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.3400 • strutsf.org

San Francisco Therapy Collective.... 1n& Psychotherapy, Counselling, Mental Health 2275-E Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.659.8282 • sftherapycollective.org

Sutter Health CPMC Davies Campus............................... 1x) Hospital, Emergency Room, Medical Offices Castro at Duboce Street, SF, CA 94114 415.600.6000 • cpmc.org

Trestman Chiropractic..................... 1v@ Chiropractor 2333 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.948.4119 • trestmanchiropractic.com

UCSF Alliance Health Project........... 2/^ HIV Testing, LGBTQ Mental Health, Wellness 1930 Market Street, SF, CA 94102 415.476.3902 • ucsf-ahp.org

Urban Eyes Optometry.................... 1m) Eyeglasses, Optometrist, Optician 2253 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.1818 • urbaneyessf.com

Walgreens...................................... 1x) Located at CPMC-Davies Campus 45 Castro Street - #124, SF, CA 94114 415.565.0991 • walgreens.com

Walgreens Community Pharmacy.... 1n! Prescriptions, Household Goods 2262 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.255.0101 • walgreens.com

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy........ 3^ HIV Care, Travel Health Consultations 4129 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.551.7837 • walgreens.com

PROPERTY & REAL ESTATE SERVICES 2100 Market Street......................... 1,* Brian Spiers Development 388 Market Street - #940, SF, CA 94111 415.445.4670 • brianspiersdevelopment.com

Garret S. Madderra, DDS, LP........... 1x$

2175 Market Apartments Forest City...................................... 1,(

Raul Montalvo, DDS........................ 2z^

2254 Market LP - The Prado Group... 1n@

State of the Art Dental Spa 2370 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.9200 • madderradentistry.com Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry 773-B 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.0480 • raulmontalvodds.com

★ See advertisement on Page 40

One Medical Group........................... 7( Primary Care Physicians 595 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.529.4099 • onemedical.com

Queer Life Space............................. 1n& Therapy, Counseling (Non-Profit) 2275 Market Street - #7, SF, CA 94114 415.358.2000 • queerlifespace.org

Apartments for Lease 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.876.1801 • 2175market.com

Coming in 2017-2018 2254 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.395.0880 • pradogroup.com

2306 Market Street Apartments...... 1x( Apartment Rentals, Real Estate 2392 31st Avenue, SF, CA 94116 415.566.1094

Alternative Mortgage Sources......... 1x% Mortgage Broker 2358 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.5708 • alternativemortgagesources.com

★ See advertisement on Page 44


ELEVATING THE ART OF HAIRCARE 4233 18th Street

415.934.9755 jungleredsf.com


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PROPERTY SERVICES • RETAIL Anchor Realty, Inc........................... 1,#

Ralston Management Group............ 1m%

Aria Properties

The Swann Group SF

Real Estate Sales, Management, Rentals 2148-A Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.2700 • anchorealtyinc.com

Real Estate Broker & Management PO Box 14166, SF, CA 94114 415.552.5555 • aria-properties.com

Berkshire Hathaway Drysdale Properties........................ 1x* Real Estate Broker 2324-B Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.655.9007 • bhhsdrysdale.com

Buena Vista Realty.......................... 1b! Real Estate Sales 313 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 415.695.1300 • buenavistarealty-sf.com

Catarra Real Estate......................... 1m^ Real Estate Broker 2201 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.549.7319 • catarra-re.com

Coldwell Banker Real Estate........... 1c* Real Estate Broker 2355 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.4500 • camoves.com

Coldwell Banker Real Estate James Laufenberg.......................... 1c* Real Estate Broker PO Box 14550, SF, CA 94114-0550 415.269.4997 • sf-realty.com

Core 7 Real Estate........................... 2z& Real Estate Broker 740-A 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.494.7916 • core7realestate.com

Del-Camp Investments.................... 1,& Real Estate, Investment Management 2120 Market Street, - #100, SF, CA 94114 415.621.2701

Emilia 1

Property Owner

Engel & Völkers................................ 6* Real Estate, Luxury Leasing 582 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.746.9520 • sanfrancisco.evusa.com

★ See advertisement on Page 14

Tobin Hanse

Property Management 2215-R Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.697.9000 • ralstonmanagementgroup.com Real Estate Services 3899 24th Street, SF, CA 94114-3840 415.225.7743 • theswanngroupsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 1

Vanguard Properties........................ 7% Real Estate Broker 555 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.655.5600 • vanguardsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 66

Vanguard Properties Emery Bushong................................ 7% Real Estate Broker 555 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.5222 X:188 • vanguardsf.com

Vanguard Properties Mark D. McHale & Associates........... 7% Real Estate Broker 555 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.5200 • markdmchale.com

Vanguard Properties Pat Patricelli.................................... 7% Real Estate Broker 555 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.516.0875 • patpatricelli.com

Zephyr Real Estate.......................... 1b( Real Estate Brokerage 2282 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.9500 • zephyrsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 35

Zephyr Real Estate Michael Ackerman

Real Estate Services 4040 24th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.307.5850 • buildingtrust4life.com

Zephyr Real Estate Katharine Holland.......................... 1b( Residential Real Estate Sales 2282 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.378.2697 • katharineholland.com

RETAIL

Property Owner 4210 Thomas Lake Harris Drive - #303, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 415.558.8119

17th & Noe Market.......................... 1z@

Market & Noe Center....................... 1b*

Active Nutrition............................... 1n&

Martin Building Company............... 1b%

Bauerware..................................... 1z#

Paul Langley Co............................... 3(

Best in Show.................................... 7#

Real Estate Property Management 2284 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.927.9798

Property Development 3512 16th Street, SF, CA 94104 415.442.4800 • martinbuilding.com

Residential & Commercial Property 4111 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.9104 X:301 • plco.net

Grocery, Convenience Store 3900 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.6337

Sports Nutrition 2275 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.255.2844 • get-active.com Cabinet & Door Hardware 3886 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.3886 • bauerware.com

Pet Supplies & Products 545 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.7387 • bestinshowsf.com


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

TUE ~ SAT 5:30 ~ 10:00 PM 151 NOE STREET 415.437.2600 LARDOISESF.COM


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RETAIL Body................................................ 1)

Does Your Mother Know................... 3%

★ See advertisement on Inside Front Cover

★ See advertisement on Page 12

Books & Bookshelves...................... 2z#

Dog Eared Books Castro .................. 3)

Clothing, Shoes, Accessories for Men & Women 450 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114-2020 415.575.3562 • bodysf.com

Home Furnishings, Books, Custom Bookcases 99 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.3761 • booksandbookshelves.com

Brand X Antiques............................. 6^ Antiques, Estate Jewelry 570 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.8908

Novelty & Card Shop, Gifts 4141 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.3160

Book Store, New & Used 489 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.550.1553 • dogearedbooks.com

★ See advertisement on Page 52

Fashion Exchange...........................1<m%

★ See advertisement on Page 44

Men’s, Women’s Clothing, Jewelry 2215 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.9999 • fashionexchange.net

Castro Coffee Company.................... 2!

Food and Beverage on the Run........ 1c%

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

Homestead Cookies........................ 1,(

Castro Village Wine Company.......... 9*

Hot Cookie....................................... 1&

Coffee, Cheese, Specialty Foods 427 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.6676 • castro-coffee.com Newsstand, Magazines, Cigarettes 409 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.7411 Fine Wines 4121 19th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.4411 • castrowine.com

Chaps.............................................. 5@ Adult Gifts, Leather, Military, DVDs, Toys 4057 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.1699

Church Street Flowers..................... 1.@ Voted SF's Best Flower Shop 212 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 415.553.7762 • churchstreetflowers.com

Church Street Flowers at The Myriad.................................. 1,( Voted SF's Best Flower Shop 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.553.7762 • churchstreetflowers.com

Cliché Noe Gifts + Home

SF-Themed Gifts, Toys, Jewelry, Local Treats 4175 24th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.282.5416 • clichenoe.com

★ See advertisement on Page 8

Cliff's Variety Store.......................... 2( Gifts, Housewares, Hardware, Toys, Fabrics 479 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.5365 • cliffsvariety.com

Specialty Foods 276 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 415.241.0121

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Soft-Serve Ice Cream 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.662.8478 • homesteadcookies.com Home-Baked Cookies 407 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.2350 • hotcookie.net

★ See advertisement on Page 58

Human Rights Campaign Action Center & Store....................... 7& LGBT-Themed Clothing, Gifts 575 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.2200 • hrc.org

★ See advertisement on Page 22

Jeffrey's Natural Pet Foods............. 1c$ Pet Food, Remedies, Toys, Clothing 284 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.1414 • jeffreysnaturalpetfoods.com

Karizma.......................................... 1.% Crystals, Beads, Jewelry & Watch Repair 213 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.4515

Knob's............................................. y Fun Everyday Fashion for Men & Women 432 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.1035 • knobscastro.com

Le Bread Xpress.............................. 1,(

★ See advertisement on Page 10

Fresh Warm Baguettes in Vending Machines 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 650.468.2429 • facebook.com/lebreadxpress

Crossroads Trading Company.......... 1.!

Le Marais Bakery............................ 1/(

D&H Sustainable Jewelers.............. 1v$

Levi's............................................... 7@

Buy, Sell, Trade Men’s, Women’s Clothing 2123 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.8743 • crossroadstrading.com Fine Jewelry Design House, Wine Bar 2323 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.500.2550 • dnhjewelers.com

Dashing Sole.................................... 4& Casual Shoes from Europe, New Zealand 4079 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.757.0727 • dashingsole.com

★ See advertisement on Page 50

French Pastries, Bread 498 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.359.9801 • lemaraisbakery.com Traditional Levi's Clothing 525 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.255.6726 • us.levi.com

★ See advertisement on Page 2

Local Take........................................ 8$ Clothing, Accessories, Art, Home Goods 3979-B 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.556.5300 • localtakesf.com


2187 Market St. @ 15th MspaSF.com • 415.556.9100

15

% off

body scrubs • facials massages Mention CASTRO GUIDE when booking

DINE-IN | TAKE-OUT | ONLINE ORDERING | DELIVERY

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RETAIL Neighbor's Corner

Safeway......................................... 2/$

Outfit............................................... 2&

See's Candies................................. 2/%

Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association

Smoke Plus...................................... 5!

Specialty Neighborhood Grocery 499 Douglass Street, SF, CA 94114 neighborscornersf.com Clothing Store - Hot Shoes & Clothes 463 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.1157 • outfitcastro.com

Noe & Market, Wednesdays, 4:00 pm, Mar-Dec 5060 Commercial Circle - Suite A, Concord, CA 94520 925.825.9090 • pcfma.com/castro

Phantom.......................................... 5^ Adult Novelties, Books, Clothes 516 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.7529

POP by Sui Generis.......................... 1n* Men's New & Used Clothing, Consignment 2265 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.2265 • popbysg.com

★ See advertisement on Page 26

Puff 'n Stuff..................................... 5$ Adult Merchandise & Gifts 504 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.701.7833

Recchiuti Confections..................... 1,( Artisan Chocolates, Baked Goods 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 recchiuti.com

Rock Hard........................................ 5& Novelties, Cards, Sensual Adult Gifts, Books 518 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.2430

★ See advertisement on Page 24

Rolo SF........................................... 1c( Men's Clothing 2351 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.4545 • rolo.com

Rossi's Deli...................................... t Sandwiches to Go, Deli, Groceries 426 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.4533

S16 Home....................................... 1z$ Vintage & New Furnishings, Consignment 286 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.596.0197 • s16home.com

Groceries, Takeout, Liquor, Pharmacy, 24/7 2020 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.7660 • safeway.com Candy Store, American-Made Since 1921 2016 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.553.6054 • sees.com Adult Merchandise & Gifts 4059 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.7427

Sui Generis - Men's ......................... 1m# Men's New & Used Clothing, Ready-To-Wear 2231 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.2231 • suigenerisconsignment.com

★ See advertisement on Page 26

Swirl on Castro................................ 6& Wine & Spirits, Wine Bar, Party Planning 572 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.2262 • swirloncastro.com

Unionmade..................................... 1z) Men’s Clothing Boutique 493 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.3373 • unionmadegoods.com

Walgreens...................................... 1.) Pharmacy, Passport Photos, Immunizations 2145 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.355.0800 • walgreens.com

Walgreens....................................... 1% Pharmacy, Cosmetics, Food, Household 498 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.3136 • walgreens.com

Whole Foods Market....................... 2/@ Full-Service Grocery, Takeout Foods 2001 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.1430 • wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/2001MarketStreet

Wild Card!........................................ 8@ Cards, Gifts, Souvenirs 3989 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.4449

ZGO................................................ 1/) Zen-Garden-Oasis - Candles, Fragrances 600 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 888.789.4753 • zgostore.com


Delicious Sichuan Specialties Tasty Dim Sum Made Fresh Daily

“As long-time residents of the neighborhood, we look forward to welcoming you to Mama Ji’s.”

Great selection of Belgian Beers & California wines 4416 18th St.

(Between Douglas & Eureka)

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INDEX BY MEMBER 17th & Noe Market..................................59 2100 Market Street................................. 57 2175 Market Apartments - Forest City......... 57 2175 Market Street Restaurant.................. 49 2254 Market LP - The Prado Group............. 57 2306 Market Street Apartments................ 57 30th Street Senior Center.........................53 440 Castro............................................ 43 Aatxe................................................... 49 ABMS Business Management Systems......... 45 Active Nutrition......................................59 Adame, Steven - DDS............................... 57 AHF Pharmacy........................................ 57 Airbnb.................................................. 43 Allstate Insurance - Dawn Prince Agency........45 Alternative Mortgage Sources................... 57 Anchor Oyster Bar................................... 49 Anchor Realty, Inc...................................59 Antonik's BBQ........................................ 49 The Apothecarium................................... 57 Apparatus Architecture............................ 45 Aria Properties.......................................59 Artis Coffee Castro.................................. 49 The Artist's Gallery.................................. 43 Badlands.............................................. 43 Bank of America..................................... 45 Bank of the West.................................... 45 The Bar Association of San Francisco..........53 Bauerware............................................59 Bay Area Reporter..................................53 Bay Times/Betty's List..............................53 Bears of San Francisco............................53 Beaux.................................................. 43 Beck's Motor Lodge................................ 43 Berkshire Hathaway, Drysdale Properties......59 Bernie's Coffee...................................... 49 Best in Show.........................................59 Bite Me Sandwiches................................ 49 Blackbird.............................................. 45 Block by Block....................................... 45 Blush! Wine Bar...................................... 45 Body.................................................... 61 Books & Bookshelves.............................. 61 Brand X Antiques.................................... 61 Brewcade............................................. 45 Brian Springfield Design........................... 45 Bruno Hair Design...................................55 Buena Vista Realty..................................59 The Café............................................... 45 Cafe du Nord......................................... 45 Café Flore............................................. 49 Canela Bistro & Bar................................. 49 Castro Coffee Company........................... 61 Castro Country Club................................53 Castro Courier.......................................53 The Castro Fountain................................ 49 Castro Nail Salon....................................55 The Castro Republic................................ 49 Castro Smoke House............................... 61 Castro Street Chevron............................. 45 Castro Street Fair................................... 43 Castro Street Tailors................................ 47 Castro Tarts Café and Bakery.................... 49 Castro Tattoo & Piercing...........................55 The Castro Theatre................................. 43 Castro Village Wine Company.................... 61 Castro/Upper Market CBD.........................53 Catarra Real Estate.................................59 Chaps.................................................. 61 Charap, Alice K. - Chiropractor.................. 57 Chow Food Bar...................................... 49

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Church Street Cafe.................................. 49 Church Street Flowers............................. 61 Churchill............................................... 45 Citibank................................................ 47 Cliché Noe Gifts + Home.......................... 61 Cliff's Variety Store................................. 61 Coldwell Banker Real Estate.....................59 Conant Medical Group............................. 57 Congregation Sha'ar Zahav.......................53 Core 7 Real Estate..................................59 The Cove on Castro................................. 49 Crepes S'il vous plait .............................. 49 CRO Café.............................................. 49 Crossroads Trading Company.................... 61 Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours............... 43 CVS/Specialty Pharmacy........................... 57 D&H Sustainable Jewelers........................ 61 Daddy's Barbershop................................55 Dapper Dog........................................... 49 Dashing Sole......................................... 61 Del-Camp Investments............................59 Does Your Mother Know........................... 61 Dog Eared Books Castro .......................... 61 Duboce Park Café................................... 49 Easy Breezy Frozen Yogurt........................ 49 The Edge.............................................. 45 Eiji....................................................... 49 Emilia 1................................................59 Energizing Spaces.................................. 57 Engel & Völkers......................................59 Eureka Restaurant and Lounge.................. 49 Eye Gotcha Optometric............................ 57 Fable................................................... 49 The Family Link...................................... 43 Fashion Exchange................................... 61 Finn Town............................................. 49 Fitness SF.............................................55 Flagship CrossFit....................................55 Food and Beverage On the Run................. 61 For Your Eyes Only Optometry................... 57 Frameline............................................. 43 Friends of St. Francis Childcare Center........53 Gateway Financial Advisors...................... 47 GLBT History Museum.............................. 43 Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA).......53 Great Tan..............................................55 Green Surge.......................................... 49 Greene Estate, Probate & Elder Law Firm....... 47 Gross, Roger S. - Attorney at Law............... 47 Gyro Express.......................................... 49 Hansen, Tobin........................................59 Happy Hounds Massage........................... 47 Hartford Street Zen Center.......................53 Harvey's............................................... 49 Hearth Coffee Roasters............................ 49 HECHO................................................. 49 Henry Levy Group, CPAs........................... 47 Hi Tops................................................. 45 Homestead Cookies................................ 61 Hoodline...............................................53 Hot Cookie............................................ 61 HRC Action Center & Store........................ 61 I'a Poke................................................ 51 Illy Caffé............................................... 51 Jasmine Garden..................................... 51 Jeffrey's Natural Pet Foods....................... 61 Joe's Barber Shop...................................55 Johnston Tax Group................................ 47 Jungle Red............................................55 Karizma................................................ 61 Kasa Indian Eatery.................................. 51


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The Kitty Chateau................................... 47 Knob's.................................................. 61 L'Ardoise Bistro...................................... 51 La Mediterranee.................................... 51 Lark..................................................... 51 Laser Away............................................55 Last Call............................................... 45 Law Office of Darlene Bagley Comstedt ...... 47 Le Bread Xpress..................................... 61 Le Marais Bakery.................................... 61 Levi's................................................... 61 LGBT Community Center Project.................53 Lifted...................................................55 Lisa's Hair Design...................................55 Local Take............................................. 61 LOOKOUT.............................................. 45 Louie's Barber Shop................................55 Lucky 13............................................... 45 M Spa..................................................55 Madderra, Garret S. - DDS....................... 57 Maitri...................................................53 Makli Restaurant.................................... 51 Mama Ji's ............................................ 51 Marcello's Pizza..................................... 51 Marin Preparatory School.........................53 Market & Noe Center...............................59 Market Street Railway Museum................. 43 Martin Building Company.........................59 Mason's................................................ 51 MATAX Inc............................................. 47 Mekong Kitchen..................................... 51 Michael K. White CPA & Associates............. 47 Midnight Sun......................................... 45 Miller, Michael J. - CPA............................ 47 Mix...................................................... 45 Moby Dick............................................. 45 Montalvo, Raul - DDS............................... 57 Most Holy Redeemer Church.....................53 Mrs. Jones............................................ 45 Mudpuppy's Tub & Scrub.......................... 47 The Myriad............................................ 51 Neighbor's Corner...................................63 Nice Cuts..............................................55 Nomica................................................. 51 Noname Sushi........................................ 51 Now, Voyager Travel................................ 47 Ohlhoff Outpatient Programs....................53 One Medical Group................................. 57 Openhouse............................................53 Orbit Room............................................ 51 Orphan Andy's........................................ 51 Osaka Sushi........................................... 51 Outfit...................................................63 Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association.....63 Parker Guest House................................ 43 Paul Langley Co......................................59 Peet's Coffee & Tea................................. 51 PG&E....................................................53 Phantom...............................................63 Philz Coffee........................................... 51 Pilsner Inn............................................ 45 The Pioneer Renewer.............................. 47 PO Plus................................................. 47 Poesia.................................................. 51 POP by Sui Generis..................................63 Puff 'n Stuff...........................................63 Q-Cuts..................................................55 Qbar.................................................... 45 Queer Life Space.................................... 57 Rainbow Honor Walk...............................55 Rainbow Nail Spa...................................55 Ralston Management Group.....................59

RAW - A Juice Company............................ 51 Recchiuti Confections..............................63 Recology - Sunset Scavenger Company.......55 Redbud Design....................................... 47 Reveille Coffee Co.................................. 51 Rock Hard.............................................63 Rolo SF.................................................63 Rossi's Deli............................................63 Ruby's Clay Studio & Gallery......................55 S16 Home.............................................63 Safeway...............................................63 San Francisco AIDS Foundation Strut Center... 57 San Francisco Brewing Company............... 45 San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798.........55 San Francisco Fire Station #6....................55 San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus................ 43 San Francisco Pride................................ 43 San Francisco Therapy Collective............... 57 San Francisco Travel Visitor Center............. 43 See's Candies........................................63 SF Squared Fitness.................................55 Shift.................................................... 47 Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc...........55 Skin on Market......................................55 Slider's Diner......................................... 51 Slurp Noodle Bar.................................... 51 Smoke Plus...........................................63 Snowbright Launderette.......................... 47 SoulCycle..............................................55 Spark Arts............................................. 43 Spunk Salon..........................................55 Squat & Gobble Café............................... 51 St. Francis Lutheran Church......................55 Starbelly............................................... 51 Starbucks Coffee.................................... 51 State Farm Insurance.............................. 47 Steamworks.......................................... 43 Sterling Bank & Trust............................... 47 Sui Generis - Men's ................................63 Super Duper..........................................53 Sutter Health CPMC - Davies Campus.......... 57 The Swann Group SF...............................59 Swirl on Castro......................................63 TacOrgasmico........................................53 Takara Sushi SF......................................53 Ten Tigers Body Piercing.......................... 57 Thorough Bread and Pastry.......................53 Toad Hall.............................................. 45 Trestman Chiropractic............................. 57 Twin Peaks Hotel.................................... 43 Twin Peaks Tavern.................................. 45 UCSF Alliance Health Project..................... 57 Unionmade...........................................63 UPS Store.............................................. 47 Urban Eyes Optometry............................. 57 US Bank................................................ 47 Vanguard Properties...............................59 VIA MEDIA............................................. 47 Walgreens........................................ 57, 63 Walgreens Community Pharmacy............... 57 Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy.................. 57 Weaver's Coffee & Tea.............................53 Wells Fargo Bank.................................... 47 Whole Foods Market...............................63 Wild Card!.............................................63 Wildcraft Coffee.....................................63 The Willows Inn...................................... 43 Woodhouse Fish Company........................53 Woods Cerveceria...................................53 Zapata Mexican Grill...............................53 Zephyr Real Estate..................................59 ZGO.....................................................63


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