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JUNE 2, 1951 | MARCH 31, 2017 Gilbert Baker, who called himself the “gay Betsy Ross,” was a courageously idealistic artist and a life-long LGBT activist. In 1978, he hand-dyed and stitched together eight strips of vibrantly colored fabric into a rainbow flag, instantly creating what would become the most recognizable international symbol of gay pride. As the gay rights movement spread from San Francisco and New York in the 1970s, Gilbert was often asked by friends to make banners for protests and marches. His creations, like others during that time, often included the pink triangle, which protesters had claimed as an icon after its initial use by the Nazis to identify gay men in concentration camps during World War II. Before a gay pride parade in 1978 in San Francisco, Harvey Milk, a city supervisor and gay rights leader who was assassinated later that year, joined others in asking Gilbert to create an emblem to represent the movement. “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!” Gilbert, with help from volunteers, filled trash cans with dye in the attic of the community center and sewed together the first flags, which debuted in the parade on June 25, 1978. The first flags had eight colors, each stripe carrying its own significance: pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sun, green for nature, turquoise for magic, blue for peace and purple for spirit. The flag was changed from eight colors to six after 1978, because pink fabric was too expensive, Gilbert said, and the turquoise and blue were combined into royal blue. The rainbow flag has become a universal symbol for LGBTQ rights and the hopes and aspirations of the community. It has been waved by gay rights supporters in China and around the world fighting for equality and it has been displayed in innumerable ways as a sign of solidarity. After the United States Supreme Court affirmed marriage equality in 2015, more than 26 million people on Facebook changed their profile photos to include rainbow flag elements. Always a visionary, Gilbert latched onto the idea of installing a giant rainbow flag over the Castro in 1997. Having earlier identified an unused flagpole elsewhere in the City, he subsequently had a chance encounter with then-Mayor Willie Brown during the annual Castro Street Fair. After a brief discussion and the Mayor’s approval, today’s iconic rainbow flag was raised in about six weeks, and has proudly flown continuously at Castro and Market Streets since then at full mast at all times, as the artist intended. Gilbert Baker was born on June 2, 1951, in Chanute, Kansas, a tiny rural town that was a stop on the Santa Fe Railway. Mr. Baker said he was outgoing growing up but had always thought of himself as an outcast because he was gay.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Welcome.................................................... 7 Supervisor's Welcome..................................................9 Castro History.............................................................11 Harvey Milk............................................................... 13 Castro Theatre........................................................... 15 The GLBT History Museum.......................................... 19 F-Line Streetcars........................................................ 21 Rainbow Honor Walk.................................................23 Castro Today.............................................................. 27 Castro Events.............................................................39 Castro Merchants...................................................... 47 Business Directory:

Accommodations, Tours & Travel................................... 49 Arts & Entertainment..................................................... 49 Bars & Nightclubs...........................................................51 Business & Personal Services.........................................51 CafĂŠs & Restaurants...................................................... 55 Community Resources.................................................. 59 Fitness & Grooming........................................................61 Health & Wellness..........................................................61 Property & Real Estate Services..................................... 63 Retail........................................................................... 65

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On behalf of the over 300 members of Castro Merchants, I welcome you to the Castro. Ours is an inclusive neighborhood that welcomes EVERYBODY.  Home can be a place, a group of people or a state of mind. For the LGBTQ community, that feeling of safety and welcome isn't something we can take for granted everywhere.

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The Castro is one of the queerest places on earth. When you eat at one of our restaurants, shop at one of our stores or make a new friend over drinks, you are contributing to a safe place for the LGBTQ community. We encourage you to have fun, be kind, and introduce yourself to someone different from yourself. Whether you live here or are just visiting, we hope you'll feel at home. Thank you for being part of the Castro!

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Welcome to the Castro! The Castro is a warm and welcoming community that shines as an example of how diversity can inspire unity. Enjoy and be inspired by our history. Have fun in our bars and restaurants - ­amongst the finest in San Francisco. Shop with our merchants - tons of fabulous shops with merchandise that you may not find anywhere else. I will never forget the first day I walked into the Castro and the awe it inspired. I am honored and humbled to represent this historic and unique neighborhood on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and to follow in the steps of Harvey Milk.

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Have a great time and absorb the Castro's phenomenal energy! 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 long-term housing. Still, the SF LGBT Community Center - which completed a major renovation in early 2017 - 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 Human Rights Campaign Store. 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. Wh en 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.

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

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The blade sign of the Castro Theatre is an iconic marker for this internationally renowned and historic 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 ]

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WELCOME 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 exhibits cover a diverse range of queer history — from people you may know about (Harvey Milk) to stories you’ve never heard before. Two additional galleries feature regularly changing exhibitions on LGBTQ history and culture — and the museum shop offers unique queer history themed gifts.

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The organization provides 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. 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 ]

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San Francisco is where the old and the new are equally celebrated. Victorians and Edwardians are painstakingly preserved just as the City has changed once again with the emergence of Twitter, 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 23,000 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 advocacy 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 1 8 6 0 . H o w e v e r, i t 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 opened in 1918 to serve new western neighborhoods 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. These streamlined PCC streetcars seemed doomed, though, along with streetcar service on the surface of Market Street, when the Muni Metro Subway opened under Market in 1982, using modern light rail vehicles.  But transit advocates and Castro residents, some of whom would go on to lead the non-profit Market Street Railway, fought to keep the old streetcars running on Market and succeeded! Their civic activism led to the permanent F-line, which opened in 1995.  The F-line is owned and operated by the city’s transit agency, Muni. Market Street Railway supports Muni’s operation of the historic streetcars (and cable cars too!) and continually advocates for better service. The non-profit receives no government funding and depends on memberships and donations from those who love these “museums in motion.”  To join, donate, or learn more, visit Market Street Railway's Museum at 77 Steuart Street, across from the Ferry Building at the eastern foot of Market Street. [ streetcar.org ]


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Since the installation of the first twenty plaques on the Rainbow Honor Wa l k i n S e p t e m b e r 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 three-foot 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, Sylvester James, 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. Now, twenty-four new honorees have been named, with installation of their plaques coming later this year:  Alvin Ailey, W.H. Auden, Josephine Baker, Gladys Bentley, Glenn Burke, Quentin Crisp, Divine, Marie Equi, Fereydoun Farrokhzad, Barbara Jordan, Kiyoshi Kuromiya, Audre Lorde, Leonard Matlovich, Freddie Mercury, Sally Ride, Sylvia Rivera, Vito Russo, José Sarria, Maurice Sendak, Rikki Streicher, Gerry Studds, Lou Sullivan, Chavela Vargas and We'wha. 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?” “What's with the rainbow flag?” "What movies have been filmed here?" 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 (twenty feet by thirty 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. A major redesign of the Plaza is in the early stages of development, intended to acknowledge Harvey Milk Plaza as sacred ground for LGBT civil rights history and to create a fitting tribute to that history and to Harvey Milk. Participants include Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza, a community based organization, SFAIA, SFMTA and SFDPW. Funding has been seeded by an anonymous $500,000 donation and an international design competition has commenced. The project is expected to be complete in 2020. [ friendsofharveymilkplaza.org ] Car No. 1051 on the F-Line, dedicated in honor of Harvey Milk, was fully restored in 2017.

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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. [ For more information about the rainbow flag and Gilbert Baker, the creator of the original concept, please see the article honoring Baker, who died this year, on Page 3. ]

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. The Castro CBD hosts entertainment there regularly.

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 13. ]

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, DC, 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."

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 Recreation of Harvey Milk's Castro Camera store exterior at 575 Castro for the film MILK.


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CASTRO TODAY [CONT.] 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 thirty-one years later with an alleged $200,000 in savings, Clarke purchased seventeen 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.

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 thirty-five years, they moved twice to bigger Pink Triangle Park (left) and Knobby Clarke's Folly under construction in 1870.


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CASTRO TODAY [CONT.] 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 ]

TWIN PEAKS TAVERN

In 1973, Twin Peaks Tavern 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 ] The current Cliff's Variety store at 479 Castro was the site of the original Castro Theatre in 1910.


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CASTRO TODAY [CONT.] 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. In celebration of their 15th Anniversary the Center underwent a major remodeling and upgrading process in 2016 and early 2017. The Center and its large array of programs and services (legal, cultural, health, social, professional and educational) is staffed by friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful folks who answer questions and direct visitors to services they are seeking. Public tables and bulletin boards are packed with flyers, brochures, newsletters and other resources about groups, events, and assistance for all spectrums of the LGBT community. The Center is more than a building, more than a collection of programs and people. It is a symbol that represents a belief in civil rights, freedom of expression, and an inclusive community for all people. [ sfcenter.org ]

THE FARMER'S MARKET

Every Wednesday from March through November, the 200 block of Noe Street just off Market Street transforms into one of the most popular farmers' markets in San Francisco from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. It's a great spot for sampling locally grown fruits and veggies, locally baked breads and pastries, eggs, honey, fish, meat and more, all while enjoying the outdoor band and people-watching. [ pcfma.org ] Many thanks to the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District (CBD) for generously contributing content to this section.

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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 ] February brings the annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit, a gathering of hundreds of queer women in tech (and the people who love them), for a most unique technology conference ever. They highlight incredible queer women who are the next generation of technical leaders, as well as the people who have paved the way. [ lesbianswhotech.org ]

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O n We d n e s d a y s f r o m M a r c h t o November, a farmers’ market unfolds at the intersection of 16th, Noe and Market Streets offering fresh produce and other products from local food vendors. 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 kids, 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

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CASTRO EVENTS [CONT.] 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 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, including Castro Merchants' initiative “Windows For Harvey� in which local artists display work commemorating Harvey in storefront windows. Officially inaugurated in 2009 by the State of California, Harvey Milk Day is the first official day of recognition for any openly gay person in the U.S. [ windowsforharvey.com ]

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, cross-dressers, 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 ]


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CASTRO EVENTS [CONT.] 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 ] 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 week-long 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 ]


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CASTRO EVENTS [CONT.] Founded in 1996 to promote American understanding of Arab culture, the Arab Film Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary in October 2017. [ arabfilmfestival.org ] Winter commemorations include the Harvey Milk and George Moscone Memorial Candlelight March and Vigil on November 27, the anniversary of the 1978 assassinations 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 in several meaningful ways. INSCRIBE, a project by students from Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy and a group of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors called Honoring Our Experience, features the names of people lost to AIDS inscribed in chalk on the sidewalks along the Rainbow Honor Walk. There is also 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 ] 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 ] The INSCRIBE project on World AIDS Day and an enormous holiday tree are annual traditions.


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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' members include 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 businesses along the way. Major initiatives include a website at castromerchants.com and this annual Castro Guide, distributed at businesses throughout the neighborhood 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 other promotional events to inform hotel concierges and tour guides about the Castro and to celebrate Harvey Milk's birthday in May. 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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All businesses are members of Castro Merchants as of press time. Numbers correspond to locations on the centerfold map. Entries with no number do not have a public location within the map boundaries.

ACCOMMODATIONS, TOURS & TRAVEL Airbnb

Online market, hospitality, accommodations. 888 Brannan Street, SF, CA 94103 415.510.4162 • airbnb.com

Beck's Motor Lodge........................ 1n^ Motel, free guest parking, wifi. 2222 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.8212 • becksmotorlodge.com

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The Family Link............................... 1x$ Specialized guest house. 317 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.703.9050 • thefamilylink.com

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Now, Voyager Travel....................... 1/# Full service travel agency, 32 years in Castro. 4115 19th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.1169 • nowvoyager.com

Parker Guest House........................ 1x@ 21 room inn/hotel, great Castro location. 520 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.3222 • parkerguesthouse.com

Art Attack....................................... 1x* Art gallery, local artists. 2358 Market Street - #1, SF, CA 94114 415.872.9285 • artattacksf.com

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The Artist's Gallery........................... 9! Art gallery with over 100 pieces. 4406 18th Street - #A, SF, CA 94114 415.626.0767 • theartistsgallerysf.com

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ARTSAVESLIVES Studio + Gallery....... 5^ Gallery and life model drawing space. 518 Castro Street - #A, SF, CA 94114

The Castro Street Fair

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

The Willows Inn.............................. 2x$ Bed & breakfast inn. 710 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.4770 • willowssf.com

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Noise Pop....................................... 1,) Live music venue, bar. 2170 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.375.3370 • noisepop.com

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus...... 5& Pioneering gay men's choral group. 526 Castro Street - 2nd Floor, SF, CA 94114 415.865.3650 • sfgmc.org

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Bar, second floor view deck. 3600 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.0306 • lookoutsf.com

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Badlands......................................... 3& Bar, video/music, dance floor. 4121 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.9320 • sfbadlands.com

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Beaux............................................. 1c) Gay nightclub & cocktail lounge. 2344 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 beauxsf.com

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Blackbird........................................ 1,^ Seasonal beers,wines, hand-crafted cocktails. 2124 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.503.0630 • blackbirdbar.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& Beer/wine arcade bar. 2200 Market Street - #B, SF, CA 94114 415.872.5310 • brewcadesf.com

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Moby Dick....................................... 1/^ Winner 2016 Nitey Award, Best SF Gay Bar. 4049 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 mobydicksf.com

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Mrs. Jones...................................... 1.) Craft cocktail bar. 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 510.909.2329

Pilsner Inn...................................... 1.( Neighborhood sports bar, patio. 225 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.7058 • pilsnerinn.com

Qbar................................................ o Sleek cocktail bar. 456 Castro Street - #B, SF, CA 94114 415.864.2877 • qbarsf.com

S. F. Brewing Company Tap Room... 1.) Craft brews. 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 sfbrewingco.com

Toad Hall......................................... 3!

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Churchill......................................... 2x^

Twin Peaks Tavern........................... 1%

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The Edge.......................................... 3#

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Last Call Bar................................... 1z! Cozy, friendly "Irish Pub" neighborhood bar. 3988 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.1310 • thelastcallbar.com

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Bank, ATM. 501 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 800.622.8731 • bankofamerica.com

Bank of the West - Castro................ 1b! Bank, ATM consumer & business lending. 2299 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.814.0951 • bankofthewest.com

Beyond Just Tax.............................. 1v^ Tax preparation, audit defense, strategic planning. 2327 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.294.1040 • beyond.tax

Block by Block

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The Blue Chair Studio...................... 1b* Visual experiences for small business, photography. 215 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 415.850.7048 • thebluechairstudio.com

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Michael J. Miller CPA....................... 1b$ Individual & business tax preparation.. 315 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 415.635.4555 • michaeljmillercpa.com

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Brian Springfield Design................. 1m*

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Doug McAlister Financial Advisor.... 1x* Independent advisor for independent thinkers. 2358 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.519.1319 • gfainvestments.com

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Roger S. Gross, Attorney at Law...... 1b$ Estate planning, personal/business representation. 317 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.5225

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Guild Staging & Design..................... 6) Interior design, home staging. 550 Castro Street - #A, SF, CA 94114 408.507.2482 • guildstaginganddesign.com

Happy Hounds Massage................... p Fitness training for dogs, massage for all pets. PO Box 460296, SF, CA 94146 415.298.6756 • happyhoundsmassage.com

Cell phone repair, accessories. 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.919.8321 • mobilerescuesf.com Pet grooming, dog wash. 536 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 888.505.2998 • mudpuppys.com

★ See advertisement on Page 58

Nicholas Goldman Law..................... p Attorney. 2261 Market Street - #14, SF, CA 94114 415.483.2099 • nicholasgoldmanlaw.com

Photoworks.................................... 1n* Digital photo printing, custom picture framing. 2279 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.6800 • photoworkssf.com

The Pioneer Renewer....................... 8* Shoe & leather goods repair. 4501 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.255.4576

PO Plus............................................ 7) Your home address in the Castro. 584 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.5888 • poplus.com

★ See advertisement on Page 62

Snowbright Launderette................. 2/@ Wash & fold laundry, dry cleaning, alterations. 693 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.3951

State Farm - Traci Hollander............. 6$ Insurance broker. 556 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.575.3775 • tracihollander.com

Sterling Bank & Trust - Castro.......... 1,& Bank, ATM. 2122 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.3860 • sterlingbank.com

★ See advertisement on Page 66


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The UPS Store................................. 1x^

Deccan Spice................................... 1!

US Bank - Castro.............................. 2@

Duboce Park Café........................... 2z*

Shipping, mailboxes, notary, printing. 2370 Market Street - #103, SF, CA 94114 415.431.0121 • theupsstorelocal.com/4546 Bank, ATM, foreign currency. 443 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.6700 • usbank.com

VIA MEDIA

Publisher of Castro Guide and other custom titles. 584 Castro Street - #119, SF, CA 94114 415.552.8040 • via.media

Indian cuisine - coming soon. 468 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.915.2222 • deccanspicesf.com Café, coffee shop, outdoor tables. 2 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.1108 • parkcafelife.com

★ See advertisement on Page 40

Easy Breezy Frozen Yogurt............... 4!

★ See advertisement on Page 17

Frozen yogurt, custards, non-dairy. 4092 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 easybreezysf.com

Wells Fargo Bank - Castro................. 7&

Eiji.................................................. 1z(

Bank, ATM. 557 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.0122 • wellsfargo.com

CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS Anchor Oyster Bar............................ 7( Seafood restaurant & fish market. 579 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.3990 • anchoroysterbar.com

Bite Me Sandwiches......................... 9( Sandwich shop. 4230 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.4788 • bitemesandwiches.com

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar................. 1n# Spanish & California cuisine, Iberian wines. 2272 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.3000 • canelasf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 32

The Castro Fountain......................... 6# House-made ice cream, desserts, sodas, floats. 554 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.834.5457 • thecastrofountain.com

Castro Tarts Café and Bakery........... 6^ Vietnamese sandwiches, coffee, bakery. 564 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.3268

★ See advertisement on Page 28

Castro Turkish Delights, Ice Cream... 2$ Turkish coffee & desserts, ice cream. 451 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114

Japanese restaurant, sushi. 317 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.558.8149

Fable............................................... 6% Modern american cuisine, fun, casual. 558 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.590.2404 • fablesf.com

Finn Town....................................... 1m# "Tavern with a twist" - dinner & weekend brunch. 2251 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.3466 • finntownsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 4

Flore............................................... 1b( Bar/cafe serving the community since 1973. 2298 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.8579 • flore415.com

GreenSurge.................................... 1v* Healthy drinks & tasty food. 2301 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.734.7286 • drinkgreensurge.com

★ See advertisement on Page 10

Gyro Xpress..................................... 2( Casual Mediterranean cuisine. 499 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.554.0352 • gyroxpress-sf.com

Harvey's.......................................... 5) American cuisine, full bar, comedy shows. 500 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.4278 • harveyssf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 42

Chow Food Bar............................... 1.*

Hearth Coffee Roasters.................... 8$

Church Street Café.......................... 1.^

Illy Caffè......................................... 1v$

The Cove on Castro.......................... y

I'a Poke.......................................... 1x)

Dapper Dog..................................... 1*

Jasmine Garden.............................. 2x%

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 94116 415.621.2233

Diner, American food, 8am-9pm daily. 434 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.0462 • covesf.com Premium hot dogs. 417 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.553.6332

Family bakery & café, great croissants! 3985 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.800.6765 • hearthsf.com Coffee, pastry, panini, desserts. 2349 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.658.7653 • illy.com Poke bowls, sushi burritos. 314 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 415.829.8030 • iapoke.com Vietnamese restaurant, pho. 708 14th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.2682


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CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS Jiffy Dog......................................... 1.) Hot dogs. 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114

Kantine.......................................... 2z) Breakfast & lunch - coming soon!. 1906 Market Street, SF, CA 94102 kantinesf.com

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

★ See advertisement on Page 44

Kitchen Story.................................. 1z& California cuisine, outstanding weekend brunch. 3499 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.525.4905 • kitchenstorysf.com

NoNaMe Sushi................................ 1.) Sushi & oysters. 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.930.2654

Orphan Andy's................................. 8@ American breakfast, lunch, dinner - 24 hours. 3991 17th Street - #A, SF, CA 94114 415.864.4889

★ See advertisement on Page 60

Osaka Sushi..................................... 1) Japanese restaurant, sushi. 460 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.255.8828 • osakacastro.com

★ See advertisement on Page 62

Oz Pizza........................................... 5#

★ See advertisement on Page 2

Pizza, salads, delivery. 508 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.2525 • ozpizzasf.com

La Méditerranée............................. 1c&

Philz Coffee..................................... 7%

★ See advertisement on Page 50

Poesia............................................. 4$

Authentic Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. 288 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.7210 • lamednoe.com

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

★ See advertisement on Page 48

Mama Ji's........................................ 9) Chinese menu, homestyle Sichuan dishes, dim sum. 4416 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.4416 • mamajissf.com

Coffee, tea, Turkish coffee, specialty drinks. 549 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.875.9656 • philzcoffee.com Southern Italian cuisine, bar, poetry lounge. 4072 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.252.9325 • poesiasf.com

Poke Delish..................................... 1.) Freshly made poke. 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 628.777.6772

Project Juice.................................... 5@

★ See advertisement on Page 52

Fresh juices, salads. 506 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.738.8093 • projectjuice.com

Marcello's Pizza............................... w

Reveille Coffee Co............................ 4#

★ See advertisement on Page 54

Sofia Cafe....................................... 1z*

Pizza, subs, burgers, calzone, salads, wings. 420 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.3900 • marcellospizza420.com

Me & Tasty...................................... 1v) Thai, Asian fusion, breakfast. 3970 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.923.8498

Mekong Kitchen.............................. 1/& California Vietnamese - soups, salads, sandwiches. 4039 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.346.9700 • mekongkitcheneatery.com

★ See advertisement on Page 52

Morac.............................................. 9( Mediterranean cuisine - coming soon!. 4230 18th Street - Upstairs, SF, CA 94114 415.796.3137

The Myriad ..................................... 1.) Market hall - food, beverages & more. 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.420.2834 • themyriad.com

Café, coffee house, patio out front. 4076 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.789.6258 • reveillecoffee.com

Café, homemade pastries, beer & wine. 3463 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.800.8413

Squat & Gobble Café........................ 1c$ Family-friendly dining all day. 3600 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.2125 • squatandgobble.com

Starbelly......................................... 1b^ California comfort food, craft beers, patio. 3583 16th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.252.7500 • starbellysf.com

Starbucks Coffee.............................. 4) Coffee, pastries, sandwiches and more. 4094 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.6263 • starbucks.com

Starbucks Coffee............................. 2/& Coffee, pastries, sandwiches and more. 2018 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.5561 • starbucks.com

Nomica........................................... 1m^

Super Duper.................................... 1c#

★ See advertisement on Page 58

★ See advertisement on Page 68

Modern Japanese restaurant. 2223 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.655.3280 • nomicasf.com

Burgers, chicken, soft serve ice cream. 2304 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.558.8123 • superdupersf.com


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Takara Sushi SF................................ 9^

Friends of St. Francis Childcare Center... 2x!

Thorough Bread and Pastry ............ 1.%

Golden Gate Business Association

Verve Coffee Roasters..................... 1.$

★ See advertisement on Page 18

Sushi, Japanese, Asian fusion restaurant. 4243 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.7864 • takarasushitogo.com

Bakery, pastries, sandwiches, desserts, patio. 248 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 415.558.0690 • thoroughbreadandpastry.com Specialty coffee shop. 2101 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.780.0867 • vervecoffee.com

Weaver's Coffee & Tea..................... 1b) Hand roasted artisan coffee, tea, pastries. 2301 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.400.4372 • weaverscoffee.com

★ See advertisement on Page 70

Woodhouse Fish Co......................... 2/) American style seafood restaurant. 2073 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.2722 • woodhousefish.com

Woods Cervecería........................... 1z$ Small, experimental brewery. 3801 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.212.8412 • woodsbeer.com/cerveceria

Zapata Mexican Grill........................ 3)

Children's day care. 50 Belcher Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.1818 • fosfchildcare.org

The first LGBT chamber of commerce. 584 Castro Street - #528, SF, CA 94114 415.362.4422 • ggba.com

Hartford Street Zen Center.............. 1z) Neighborhood Soto Zen temple, practice center. 57 Hartford Street, SF, CA 94114 415.671.5566 • hszc.org

★ See advertisement on Page 42

Hoodline

A neighborhood news site. 2407 Harrison Street - #3, SF, CA 94110 650.814.5854 • hoodline.com

LGBT Community Center.................. 2z^ LGBT community & events center. 1800 Market Street, SF, CA 94102 415.865.5555 • sfcenter.org

Maitri Compassionate Care............. 2x* Residential care facility. 401 Duboce Avenue, SF, CA 94117 415.558.3000 • maitrisf.org

Quick serve Mexican food restaurant. 4150 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.4470 • zapatamexicangrill.com

Marin Preparatory School................ 9$

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Most Holy Redeemer Church............ 9#

30th Street Senior Center

Direct services for active & homebound seniors. 225 30th Street, SF, CA 94131 415.550.2210 • 30thstreetseniorcenter.org

Bay Area Reporter/B.A.R.

LGBT community weekly newspaper, website. 44 Gough Street - #204, SF, CA 94103 415.861.5019 • ebar.com

★ See advertisement on Page 7

Bay Times/Betty's List

Independent K-8 grade school. 117 Diamond Street, SF, CA 94114 415.865.0899 • marinpreparatory.org Catholic church. 100 Diamond Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863 6259 • mhr.org

Openhouse..................................... 2z% LGBT senior housing advocate, non-profit. 65 Laguna Street, SF, CA 94102 415.728.0193 • openhouse-sf.org

OurTownSF.org

Resource guide, listing over 300 LGBTQ non-profits. ourtownsf.org

LGBT community newspaper, website. 2261 Market Street - #309, SF, CA 94114 415.601.2113 • sfbaytimes.com

PG&E

Castro Country Club......................... 4%

Rainbow Honor Walk

Clean & sober cafe, social space for LGBTQ+As. 4058 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.6102 • castrocountryclub.org

Castro Courier

Gas & electric utility. 800.743.5000 • pge.com LGBT heroines & heros sidewalks plaques. 584 Castro Street - #113, SF, CA 94114 rainbowhonorwalk.org

★ See advertisement on Page 64

Monthly Castro neighborhood newspaper. PO Box 27176, SF, CA 94127 415.517.6331 • castrocourier.com

Recology

Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District

★ See advertisement on Map Panel

Community promotion & improvement services. 584 Castro Street - #336, SF, CA 94114 415.500.1181 • castrocbd.org

Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library................ 1b& The Castro's SF public library branch. 1 Jose Sarria Court, SF, CA 94114 415.355.5616 • sfpl.org

Waste disposal, composting, recycling, more. 900 7th Street, SF, CA 94107 415.330.1300 • recology.com

Ruby's Clay Studio & Gallery............ 1/( Ceramics, pottery classes, since 1983. 552 Noe Street - #A, SF, CA 94114 415.558.9819 • rubysclaystudio.org

San Francisco Fire Dept - Station 6 .. 2x) City fire station, paramedics. 135 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.558.3206 • sf-fire.org


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San Francisco Fire Fighters - Local 798

Heather Coros Life Coaching........... 1/)

SF-Marin Lawyer Referral & Info Service

Joe's Barbershop............................ 1,#

Firefighters labor union. 1139 Mission Street, SF, CA 94103 415.621.7103 • sffdlocal798.org

Legal referral services. 301 Battery Street -Third Floor, SF, CA 94111 415.782.9002 • sfbar.org/lris

Sha'ar Zahav.................................. 1x! SF's historicaly LGBTQ synagogue. 290 Dolores Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.6932 • shaarzahav.org

★ See advertisement on Page 68

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

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 415.621.2635 • sflcsf.org

UCSF Alliance Health Project........... 2/(

HIV testing/counselling, LGBTQ mental health, wellness.

1390 Market Street, SF, CA 94102 415.476.3902 • ucsf-ahp.org

FITNESS & GROOMING Always Tan Skin and Body................ 6! Day spa, tanning, massage, skincare. 550 Castro Street - #B, SF, CA 94114 415.626.8505 • alwaystanskinandbody.com

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

Castro Tattoo................................... 8! Tattoo shop. 3991 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.701.1970 • castrotattoo.com

Personal & career coach, speaker, writer. 4200 18th Street - #204, SF, CA 94114 650.273.7342 • livelaughlovelifecoach.com Flat tops, mohawks, buzzes, beards and fades. 2150 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.255.9096 • joesbarbershop.com

Jungle Red....................................... 9& Precision hair cutting and master hair colorists 4233 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.934.9755 • jungleredsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 46

Louie's Barber Shop......................... e Barber shop, straight razor shaves. 422 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.8472 • louiesbarbershop.com

★ See advertisement on Page 48

M Spa............................................. 1m&

Men's spa - massage, facials, body treatments, waxing. 2187 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.556.9100 • mspasf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 48

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............................ 2z# Nail and waxing salon. 1845 Market Street, SF, CA 94103 415.241.0878 • rainbownailspa.com

Resurface Skin Studio...................... 2* IMAGE Skincare, facials, men's waxing. 491 Castro Street - 2nd Floor, SF, CA 94114 415.596.6248 • resurfaceskinstudio.com

★ See advertisement on Page 66

Conant Medical Group..................... 1x#

Skin on Market................................ 1b@

★ See advertisement on Page 32

★ See advertisement on Inside Back Cover

Facial fillers and botox. 45 Castro Street - #423, SF, CA 94114 415.575.7500 • conantfoundation.org

dermalogica® skin care, facials, waxing. 2299 Market Street - #C, SF, CA 94114 415.875.7546 • skinonmarket.com

CryoSF............................................ 1m@

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

Daddy's Barbershop....................... 1/%

Spunk Salon.................................... 1/!

Fitness SF....................................... 1v(

★ See advertisement on Page 69

Cryptherapy spa. 2265 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 628.444.3022 • cryosf.co

"Not your father's barber." Razor shaves. 4102 19th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.5101 • daddysbarbershop.com

Spin studio, climb, jog, sprint, dance. 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

Gym, health club. 2301 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.4488 • fitnesssf.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Great Tan........................................ 1b%

Steven Adame, DDS........................ 2x@

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

General and cosmetic dentistry. 773 14th Street - #B, SF, CA 94114 415.626.0480 • stevenadamedds.com


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HEALTH & WELLNESS • PROPERTY & REAL ESTATE SERVICES 63 Alice K. Charap, Chiropractor.......... 1m&

S.F. Therapy Collective.................... 1n(

★ See advertisement on Page 32

Strut Center - SF AIDS Foundation..... 1@

Chiropractor, massage. 2191 Market Street - #D, SF, CA 94114 415.863.4424 • dralicecharap.com

The Apothecarium........................... 2/# Medical cannabis dispensary. 2029 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.500.2620 • apothecariumsf.com

★ See advertisement on Back Cover

Core 40 Castro................................. 3@ Fitness studio. 4122 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.776.2673 • core40.com

CVS Specialty Pharmacy.................. 2# CVS pharmacy + specialty services. 445 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.7030 • caremark.com/careplus

Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care... 1n) Urgent care that puts you first. 2288 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.964.4855 • gohealthuc.com/bayarea

Direct Urgent Care.......................... 2/* Urgent medical care. 1998 Market Street, SF, CA 94102 415.792.6040 • directurgentcare.com

Eye Gotcha Optometric..................... 7! Glasses, optometrist, optician, contacts, exams. 586 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.2988 • eyegotchasf.com

For Your Eyes Only Optometry.......... 6@ Eyeglasses, optometrist, optician. 552 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.0858 • castrovision.com

★ See advertisement on Page 38

Counseling, therapy to the queer community. 2275 Market Street - #E, SF, CA 94114 415.659.8282 • sftherapycollective.org Sexual health & wellness center. 470 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.3400 • strutsf.org

Sutter Health CPMC - Davies............ 1x# Hospital, emergency room, medical offices. Corner Castro at Duboce Streets, SF, CA 94114 415.600.6000 • cpmc.org

Trestman Chiropractic..................... 1v% Full spine and extremities adjusting. 2333 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.948.4119 • trestmanchiropractic.com

Urban Eyes Optometry.................... 1m) Eyeglasses, optometrist, optician. 300 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.1818 • urbaneyessf.com

Walgreens...................................... 1x# Full service pharmacy. 45 Castro Street - #124, SF, CA 94114 415.565.0991 • walgreens.com

Walgreens Community Pharmacy.... 1n$ Full service pharmacy. 2262 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.255.0101 • walgreens.com

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy........ 3% Specialty pharmacy. 4129 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.551.7837 • walgreens.com

PROPERTY & REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Madderra Dental Spa...................... 1x&

2100 Market Brian Spiers Development............... 1,(

Raul Montalvo, DDS........................ 2x@

2240 Market Street......................... 1n%

★ See advertisement on Page 9

2306 Market Street Apartments...... 1c@

General, cosmetic dental spa. 2370 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.9200 • madderradentistry.com

Restorative/cosmetic dentistry, 30 years in the Castro. 773 14th Street - #B, SF, CA 94114 415.626.0480 • raulmontalvodds.com

One Medical Group........................... 8) Primary care doctor's office. 595 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.529.4099 • onemedical.com

Queer Life Space............................. 1n( Low cost counseling, therapy to the queer community. 2275 Market Street - #7, SF, CA 94114 415.358.2000 • queerlifespace.org

Wayne Rash, DPM........................... 1/) Podiatrist. 4200 18th Street - #201, SF, CA 94114 415.424.9532 • waynerashdpm.com

Rizzo Chiropractic Corp.................... 5( Active Release, full body work. 540 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.5772 • rizzochiro.com

New mixed-use building developer. 388 Market Street - #940, SF, CA 94111 415.445.4670 • brianspiersdevelopment.com New real estate development. 2240 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.395.0880 • pradogroup.com. Apartment rentals, real estate. 2392 31st Avenue, SF, CA 94116 415.566.1094

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Top 1% producing San Francisco real estate agent . 415.830.5700 • theagencyre.com/sanfrancisco

★ See advertisement on Page 1

Alternative Mortgage Sources......... 1x* Mortgage broker, residential/commercial. 2358 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.5708 • alternativemortgagesources.com

★ See advertisement on Page 28

AMSI Housing & Relocation

Bay Area real estate sales, rentals, management. 2800 Van Ness Avenue, SF, CA 94109 415.447.2000 • amsires.com


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Anchor Realty, Inc........................... 1,$

Paul Langley Co............................... 3*

Aria Properties................................ 9!

Market & Noe Center....................... 1n!

Berkshire Hathaway Drysdale Properties........................ 1c!

Martin Building Company

Real estate sales, management, rentals. 2148 Market Street - #A, SF, CA 94114 415.621.2700 • anchorealtyinc.com

Residential/commercial RE sales, management. 4406 18th Street - #B, SF, CA 94114 415.552.5555 • aria-properties.com

Real estate brokerage. 2324 Market Street - #B, 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

Chateau De Noir Holdings

Exceptional residential real estate development. 555 California Street - #4925, SF, CA 94104 415.659.1953 • chateaudenoir.com

Chicago Title Company................... 2z@ Real estate/rentals - title company. 1929 Market Street, SF, CA 94103 415.252.2750 • chicagotitletimesgary.com

Coldwell Banker Real Estate........... 1v@ Real estate broker. 2355 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.4500 • camoves.com

Coldwell Banker James Laufenberg.......................... 1v@ Real estate broker. PO Box 14550, SF, CA 94114 415.269.4997 • sf-realty.com

Core7 Real Estate Marc Dickow................................... 2x# Representing buyers and sellers of real estate. 740 14th Street - #A, SF, CA 94114 415.722.4018 • core7realestate.com

Core7 Real Estate Bill Wagner..................................... 2x# Selling SF real estate since 1981. 740 14th Street - #A, SF, CA 94114 415.246.7327 • billwagnerrealtor.com

Del-Camp Investments.................... 1,* Real estate, investments. 2120 Market Street - #100, SF, CA 94114 415.621.2701

Duboce Apartments........................ 1m( A new angle on urban luxe. 181 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.556.9400 • duboce.com

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Engel & Völkers................................ 6( Real estate, luxury leasing. 582 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.746.9520 • sanfrancisco.evusa.com

Residential, commercial property management. 4111 18th Street - #1, SF, CA 94114 415.431.9104 x301 • plco.net Real estate property mangement. 2284 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.927.9798

Real estate development. 14 Mint Plaza - 5th Floor, SF, CA 94103 415.442.4800 • martinbuilding.com

Vanguard Properties........................ 7^ Forward thinking real estate serving SF, N.Bay. 555 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.655.5600 • vanguardsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 76

Vanguard Properties Emery Bushong................................ 7^ Full real estate brokerage services. 555 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.655.5640 • vanguardsf.com

Vanguard Properties Mark D McHale & Associates............ 7^ Buyers, sellers, helping your real estate needs. 555 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.735.8037 • markdmchale.com

Vanguard Properties Pat Patricelli.................................... 7^ Real estate sales. 555 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.516.0875 • patpatricelli.com

Zephyr Real Estate.......................... 1n@ City-wide brokerage with 300+ agents. 2282 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.9500 • zephyrsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 16

Zephyr Real Estate Michael Ackerman

2017 Best Realtor in Bay Area Reporter's Besties. 4040 24th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.307.5850 • buildingtrust4life.com

★ See advertisement on Page 26

Zephyr Real Estate Rich Bennett................................... 1n@ Castro resident since 1991, Realtor since 2002. 2282 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.305.4911 • richbennettsf.com

★ See advertisement on Page 17

RETAIL 17th & Noe Market.......................... 1z% Grocery, convenience store. 3900 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.6337

The Academy.................................. 1,!

★ See advertisement on Pages 24 & 25

Men's clothing, lounge-style showroom - coming soon! 2166 Market Street, SF, CA 94114

Tobin Hansen

Best in Show.................................... 7$

Property owner. 4210 Thomas Lake Harris Drive - #303 Santa Rosa, CA 95403 • 415.558.8119

Fun, unique, quality products for dogs and cats. 545 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.7387 • bestinshowsf.com


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RETAIL Birch and Tailor................................ 8&

Dog Eared Books Castro................... 2&

Body................................................ i

Entour............................................ 1c%

Luxury home goods. 4200 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.364.8003 • birchandtailor.com

Clothing, shoes, accessories, men & women. 450 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.575.3562 • bodysf.com

★ See advertisement on Inside Front Cover

Books & Bookshelves...................... 2z( Furniture, used books, greeting cards, art. 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

★ See advertisement on Page 26

Castro Coffee Company.................... 1( Coffee, cheese, specialty foods. 427 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.6676 • castro-coffee.com

Castro Smoke House........................ 1&

Book store, new & used, magazines, cards, etc. 489 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.658.7920 • dogearedbooks.com Men's fashion & accessories. 3600 16th Street - #4, SF, CA 94114 415.863.9888 • entourcastro.com

Homestead Cookies........................ 1.) Chocolate chip cookies, soft serve ice cream. 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.662.8478 • homesteadcookies.com

Hot Cookie....................................... 1^ Home-baked cookies, bakery. 407 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.621.2350 • hotcookie.net

★ See advertisement on Page 46

Human Rights Campaign Store......... 7* LGBT-themed clothing, gifts, offiicial HRC store. 575 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.2200 • hrc.org

Newsstand, magazines, cigarettes. 409 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 415.552.7411

★ See advertisement on Page 12

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

Pet food, remedies, toys, clothing, accessories. 284 Noe Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.1414 • jeffreysnaturalpetfoods.com

All-California wine store, wine tasting. 4121 19th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.4411 • castrowine.com

Jeffrey's Natural Pet Foods............. 1c*

Chaps.............................................. 4*

Karizma.......................................... 1.&

Cliché Noe Gifts + Home

Knob's............................................. t

Adult merchandise: leather, military, DVDs, toys. 4057 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.863.1699

SF-theme gifts, toys, jewelry, home accessories.. 4175 24th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.282.5416 • clichenoe.com

★ See advertisement on Page 34

Cliff's Variety Store.......................... 2^ Gifts, housewares, hardware, toys, fabric, paint. 479 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.5365 • cliffsvariety.com

★ See advertisement on Page 20

Corona Heights Market & Deli

Neighborhood market, deli, bere/wine - coming soon!. 4400 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.355.1010

Crystal, beads, jewelry & watch repair, feng-shui. 262 Church Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.4515 Men's & women's clothing. 432 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.1035 • knobstheater.com

Le Bread Xpress.............................. 1.) Fresh French bread vending machine. 2175 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 510.325.0184 • lebreadxpress.com

Le Marais Bakery............................ 1z@ French rotisserie, pastries, croissants, coffee. 498 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.359.9801 • lemaraisbakery.com

Crossroads Trading Company.......... 1.@

Levi's ®............................................ 7#

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

Local Take........................................ 8%

Mens, womens clothing - buy, sell, trade. 2123 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.552.8743 • crossroadstrading.com

Upscale jewelry design house.. 2323 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.500.2550 • dnhjewelers.com

Does Your Mother Know................... 3$ Adult gifts and novelties. 4141 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 415.864.3160

★ See advertisement on Page 74

Iconic jeans, tops, truckers, and more. 525 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.255.6726 • levi.com

Local artists and designers, gallery, gift store. 3979 17th Street - #B, SF, CA 94114 415.556.5300 • localtakesf.com

Outfit............................................... 2% Clothing store - hot shoes and clothes. 463 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.1157 • outfitcastro.com


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RETAIL Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association

See's Candies................................. 2/^

★ See advertisement on Page 60

Smoke Plus...................................... 4&

Farmers' market, Wednesdays 4-8pm, Mar-Nov. 5060 Commercial Circle #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

Pottery Barn................................... 1x% Furniture & home furnishings. 2390 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.0800 • potterybarn.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 Consignment - Men's..... 1m% Men's new & used designer clothing. 2231 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.2231 • suigenerisconsignment.com

★ See advertisement on Page 14

Puff 'n Stuff..................................... 5!

Swirl on Castro................................ 6*

R by Rolo........................................ 1m!

★ See advertisement on Page 70

Adult merchandise & gifts. 504 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 415.701.7833 Gym wear, active wear, fit wear. 2267 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.658.7810 • rbyrolo.com

Rainbow Market + Deli..................... 9@ Convenience store, deli, sandwiches, LBW. 4401 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 415.829.2018

★ See advertisement on Page 64

Rock Hard........................................ 5% Novelties, cards, adult sensual gifts, books. 518 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.437.2430

Wine & spirits retail shop, wine bar. 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

Vincie

Backpacks, purses, wallets at local retailers. 415.255.8971 • originalvincie.com

Walgreens....................................... 1$

★ See advertisement on Page 72

Pharmacy, cosmetics, food, household. 498 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.3136 • walgreens.com

Rolo SF........................................... 1v#

Walgreens...................................... 1.!

Rossi's Deli...................................... r

Whole Foods Market....................... 2/$

Men's clothing. 2351 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.431.4545 • rolo.com

Sandwiches to go, deli, groceries. 426 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 • 415.863.4533

S16 Home....................................... 1z^

Pharmacy, cosmetics, passport photos, immunizations. 2145 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.355.0800 • walgreens.com Full service grocery, take away food. 2001 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.626.1430 • wholefoodsmarket.com

Home furnishings: vintage, new, consignment. 286 Sanchez Street, SF, CA 94114 415.596.0197 • s16home.com

Wild Card!........................................ 8#

Safeway......................................... 2/%

ZGO Perfumery................................ 1/$

Groceries, takeout, liquor, pharmacy, delivery. 2020 Market Street, SF, CA 94114 415.861.7660 • safeway.com

Cards, gifts, souveniers. 3989 17th Street, SF, CA 94114 • 415.626.4449

Zen-Garden-Oasis: candles, perfume, fragrances. 600 Castro Street, SF, CA 94114 888.789.4753 • zgoperfumery.com


CASTRO'S PREMIERE WINE & SPIRITS RETAIL SHOP AND WINE BAR

415.864.2262 • swirloncastro.com

Wine tasting bar open nightly with a selection of 20 wines served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. 572 CASTRO STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114


INDEX BY MEMBER 17th & Noe Market..................................65 2100 Market - Brian Spiers Development.....63 2240 Market Street.................................63 2306 Market Street Apartments................63 30th Street Senior Center.........................59 440 Castro............................................ 51 ABMS Business Management Systems......... 51 The Academy......................................... 67 Academy of Ballet................................... 49 Steven Adame, DDS................................. 61 The Agency............................................63 Airbnb.................................................. 49 Alice K. Charap, Chiropractor....................63 Allstate Insurance | Dawn Prince Agency...... 51 Alternative Mortgage Sources...................63 Always Tan Skin and Body......................... 61 AMSI Housing & Relocation.......................63 Anchor Oyster Bar...................................55 Anchor Realty, Inc...................................65 The Apothecarium...................................63 Apparatus Architecture............................53 Aria Properties.......................................65 Art Attack.............................................. 49 The Artist's Gallery.................................. 49 ARTSAVESLIVES Studio + Gallery................. 49 Badlands.............................................. 51 Bank of America.....................................53 Bank of the West....................................53 Bay Area Reporter (B.A.R.)........................59 Bay Times | Betty's List............................59 Beaux.................................................. 51 Beck's Motor Lodge................................ 49 Berkshire Hathaway | Drysdale Properties...65 Best in Show.........................................65 Beyond Just Tax.....................................53 Birch and Tailor...................................... 67 Bite Me Sandwiches................................55 Blackbird.............................................. 51 Block by Block.......................................53 The Blue Chair Studio..............................53 Blush! Wine Bar...................................... 51 Body.................................................... 67 Books & Bookshelves.............................. 67 Brand X Antiques.................................... 67 Brewcade............................................. 51 Brian Springfield Design...........................53 Buena Vista Realty..................................65 The Café............................................... 51 Canela Bistro & Wine Bar..........................55 Castro Coffee Company........................... 67 Castro Country Club................................59 Castro Courier.......................................59 The Castro Fountain................................55 Castro Nail Salon.................................... 61 Castro Smoke House............................... 67 Castro Street Chevron.............................53 The Castro Street Fair.............................. 49 Castro Tarts Café and Bakery....................55 Castro Tattoo......................................... 61

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Castro Theatre....................................... 49 Castro Turkish Delights, Ice Cream.............55 Castro Village Wine Company.................... 67 Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District....................59 Chaps.................................................. 67 Chateau De Noir Holdings........................65 Chicago Title Company............................65 Chow Food Bar......................................55 Church Street Café..................................55 Churchill............................................... 51 Cliché Noe Gifts + Home.......................... 67 Cliff's Variety Store................................. 67 Coldwell Banker.....................................65 Coldwell Banker | James Laufenberg..........65 Conant Medical Group............................. 61 Core 40 Castro.......................................63 Core7 Real Estate | Bill Wagner..................65 Core7 Real Estate | Marc Dickow................65 Corona Heights Market & Deli................... 67 The Cove on Castro.................................55 Crossroads Trading Company.................... 67 Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours............... 49 CryoSF................................................. 61 CVS Specialty Pharmacy...........................63 D&H Sustainable Jewelers........................ 67 Daddy's Barbershop................................ 61 Dapper Dog...........................................55 Deccan Spice.........................................55 Del-Camp Investments............................65 Dignity Health | GoHealth Urgent Care........63 Direct Urgent Care..................................63 Does Your Mother Know........................... 67 Dog Eared Books.................................... 67 Doug McAllister Financial Advisor...............53 Duboce Apartments................................65 Duboce Park Café...................................55 Easy Breezy Frozen Yogurt........................55 The Edge.............................................. 51 Eiji.......................................................55 Emilia 1................................................65 Engel & Völkers San Francisco...................65 Entour.................................................. 67 Eureka Valley | Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library.......................59 Eye Gotcha Optometric............................63 Fable...................................................55 Fairgrieve Law Office..............................53 The Family Link...................................... 49 Finn Town.............................................55 Fitness SF | Castro.................................. 61 Flore....................................................55 Flow Form Plumbing...............................53 For Your Eyes Only Optometry...................63 Frameline............................................. 49 Friends of St. Francis Childcare Center........59 GLBT History Museum.............................. 49 Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA).....59 Great Tan.............................................. 61


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INDEX BY MEMBER Greene Estate, Probate & Elder Law Firm....53 GreenSurge...........................................55 Roger S. Gross, Attorney at Law................53 Guild Staging & Design.............................53 Gyro Xpress...........................................55 Tobin Hansen.........................................65 Happy Hounds Massage...........................53 Hartford Street Zen Center.......................59 Harvey's...............................................55 Hearth Coffee Roasters............................55 Heather Coros Life Coaching..................... 61 The Henry Levy Group..............................53 Hi Tops................................................. 51 Homestead Cookies................................ 67 Hoodline...............................................59 Hot Cookie............................................ 67 Human Rights Campaign Store.................. 67 I'a Poke................................................55 Illy Caffè...............................................55 Jasmine Garden.....................................55 Jeffrey's Natural Pet Foods....................... 67 Jiffy Dog............................................... 57 Joe's Barbershop.................................... 61 Josh Friedman Luxury Travel..................... 49 Jungle Red............................................ 61 Kantine................................................ 57 Karizma................................................ 67 Kasa Indian Eatery.................................. 57 Keller Grover, LLP...................................53 Kitchen Story......................................... 57 Knob's.................................................. 67 L'Ardoise Bistro...................................... 57 La Méditerranée.................................... 57 Last Call Bar.......................................... 51 Le Bread Xpress..................................... 67 Le Marais Bakery.................................... 67 Levi's ®................................................ 67 LGBT Community Center...........................59 Local Take............................................. 67 LOOKOUT.............................................. 51 Louie's Barber Shop................................ 61 Lucky 13............................................... 51 M Spa.................................................. 61 Madderra Dental Spa..............................63 Maitri Compassionate Care......................59 Mama Ji's............................................. 57 Marcello's Pizza..................................... 57 Marin Preparatory School.........................59 Market & Noe Center...............................65 Market Street Railway Museum................. 49 Martin Building Company.........................65 MATAX Inc.............................................53 Me & Tasty............................................ 57 Mekong Kitchen..................................... 57 Michael J. Miller CPA...............................53 Michael K. White CPA & Associates.............53 Midnight Sun......................................... 51 Mix...................................................... 51

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Mobile Rescue.......................................53 Moby Dick............................................. 51 Raul Montalvo, DDS................................63 Morac.................................................. 57 Most Holy Redeemer Church.....................59 Mrs. Jones............................................ 51 Mudpuppy's Tub & Scrub..........................53 The Myriad ........................................... 57 Nice Cuts.............................................. 61 Nicholas Goldman Law............................53 Noise Pop............................................. 49 Nomica................................................. 57 NoNaMe Sushi....................................... 57 Now, Voyager Travel................................ 49 One Medical Group.................................63 Openhouse............................................59 Orphan Andy's........................................ 57 Osaka Sushi........................................... 57 ourtownsf.org........................................59 Outfit................................................... 67 Oz Pizza................................................ 57 PG&E....................................................59 Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association...69 Parker Guest House................................ 49 Paul Langley Co......................................65 Phantom...............................................69 Philz Coffee........................................... 57 Photoworks...........................................53 Pilsner Inn............................................ 51 The Pioneer Renewer..............................53 PO Plus.................................................53 Poesia.................................................. 57 Poke Delish........................................... 57 Pottery Barn..........................................69 Project Juice......................................... 57 Puff 'n Stuff...........................................69 Q-Cuts.................................................. 61 Qbar.................................................... 51 Queer Life Space....................................63 R by Rolo..............................................69 Rainbow Honor Walk...............................59 Rainbow Market + Deli............................69 Rainbow Nail Spa................................... 61 Wayne Rash, DPM...................................63 Recology - Sunset Scavenger Company.......59 Resurface Skin Studio.............................. 61 Reveille Coffee Co.................................. 57 Rizzo Chiropractic...................................63 Rock Hard.............................................69 Rolo San Francisco..................................69 Rossi's Deli............................................69 Ruby's Clay Studio & Gallery......................59 S16 Home.............................................69 Safeway...............................................69 See's Candies........................................69 SF Brewing Company Tap Room................. 51 SF Fire Department - Station 6 .................59 SF Fire Fighters - Local 798....................... 61


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INDEX BY MEMBER SF Gay Men's Chorus............................... 49 SF Therapy Collective..............................63 SF-Marin Lawyer Referral & Info Service...... 61 SF Pride................................................ 49 SF Travel............................................... 49 Sha'ar Zahav......................................... 61 Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc........... 61 Skin on Market...................................... 61 Smoke Plus...........................................69 Snowbright Launderette..........................53 Sofia Cafe............................................. 57 SoulCycle Castro..................................... 61 Spark Arts............................................. 51 Spunk Salon.......................................... 61 Squat & Gobble Café............................... 57 St. Francis Lutheran Church...................... 61 Starbelly............................................... 57 Starbucks Coffee.................................... 57 Starbucks Coffee.................................... 57 State Farm Insurance | Traci Hollander........53 Steamworks.......................................... 51 Sterling Bank & Trust...............................53 Strut | San Francisco AIDS Foundation.........63 Sui Generis Consignment | Men's...............69 Super Duper.......................................... 57 Sutter Health CPMC | Davies Campus..........63 Swirl on Castro......................................69 Takara Sushi SF......................................59 Thorough Bread and Pastry ......................59 Toad Hall.............................................. 51 Trestman Chiropractic.............................63

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Twin Peaks Hotel.................................... 49 Twin Peaks Tavern.................................. 51 UCSF Alliance Health Project..................... 61 Unionmade...........................................69 Urban Eyes Optometry.............................63 The UPS Store........................................55 US Bank................................................55 Vanguard Properties | Emery Bushong........65 Vanguard Properties | Mark D. McHale .......65 Vanguard Properties | Pat Patricelli............65 Vanguard Properties...............................65 Verve Coffee Roasters.............................59 VIA MEDIA.............................................55 Vincie...................................................69 Walgreens.............................................63 Walgreens.............................................69 Walgreens.............................................69 Walgreens Community Pharmacy...............63 Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy..................63 Weaver's Coffee & Tea.............................59 Wells Fargo Bank....................................55 Whole Foods Market...............................69 Wild Card !............................................69 The Willows Inn...................................... 49 Wood's Cervezeria..................................59 Woodhouse Fish Co.................................59 Zapata Mexican Grill...............................59 Zephyr Real Estate | Michael Ackerman.......65 Zephyr Real Estate | Rich Bennett..............65 Zephyr Real Estate..................................65 ZGO Perfumery.......................................69

IMAGE CREDITS: (Cover, Left) Jeremy Menzies-SFMTA, (3) Daniel Bergerac-Reinhardt Muir, (7) Jeremy Menzies-SFMTA, (9) Office of Supervisor Sheehy, (13) GLBT Historical Society, (15) Castro Theatre, (19) Crawford Barton Collection + GLBT Historical Society, (21) Market Street Railway, (23) Rainbow Honor Walk, (27) Jeremy Menzies-SFMTA, (29) Rick Audet-Wikimedia, (31) Public Domain, (33) Courtesy of the Asten Family, (35, 41-Center) ourtownsf.org, (39 + 43-Top) Alisa Scerrato, (45) Castro-Upper Market CBD + Robert Owen, MD. All other photos courtesy of VIA MEDIA.

Castro Guide is published by VIA MEDIA | 415.552.8040 | advertise@via.media © Copyright 2017 Caselli Partners LLC • All Rights Reserved Business Directory data provided by Castro Merchants.

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