You’ve heard of bike shares, car shares and ride shares — but have you
heard of scooter shares? Scoot Networks, a San Francisco-based startup, is
adding a new way to get around in the sharing community — and they’re
expanding their network to the Castro District.
"We create networks of scoots. Scoots are shared, electric, smartphone-activated
It happens. You leave your MacBook on the table and your cat decides it would
be funny to knock over your glass of water. Your precious (and very expensive)
MacBook is now drenched. Never fear! LiquidSpill is here!
LiquidSpill’s mission is to get your MacBook working like new and back in
your hands as quickly as possible.
Need to belt out some tunes? Some people do yoga, some people paint, but many
people just need to grab a microphone and sing their heart out until they drop.
Here are four places sing at the top of your lungs in the Castro (and one
outside of the Castro).
Sing-Alongs at the Castro Theatre // 429 Castro Street
Books Inc. is an independently owned and operated bookseller with 11
locations in California. The Books Inc. in the Castro (on 16thand Market)
is the Castro District’s only full-service general interest bookstore — and
is theplace for your literary needs. From Mainstream to Masochism, Achebe
to Zzyzzyva, you’ll get everything you need and everything you didn’t know
you wanted at Books, Inc.
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor! Do you love yourself a good
Margarita? In honor of National Margarita Day (February 22nd), here are four
places to get a great margarita in near the Castro.
I love drag shows. Not only is it a talent in itself to contour those
cheekbones correctly, put on the perfect eye makeup (lashes and all), and create
those killer curves, but these ladies are FUNNY. They can make you laugh so much
you’ll be on the verge of tears. Also, many of them can sing like angels.
These Queens are just bursting with talent and show(wo)manship — and they sure
know how to entertain. Here’s a list of some great places to see a great drag
show in the Castro District!
If you are intending to hit a casino for a night out you should be aware that most of them have a dress code, although how strict this is
tends to vary depending on how upscale the casino is. For the Castro District
local paying attention to a few small details can ensure you will look your best
and party with the rest. This look, together with the kind of night you have
planned there should determine what you choose to wear. However even if it is
just an evening of gambling with a few friends or drinking the night away at the
hottest club, you should still opt for the smart casual attire of shirt and
trousers – dressing anything less could see you refused at the door and
shaming your fellow gay.
On Thursday, February 13th, 2014, join the
lovers at Books Inc. in the Castro for a steamy night combining the best of
their erotica, romance and all things sexy. This event will feature Cleis Press
authors Felice Picano and Lewis DeSimone, both contributors to the sexy and
romantic anthology Best Gay Romance 2014. Felice Picano is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Tales: From a Distant Planet and
Lewis DeSimone is the author of the novels Chemistry and The Heart's
History. Joining Felice and Lewis is Rob Rosen, author of Queens of the
Apocalypse and Vamp. So if you and your lover are book lovers, or you
just want to meet some other book lovers, come on out to Books, Inc. for what is
sure to be a steamy, literary night full of passion and prose.
There’s definitely something about Mary. The long vacant Patio Cafe space
in the Castro District, that has been vacant for 15 years, may finally see some
Property owner Les Natali (Toad Hall and
Badlands) has signed a letter of intent for Hamburger Mary's, a gay-themed
burger chain, to move to 531 Castro Street. The only thing that may stand in
Mary’s way is the Castro’s ban on formula retail.
Do you and your partner consider yourself wineos? Take yourself on a little
tour of all the great wine bars in the Castro! Start at Canela (2272 Market
Street) where you can get a great Spanish-style meal paired with one of their
spectacular wines that they’ve hand-selected from different parts of the
world. Then head to Swirl on Castro (572 Castro Street) and try any three of
their 20 rotating offerings. After that, finish off your evening at Blush! (476
Castro Street) to experience a cool relaxing vibe, a wide variety of European
wines and live music!