San Francisco Solo

  • ShyGreekDude

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    Jul 20, 2015 11:03 PM GMT
    I'll be in San Francisco for a few days next week and was wondering what the gay hot spots are for young gay guys in the city. I've already seen the city in terms of sight seeing, and so Im just curious to meet some new people. Not much into bars or clubs, more into art and museums, but I doubt that that's where I'll meet the love of my life. Any advice/suggestions are appreciated! icon_smile.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 21, 2015 5:47 AM GMT
    ^ Hogwash.

    OP, San Francisco is arguably one of the most gay-friendly cities in North America. You can meet people anywhere. But the gayborhood centers around the Castro.
  • Beeftastic

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    Jul 21, 2015 7:59 AM GMT
    Well if you will be in SF Sunday, it's Dore Alley Street Fair. Don't miss that if you want to find SF at it's sexiest. You are sure to meet your future husband or five there lol.

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    Jul 21, 2015 8:18 AM GMT
    I love San Francisco, lived there for a while, my ex still live there. Some of these favorite spots in the city I love.

    - The Painted Ladies / Victorian houses on Steiner Alamo Square
    - Japantown - San Francisco on Geary
    - Chinatown / Union Square
    - THe Marina district
    - Baker Beach Nude Beach
    - Asian Art Museum on Larkin st
    - De Young Museum
    - Castro bars/area - so many places there, just pick one. I like Harveys, Badlands, The Bar, Q Bar !!
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    Jul 21, 2015 9:51 AM GMT
    Beeftastic saidWell if you will be in SF Sunday, it's Dore Alley Street Fair. Don't miss that if you want to find SF at it's sexiest. You are sure to meet your future husband or five there lol.


    You can definitely encounter a lot of men there - young and otherwise (mostly otherwise) - but husbands?

    Besides art museums, gay life centers around the Castro (subway stop = Castro Station). Shy and Greek at the same time? If you are as goodlooking as most greek guys your age, you will nave no trouble "meeting" gay guys. How you get them back to Canada is another problem.

    Echoing Laxwill, if there is a warm day while you are here (and yesterday it was in the 80's - 30 degrees for foreigners - quite unusual), there will be guys at Baker Beach (clothing optional). It is back to the usual high 50's at the moment.

    (Exercise caution at the beach - better to look than jump in - the men won't hurt you, and you are not too likely to encounter sharks, but brave tourists drown here every year, thinking they can swim faster than the riptides.)
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    Jul 21, 2015 10:13 AM GMT
    Beeftastic saidWell if you will be in SF Sunday, it's Dore Alley Street Fair. Don't miss that if you want to find SF at it's sexiest. You are sure to meet your future husband or five there lol.



    Dore Alley to find a husband? Ha, ha, no wonder why most gay guys are single.
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    Jul 21, 2015 3:09 PM GMT
    Lol If you go to Direy bring Occular Bleach.
    Over all I love SF. And as long as you know where your going or know how to get back to what u know its not Scarry.
    It really doesn't take long to figure out how to get around the city.
  • raider3

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    Jul 21, 2015 5:03 PM GMT
    ShyGreekDude saidI'll be in San Francisco for a few days next week and was wondering what the gay hot spots are for young gay guys in the city. I've already seen the city in terms of sight seeing, and so Im just curious to meet some new people. Not much into bars or clubs, more into art and museums, but I doubt that that's where I'll meet the love of my life. Any advice/suggestions are appreciated! icon_smile.gif


    Glad you posted this.

    Friend and I are coming for Dore Alley and I wanted to know any advice on art and museums, in addition to the bars and clubs.
  • raider3

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    Jul 21, 2015 5:10 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said^ Hogwash.

    OP, San Francisco is arguably one of the most gay-friendly cities in North America. You can meet people anywhere. But the gayborhood centers around the Castro.


    Friend and I are staying at Parker House for 4 days.

    What are some places in the Castro you recommend for out-of-towners in the Castro to eat and just hang out during the day?
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    Jul 21, 2015 6:03 PM GMT
    raider3 saidFriend and I are staying at Parker House for 4 days.

    What are some places in the Castro you recommend for out-of-towners in the Castro to eat and just hang out during the day?

    Not a lot to do during the day in the Castro as far as 'hanging out'. I would recommend that you tour some of the places in SF (easy walking or taking the MUNI train most places). The MOMA in the south of Market area (SOMA), Asian Art Museum is in Civic Center. Golden Gate Park is always a good option with the DeYoung Museum (art), Academy of Science right across the plaza from the DeYoung, Botanical Gardens, Japanese Tea Gardens, National Aids Memorial (which everyone should try and visit, it's very peaceful and beautiful), Conservatory of Flowers. All of this is in the Park and can be easily walked. (http://www.golden-gate-park.com).


    [url]https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=museums+in+san+francisco&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gws_rd=ssl[url] ----> Google search to list a bunch of museums to see.

    As for places to eat, good bar food and drinks is the new sports bar on Market called Hi Tops. Right in the heart of the Castro there are many bars that tend to be 'theme' like (i.e.: video bar, leather/daddy bar, dance bar, etc). Most of the bar life is later between happy hour and later. Happy hour in the Castro generally runs from about 4pm until 8 or 9pm on week days and then after 9pm a younger crowd arrives and us old guys head home to bed! LOL

    Email me if you have specific questions. Enjoy your visit!
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    Jul 21, 2015 6:08 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidIt's not a very safe place. In addition, the city has a policy of releasing illegal aliens who are felons onto the streets - and a tourist recently lost her life because of it. Boycott San Francisco!

    This is so untrue. I don't know when you were here or what you experienced but clearly you don't have your facts straight! SF is a safe place and if you did your research regarding the incident of the woman shot you'd know that it is NOT the norm and it wasn't just the 'sanctuary city' designation that was the cause of that mishap.

    If you don't have the facts, then don't just throw out crap to mislead others. SF is a great city but bottom line, it's a city, not a small little town and it deals with big city issues.
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    Jul 21, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
    SamSellers saidLol If you go to Direy bring Occular Bleach.
    Over all I love SF. And as long as you know where your going or know how to get back to what u know its not Scarry.
    It really doesn't take long to figure out how to get around the city.
    I've only been in the city once, a few months ago on a BMX night right with a couple friends. It only took a few minutes of walking up the streets to figure out where I was at cause I could see the whole town due to the high elevation in the south and west. Riding back down the streets was a fucking blast! I think I hit 50 MPH a time or two on the bicycle. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 21, 2015 11:07 PM GMT
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    southbeach1500 saidIt's not a very safe place. In addition, the city has a policy of releasing illegal aliens who are felons onto the streets - and a tourist recently lost her life because of it. Boycott San Francisco!

    This is so untrue. I don't know when you were here or what you experienced but clearly you don't have your facts straight! SF is a safe place and if you did your research regarding the incident of the woman shot you'd know that it is NOT the norm and it wasn't just the 'sanctuary city' designation that was the cause of that mishap.

    If you don't have the facts, then don't just throw out crap to mislead others. SF is a great city but bottom line, it's a city, not a small little town and it deals with big city issues.


    Having read SB before, I agree he is putting out BS, but I think it is not intended to be factual, but his brand of hyperbolic ridicule of "leftist" places.
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    Jul 21, 2015 11:31 PM GMT
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    ShyGreekDude saidI'll be in San Francisco for a few days next week and was wondering what the gay hot spots are for young gay guys in the city. I've already seen the city in terms of sight seeing, and so Im just curious to meet some new people. Not much into bars or clubs, more into art and museums, but I doubt that that's where I'll meet the love of my life. Any advice/suggestions are appreciated! icon_smile.gif


    Glad you posted this.

    Friend and I are coming for Dore Alley and I wanted to know any advice on art and museums, in addition to the bars and clubs.


    Between the sexcapades at Dore, one might visit:
    Museums: There is a Gay History Museum in the Castro on 18th Street (closed Tuesdays). The DeYoung museum has an exhibition of Turner, and the Legion of Honor Museum (San Francisco is a francophile town) has an exhibition of British works on paper.

    For an only in San Francisco experience, try eating at Cafe Jacqueline (specializes in souffl├ęs), and visit Polly Ann Ice Cream, 3138 Noriega St. (at 39th Avenue) (out of the ordinary flavors). Both on TripAdvisor.

    The University Botanical garden (in Berkeley) is about to have one of those monstrous flowers bloom. "Trudy the Corpse Flower" is growing daily, and is now between 4-5 feet in size. Check their website if interested.