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Explore the Castro's gay bars

Explore the Castro's gay bars

Duration:3.5 hours total
Includes:Drinks
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is rare.

About your host

After living and teaching on four continents, I made San Francisco my home several years ago with my (now) husband, and I have haunted the local bars ever since. As a traveler and educator, I love exploring new scenes and sharing my knowledge with others. I've visited gay bars everywhere, from Seoul to Rio, Paris to Cape Town, Oklahoma City to Guiyang, China. In them I've found community—and…
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What we’ll do

Part history, part pop/sub-culture intro, and ALL fun. Before hitting the bars, we'll start in my home with introductions. First to each other and then to the history of the Castro neighborhood and gay bars in general via a little powerpoint presentation I've created (#NerdAlert). We'll also play a lighthearted game I've made up to discover what gay "tribe" we each belong to—bear, twink, or…

What else you should know

Please note drinks at the bars aren't included. Bring cash—many bars don't take cards. Eat beforehand, drinking on an empty stomach isn't a cute look. All are welcome, no orientation limitations :)

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Refreshments at my home Complimentary beer/wine or non-alcoholic beverages

What to bring

identification (i.e. passport or driver's license)
cash (most of the bars don't accept card)

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Where you'll be

The Castro is San Francisco's famous "gayborhood"—identifiable by the rainbows literally everywhere. We'll start in my home—a typical San Francisco apartment built in the early 20th century—which is a five-minute walk from the first bar. We'll visit a total of three bars as we get progressively deeper into the Castro. Each bar is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the next. Note: We'll end at the 3rd bar, so not at my home where we started.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 21 and up can attend. My apartment is a third floor walk-up, and we'll be walking between the bars. Each are less than 10 minutes from one another on relatively even terrain (minus going downhill for one block with a pretty steep…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Please note drinks at the bars aren't included. Bring cash—many bars don't take cards. Eat beforehand, drinking on an empty stomach isn't a cute look. All are welcome, no orientation limitations :)

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Jonny
Explore the Castro's gay bars
202 reviews
From ₹2,189/person
202 reviews
From ₹2,189/person