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216 Church St.


Get transported to southwest France without leaving San Francisco! Aquitaine is an authentic wine bistro offering dinner, brunch, happy hour and private events with an extensive and well priced selection of French and California wine. All wine is available at 30% off to-go!
4077A 18th St


We Buy And Sell Vintage Gay Stuff
2344 Market St.


Beaux is the Castro’s most popular fully inclusive and diverse LGBTQIA+ dance club and bar.
468 Castro St.


Located across from the Castro Theatre in the Castro District of San Francisco, Bhoga Indian restaurant and cocktail bar offers some of the best craft cocktails & Indian cuisine in San Francisco, inspired by the complexity & richness of the subcontinent, & progressive experimentation of modern India.

476 Castro St.

Blush! Wine Bar

In the heart of the Castro, Blush! invites you to savor an experience inspired by the greatest wine bars of Europe.

2272 Market St.

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar is a Castro neighborhood staple, serving Spanish tapas in conjunction with local California cuisine since 2011. Executive Chef and Owner Mat Schuster is passionate about sharing the sophisticated and unforgettable flavors of Spanish cuisine and gourmet products with San Francisco. The perfect setting for a celebratory dinner, a shareable small plate, a good glass of wine, or homemade dessert, Canela Bistro & Wine Bar acts as a second home for its guests.

427 Castro Street

Castro Coffee Company

A classic coffee house who’s been serving the community for over thirty-five years.

198 Church St.


Churchill specialize in delicious, approachable and balanced cocktails made with fresh produce and the finest spirits, as well as a rotating selection of beer and wine selection that features the bay area’s finest craft breweries and wineries.
558 Castro St.


Your neighbor garden bistro serving you seasonal California cuisine in the heart of the Castro District.

3463 16th St.

Gai Chicken and Rice

GAI pronounced(guy)

At Gai we serve classic slow poached chicken. A clean and comforting meal. Each dish includes poached chicken, fragrant chicken rice, and rich chicken soup along with a selection of our chicken rice sauces highlighting unique flavors of Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

498 Castro St.

Fabulosa Books

Fabulosa is a friendly neighborhood bookstore with a little something for everyone and a strong focus on LGBTQ+ titles.
463 Castro St.

Freeborn Designs

Freeborn Designs is a line of unique suits, jackets and other outerwear perfect for any occasion.
572 Castro St.

Heroic Italian

Heroic Italian San Francisco is nestled inside Swirl on Castro wine shop. There is a lovely parklet as well as several tables on the large outside sidewalk. For those who want to dine indoors there are some high top tables and chairs available
407 Castro St.

Hot Cookie

A Castro Street mainstay since 1997, serving up a wide variety of unique cookies & treats with a racy, playful twist!
718 14th St.

Last Rites

Imagine being marooned in a savage, tropical rain forest; you’ve crash landed at Last Rites, a Polynesian Noir adventure offering over 150 rums and signature twists on tropical cocktails. The experience is an immersive destination cocktail bar featuring a real airplane fuselage-turned bar, seating enveloped by enormous banyan tree roots, stacked stone booths, all nestled in a dense jungle canopy and between two 9-foot tall stone fire-breathing skull idols.

3600 16TH ST.


Voted Best Gay Bar in San Francisco 3 years running! Wrap around balcony offers best view in the Castro – Best in local and international DJs nightly.
4011 18th St.

Nick Engel & Co.

Create the One with Nick Engel & Co: the couples’ choice for handcrafted rings & future family heirlooms.
4109 18st.

Not Just Flowers

We are Full Floral always!

4109 18st.

The Hotel Castro

The Hotel Castro curates an intimate experience of 12 rooms, each inspired by LGBTQ+ heroes, past and present with every room outfitted with a private outdoor terrace that instantly connects you to the neighborhood’s vibrant energy while inside The Hotel Castro, you’re transported to a technicolor splash that combines contemporary design, rich jewel tones, and an understated nod to ‘70s style.

3991 17th St.

Orphan Andy’s

Proudly serving our Castro community for the past 45 years. Great food, great prices.
4072 18th St.


Poesia, serving authentic Italian food in the Castro since 2008.

3901 18th St.

Kokak Chocolates

Opened in June 2020, Kokak Chocolates is an LGBTQ woman owned & operated chocolate shop that specializes in premium small-batch single origin heirloom chocolate truffles, bars and confections that pulls inspiration from owner Carol Gancia’s Filipino roots.

Photo by Jesse Eisenhardt

194 Church St.


Marigold is a full-service private event space that specializes in creating unique events that exceed our client’s expectations. From casual evenings to formal receptions, guests have plenty of space for drinking dancing, eating, and entertaining.
4124 18th St

Rouse Relational Wellness

Sex and relationship therapy to increase empathy and connection for queer, BIPOC, poly, and kinky communities.
2261 Market Street

San Francisco Bay Times

Founded in 1978, the San Francisco Bay Times has served the Bay Area’s LGBTQ+ community for 45 years and is the only LGBTQ newspaper recognized by the City of San Francisco as a Legacy Business.
2327 Market St.


A San Francisco based spirited modern home furnishings and decor shop with a global perspective and a humanitarian spirit.
3583 16th St.


California comfort food and cocktails in the heart of the Castro.
2166 Market St.

The Academy SF

San Francisco’s premier LGBTQ+ social club – open to all, focused on promoting genuine social interactions while offering engaging programming in collaboration with nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and leading community members.
4149 18th Street

The Edge

San Francisco’s favorite neighborhood gay bar in the heart of the famous Castro District. The Edge has been a part of the community for over 25 years and is known as a place where everyone is welcome and everyone has a great time.

2166 Market St.

The Apothecarium

Located on Market Street in the heart of San Francisco’s historic Castro District, our flagship Castro dispensary was named the best-designed dispensary in the country by Architectural Digest. Find the ultimate in premium flower, prerolls, edibles, tinctures, topicals, vape, concentrates and cannabis accessories. Our focus: providing you with in-depth, 1-on-1 consultations from highly trained cannabis consultants. Visitors may place online orders for home delivery, pre-orders for in-store pickup, or visit in-store. $125 minimum for deliveries to the North Bay, $55 minimum for all other territories. Visit our website for menu options and selections. For consultations or information, use our web chat function or call us! [C10-0000515-LIC]
4092 18th St.

Wicked 6 Bar & Bites

A place for delicious drinks, tasty bites and fun in the heart of the Castro.