Another go-go gig, but this place was going to be considerably more intense than The Cinch. Gradually, the GLBT presence waned, although arguably it's started to come back a little in recent years as nearby Hayes Valley has gentrified and even the nearby Tenderloin has show a few hints of rejuvenation. Known locally as "the 'Shoe," Boystown cuties flock here to throw their dollars at boys and bartenders. The bar is intricately carved, the bartenders are pleasantly world-weary, and the regulars queue up as early as 8 a. Wild West Side Cortland Ave.
Silverado In the Pacific Northwest, somewhere between gorgeous green lusciousness and artsy flannel-wearing hipsters is Silverado.
Men from all over the globe stop by Hotlanta to get up close with the fully nude guys of the Dirty South. Hostesses Heklina and D'Arcy Drollinger are behind this ambitious venture that offers a range of cool events, from the hipster-adored Blowpony SF to comedy nights to high-camp shows and revues. From Name. Sing to your heart's content, and try not to be intimidated by the fellow talents, as some seriously capable singers frequent this bar known for its immense karaoke catalog.
After 50 years, San Francisco's last male strip club and gay-adult entertainment space will close it's doors mid-August.