Sweetbriar 5: We Are Still Gay Out Of The Castro
I know there was a time when the Castro was the only haven for gays in San Francisco, but wake up my fellow boys of fabulousness! It ain’t 1975. Of all the cities in the world, San Francisco is one place where being gay doesn’t turn too many heads regardless of were you are the gay mecca. So venture out of the Castro and leave your gayness on dance floors all over the city. Here are a few picks this week to get you started.
BE DEVIANT AND BE REWARDED
Not only is Paul, the owner of Truck, a hottie, he also has a taste for naughty and tawdry boys…..and apparently so do we all. This Friday night, Truck brings the Mr. Leather crowd to SOMA once again with their contest entry in to the Mr. SF Leather circuit with Deviant. Hosted by the Queen of deviant behavior, and a nun to boot, Sister Roma will help us weed through the leather clad contestants while enjoying music that will put deviant thoughts in our minds, and drink specials that will make us act upon them….well, we need an excuse don’t we? And a good excuse to party out of the Castro.
Deviant, 10 pm – 2 am
Friday, March 6
1900 Folsom @ 15th Street
CAN I GET A MOO MOO
Apparently “non-fat” is back in style, well at least back in town as Non-Fat Friday takes up residency at Triple Crown to herd you all on the dance floor. In addition to Jason Kendig and Kevin Knapp joining Nikita and Kim Kong as resident djs, Detroit’s Keith Kemp and Rich Korach provide that music that make you go moo. Triple crown is fast becoming the club hot spot just east of the Castro border, and this Friday dance club gives us another reason to go on a field trip. Photo ops provided by Guzman, and tranny fierceness given by Suppositori Spelling and Psycho Tammy as hosts.
Non-Fat Friday, 10pm – 2am
Friday, March 6
1760 Market Street @ Octavia
FROM PALACE TO COLOSSUS
With the 90 day closure of the Café in the Castro for remodel, and the end of Boy Bar with it, Gus Presents had to come up with something for you boys to keep you happy on Fridays. So here comes the Palace! With its Grand Opening this Friday at a grand new party space, Mist, Palace may be the spot to complete the Friday night made for boys. A weekly club, you may get used to the star-studded All-Male Revue and the gracious hostess and Queen of SF Media herself, Pollo Del Mar. You know, it’s those drink specials that bring you boys to the table and Blue Angel Vodka promises not to disappoint. But once you are there, DJs Jay-R and Lee Decker promise to make the dance floor fit for a king in his palace. I don’t know about you, but going from the bar to a SOMA palace works for me!
Palace, 9pm – 2am
316 11th Street near Folsom
Apparently the Greeks did everything up with Gold leafed ornate and glittery things….sounds kind of gay to me, which is why Gus Presents’ Colossus circuit party has always been a favorite of mine. With all the space in gay mega party venue Ten15, you will have a different beat to go from room to room with the aid of DJs Twisted Dee and Lee Decker. Gus always gives us a royal event with Colossus, and that ain’t Greek to me.
Colossus, $15 - $25, 10pm – 6am
Saturday, March 7
1015 Folsom @ 6th
THERE IS SOMETHING SWEETER THAN SWEETBRIAR
Not a secret. Honey SoundSystem is sweeter than I am. What? Well, ok. I am okay with when the two of us are together you will get all the sugar one can handle. There you go. And last Sunday when I finally made it to their Honey Sundays offering at Paradise Loft, I heard diabetes took a turn for the worse, honey. The boys of Honey SoundSystem are some of the best DJs in San Francisco, PeePlay and Ken Vulsion, but they still bring in guest d-jocks to add to all the sweetness in the house. The party is in the loft upstairs at Paradise Lounge, and you easily flow from the front bar and lounge area to the back spacious dance floor where all the candy is. These guys really know how to keep on a sugar high.
Honey Sundays, 8pm- 2am
1501 Folsom @ 11th
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(Deviant photo courtesy of BarryMuniz.com; Palace photo courtesy of FalconStudios.com)