Located in the Pacific Heights section of the city, the gay-friendly, uber-popular Red Door Cafe(1608 Bush) serves up delicious European-style dishes and boasts raucous, three-hour brunches. Owned by chef Ahmed, who also acts as the waiter and host, entertains guests with his wild, unpredictable, but warm demeanor.
If you're a fan of wings, beer, and a delivery menu, go ahead and mark Hi Tops (2247 Market) on your SF bar list. Plus: They've got Tuesday trivia night!
As far as old standards go, The Cinch (1728 Polk) has got the lock on San Francisco gay history. The last standing gay bar on the city's historic Polk Street has a week of pride events planned — including two drag shows with absolutely no cover and jello shots.
A classic SF Castro hang, Lookout(3600 16th) always seems to have something on the calendar, especially now. From drag shows to karaoke night to lip sync battles, you'll surely find the party here.
For a taste of that old-school scene, Twin Peaks Tavern has plenty on tap (pun certainly intended). With cocktails, wine, beer, and wine by the glass, this stop is often referred to as "the gay Cheers," adding a little hometown feel to your celebration.
Dedicated to the "mayor of Castro" and America's first out politician, Harvey Milk, Harvey'sprides itself on serving the San Francisco LGBTQ community with a full menu, happy hour and comedy shows (Funny Tuesdays). If its name is any indication, this place is a historic (and accepting) lunch or date-night spot.
If you've had one too many beers and need some lighter fare, Chow (215 Church) is an LGBTQ-friendly pit stop that will leave you feeling healthier as you party on.
Another sweet Castro spot, Cafe Flore (2298 Market) offers a quiet getaway with coffee, brunch, lunch, and dinner options — a good stop off before a night out on the town.
For film buffs who don't mind munching on some quality cuisine while at the movies, Foreign Cinema (2534 Mission) wouldn't be bad to include in your celebration.
If you don't mind hanging out in the upstairs room of a cozy bookshop, poring over classic poetry, City Lights Bookstore (261 Columbus.) is a solid option to waste a couple of hours and collect plenty of inspiring lit for your Pride week.