The universally agreed Mecca of gay life is San Francisco’s Castro District. The affluent North side of Market is home to a predominantly gay and lesbian community, excellent bakeries, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and of course, gender bending bars. The famed Castro Theatre, the Castro’s historic art deco movie palace, screens old and independent films from around the world. On Halloween, the center of San Francisco is the Castro, with crowds in the thousands celebrating in the streets.
Epicenter: Castro and 18th St.
Charming old Victorians with its busiest thoroughfare being Castro Street. The activism of the '60s and '70s forged a community with sizable political and economic power. Home to infamous landmarks like the Castro Theater, with many cafes, shops and restaurants.
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Bar and Concert Hall
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