I'm off to the mountains this week for a much-needed retreat from all the City's hassles, but here are a couple things to keep you all amused while I'm gone:
Cosmic Gypsy Happy Hour with DJ Mak at the W Hotel
Get your lounge groove on with DJ Mak in this swank hotel bar.
6PM - 8PM
W Hotel, 181 3rd Street x Howard
The Jaded Gay DJ Recommends: Charlie Horse at the Cinch
Best place to go out and have a cheap drink while being entertained by drag queen antics. Recently voted Best Drag Show in San Francisco by the SF Weekly! Music by DJ Dirty Knees and Bearzbub is more rock and new-wave oriented, but at least it won't interfere with your conversation. Check out my latest review of Charlie Horse at The Cinch.
9PM - close
The Cinch, 1723 Polk Street (between Clay and Washington)
Fag Fridays at The EndUp
Reliable, not all that exciting, typical San Francisco deep house, but it's gay and you can stay until the next afternoon.
10PM - 6AM, and then Ascension starts up
The End UP, 6th x Harrison
Monthlies and One-Offs
The Jaded Gay DJ Recommends: Lights Down Low at Club 222
This installment features guests Cobra Krames and Purple Crush, with resident DJs Sleazemore, Rchrd OH!? Still smarting a bit from my last excursion there, but I still think this is one of the most fun Friday nights in the city. Check out my previous reviews of Lights Down Low.
10PM - 2AM
Club 222, 222 Hyde Street x Turk
Ginormous at The Rickshaw Stop
A new techno monthly with residents Alland Byallo (Kontrol), Christian Martin (Dirty Bird), Dave Aju, and Jason Short.
10PM - 2AM
The Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell at Van Nexx
The Rod at Deco Lounge
For all the gay boys who want to pretend that it's 1979. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them. Check out my review of The Rod.
10PM - 4AM
FREE before 10PM, $5 After
Deco Lounge, 510 Larkin at Turk