If you've been to some of the younger clubs on the Castro strip, and your eyes and smarting from too many glow sticks and your head pounding from overamped bass, then head to Twin Peaks Tavern. Where are the Outlet malls? You'll encounter plenty of family here, especially gay guy 50 and older who have been socializing in this part of the city for decades. 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. If you only have time for one club and want to get a sense of the Castro, make it a Toad Hall night. Like the Endup, the Stud's popularity has waxed and waned over the years, but you can usually count on a colorful crowd most nights.
There's lots to celebrate these days in The CastroSan Francisco's historically gay neighborhood.
Back in the day, it drew a predominantly leather-and-Levi's crowd, and it's still definitely a go-to if this is your scene. Do you want a drag show specifically targeted for a GLBT audience? All forums.
But has steadily broadened its reach in recent years, and on any given night you're liable to find all kinds here, from buffed gym dudes to rugged bears.