PROBABLY THE GAYEST CITY IN THE WORLD
Yes, this city is super gay! Maybe that’s why everybody loves it. People also say that it’s the most European and friendliest city in the USA. It would be very hard to disagree with these statements.
Folsom street fair, Dory alley fest makes this city also the fetish capital. Generally you can find anything you want in this super sexual place. Everybody is in open relationships, open marriages - super open to any sexual encounters. I’m sure if you spend at least a few weeks there you would be invited to a few orgies. Sometimes it can be overwhelming for regular church goers like me. ;)
The whole city is gay, but Castro is still the gay downtown, with Castro st and 18th Street intersection being the gayest place on the planet. It does have nice bars and clubs, but the best parties have left Castro a long time ago. It’s a great neighborhood to get wasted and dance, but if you wanna see the best gay night life - check monthly / semi monthly parties in Soma. Actually, the best gay club OASIS is also there. Burning Man influence on SF night life is obvious - ask around for burner fundraising parties - they all are a blast - my favorite ones are thrown by Glamcocks, Comfort & Joy and Mystopia.
Get out to bars almost any night, or on the more crazy weekends, have fun and play safe!
And don’t forget about 'gay beach' in Dolores park! It’s not really a beach per se, but a great place to hang out and meet hot boys!