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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This neighborhood is an amalgamation of unique shops, cafes, and businesses that reflect the diverse nature of San Francisco’s lifestyle. There are very few chain restaurants so each establishment reflects a one-of-a-kind sensibility. The architecture is mostly old style San Francisco with row houses and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Mjsomaha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took the tram up Market Street until it terminated at Castro. Apparently, this is the center of the Castro neighborhood. Walking around the area I thought to myself that this is the San Francisco I had always imagined regarding its LGBTQ community. The locals...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here during our visit to San Francisco we were both disappointed as we were expecting so much more. If you too the flags down you wouldn't know it was the gay area.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JohnPaul78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historical significance of this neighborhood is often lost by the fun times at the bars and clubs, but understand. This is/was a safe haven for the LGBTQ during times that it wasn't safe or welcomed for us to leave the neighborhood. Yes, things have...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank MattyDoesWorld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year it gets smaller ( truly, fewer blocks) and less gay. I arrived past the peak in the 70s and past the worst of AIDS and neighborhoods change..obviously and did we ever really need that many rainbow flag stores? In the 90s I could...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2019 via mobile

Very colourful with the rainbow flags and crossings. A street full of historic moments. Some old men seem to like to walk up and down the street naked I don’t know why but they do. We saw several older men doing this and they kept...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hlucasuk
Reviewed 27 September 2019 via mobile

A sunny afternoon on arrival for the first time in SF and what a delight to roam gently the street of the Castro area. Renowned for its LGBTI locals, shops, cafes and bars it is a lot of fun for people watching and taking in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 596suem
Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

A very special and colorful neighborhood that teaches about the proud community culture. If you are a narrow minded person, this is not the place for you! You better get there and leave the prejudice at home. I really enjoyed the area, it has lots...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dikla D
Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

The Castro is located in a beautiful neighborhood with gorgeous views, and it possesses a rich history. This district was one of the birthplaces of the modern LGBT civil rights movement. Although very different from its heyday in the 70s, it still has the vibe...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Y6912DKscotth
Reviewed 8 September 2019

The whole of this area was s well known for its Gay and LGBT community . The colourful history of the area has a museum . The entire stretch is dotted with rainbow flags and the dainty culture which makes it the Mecca Of culture...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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I have no idea what you are asking. Who stole what from you?
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Orphan Andy's Sucks big time with Rude Service and lots of Greese with high prices .
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Response from jontonyc | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is the Gay area of San Francisco, we've been there a few times & you really feel comfortable being there