Gay San Francisco has long enjoyed a reputation of being one of America's most LGBT-friendly destinations. It’s proximity to the Central Valley and Sonoma Wine country brings fresh produce and world-renowned wines.
The city, like most of coastal California, is also incredibly vegetarian-friendly. While the city contains heaps of delicious and gay-friendly restaurants, obviously the Castro and SoMa provide the best LGBT options.
Classic Californian dining
No visit to San Francisco's Castro district would be complete without a stop by Harvey's, named after the gay activist and politician, Harvey Milk. The long-running restaurant gratifies the gay and lesbian crowd, bringing them classic American bistro from brunch to nightcap.
Or, if you’re looking to catch a game-on-the-go, Hi Tops is the gay sports bar of the city showing numerous sports channels (as well as Turkish Oil Wrestling) alongside indulgent bar food (corn, fries, nachos, sandwiches and burgers, etc).
On warmer days, the eclectic and romantic Cafe Flore patio invites you to dine in its cozy setting under Bay Area sunshine. Here you'll find fresh cuisine that includes the café's Wagyu burger or its spinach frittata, among numerous other California-fusion entrées.
The best brunches
When you need to sober up or slay a hangover, the convenient Orphan Andy’s (open 24/7) brings you the perfect comfort food combination. Sunday brunches are epic. Talking of which...
Red Door Cafe is one of the most unique (and cheeky) restaurants in the city, but make sure to follow its rules: only come in parties of two and with a full heart. Also, do watch out for the phallic decorations in your drinks! The restaurant serves amazing brunches with a Latin American twist.