Lucky Pierre – May 2, 2008

Guys getting naked at a strip poker game in a San Francisco gay bar.

May 2, 2008 At this edition of Lucky Pierre, the first-Friday party that used be held at the Stud, Artemis Chase dealt several games of strip poker to a bunch of really cute guys. And since each game only had one winner, lots of guys wound up completely naked. And yeah, if you look carefully enough, you’ll see full frontal male nudity. [Show slideshow] 123456►

Poser @ Truck

On the red carpet at Poser, a tongue-in-cheek weekly party once held at Truck in San Francisco.

May 1, 2008 In May of 2008, the South of Market bar Truck began a new event called Poser that was a tongue-in-cheek take on the stereotypical pretentious LA-style bar. Truck is Folsom Street gay bar designed with a sort of truck stop dive diner/bar motif. Though it’s on the south side of Division Street and therefore technically in the Mission, it has a sort of spiritual affinity with the SOMA leather bars just a few blocks up the street, so we’re willing to consider it to be a SOMA bar. Poser, their new Thursday night event, rolled out the … Continue reading

Manimal @ Beaux – Oct. 17, 2014

Manimal @ Beaux

October 17, 2014 Andrew Christian model Murray Swanby and adult star Ryan Rose were the special guests at this edition of Manimal, the Friday night party at Beaux in the Castro. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to stay long enough for the midnight “strip down,” where the hosts planned to strip selected guests down to their skivvies. But we got a few go-go boy pics before it was time to leave. [Show slideshow]

Balls Out Ball 2008

Full Monty Strip Show

April 26, 2008 In April of 2008, the SF Fog gay and gay-friendly rugby team had their third (and final) Balls Out Ball, an annual fundraiser to help the team raise funds to go to the Bingham Cup. The fundraiser was held at Danz Haus. It was emceed by Trauma Flintstone with Fernando and Greg the Gay Sportscaster, and featured a comedienne and bachelor date auctions. But the big draw was the rugby boys’ full monty strip show. Eight of the guys in jeans, white collar shirts, and ties (but barefoot) got on stage, dragging four people from the audience … Continue reading

2014 Castro Street Fair – Part 2

The cast of the Monster Show's performances at the 2014 Castro Street Fair.

October 5, 2014 We just posted nearly 200 photos and a few videos from the 2014 Castro Street Fair, the neighborhood festival that Harvey Milk founded in 1974. (Read this for more about the history of the Castro Street Fair.) One of the big productions on the Main Stage was a medley of numbers from the Monster Show, the now-weekly drag show hosted and organized by Cookie Dough that started off at Harvey’s and is now every Thursday at the Edge. They did two sets with different performances in each, but we only have videos — eight of them! — from … Continue reading

2014 Castro Street Fair – Part 1

The streets were packed at the 2014 Castro Street Fair.

October 5, 2014 Last Sunday was the 41st annual Castro Street Fair, San Francisco’s longest-running street fair founded by Harvey Milk in 1974. (Read this brief history of the Castro Street Fair for more.) Market Street was blocked off down to Noe, Castro was blocked off to 19th, and 18th Street was blocked off for a few blocks going east and west of Castro. The Main Stage on Market at Castro & 17th was hosted by drag queens Honey Mahogany (season 5 contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race) and by Vivienne Forevermore. We got photos and videos of Rory Davis and Monica … Continue reading

The Crib – April 24, 2008

Contestant in the Crib's male amateur strip contest dancing in just his undies.

April 24, 2008 For many years, Gus Presents held a weekly Thursday night party 715 Harrison called The Crib — notable because it was one of the few bar parties that were open to guests 18 and over. (Guests who were 21 or older received a wristband to alert bartenders that they had been carded and could purchase alcohol.) Many guests — guys and girls alike — went to the balcony where they could strip down to their underwear to dance above the crowd. And this night, this big draw was the male amateur strip contest. Guys danced before the … Continue reading