Will there ever be a time, however brief, when members of the numerous queer communities in this country can feel safe going out for a drink? Even the Bay Area, with its rich gay history, is no exception to hateful language and outright violence — the Tenderloin’s Compton Cafeteria Riot comes to mind. That’s why finding places to eat, drink, and dance that allow folks to be seen for whomever they are is critical. From Marin to San Jose there are loads of places where a queer person can feel welcome to get a snack or a coffee. But, for those looking to shake off life’s demands with something shaken not stirred, here are 20 bars in Oakland and San Francisco.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More