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The Castro

Castro Street, San Francisco

Castro Street
We love Castro Street — it's a fun place to hang out, eat, shop, and people-watch. Like North Beach, it's one of the most cosmopolitan places in the city — it's also known for its gay community, drawing tourists and locals alike.

Castro Street (and it's little side streets and alleyways) are filled with trendy boutiques, art galleries, specialty shops, fun restaurants, and hot bars and cafés.



Castro Street Restaurants
Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market
Blush! Wine Bar
Castro Tarts - 415-861-3268
Cove on Castro Cafe
Eiji Sushi - 415-558-8149
Eureka Restaurant & Lounge
Fable
Marcello's Pizza
Nizario's Pizza
Orphan Andy's — 415-864-9795
(Great Breakfasts)
Poesia Osteria Italiana
Sliders Diner — 415-431-3288

Castro Street Nightclubs & Bars
The Cafe
Cafe Du Nord
Harvey's
Pause Wine Bar
440 Castro
Lookout
Martuni's
Midnight Sun Video Bar & Lounge
Mix
Moby Dick
The Mint Karaoke Lounge
Pilsner Inn
Twin Peaks Tavern
Zeitgeist



Castro Street Parking
Parking can be difficult, especially on weekends and during special occasions (Castro Street Fair and Halloween), so arrive early or take public transportation. The underground MUNI train stops at Castro Station, right in the heart of Castro Street.

If you're coming into SF from the Peninsula, we recommend taking BART to Civic Center and transfering to MUNI — Castro Street is the third stop.

Castro Theatre
SF Historic Landmark

The Castro Theatre — a famous San Francisco movie palace and historical landmark — was built in 1922. Today, the popular venue features old movie classics, film festivals and special events. It is conveniently located on Castro Street, near the intersection of Market & 17th Streets.

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Castro Street Fair
The annual Castro Street Fair (in October) is one of the city's largest and most unusual — fun for shopping and people-watching!


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Fun Castro "Specialty" Store
Check out Something Rainbow next time your'e in the Castro — Whimsical Adult & Novelty Gifts, Fun Cards, Rainbow Candles, Souvenirs...and more! It's located at 4079 18th Street @ Castro.

Castro Halloween
Halloween is another FUN time to visit the Castro — it's worth a trip just to see all the costumed revelers partying in the streets. Be prepared for crowds — past years have drawn thousands of people to the Castro to celebrate Halloween.

NOTE: There have been NO "official" S.F. Halloween events planned over the last several years.

Fun Events
Castro Street Fair

San Francisco's LGBT Pride
Parade & Celebration

More Info
MyCastro.com
"The" website for everything and anything about San Francisco's GLBT Castro Community

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Moby Dick - Fun bar in the Castro

Mix Bar - Castro Street, San Francisco

Midnight Sun Bar - Castro Street, San Francisco

Harvey's in the Castro

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Marcello's Italian restaurant - Castro Street, San Francisco

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