ONE BLOCK. ONE DAY.

FIND THE BEST IN CAS­TRO ONE BLOCK AT A TIME

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Ex­plore

The Cas­tro is ac­ces­si­ble via the F- Mar­ket streetcar line, which trav­els up Mar­ket Street. For con­text on the neigh­bor­hood’s ac­tivist his­tory, visit the GLBT His­tory Mu­seum. Catch a show at the Cas­tro The­atre, an Art Deco movie palace screen­ing cult films and host­ing campy sin­ga­longs like “Mary Pop­pins” and “Moana.”

GLBT His­tory Mu­seum

4127 18th St., 415.621.1107

Cas­tro The­atre

429 Cas­tro St., 415.621.6120

Eat

At the lo­cal chain Su­per Duper Burger, the soft serve cones and spiked shakes are hits. At Canela, the Span­ish tapas and wine list are ex­cel­lent, and the at­mo­sphere is dim and ro­man­tic. The new Finn Town from "Top Chef" alum Ryan Scott serves hearty nightly spe­cials. Hot Cookie bakes a racy-shaped mac­a­roon.

Su­per Duper Burger

2304 Mar­ket St., 415.558.8123 2272 Mar­ket St., 415.552.3000 Canela 2251 Mar­ket St., 415.626.3466 407 Cas­tro St., Finn Town Hot Cookie 415.621.2350 Clock­wise from top: Friends­giv­ing spe­cial at Finn Town; the Look­out, ideal for peo­ple watch­ing; Cas­tro The­atre sign light­ing up Cas­tro Street; Pimm's Cup at Black­bird.

Drink

You’ll find a gay bar thump­ing beats at all hours (and maybe spot a drag queen or two). One of the most pop­u­lar is the Look­out. The vibe is mel­lower at Twin Peaks Tav­ern, which was the coun­try’s first gay bar with glass win­dows. On Mar­ket Street, Black­bird mixes ar­ti­san drinks in a sleek yet ca­sual set­ting. The Look­out 3600 16th St., 415.431.0306 Twin Peaks Tav­ern, 401 Cas­tro St., 415.864.9470 Black­bird 2124 Mar­ket St., 415.503.0630

Shop

Cas­tro has in­de­pen­dent bou­tiques and clev­erly named adult nov­elty stores. Shops worth a look in­clude the high- end Sui Generis con­sign­ment stores, Dog Eared Books and Lo­cal Take, where you can pick up a lo­cally made San Fran­cisco sou­venir. Cliff’s Va­ri­ety (in busi­ness since 1936) sells puz­zles, toys, art sup­plies and feather boas. Sui Generis 2231 Mar­ket St., 415.437.2231 Dog Eared Books  489 Cas­tro St., 415.658.7920 3979B 17th St., Lo­cal Take 415.556.5300 Cliff’s Va­ri­ety 479 Cas­tro St., 415.431.5365

For more things to do in Cas­tro go to where­trav­eler.com

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