Aunt Charlie’s Lounge San Francisco, Guide & Review
Aunt Charlie’s Lounge is Eclectic Tenderloin gay bar known for really cheap drinks and drag shows on select evenings. Aunt Charlie’s Lounge is open Monday through Friday Noon to Midnight, Saturday 10:00 am to Midnight, and Sunday 10:00 am to Midnight.
The last queer bar in neighborhood once bursting with them, Aunt Charlie’s is living history. Directly across the street from what was once Compton’s Cafeteria, the site of the 1966 uprising by Black trans Women that helped launch the modern LGBTQ + rights movement, it’s also an unfailingly working-class hangout with quintessential Tenderloin characters and impossibly strong, impossibly cheap drinks.
A carpeted dive narrow enough that you can touch the bar with one hand and the opposite wall with the other, it’s home to the Hot Girls, a troupe of older drag performers who, as well as the Tubesteak Connection, DJ Bus Station John’s re-created disco and San Francisco’s longest-running gay party. Aunt Charlie’s Lounge features chill vibe; friendliest people; diverse strong & tasty drinks that are reasonably priced; chill vibe; nice interior design; great jukebox; amazing drag shows; great popular music hits; excellent service; on-point disco DJs; best drag performances; and intimate lounge settings.
This is a real San Francisco landmark. Definitely a place to stop in San Francisco for an amazing experience. Worth checking it out!