Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Bars Tenderloin
4 out of 5 stars
Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Photograph: Courtesy Alyssa Pereira Aunt Charlie's Lounge

What Aunt Charlie’s Lounge lacks in location (it’s on one of the worst blocks in the Tenderloin) it makes up for in character. This postage-stamp sized, pink-lit cocktail lounge is a place for drag queens drifting towards retirement age to call home. On Friday and Saturday nights, the Hot Boxxx Girls perform their drag show to stellar reviews (reservations advised). Be sure to bring singles and plan to tip every girl. On Thursday nights local-legend DJ Bus Station John spins classic gay club music for the Tubesteak Connection dance party which starts at 10pm.


By: Shoshi Parks


Venue name: Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Address: 133 Turk St
San Francisco
Cross street: at Jones St
Opening hours: Mon, Wed noon–midnight; Tue, Thu noon–2am; Fri noon–1am; Sat 10am–1am; Sun 10am–midnight
Transport: Metro to Powell / Bus 5, 6, 9, 16X, 21, 31, 71
Price: $
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