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Aunt Charlie's Lounge

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Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Photograph: Courtesy Alyssa PereiraAunt Charlie's Lounge

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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.


Written by
Shoshi Parks


133 Turk St
San Francisco
Cross street:
at Jones St
Metro to Powell / Bus 5, 6, 9, 16X, 21, 31, 71
Opening hours:
Mon, Wed noon–midnight; Tue, Thu noon–2am; Fri noon–1am; Sat 10am–1am; Sun 10am–midnight
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