LGBT: Folsom Street Fair
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LGBT: Folsom Street Fair

Unbeknownst to most visitors to San Francisco, the summer can be cool, foggy and rainy. Most first-timers end up buying a sweatshirt on their first day of touring the city. However, The Bay Area in September and October is the happiest place on Earth (sorry, Mickey!) We just love the weather, which is more summer like, the vibe, which is happier and more outdoorsy and the pending anticipation of Folsom Street Fair, the world’s largest leather event. Folsom will take place Sunday, September 25 from 11am to 6pm. And it just so happens we released our brand-new guide to San Francisco.

Here are five of the hottest things going on in the city! For the rest of our can’t-miss-list, use this link to download a FREE three-month subscription to ManAboutWorld and start planning your summer, er, fall getaway to the City by the Bay.

1. FUEL UP

Folsom Street Fair

At Sorrel, Pop-Up Restaurant, Chef Alex Hong is cooking up gorgeous, refined Italian-influenced American food that clearly shows his classic dining background (we’re talking dishes like burrata agnolotti with corn and black truffle and lamb shoulder dumplings with wild mushroom tea.)

2. BURN OFF THOSE CALORIES

There’s no shortage of parties – official and unofficial at the Folsom Street Fair, including the infamous Top of the Hole house party above the bar “The Hole.” The party moves to the DNA lounge starting late Sunday afternoon and is a great event to start out the evening. But the hottest ticket is always Folsom’s Real Bad Party. Sold only through hosts and a few selected venues, this is the best party to end your weekend.

3. SOAK UP SOME CULTURE

LGBT Folsom Street Fair

A hot new gallery complex in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, the Minnesota Street Project consists of 10 top-quality commercial galleries, including the art photography startup Cashmere Kirkeby and the Rena Branbten Gallery.

4. A DIFFERENT KIND OF FUEL

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Located at the bottom of the rear stairwell of the Liholiho Yacht Club, Louie’s Gen Gen Room is hidden in plain sight behind beaded door curtains bearing an idyllic palm tree. The reservations-only cocktail bar features an entirely different menu of food and drink from Liholiho chef Ravi Kapur and bar maestro Yanni Kehagiaras.

5. THE GAY MEAL: BRUNCH

Dobbs Ferry

Located in Hayes Valley, Dobb’s Ferry is an excellent brunch location. Fold in bottomless mimosas and bloody mary’s for the perfect Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

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Man About World, September 20th, 2016

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