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April 6, 2015

Boy And Toy Shopping In San Francisco

Whether you’re looking for a bed stand or a one-night stand, the perfect gift or fun item to add to your personal collection, look no further than San Francisco’s Castro.

One Night Stands – Badlands
Shop at the late night meat market better known as Badlands if you’re looking to put another notch in the ‘ol bedpost. This bar is filled to the brim with European tourists, twins, and innocent out-of-towners every night. When it overflows, head across the street to its sister bar, Toad Hall.

A Beautiful Bouquet – Urban Flowers
The Looking-famous Urban Flowers Shop is filled with off-the wall varieties we guarantee you’ve never seen before as well as more than a few daddies to check out. From the classics to the oddest things you can image, a stop in this mom-and-pop flower shop is the perfect way to say whatever it is you want.

Uniquely Castro – Castro Theatre with Hot Cookie
Nothing says “Castro” like the landmark Castro Theatre, literally. It flashes a neon C-A-S-T-R-O all night. This neighborhood gathering spot has garnered international acclaim and hosts shows ranging from fabulous sing-a-longs to cult classics and box office hits. If you get a sweet tooth at the theater, swing in the shop next door, Hot Cookie, for the most scrumptious and scandalous treats in the ‘hood. You may leave with a pair of underwear or your picture in “Hot Cookie” branded underwear on the wall.

Fun In The BedroomRock Hard
Rock Hard is one of several adult oriented stores on the main Castro block. Rock Hard has enough unique merchandise to keep you entertained in the store – and the bedroom – for hours on end.

Well-Fashioned AttireCitizen and Union Made
If you’re looking for something more public such as a new wardrobe or just an accent item to spice up an outfit, find it in the storefronts of the Castro. The many boutique shops have a wide range of clothing and accessories. Stop into Citizen and Union Made for some dashing and debonair, gentlemanly inspiration.

Sexy UnderwearBody
Body sports any kind of under gear you could think of, from silk briefs to leather slings. The prices are reasonable and the service is friendly. Spend some quality time perusing their shelves in search of an exciting addition to your personal collection. Or, if you prefer, check out the other guys checking out the underwear section. You may bring home more than just a fresh pair of skivvies.

The Ultimate One-Stop ShopCliff’s Variety
Don’t know exactly what you’re looking for or where to find a super random item such as purple Christman lights in July? Well this Castro institution is where you’ll find it. A great place for home improvement, gifts, and browsing, you’ll find everything under and over the rainbow at Cliff’s Variety.

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