Visit Leathertown!

While in San Francisco, be sure to explore the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District.

Our volunteers are working to create an actual walking tour guide that will enable you to hear about the current and historically-important locations.   Stops will include:

The San Francisco South of Market Leather History Alley:

Ringold Alley’s Leather Memoir

Eagle Plaza – the World’s First and Only Leather-Themed Public Plaza

The Stud – A unique queer venue and nightlife hub, owned and operated by an 18-person worker-owner cooperative

The Oasis — once a bathhouse with a swimming pool, today a nightspot with the best in Drag and All-Male revues.

Wicked Grounds – Possibly the World’s first, and definitely the best loved, combination coffee-house and kink culture and education center.  Check out their books and toys, too!

Mr. S Leather and Leather Etc.  – Two very different leather stores in a single block.  Between them, you’ll find something for everyone — if they’re kinky. that is.

Today’s Leather BarsPowerhouse, the SF Eagle, the Lone Star Saloon and the Hole in the Wall

Yesterday’s Leather Bars — Visit the locations of the Slot, the Barracks, FeBe’s, the Ambush, and dozens of other long-gone but not-forgotten leather hangouts.

The 11th Street Entertainment District – These nightlife venues (including the famous DNA Lounge) mostly cater to non-LGBTQ folks, but they can be fun anyway. 

The Murals of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District – Formal murals, casual street art, and even billboards help enliven the District.

The back streets and alleys of SoMa — filled with interesting architecture and amazing history.

And much more.

Until that tour is ready, we encourage you to print out our brochure and explore on your own.  Have fun!