Experience the Castro neighborhood through its Legacy Businesses!

Rainbow graphic with street sign reading The Cove on Castro

1. Start your day with a delicious brunch at The Cove on Castro. This cozy spot offers home-style meals that have warmed hearts and stomachs for generations, providing a perfect beginning to your Castro district exploration.

Photo of storefront of Cliff's Variety

2. Explore the eclectic offerings at Cliff's Variety, your go-to spot for souvenirs and a diverse array of goods for your home and garden. This Castro gem promises a unique shopping experience with its carefully curated selection, ensuring you find something special to commemorate your visit.

Photo of the storefrontage of the GLBT Historical Society in the evening

3. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the local LGBTQ community at the GLBT Historical Society Museum. The captivating museum showcases a fascinating collection of exhibits and artifacts, offering a meaningful glimpse into the diverse stories and milestones that have shaped the community.

two photos in split screen of the fronts of the Castro Village Wine Company and the Castro Country Club

4. Indulge in the diverse flavors of California wines at the tasting bar of Castro Village Wine Company. Alternatively, experience the inviting atmosphere of the safe and cozy Castro Country Club, where you can enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee and a delightful snack.

Picture of ceramic bowls at Ruby's Clay Studio and Gallery

5. There are over 50 artists' work for sale and on display at Ruby’s Clay Studio & Gallery, as well as exhibits throughout the year that showcase an array of sculptural and functional ceramic work by artists using a variety of clay bodies, glazes, and firing techniques.

Photo of the Castro Muni station

6. Embark on a captivating walking tour of the neighborhood with Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours, where knowledgeable guides weave together the vibrant history and unique charm of the Castro, providing an engaging and informative experience for visitors.

Photo of storefront of Rolo

7. Elevate your style with elegant men's clothing from Rolo, available at two locations — Rolo on Market and R by Rolo. Discover up-and-coming brands, the hottest looks for club night, or on-trend looks for dad. Make your shopping experience in the Castro a stylish affair!

Photo in split screen of storefronts of La Mediterranee and Anchor Oyster Bar

8. Enjoy several excellent dinner options. Savor award-winning Mediterranean cuisine at La Méditerranée or delight in the freshest seafood at Anchor Oyster Bar or tantalize your taste buds with traditional Thai flavors at Thai House Expess Restaurant. All offer distinct culinary experiences that contribute to the rich gastronomic tapestry of the Castro.

Photo of storefront of Moby Dick

9. Unwind with a drink at the fun and friendly Moby Dick bar or immerse yourself in live entertainment at Cafe du Nord, rounding off your day in the Castro with vibrant nightlife options that cater to diverse tastes.

Photo of storefront of Marcello's Pizza

10. Conclude your evening with a delectable choice of pizza, hot dogs, or sliders at Marcello's Pizza, where every bite is baked with love and served with pride, providing a flavorful and satisfying end to your Castro district exploration.

Legacy Business Program

The Legacy Business Program is for businesses 30+ years old that add to San Francisco's culture. Legacy Businesses can get marketing help, business support, and grants. It is the first program of its kind in the United States.


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Shop Dine SF is an initiative of the Office of Small Business, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

Its aim is to bring attention to the local businesses and neighborhood corridors. Spending money at local small businesses helps merchants and creates jobs.

Shop local. Even a small increase can have a big impact.

Questions? Email shopdinesf@sfgov.org