Gay in The Castro

The last Castro bar to open at 6am, Mix lives up to its name with a full rainbow of colorful neighborhood characters – acclaimed lesbian playwrights, AIDS LifeCycle champs, and off-duty drag queens alike. The front bar is snug and sociable, but the open-roofed smokers patio is where the action is. Drink specials run $2–5 and good vibes are free.