LGBTQ+ spaces have been vanishing for a long time, but few subspecies are rarer than the neighborhood gay bar. Trax, really the only queer hangout north or west of the Castro, is about as chill as they come. Perhaps best enjoyed after some vintage shopping or on a bar crawl through all the watering holes on Haight Street with good bones - this building dates to 1940 - Trax opens at noon with barrel-aged Manhattans and Vieux Carrés. And in a city struggling with displacement and gentrification, low-key glamour like that may be exactly what keeps this place going in perpetuity.
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