Sing-a-long at the Castro Theatre
Keep warm this winter by catching a sing-a-long at our historic Castro Theatre! Built in 1922 by Timothy Pflueger who later went on to design theatres across California — including the equally stunning Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The exterior is a quirky Spanish Colonial design, inspired by Mexican cathedrals. The interior is reminiscent of the inside of a tent — with the addition of some art deco details, like the chandelier.
The Castro Theatre is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017. But it didn’t become a fixture in San Francisco counter-culture until after Harvey Milk moved into the neighborhood in the mid 70s. That’s when quiet working-class Irish neighborhood of Eureka Valley transformed into the Castro District and became the epicenter for the LGBTQ community. Since then, the Castro Theatre has been home to campy theatre — such as their now iconic sing-a-longs!
Check out the Castro Theatre calendar for their current line up and upcoming show times.
Reserve a lane at Mission Bowling Club
Nothing keeps you warm quiet like bowling a game at our eclectic little boutique bowling alley only for those 21+ — the Mission Bowling Club.Relax between frames in tufted leather booths as you sip on craft cocktails from their full bar! Or, if bowling isn’t your thing — just show up to indulge on their Mission Burger created by famed chef Anthony Myint.
If you’re traveling with anyone under 21 — be sure to show up on the weekends during their Family Hours from 11am – 7pm!
Take a handful of quarters to the Musee Mecanique
Escape the 🌧 and duck into the #MuseeMecanique / #Pier45 at #FishermansWharf with a handful of quarters to explore an amazing collection of turn of the century automatons and arcade games! Need more rainy day ideas? Join one of our local guides on tour with 10% off code "DylansTours" Photo by @sam_abbrams
Spend a cold day in San Francisco exploring the Musee Mecanique with a pocket full of quarters! This collection of turn of the century automatons, nickelodeons and 1980s arcade games is totally free to the public — all you need are the quarters to activate this arcade museum.
Be sure to play a game of Spot the San Francisco Native — all you have to do is head over to Laughing Sal near the entrance. Laughing Sal is a towering, nearly six foot tall, buck-toothed ginger automaton that began terrorizing locals at our waterfront attraction Playland at the Beach until its closing in 1972. Now, to play this game — just feed a quarter into Laughing Sal and watch as the SF locals slink away from Sal’s maniacal laughter.
Play a round at Urban Putt
If you don’t want to brave the weather to see the sights, then just head over to the Mission District for some San Francisco themed mini-golf at Urban Putt! Don’t forget to enjoy the miniature sights with tasty craft cocktails ?
Test your pinball skills at Free Gold Watch
One of San Francisco’s more bizarre places to keep warm during #WinterInSF — a silk screening business turned pinball arcade! The best part? You can run into Dylan’s Tours very own pinball celebrity — Per! Starting on Jan 11th at 7:30pm the 2017 Spring League runs every other Wednesday. Just be sure to bring a pocket full of quarters and head over to the Dirty Harry pinball machine!
[Featured Image by Helder Ribeiro via Flickr]