Best Drag Bar - 2010
Latino cultures are famously obsessed with machismo, which makes it all the more impressive that one of the most rollicking drag bars in a town of rollicking drag bars is an old Mexican joint in the heart of the Mission. Esta Noche is the sort of place where queens take their shit seriously. The bar features nightly tranny and drag shows, and DJs spin Latin pop throughout the week. It's something of an aberration, situated at the locus of hipster nightlife on the 16th Street corridor between Guerrero and South Van Ness, and fabulously clad gals (or guys?) can often be seen dodging young men with thin beards and hoodies as they stumble out Esta Noche's front door. Do yourself a favor: Weave your way past them, cozy up at the darkened bar with a $2.50 beer, and let this place blow your mind.