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Why is Lookout consistently ranked among the most beloved queer bars in the city? It’s probably the location, a second-story perch surveying a massive six-way intersection in the Castro and all who sashay across it. But it could also be the way the kitchen at this incomparably vivacious spot churns out carnitas tacos, Tex-Mex queso, and “deep-fried bourbon shots” - fries with bacon-caramel sauce - alongside the boozy slushes and actual bourbon shots served at the bar. Drag brunch Lips And Lashes is set to resume in July, but in the meantime, enjoy Lookout’s ground-level expansion into Noe Street, whose occasional closures to traffic is one of the best things to happen in the Castro in a while.

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