I’ve been to gay bars. I’ve seen transvestites entertain. But I’ve never seen anything quite like Asia SF, a SOMA bar and restaurant featuring “gender illusionists” — the scene of my twin David’s and my birthday bash last night.
The waiters are “girly men” — males who’ve had cosmetic surgery, breast implants and other nip/tucks so they look like gorgeous women — who entertain you by lip synching and dancing every 45 minutes on the oval shaped bar in the center of this hopping night spot.
The food is billed as three-star Cal-Asian cuisine; the signature cocktails are watered-down and cost $9-10; and the whole night costs much more than it should. But for what my wife calls “dinner and a show,” it’s live entertainment and well worth it.
A: 201 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94102