oscarraymundo

Oscar Raymundo, 31M. Editor at GayCities/Queerty, I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, graduated from Northwestern University and currently reside in San Francisco. I like making playlists, planning brunches and telling it like it is. I've been harboring dreams of being a spy ever since I snuck onto a flight at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris without a boarding pass.

San Francisco, California
Joined Sep 2009
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215 Loved Places

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  • The Mint Karaoke Lounge The Castro, San Francisco
  • The Cafe The Castro, San Francisco
  • El Rio The Mission, San Francisco
  • Underground SF Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco

Cities

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    oscarraymundo reviewed The Parker Palm Springs Over a year ago
    Loves it

    If it's good enough for Beyonce...
    It's good enough for us!

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    oscarraymundo reviewed California Academy of Sciences Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Phenomenal Pride Party!
    Every year the aquarium turns into a gay dance party just in time for Pride. Check it out!

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Sir Francis Drake Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Sunday's a Drag
    is a must for anyone living in the city and wanting to impress out of towners with authentic San Francisco flair!

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    oscarraymundo reviewed San Francisco Marriott Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Favorite Architectural Skyscraper in the City
    Can't mistake the glass of the Marriott. The View bar has some spectacular sights. Not to mentione, this was the home of the SF GLAAD Awards as well.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed The Muse Hotel Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Upscale tranquility
    That's the best way to describe the Muse hotel. The rooms are big and comfy. The mahogany floors and furniture add that much-appreciated allure of luxury.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Siam Kempinski Hotel Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Magnificent hotel
    I felt like a king here! The gardens had some of the most scenic views in all of Bangkok, and it was all inside the hotel.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Le Méridien Bangkok Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Modern and convenient
    Located in Silom, where all the gay action happens in Bangkok, Le Meridien is less "gay" than cousin properties the W, but just as design-heavy.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Four Seasons Bangkok Over a year ago
    Loves it

    What you come to expect from the Four Seasons
    Excellent service, attention to detail. Also a very convenient location and great Italian restaurant, Biscotti, onsite.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Banyan Tree Bangkok Over a year ago
    Loves it

    The rooftop is a must!
    The bars at the very top of this luxury hotel offer an incredible panoramic view of Bangkok, even if it's all hazy from air pollution.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Sra Bua Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Unlike anything else in Bangkok
    Modern, deconstructed, molecular.... whatever it's called, the food here is really somethin' else. The banana cake was a memorable treat.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Ruen Urai Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Charming
    A great place to have a classy meal before getting all sweaty on the dance floor of Silom's finest gay clubs!

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Issaya Restaurant Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Beautiful dining experience
    Great place all around. The signature mojito comes in these great stainless steel cups, making them extra refreshing! I'd love to rent out the whole place one day for a big party with all my friends.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Cafe Claire Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Refreshing and comfortable
    You must try the homemade coconut ice cream. Especially during one of Bangkok's heat waves.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Biscotti Restaurant Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Delicious Italian
    From the bread to the desserts, every meal is made with care. Delicious!

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Apsara Over a year ago
    Loves it

    A great view of Bangkok
    It was fantastic getting to see all the sights as the sun settled below the city! And things got really magical when a fireworks show started going off on the horizon. Couldn't have gone better. Oh and the food wasn't all that bad either.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed G.O.D. Over a year ago
    Hates it

    No photos allowed
    Not sure why though. it's not like anything too crazy was going on. I did leave early though. Early by Bangkok nightlife standards 1:30 am!

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    oscarraymundo reviewed DJ Station Over a year ago
    Hates it

    Good old boy-watching
    I was suprised to see how Americanized this gay club seemed to be. From the pop music, to the drag shows to all the Westerners who were there. No complaints, it made for a fun international scene.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed About Face Theatre Over a year ago
    Loves it

    The place to see gay-themed plays
    Their highly-acclaimed new work The Homosexuals has just been extended until August 14.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Elixir Lounge Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Try their bourbon drink
    Just enough spice to kick off the night on a sweet note. Or try a shaken-up drink just to see bartender Jeffrey jerk the shaker with passion.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Astoria Frühclub (at Silber) NO LONGER HAPPENING Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Don't get there too early!
    Don't get tricked by the name of this club. There's a reason cops tend to keep an eye out: awesome after parties!

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Goodhandy's Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Sodom party every 3th saturday
    Toronto's decadent (and irreverent) dance party and the costumes are all out!

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    oscarraymundo reviewed La Quinta Resort Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Convenient, relaxing villas
    The villas are a short walk away from the pool and the grove. But be careful about noise complaints! Many families stay around these parts.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Four Barrel Coffee Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Spacious and well-lit
    The open space and large windows create an inviting atmosphere. Yes, you will find a couple of people glued to their laptops.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Early to Bed Over a year ago
    Loves it

    friendly atmosphere
    perhaps too womyn-friendly, but a fun place to browse nonetheless. these girls really know what they're talking about!

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Field Museum Over a year ago
    Loves it

    if you liked jurassic park
    you'll love the field museum. plenty of fun stuff to look through and exhibits to get lost in - and a giant skeletal t-rex on the main floor!

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    oscarraymundo reviewed The GLBT History Museum Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Much needed
    Although it's underwhelming as a museum, it's great to see space in the Castro that highlights queer culture and not just another place for underage kids from Fremont to come get sloshed and vomit on the sidewalk... Now it's up to the community to stuff it with treasures and keep it open this time.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed The Flower Flat Over a year ago
    Loves it

    sneak your way...
    ...into what looks like Alice in Wonderland's tea party - amidst fresh flowers.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Beatnix Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Inexpensive costumes
    Unless you want to be trampled to death, give yourself plenty of room to browse this quirky, drag-friendly shop if you're looking for the ideal costume. Not much room to try stuff on, but the only place with these sorta goodies in the neighborhood.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed W San Francisco Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Swanktastic
    The W is known for stylish, modern decor, and the SF hotel is no exception. Great location near the MoMA and all the shopping of downtown. If you like to have a cocktail before dinner or before going out, The W also has a great bar.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Dolores Park Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Great view
    The gay area towards the hill in the back has been dubbed the Manshelf - sit here and catch all the cuties in their mankinis on our very own "beach."

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Ray's Ragtime Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Lots of films featuring clothes from Ray's
    From My Own Private Idaho to Ninja Turtles, Ray's is popular with films wanting to create an authentic vintage look.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed American Apparel Factory Store Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Legalize Good Style in LA
    This is the biggest hipster hangout this side of the Mississippi.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Comme des Garcons Over a year ago
    Loves it

    John Waters's favorite designer
    The store is an avant-garde design house in itself. Check out the edgy eccentric one of a kind fashion.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Clarke's on Belmont Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Best place to recap your night
    And all the crazy stuff that happened at Berlin the nightclub on the same block... catch some cuties from nearby Wrigleyville too.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Mercado de Fuencarral Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Gwen Stefani Factory
    Looking for fun, funky and relatively cheap? MDF gives you fresh fashion choices and great accessories to spice up any outfit.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Strong Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Blacked out
    Before going here once, so needless to say I don't remember much... except dark silhouettes moving funny in their backroom.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed IHOP Over a year ago
    Loves it

    It's like a part of the gay constitution...
    In every gayborhood, there will be at least one easily accessible IHOP with flirty waiters serving 24 hour breakfast.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Andaz West Hollywood Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Modern but warm
    The staff, although hard to pinpoint, walk around the lobby just waiting to see how they can be of assistance. Got us a reservation at the nearby Chateau Marmont. Way to start a Hollywood vacation.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed RAGE Restaurant & Bar Over a year ago
    Hates it

    Never felt so... old...
    As when I cracked my back trying to climb onstage. Plus, the wristband marking my 21+ status. But where else would play Selena Gomez?

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Abbey Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Thursday are for the Real WeHo'ers
    New party on Thursdays try to take the Abbey back from before it blew up. Mostly successful after you force your friends to come with you to the DJ booth and start the dance party.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed California's Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Making room to dance!
    The music is as diverse as the crowd - from 90s Latin pop to Celia Cruz and salsa, this cantina lounge had a pretty good crowd on a Sunday. No dancefloor but that didn't stop us from busting a move.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Q Bar Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Kind of crowded
    Cheap drinks and prime location has started making Qbar somewhat of a sensation in the Castro. There was a line to get in on a Monday night. A Monday!

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    oscarraymundo reviewed The Rickshaw Stop Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Gay-friendly parties
    Home of Cockblock and Blow Up SF, both parties draw large numbers of queer boys and the girls who love them. Kind of on the younger side, but that just means a more rowdy crowd.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Toad Hall Over a year ago
    Loves it

    The 2-4-1 special has me hooked.
    Not as... exciting as Badlands. But that's a good thing! If you get here early enough, you not only get double your drink but also have space to meet and mingle in the back patio before dancing up a storm!

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Truck Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Pick me up in this Truck
    The perfect size to go grab a drink with some friends and scope out the hotties walking around the bar. Just the right mix of dirty and clean cut.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Cilantro's Over a year ago
    Loves it

    A light meal
    That brings back a certain California feel, this restaurant is a great place to catch a healthy meal (try the juices) not to ruin the beach body you worked for all those months.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Five Points Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Perfect for intimate birthdays
    Five Points is intimate, but it never feels crowded or stuffy and you don't have to shout to have a conversation. And its in the perfect location to walk around in downtown New York after a great dinner.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Sidetrack Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Mondays!
    Even though my favorite musical is The Lion King (the movie), Musical Mondays are fun for everyone, regardless of your appreciation for showtunes. Kind of a production. The cherry lounge is my favorite.

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    oscarraymundo reviewed Berlin Over a year ago
    Loves it

    As eclectic as the city it's named after
    Not really in Boystown, but right on Belmont, this bar has that grungy abandoned factory feel. You can always expect a late night party with the best electro DJs and just the right mix of boys/girls. If you're looking for cutting-edge music to dance to like no one's watching, then this is the club for you.