Hamburger Mary's

Hamburger Mary's Finally Reopens in the Old Patio Space

Burgers, Drag Queens and Double Entendre Cocktails Ensue

By Joe Starkey ·
None 7 Photos Hamburger Mary's

You love your burgers, but you feel like they've been missing something lately. 

Ah, of course.

Drag queens. It's drag queens.

And with that, it's time to say hello (again) to Hamburger Mary's, the infamous drag-themed burger restaurant that used to exist, then didn't, but now suddenly does again. It's currently soft-open in the Castro, and here it is in pictures.

You and a group of friends who are down for an interesting night out will enter this huge establishment via the bar area, which is a spacial priority you can get behind. You'll grab high-top stools near the leopard print walls and briefly wonder if a picture of Tina Turner singing "Proud Mary" is a bit too on-the-nose.

A Black and Bleu Boy burger with bacon and bleu cheese crumbles feels about right. A Ruby Tuesday cocktail with grapefruit vodka and grapefruit juice feels about right-er. The jury's still out on the fried Twinkies.

Though the real reason you're here is for the nightly drag performances. Grab some bills for tipping and don't be the awkward one in the group, because they will single you out.

Drag queens can sense shyness.

Joe Starkey

Joe Starkey is the tallest person in the room 90% of the time. He enjoys liquors that aren’t smoky, dive bars that are, and has a vague dread that someone, somewhere might be having more fun than him.


Hamburger Mary's
531 Castro St
(between 18th and 19th)
San Francisco, CA, 94114


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