10/20/2014 01:30 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

10 Things You Should Know About Gay Bars From A Castro Bartender

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As a Castro bartender at establishments ranging from Badlands to Blackbird for nearly a decade, Yuri Kagan has seen and heard just about everything. On the eve of the publication of his book, Vodka & LimeLight, Queerty asked the drink maker-turned-author to distill 10 lessons from that experience.

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