It’s very touristy which translates to overpriced drinks and food, ridiculous cover charges at bars and nightclubs with dress codes.I have to admit, I was not aware of half of the services that The Center provides for the San Diego LGBT community.Well, it’s no surprise that the first gay brewery opened right here in San Diego earlier this year.I have had a sampling of some of their liquid offerings and I’m here to tell you that they are tasty and potent. The coffee and tea are yummy, there’s plenty of seating indoors and some seating outside and an eclectic crowd gathers at either location.But even I have to admit, I don’t come here for the booze; I come here for the food. It’s great for people watching or awkwardly staring at people you find attractive.Filter Coffee House The brownies here are delicious. I’ve played tour guide to plenty of visitors and the more I learn about San Diego, the more I love it.The majority of the city is gay friendly, but like any city, the best part is the gayborhood.
Gossip Grill is the one bar/restaurant where the ladies always outnumber the dudes.Extraordinary Desserts San Diego has a couple of Roller Derby teams: San Diego Derby Dolls and San Diego Roller Derby.There is also an LGBT softball league, America’s Finest City Soft Ball League.But now that I know I am impressed: there are all sorts of group meet ups that occur at The Center, from Coming Out/Questioning Support Groups, to transgender counseling to substance abuse counseling.In addition it is a great resource or LGBT friendly health services, provides HIV testing and can recommend fertility clinics.