YouTube celebrity Tyler Oakley has won the hearts of millions across the world with his distinct sense of humor and abiding honesty. With over 8 million followers, his YouTube channel has become a place for viewers to laugh, learn, contemplate and accept. Tyler uses his celebrity as a voice for the LGBT community, allowing his own experiences to shed light on the issues that the demographic faces.
W Hotels caught up with Tyler during his stop in San Francisco. If you follow his YouTube channel, you'll know that Tyler moved to San Francisco after graduating from Michigan State. To this day, his favorite neighborhood in the city is the Castro.
"I used to live right next to The Lookout, so anytime I’m in town, I always have to make my way to the best district in the country. A slice of Gabriel’s Pizza at Marcello’s, a vodka soda at Q Bar, and a gander at the new photos in Hot Cookie, and I’m set. The Castro is magical & charming, and I’m reminded of that every single time I visit."
- 10 Questions With Tyler Oakley, The Angle
We wanted to give Tyler a warm welcome back to the City by the Bay, so we put together a few of our favorite San Francisco treats.
Anchor Steam Lager ✔
TCHO Chocolate Bar ✔
Cookies from Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory ✔
Blue Bottle Iced Coffee ✔
and of course, cookies with the Binge book cover!
Shortly after his stay at W San Francisco, Tyler announced The Tyler Oakley Show for the Ellen Digital Network. Watch his first episode to see him kiss Celine Dion!