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BARchive: Take Me to the River

BARchive: Take Me to the River

  • by Dr. Jack Fritscher
  • Jul 31, 2012

Diversely eclectic, Guerneville is San Francisco's backyard playground on the fabled Russian River where generations of GLBTs have retreated like Thoreau at Walden Pond to vacation.

BARchive: Tri-ing Times

BARchive: Tri-ing Times

  • by JIm Provenzano
  • Mar 26, 2012

Years before the first Gay Games (1982), San Francisco's gay community already had a lot going on in organized sports. Several gay softball teams had been organized before the historic Gays vs. Cops games in 1973 and 1974.

BARchive: Love Hurts

BARchive: Love Hurts

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 19, 2012

Is your Valentine tired of chocolates and flowers? Does sipping champagne with a strawberry dropped in a fluted glass induce an eye-rolling response?

Barchive: Bars, Baths and Beyond

Barchive: Bars, Baths and Beyond

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Jan 29, 2012

If you are new to the Bay Area, you could be excused for thinking of the area between San Francisco and Mountain View as a nightlife free zone - at least as far as LGBT nightlife goes. But it has not always been this way.

BARchive: Holiday Haunts

BARchive: Holiday Haunts

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 15, 2011

The winter holidays are the most obvious time of year when gays, separated from their parents, are forced to decide between biological family and acquired family.

BARchive: Eating Out

BARchive: Eating Out

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 30, 2011

When did restaurants become gay? San Francisco gays gathered at restaurants and nightclubs that served food for decades before the Stonewall Riots in New York, and before the Compton Cafeteria riots in the Tenderloin.

BARchive: Leathernecking

BARchive: Leathernecking

  • by Dr. Jack Fritscher
  • Jul 19, 2011

The night its doors opened, the Leatherneck became the peer of vintage theme bars like The Tool Box, The No Name, and The Brig. The Leatherneck was one of the best bars of the Titanic 1970s.

BARchive: Homo Base

BARchive: Homo Base

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 21, 2011

Like a yin-yang of stalwart athleticism and Bacchan celebration, gay bars and gay sports have gone together for more than half a century.

BARchive: My Funny Valentine

BARchive: My Funny Valentine

  • by Dr. Jack Fritscher
  • Feb 12, 2011

When Gavin Newsom opened the romantic rotunda of City Hall for gay marriage on Valentine's Weekend 2004, he became King of Hearts. Lovers from around the globe flew to San Francisco to wed on Newsom's sweeping staircase.

BARchive: Happy Endups

BARchive: Happy Endups

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 29, 2011

The Endup, one of San Francisco's oldest nightclubs, has managed to endure 38 years of tumultuous history while maintaining its popularity.

Chuck of Montclair

Chuck of Montclair

  • by Nez Pas
  • Mar 11, 1982

Known to many as "Chuck of Montclair," Chuck Kuhlke earned that title as a hairdresser in the Montclair area of Oakland.