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20th Anniversary @ The Cinch

20th Anniversary @ The Cinch

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Jul 18, 2018

Celebrations for the twentieth anniversary of The Cinch Bar's ownership by Bob Thornton and Robby Morgenstein, held on Saturday, July 14, included a festive array of drinks, food, and a live performance by Maria Konner.

The Monster Show @ The Edge

The Monster Show @ The Edge

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Jul 11, 2018

The Monster Show, The Edge bar's weekly drag show, scintillates and scandalizes with campy big numbers on a tiny stage. Last week's 'Bruno Mars vs. Marina & the Diamonds' theme featured an 'illegal alien' number by host Intensive Claire.

Manimal @ Beaux

Manimal @ Beaux

  • by photos: Steven Underhill
  • Jul 3, 2018

Friday nights at Beaux see a diverse fun crowd of patrons who enjoy Manimal, the dance music night that features gogo cuties in the spacious club venue.

BFD @ Oasis: Gogo studs galore

BFD @ Oasis: Gogo studs galore

  • by photos: Gooch
  • Jul 3, 2018

Big Fat Dick, Los Angeles nightlife producer Mario Diaz' gogo stud-focused event, returned to Oasis in SoMa on June 29.

Frank Banks, musical master of The Mint

Frank Banks, musical master of The Mint

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Jun 20, 2018

From 1975 to 1988 Frank Banks was both defined by and helped define The Mint (1942 Market) in San Francisco. He would go on to play other bars before he left and his presence here was felt all the way to City Hall, but The Mint was his home.

Pride parties: Celebrate, dance and enjoy

Pride parties: Celebrate, dance and enjoy

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 20, 2018

There's a lot going on for Pride weekend before and after the parade. Here's a select list of just some of the weekend's events for those who want to party, dance and enjoy some nightlife talents.

Giving Back During Pride Month

Giving Back During Pride Month

  • by Juanita MORE!
  • May 30, 2018

Juanita MORE! highlights June events that benefit us all, and provide a lot of fun.

Gay Gaymes:  Geek out at gaming nights

Gay Gaymes: Geek out at gaming nights

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 23, 2018

Tuesday nights at The Midnight Sun are the newest Gaymer nights in the Bay Area. These evenings, which co-organizer Saul Sugarman promises will be loads of fun for gay geeks and their friends, will feature popular video games.

Cinco de Mayo @ Castro Bars

Cinco de Mayo @ Castro Bars

  • by Steven Underhill
  • May 9, 2018

Despite being an obscure battle victory in Mexican history, for patrons of Castro bars, the May 5 holiday remains an excuse for margaritas and specialty cocktails.

Street Meet - Big block party planned for Eagle's fifth anniversary

Street Meet - Big block party planned for Eagle's fifth anniversary

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 25, 2018

On April 29 the SF Eagle, one of South of Market's most popular and iconic gay bars, will celebrate its fifth anniversary under the ownership of Lex Montiel and Mike Leon with what promises to be a huge birthday bash.

Our Lady of the Phone Booth

Our Lady of the Phone Booth

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Apr 25, 2018

Linda Pancost's forty years of gay bars in San Francisco included The Tower Lounge and The Phone Booth.

Best Bars & Clubs: Your nightlife favorites fly their fun flags

Best Bars & Clubs: Your nightlife favorites fly their fun flags

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Apr 11, 2018

One of the nicest things about the Besties is that it shows how vital our nightlife is in town. But don't just take the word of our readers for it. Along with the winners, check out the runners-up and run a contest of your own.

Curtain Calls for Queer Space?

Curtain Calls for Queer Space?

  • by Juanita MORE!
  • Mar 4, 2018

Polk Gulch was the place to be. It was the place where the community first celebrated its holiest of high holidays, Halloween, and where parades, marches, and protests took place.

Saving Gangway's artifacts

Saving Gangway's artifacts

  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 28, 2018

Supporters of the now-closed Gangway worked to save items from the gay bar's interior.