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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.

BARchive :: Fair Trade

BARchive :: Fair Trade

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Feb 18, 2018

Late in 2016, the press buzzed with word of tunnels beneath the 900 block of Market Street that provided escape routes from bars. There was more underground about these bars than tunnels, however. They were a hotbed of trade.

Goodbye, Gangway

Goodbye, Gangway

  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 1, 2018

The Gangway, at 841 Larkin Street, one of the Tenderloin district's last gay bars, closed for good Saturday, January 27.

BARchive :: Club Dori - A Bar in A World of Its Own

BARchive :: Club Dori - A Bar in A World of Its Own

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Aug 20, 2017

When we think of the history of our community, we usually think of neighborhoods. But there are places that exist outside of neighborhoods, and Club Dori was one of them.

Codeword Closes - Is DNA Lounge to Follow?

Codeword Closes - Is DNA Lounge to Follow?

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 19, 2017

Codeword, the queer-friendly nightclub in San Francisco's South of Market district, has closed. Its sister club DNA Lounge, under the same ownership as Codeword, is struggling.

Shining Stars: Gameboi SF @ Rickshaw Stop

Shining Stars: Gameboi SF @ Rickshaw Stop

  • Aug 16, 2017

Gameboi, the monthly gay Asian and pals' dance party, took over the Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell Street) with panache and a Pokemon Go presence, including Poke-swag, a few guys in Poke-costumes.

Historic SF Gay Bar Ginger's Trois Reborn

Historic SF Gay Bar Ginger's Trois Reborn

  • by Sari Staver
  • May 11, 2017

Gay bar history got a resurrection of sorts, with the soft opening of the new/old Ginger's Trois, located in the basement of Rickhouse, the bar that took over its location several years ago.

BARchive :: Purple Reign

BARchive :: Purple Reign

  • by Michael lanagan
  • May 7, 2017

In a few short years North Beach was ground zero for a host of talented musicians, comics and poets not associated with the Beats. The Purple Onion was central to that world.