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Fisch & Flore soft opening showcases renovated Castro venue

Fisch & Flore soft opening showcases renovated Castro venue

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 4, 2024

The former Café Flore, shuttered for four years, had a soft re-opening on April 3 as Fisch and Flore, a new seafood restaurant and bar.

Going Out, April 4-12, 2024

Going Out, April 4-12, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 4, 2024

We've sprung into spring action with a blossoming array of arts and nightlife events in Going Out.

Going Out, March 28-April 5, 2024

Going Out, March 28-April 5, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 28, 2024

Sure, we've got some serious plays, concerts and art exhibits. But don't miss the Mrs. Roper bar crawl on March 30 in the Castro. Get out your wigs and caftans! It's just one of many fun nightlife events, including Easter fun, in Going Out.

AsiaSF's grand finale: popular nightclub/restaurant to close after 26 years

AsiaSF's grand finale: popular nightclub/restaurant to close after 26 years

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Mar 19, 2024

AsiaSF, the visionary transgender cabaret spot which has called 201 9th Street home for 26 years, is leaving its permanent location to continue as a pop-up performance troupe, with performances at 9th St. continuing through its last shows on April 23.

Port Bar's closing party: Oakland nightclub will be missed

Port Bar's closing party: Oakland nightclub will be missed

  • by Stephen LeBlanc
  • Feb 26, 2024

After serving as a central gathering place for Oakland's diverse queer community for almost nine years, the Port Bar served its last drag brunch and poured its last cocktails on February 25.

'Sqream,' Queens! Immersive horror parody coming to Oasis

'Sqream,' Queens! Immersive horror parody coming to Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 13, 2024

Look out for Ghost Face! "Sqream: A '90s Musical Drag Parody," comes to Oasis on February 14. This will be an immersive show, meaning that the cast will be performing all over the club, mixing in with the audience.

Turned-on town: Damon Scott's 'The City Aroused: Queer Places and Urban Development in Postwar San Francisco'

Turned-on town: Damon Scott's 'The City Aroused: Queer Places and Urban Development in Postwar San Francisco'

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Feb 13, 2024

"The City Aroused: Queer Places and Urban Development in Postwar San Francisco" is the perfect introduction to a tale of maritime workers, labor unions and the building of a sexual subculture that has its roots in the city before World War II.

Old Harvey's space gets new name

Old Harvey's space gets new name

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 1, 2024

After the name Brut was withdrawn, the ownership group behind a planned new bar and restaurant at the high-profile intersection of 18th and Castro streets has settled on what to call the establishment.

Going Out, Feb. 1-9, 2024

Going Out, Feb. 1-9, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 1, 2024

Shake up your usual routine with a vibrant dance concert, a stunning art exhibit, or a night of drinks and drag. While nearly every bar will screen the Super Bowl on Feb 11, you can find other diversions, even some that also include men in tights.

News Briefs: SF Eagle plans to boost nonprofit fundraising

News Briefs: SF Eagle plans to boost nonprofit fundraising

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 24, 2024

The SF Eagle Bar in the city's South of Market neighborhood has announced it is increasing the cost of its beer bust tickets in order to boost fundraising for nonprofit organizations.

Going Out, Dec. 28, 2023 - Jan. 5, 2024

Going Out, Dec. 28, 2023 - Jan. 5, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 27, 2023

Whether you're looking for last-minute New Year's Eve plans, or craving some fun movies to watch cuddled up at home, we've got plenty to help you ring in the new year the way you want. We toast your arts and nightlife options each week.

Reinventing queer Las Vegas: a gayborhood grows downtown

Reinventing queer Las Vegas: a gayborhood grows downtown

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 26, 2023

While Kylie and a cowboy crooner offer gay fun at The Venetian, the growing downtown Las Vegas scene now includes smartly designed hotels, an art park, nightclubs, and even a large bookstore.

Celebrate the New Year: party like it's 2024

Celebrate the New Year: party like it's 2024

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 19, 2023

While every bar and nightclub will celebrate the new year in some way, if you're looking for some fun things to do to celebrate the New Year, here are a few of our special suggestions of the best New Year's Eve events in town.

'The Bars Are Ours' — Celebrating the spirit of bars and community spaces

'The Bars Are Ours' — Celebrating the spirit of bars and community spaces

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Dec 5, 2023

Lucas Hilderbrand seeks to redress the notion that in the early days, queer culture only happened at places like The Black Cat in North Beach and the Stonewall Bar in New York by introducing us to bars throughout the country.