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Marlena's Birthday at Patricia's Green

Marlena's Birthday at Patricia's Green

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 12, 2023

Friends of Absolute Empress Marlena (aka Gary Mclain) celebrated the 84th birthday of the local icon at Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley on November 12.

SF supervisors' panel advances liquor license for Stud Bar as collective plans fundraising telethon

SF supervisors' panel advances liquor license for Stud Bar as collective plans fundraising telethon

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 9, 2023

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee unanimously approved a liquor license for The Stud — a necessary precondition before the iconic LGBTQ nightclub can open its new location in the South of Market neighborhood.

Drag queens & DJs & drinks, oh my! Besties nightlife venues & events for 2023

Drag queens & DJs & drinks, oh my! Besties nightlife venues & events for 2023

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Oct 24, 2023

Yes, some bars have closed, but more nightclubs and bars have recently opened than in years past, despite the pandemic. This includes winners and runners-up, many in Oakland. Celebrate them all by going out.

LGBTQ History Month: Queer couple seeks history of their Oakland home

LGBTQ History Month: Queer couple seeks history of their Oakland home

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 18, 2023

Joan Howard and Rebecca Longworth wish the walls could talk in their East Oakland home, which they discovered was once a working-class lesbian bar.

Going Out, Oct. 5-13, 2023

Going Out, Oct. 5-13, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 5, 2023

Our autumn harvest of arts and nightlife events is ripening, rousing and ribald, so check 'em out this week and every week.

SF Badlands reopening Wednesday afternoon

SF Badlands reopening Wednesday afternoon

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 4, 2023

At long last, Badlands is reopening this afternoon for the first time since the COVID pandemic, the new co-manager confirmed to the Bay Area Reporter on October 4.

SFPD: Two suspects get away after Castro bar break-in

SFPD: Two suspects get away after Castro bar break-in

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 3, 2023

Two suspects got away after allegedly breaking into the Lookout bar in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood.

SF LGBTQ bar vandalized with anti-trans slur

SF LGBTQ bar vandalized with anti-trans slur

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 27, 2023

The Cinch Saloon, the last LGBTQ bar on Polk Street in downtown San Francisco, was vandalized with graffiti containing an anti-trans slur.

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 25, 2023

It's time for Bay Area Reporter readers to cast their ballots for the LGBTQ newspaper's annual Best of the Bay contest.

2 LGBTQ bars won't be open for Castro Street Fair

2 LGBTQ bars won't be open for Castro Street Fair

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 21, 2023

Two LGBTQ bars in the Castro neighborhood will not be open for the Castro Street Fair October 1, despite initial hopes to the contrary.

Going Out, Sept. 21-29, 2023

Going Out, Sept. 21-29, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 21, 2023

While we've got all the details on the annual Folsom Street Fair (this Sunday, Sept. 24) and its related events, we also have plenty of less kinky arts and nightlife events listed, this week and every week.

Fluid510's new tasty brunch & evening drag show

Fluid510's new tasty brunch & evening drag show

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 12, 2023

Fluid510 last month launched its bottomless mimosas brunch with a zesty menu, and the evening Jush Sundays, a drag cabaret hosted by "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant Jasmine Masters.

The Stud LGBTQ bar needs to raise $500K for reopening

The Stud LGBTQ bar needs to raise $500K for reopening

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 5, 2023

A campaign to raise half-a-million dollars to reopen The Stud has already brought in $27,000.

Going Out, August 31-Sept. 8, 2023

Going Out, August 31-Sept. 8, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 31, 2023

If our Fall Arts Preview features aren't providing enough arts options to amuse, then check out our expansive online listings, also with nightlife fun; this week and every week.