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Badlands likely reopening within 2 months, new co-manager says

Badlands likely reopening within 2 months, new co-manager says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 21, 2023

The Badlands nightclub in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood is expected to open soon, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

Going Out, August 3—11, 2023

Going Out, August 3—11, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 3, 2023

Sip a beer with pals at The Midnight Sun, take in "The Tudors" at the Legion of Honor, or clap along to the rousing "Tina Turner Musical" at the Golden Gate Theatre. We've got all this and many more nightlife and arts listings, this week and every week.

Going Out, July 27—August 4, 2023

Going Out, July 27—August 4, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 27, 2023

Whether you're strapping up or stripping down at the Up Your Alley Street Fair, or fanning out in finery at a summer music concert, we've got the deets, this week and every week in Going Out.

Castro's Q Bar reveals opening timeline as other businesses remain shuttered

Castro's Q Bar reveals opening timeline as other businesses remain shuttered

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 13, 2023

A Castro neighborhood bar that'd been closed for years will be reopening in September after it passed its final inspection.

Beaux staff to take over shuttered Harvey's space

Beaux staff to take over shuttered Harvey's space

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 11, 2023

The bar and nightclub set to open next summer in the old Harvey's restaurant space at Castro and 18th streets will undergo a complete overhaul and expansion into a vacant adjacent retail space, according to one of the new leaseholders.

DJ Hodel is back spinning, celebrating 40 years

DJ Hodel is back spinning, celebrating 40 years

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 20, 2023

The music was pumping and the dance floor and bar were packed at Oakland's White Horse Bar last month.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride and joy

Juanita MORE!'s Pride and joy

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Jun 20, 2023

San Francisco drag legend Juanita MORE! is in mid-preparation for what is always, and promises to be, a wall-to-wall weekend of events during this year's Pride celebrations.

Fluid510, Oakland's fabulous new nightlife venue

Fluid510, Oakland's fabulous new nightlife venue

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 20, 2023

Fluid510 is one of three new queer bars and the largest clustered in Oakland's Uptown and downtown neighborhoods that opened within months of each other this spring. It completes a trifecta of rebirth for Oakland's LGBTQ nightlife.

The Brave Bull: Modesto bar's still kickin' at nearly 50

The Brave Bull: Modesto bar's still kickin' at nearly 50

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Jun 20, 2023

The Brave Bull opened on Modesto's South 9th Street in 1973, and became a gay bar a year later. At almost 50, it's been the home of drag shows since the '70s, where local and visiting patrons enjoy its inclusive appeal.

Going Out, June 15-23, 2023

Going Out, June 15-23, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 14, 2023

With so many LGBTQ events taking place, you might feel a bit of rainbow overload. But never fear. We've got arts and nightlife events carefully selected, so you can plan your gay agenda, every week right here.

Obituaries: Robert Neal Thornton

Obituaries: Robert Neal Thornton

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 14, 2023

The obituary for Robert Neal Thornton, who owned The Cinch Saloon on San Francisco's historic Polk Street.

Russian River's recovery & revelry

Russian River's recovery & revelry

  • by Enrique Asis
  • May 30, 2023

As summer events in Guerneville and Monte Rio return, it's worth looking back to see how Russian River venues have recovered from the pandemic and a series of floods and fires.

Feelmore Social, Oakland's latest cool bar

Feelmore Social, Oakland's latest cool bar

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 30, 2023

Downtown Oakland has a new hangout that's a little bit wild and sexy: Feelmore Social. Nenna Joiner, owner, said, "We want to create a space where sexual weirdos can come."

Going Out, May 25 - June 1, 2023

Going Out, May 25 - June 1, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 25, 2023

June 1 kicks off Pride Month, but we've got a lovely bouquet of rainbow-licious arts and nightlife events in the last week of May as well. Get going out.