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Shared space: Let's stop the kvetching in 2020

Shared space: Let's stop the kvetching in 2020

  • by Race Bannon
  • Dec 18, 2019

The Powerhouse also held its inaugural Ms. Powerhouse Leather contest recently. I'm using both new contests here as an illustrative point that San Francisco's leather bars are now officially shared space. Welcome to the modern queer leather bar.

Nightlife Events  Dec 19-26, 2019

Nightlife Events Dec 19-26, 2019

  • by Events Editor
  • Dec 18, 2019

Ho, ho homemade holiday happy nightlife events don't need unwrapping.

Beards & Booze @ The Edge

Beards & Booze @ The Edge

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Nov 26, 2019

Bears, bearded men and the (perhaps not facially-haired) men who admire them gather regularly at The Edge Bar for the weekly Friday happy hour Beards & Booze.

'Drummer' redux: famed leather magazine gets a reboot

'Drummer' redux: famed leather magazine gets a reboot

  • by Race Bannon
  • Nov 6, 2019

Any man who traveled within the gay leather world of the late 1970s to '90s likely read or knew of Drummer magazine. The last issue of Drummer was published in 1999, until now. Drummer is back. In early October a new iteration of the magazine debuted.

Circuit Sundays @ The Cafe

Circuit Sundays @ The Cafe

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Oct 30, 2019

The recently reopened Café revved up Gus Bean's monthly tea dance (third Sundays), Circuit Sundays. With airy sunny dance and hangout areas, the new and improved Café is a new/old favorite in the Castro, day or night.

Nightlife Events Oct. 17-24, 2019

Nightlife Events Oct. 17-24, 2019

  • by Events Editor
  • Oct 16, 2019

Nibble on some pumpkin spice nightlife.

Nightlife Events Oct. 10-17, 2019

Nightlife Events Oct. 10-17, 2019

  • by Events Editor
  • Oct 9, 2019

Autumn lovelies fill our weekly line-up of nightlifery.

Finding Fe-Be's - Rediscovering the history of an iconic bar

Finding Fe-Be's - Rediscovering the history of an iconic bar

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Sep 25, 2019

One thing about Fe-Be's that most people know it is that it was the first leather bar on Folsom Street. If there is a second thing people know, it's that the bar was the place that the iconic "Leather David" was born. But there's more to the bar's story.

49ers Pride @ The Detour

49ers Pride @ The Detour

  • by Events Editor
  • Sep 18, 2019

A San Francisco 49ers football Pride watch party at The Detour in the Castro District featured the 49ers vs. Bengals game, which was shown Sunday Sept. 15 at The Detour.

Robbie Robinson makes history: former bartender and barber reveals a lost gay San Francisco

Robbie Robinson makes history: former bartender and barber reveals a lost gay San Francisco

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Aug 28, 2019

James "Robbie" Robinson visited San Francisco while stationed at Parks Air Force base in the East Bay in 1957. After being cruised on Market Street, the man led him to the Silver Dollar Bar. His visit began a gay journey in creating community.

Frank Schumacher memorial @ The Edge

Frank Schumacher memorial @ The Edge

  • by Mark Abramson
  • Aug 12, 2019

San Francisco bars often serve as more than a space for drinks and entertainment, but also for community gatherings. On a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon, August 11, two crowds gathered to wish their loved-ones Godspeed.

Grand Opening @ Detour

Grand Opening @ Detour

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Jul 31, 2019

The new Detour, the formerly named Brewcade (2200 Market St.), held re-opening parties in mid-July as their expanded arcade and video games bar took over the former Hecho restaurant space.

Nightlife Events Aug. 1-8, 2019

Nightlife Events Aug. 1-8, 2019

  • by Events Editor
  • Jul 31, 2019

Pull up to the bumper for auto-motivated amusements; meaning, get yourself out to have fun.

Taking the Detour: Fond remembrances of a sexy cruise bar

Taking the Detour: Fond remembrances of a sexy cruise bar

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Jul 24, 2019

Fourteen years after the original Detour Bar closed, mention of it evokes strong memories for patrons, especially after news of a new very different bar taking its name. Let's recall the sexy, cruisy original.