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03 Dec 2020

Lucky 13 is Finally Actually Closing for Good

Update: Martin Kraenkel who managed Lucky for 25 years had this to say, “It sucks to go out like this way. We always knew this was coming, but I would’ve loved to have a big blowout. Instead we’re closing down during COVID. I can’t even take the staff out to

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02 Nov 2020

Triple Voodoo Brewing Has Shut Down

There’s been yet another sad closing in the Bay Area’s nightlife and beer scene. After 11 years making tasty beers in the Dogpatch, Triple Voodoo Brewing has shut down. As announced on their Facebook page, the final weekend at their tap room was the 23rd-25th and now they’ve officially stopped

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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25 Sep 2020

Wish Bar in SoMa Has Permanently Closed

I just got the unfortunate email from Andrea Minoo, owner of Wish Bar in SoMa, that the the nearly 20 year old lounge has officially closed. This is a bad news day for SoMa considering we just reported that The Cake Gallery just down the street has also permanently closed. While

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13 Jul 2020

Bender’s Might Be Closing and Needs Your Help

I got the news today that Bender’s Bar & Grill is might be closing due to the awfulness of the COVID pandemic. That’s why they’ve started a GoFundMe to try and save the bar. I know that we keep hearing more and more news like this each day and it’s

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09 Jun 2020

Aunt Charlie’s Lounge Hits Fundraising Goal, Bar Will Survive

The last remaining LGBTQ+ bar in the Tenderloin is not going anywhere. We reported last week that Aunt Charlie’s Lounge, the 33-year-old nightclub that we think is the best drag queen dive bar in the world, was in serious danger of closing on August 1 if they could not get

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03 Jun 2020

Aunt Charlie’s Lounge Will Close In August Without Your Help

It could be curtains for the last remaining LGBTQ+ bar in the Tenderloin, and it will be without community support. Aunt Charlie’s Lounge at Turk and Taylor Streets prides itself as being the “last queen standing” in what used the be the gayborhood of the Tenderloin, but a June 1

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22 May 2020

Thieves Tavern & Blind Cat are Closing

Yet another major bummer of an announcement. On the heels of the closing of The Stud comes the shutting down of two more bars that I love. I got my start bartending in the Thieves family of bars. I was part of the crew that opened up Dear Mom back

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20 May 2020

The Stud, SF’s Oldest Queer Bar, is Closing

Goddamnit. This one hurts. The Stud is closing. Goddamnit. First opened in 1966, The Stud has had lived in multiple locations over the past 54 but it’s been in its current location on 9th Street for quite some time now. In fact, it was set to close for good in

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