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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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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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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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17 Jan 2020

Amnesia on Valencia is Closing

Sometimes it feels like the San Francisco local media business is a just a race to break the story of which place is closing now. That’s the sad state of media and the sad state of San Francisco in 2020. It’s like bummer porn. Amnesia was one of the very

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29 Jul 2019

100 Year Old Tosca Cafe is Closing Down

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM Back in the day Tosca was part of what I called “The Holy Trinity of San Francisco Bars”. Along with Specs‘ and Vesuvio, Tosca represented the funky old North Beach bohemian scene that was part of

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14 Apr 2019

High Tide Cocktails in the Tenderloin Has Closed

I was in the Tenderloin last night getting a bite to eat when I saw something awful: High Tide Cocktails was closed. It was a Saturday night, so I couldn’t understand why they’d be shuttered on what was most likely their busiest night of the week. I then check Yelp

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27 Mar 2019

Edinburgh Castle Is in Trouble Because Techies Don’t Drink Enough

It looks like the famed Edinburgh Castle Pub could become the next culture casualty in San Francisco’s unrelenting development game. The dive bar, which has been around since 1959, recently showed up on real estate listings for a cool $3,995,000 (Does the $5k discount make it feel any less like

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