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issue 6

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QUIZ: Am I Ready
 
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is it time to go out to the clubs again?

 

It’s been 14 months since queer people have been able to go to a club in San Francisco and dance. while we are not quite ready for nightlife to resume like the before times, the bars and restaurants are popping back alive in the Castro and SoMa and we have a few updates on some LGBTQ favorites that have been dark for all of the last year. 

 

El Rio is Back! after reopening its patio in early April, the beloved sunday spot is hosting the first Hard French in many moons. The sit-down, cabaret-style version of the decade-old party sold out in minutes, and it’s being hosted by Dulce de Leche and Lil Miss Hot Mess.

 

With both indoor and outdoor seating, Beaux is now open seven nights a week and later than any other bar in the Castro. SF drag impresario Heklina, who’s spent most of the year in Palm Springs, is doing her first ever one-woman show there on May 30, dubbed "Heklina's Soft Opening.”

in Soma, the powerhouse has reopened indoor service and the Eagle will return! according to staff rumors that the beloved indoor-outdoor leather bar will come alive again for the first time since last March. the timing is foggy but june 15th is the date to watch.

other juicy bits:

Oasis has posted an ad looking for a new full-time bar manager as it prepares to reopen; QBar is reportedly set to host some soft re-openings sometime in the coming weeks, after cleaning up and remodeling following a November 2019 fire upstairs; Badlands and Toad Hall, both owned by longtime bar owner Les Natali, remain dark, and Badlands was said by an employee last summer not to be reopening — at least under the same name (also the website URL has been abandoned). Hamburger Mary’s, also owned by Natali, is listed on Facebook as “permanently closed,” and its liquor license is up for renewal in July, but the staff couldn’t be reached for comment. The Cafe, which closed for a remodel in mid-2019 and never reopened, may be considering finishing that remodel by the time nightlife resumes.

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With the City reopening, the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, Folsom Street, and SOMA West CBD are partnering to bring you SOMA Second Saturdays, a Vendor, Art, and Artisan Fair. THE Debut EVENT WAS HELD May 8 on Dore Street next to Powerhouse.

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EVERY DAY IS THE PERFECT DAY TO HANG WITH THESE HANDSOME FELLAS

SEXY AND SAFE ( JACOB)

THOSE SMILES GET THEM OUTTA TROUBLE EVERY TIME (FORREST & BROCK)

LEATHER MEN LOOKING GOOD!

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THIS WEEK:    CHUEY CIBRIAN [THE PILSNER]

He may be a rookie here in San Francisco's LGBT scene, but chuey has a long history in nightlife.  He moved here from seattle where he worked at the legendary eagle bar amongst others.  he has recently joined the team at The pilsner and quickly become one of the city's must visit drink slingers.

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FA-WORD

What is the Fa-word, you ask? It's a six-letter, two-syllable term that starts with the letters fa and rhymes with maggot. It's not to be confused with the F-word.

                                                                - NPR. MAY 28,2011

AS WE ALL PICK OURSELVES UP AND DUST OURSELVES OFF, WE TEAMED UP WITH THE MOST POPULAR LGBTQ+ BARS, VENUES, AND PROMOTERS TO SHOW OFF ALL THE AMAZING CREATIVITY OUR COMMUNITY HAS PUT INTO OPENING BACK UP.

SAN FRANCISCO IS BACK UP AND RUNNING AND ALTHOUGH WE MAY NOT BE BE FULL STEAM AHEAD JUST YET, WE INTEND TO BE HERE SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUALS THAT MAKE THIS CITY THE LEGEND THAT IT IS.

 

                                              THANK YOU 

 

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