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(KRON 4)   San Francisco's oldest gay bar 'The Stud' to permanently close due to pandemic   (kron4.com) divider line
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2020-05-22 9:55:37 AM  
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2020-05-22 10:05:09 AM  
Gay bars are, sadly, a thing of the past, as gay people can live openly now, and don't particularly need a special place to be able to express themselves, and hookup apps like Grindr mean that you can quite literally just have someone come to your house for a hookup.

Besides, I've gotten to the point where I just can't bring myself to overpay for drinks while techno music bashes me in the back of the head.
 
2020-05-22 10:05:22 AM  
That place was usually packed.
 
2020-05-22 10:39:55 AM  
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2020-05-22 10:40:09 AM  

jake_lex: Besides, I've gotten to the point where I just can't bring myself to overpay for drinks while techno music bashes me in the back of the head.


From every gay bar/club I've seen it looks like the party is happening outside the premises than on the inside.
 
2020-05-22 10:40:14 AM  
Woah. So a virus outbreak closes a gay bar, and it's NOT a sexually transmitted one, you say?!?

Well. There ya go. Huh.
 
2020-05-22 10:41:49 AM  
For every business that "permanently" closes, one will open in its spot. That is if your business was going to stay open if not for
Covid.
 
2020-05-22 10:43:12 AM  
GIRL!  I WANNA TAKE YOU TO A GAY BAR!
TAKE YOU TO A GAY BAR!
BUT IT'S CLOSED!
SO WE GOTTA GO HOME!
GO HOME!
 
2020-05-22 10:46:46 AM  
As long as the Sex Cauldon's okay.
 
2020-05-22 10:47:42 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: As long as the Sex Cauldon's okay.


I thought they shut that place down...
 
2020-05-22 10:47:54 AM  
"We work hard, we play hard."

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2020-05-22 10:48:03 AM  
The Stud is being put out to pasture?

So they're gonna drive a nail in to the stud?
 
2020-05-22 10:48:56 AM  
Inconsolable

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2020-05-22 10:50:11 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: The Stud is being put out to pasture?

So they're gonna drive a nail in to the stud?


I'm sure they can bear it.  They hit bottom but I'm sure they'll come out on top of this.
 
2020-05-22 10:50:33 AM  

bigpeeler: That place was usually packed.


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2020-05-22 10:51:41 AM  

jake_lex: Gay bars are, sadly, a thing of the past, as gay people can live openly now, and don't particularly need a special place to be able to express themselves, and hookup apps like Grindr mean that you can quite literally just have someone come to your house for a hookup.

Besides, I've gotten to the point where I just can't bring myself to overpay for drinks while techno music bashes me in the back of the head.


they made their money on gay tourists thus there is no light at the end of this tunnel
 
2020-05-22 10:56:06 AM  
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2020-05-22 10:59:07 AM  
A better name for an old historical gay bar near the ocean is "The Barnacle". It just sounds right
 
2020-05-22 11:02:07 AM  

jake_lex: Gay bars are, sadly, a thing of the past, as gay people can live openly now, and don't particularly need a special place to be able to express themselves


In San Francisco maybe.  I'm married to a woman but I made the mistake of telling a story at work about something funny that happened to me in a bar and named the bar I was in. This bar is 120km away from where I live but well known as a gay bar because it's probably the nearest one, I was made very unwelcome for a long time simply because it became known that I was inside that bar when I was in college over a decade ago.
 
2020-05-22 11:03:32 AM  

zpaul: For every business that "permanently" closes, one will open in its spot.


Yeah, who cares if a unique landmark bar that's part of the city's culture closes forever and a Chipotle opens in its place?  There's still a business there, and that's all that matters.
 
2020-05-22 11:03:37 AM  

jake_lex: Gay bars are, sadly, a thing of the past, as gay people can live openly now, and don't particularly need a special place to be able to express themselves, and hookup apps like Grindr mean that you can quite literally just have someone come to your house for a hookup.

Besides, I've gotten to the point where I just can't bring myself to overpay for drinks while techno music bashes me in the back of the head.


It doesn't help that they've become a go-to for bachelorette parties, which drive a lot of gay customers out. I prefer having a mixed crowd at the bar, but bachelorettes (more so their friends than the brides to be) are drunk women at their absolute worst.
 
2020-05-22 11:05:16 AM  

VisualiseThis: Harry Freakstorm: The Stud is being put out to pasture?

So they're gonna drive a nail in to the stud?

I'm sure they can bear it.  They hit bottom but I'm sure they'll come out on top of this.


They're going to push in all the stools before they leave.
 
2020-05-22 11:06:46 AM  

Egoy3k: jake_lex: Gay bars are, sadly, a thing of the past, as gay people can live openly now, and don't particularly need a special place to be able to express themselves

In San Francisco maybe.  I'm married to a woman but I made the mistake of telling a story at work about something funny that happened to me in a bar and named the bar I was in. This bar is 120km away from where I live but well known as a gay bar because it's probably the nearest one, I was made very unwelcome for a long time simply because it became known that I was inside that bar when I was in college over a decade ago.


Sounds like they were probably more offended that you went to college.
 
2020-05-22 11:08:58 AM  

Z-clipped: zpaul: For every business that "permanently" closes, one will open in its spot.

Yeah, who cares if a unique landmark bar that's part of the city's culture closes forever and a Chipotle opens in its place?  There's still a business there, and that's all that matters.


Sounds like it wasn't important enough for the community to save if they couldn't figure out how to support it right now.
 
2020-05-22 11:15:16 AM  
/CSB
This lesbian that I bearded for in the Army met another lady at a little Harry Chapin concert.  No.  This Harry Chapin was only 2 feet tall but that's another story. Turns out, her new friend was a stripper and we'd take her to her gigs.  In Hawaii, strippers would do a set at one bar, go to another bar, do a set and then a third place.  Then repeat twice for a night's work.

First place was a men's gay bar.  Not sure why they hired a beautiful blonde stripper but they we were.  She did three songs to some polite applause and then we went down the street to another place.  Then, they had a little make out session in the back seat while I drove to bar #3 and that was the closest I got to two chicks at the same time.

And after they broke up and a few weeks after the fact, the lesbian said the stripper wanted to do me but the lesbian thought that would make it weird "for us."

Has nothing to do with the topic.  Just want to tell my almost TWO CHICKS AT THE SAME TIME story.
 
2020-05-22 11:16:17 AM  
As mentioned above, The Stud became more of a tourist attraction than anything else. And that was back when I was in college which was...um, its not important how long ago. The novelty has worn off.
 
2020-05-22 11:21:11 AM  

Z-clipped: VisualiseThis: Harry Freakstorm: The Stud is being put out to pasture?

So they're gonna drive a nail in to the stud?

I'm sure they can bear it.  They hit bottom but I'm sure they'll come out on top of this.

They're going to push in all the stools before they leave.


I'm awash in a frothy sea of euphemisms and innuendo.
 
2020-05-22 11:22:06 AM  
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2020-05-22 11:25:07 AM  

zpaul: For every business that "permanently" closes, one will open in its spot. That is if your business was going to stay open if not for
Covid.


Maybe another will open down the block, like Cafe Lafitte in Exile.
 
2020-05-22 11:25:19 AM  

JimmyFartpants: Z-clipped: zpaul: For every business that "permanently" closes, one will open in its spot.

Yeah, who cares if a unique landmark bar that's part of the city's culture closes forever and a Chipotle opens in its place?  There's still a business there, and that's all that matters.

Sounds like it wasn't important enough for the community to save if they couldn't figure out how to support it right now.


If a community can't scrape the charity together to "save" a business during a pandemic when tens of millions aren't working, it means it's not important?  OK.  I guess only businesses that serve rich assholes deserve to be "saved".  Which is why the emergency loans and grants earmarked for precisely this type of business all went to large corporations.

I mean, I don't live in SF, and I have no idea if people there cared about this specific place, but the rhetoric in these posts is farking idiotic.
 
2020-05-22 11:27:18 AM  

jake_lex: Gay bars are, sadly, a thing of the past, as gay people can live openly now, and don't particularly need a special place to be able to express themselves, and hookup apps like Grindr mean that you can quite literally just have someone come to your house for a hookup.

Besides, I've gotten to the point where I just can't bring myself to overpay for drinks while techno music bashes me in the back of the head.


I've lived in San Francisco since 2013, and up until shelter-in-place, there were most certainly active gay bars in the city. I agree with all of your other points, but gay bars are definitely still "a thing."
 
2020-05-22 11:30:45 AM  
Going to university across the bay in Berkeley during the 80's, the 2 funniest gay bar names I saw in San Francisco were The Manhole and The White Swallow.
 
2020-05-22 11:31:08 AM  

Z-clipped: If a community can't scrape the charity together to "save" a business during a pandemic when tens of millions aren't working, it means it's not important?  OK.  I guess only businesses that serve rich assholes deserve to be "saved".


Nah.  There are popular, local, and unique bars in my town that figured it out.  They reached out to the community to tell them they needed help, they accepted donations, sold merch, and sold carry out beer in growlers among other things.

Although maybe San Francisco is a special case where this wouldn't work.  I hear Real Estate there is pretty expensive.
 
2020-05-22 11:33:23 AM  

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Well, I'm sure that Broncos fan will be able to find a nice sports bar.
 
2020-05-22 11:34:33 AM  

The Count of Monte Fisto: Going to university across the bay in Berkeley during the 80's, the 2 funniest gay bar names I saw in San Francisco were The Manhole and The White Swallow.


There's a bar and grill in the city of Gay, Michigan called... you guessed it...

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2020-05-22 11:37:02 AM  

JimmyFartpants: Z-clipped: If a community can't scrape the charity together to "save" a business during a pandemic when tens of millions aren't working, it means it's not important?  OK.  I guess only businesses that serve rich assholes deserve to be "saved".

Nah.  There are popular, local, and unique bars in my town that figured it out.  They reached out to the community to tell them they needed help, they accepted donations, sold merch, and sold carry out beer in growlers among other things.

Although maybe San Francisco is a special case where this wouldn't work.  I hear Real Estate there is pretty expensive.


You saw someone do it, so it must be possible for everyone, because every business is the same!
 
2020-05-22 11:37:04 AM  
They should have a bar named and fark-themed "The Studman".  Hot women could go there without having to worry about being hit on.  If you are Kate Upton, all the male patrons would think you are too fat, and if you are Sophia Vergara, all the dudes scored with hotter chicks than her the one time they visited Colombia, so they are not interested.
 
2020-05-22 11:43:15 AM  

Eightballjacket: They should have a bar named and fark-themed "The Studman".  Hot women could go there without having to worry about being hit on.  If you are Kate Upton, all the male patrons would think you are too fat, and if you are Sophia Vergara, all the dudes scored with hotter chicks than her the one time they visited Colombia, so they are not interested.


I don't think you're allowed to call out other Farkers.

I recall out the gay watering hole of my indigent youth, Reflections Caberet in Haligonia, closed up and reopened somewhere else. I think it was because the building it was in was torn down. I'd last gone there, the original, for my bachelor's party with my Best Man. She proceeded to be loud and Alberta at everyone, just like back in the day, in between telling me how happy she was for me, how cheap the beer was, and how much she hated my wife-to-be.
 
2020-05-22 11:43:35 AM  

Eightballjacket: They should have a bar named and fark-themed "The Studman".  Hot women could go there without having to worry about being hit on.  If you are Kate Upton, all the male patrons would think you are too fat, and if you are Sophia Vergara, all the dudes scored with hotter chicks than her the one time they visited Colombia, so they are not interested.


The bouncers only look at knee size to decide which ladies to let in.
 
2020-05-22 11:45:09 AM  

Z-clipped: The Count of Monte Fisto: Going to university across the bay in Berkeley during the 80's, the 2 funniest gay bar names I saw in San Francisco were The Manhole and The White Swallow.

There's a bar and grill in the city of Gay, Michigan called... you guessed it...

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I have considered moving to Helena, Montana and opening a place called The Bucket.

I think I'm moving to Montana soon.
 
2020-05-22 11:48:47 AM  

The Count of Monte Fisto: Going to university across the bay in Berkeley during the 80's, the 2 funniest gay bar names I saw in San Francisco were The Manhole and The White Swallow.


User name checks out.
 
2020-05-22 11:48:55 AM  

jake_lex: Gay bars are, sadly, a thing of the past


"Sadly"? About as sad as the disappearance of lunch counters for colored people.
 
2020-05-22 11:50:37 AM  

Nurglitch: Eightballjacket: They should have a bar named and fark-themed "The Studman".  Hot women could go there without having to worry about being hit on.  If you are Kate Upton, all the male patrons would think you are too fat, and if you are Sophia Vergara, all the dudes scored with hotter chicks than her the one time they visited Colombia, so they are not interested.

I don't think you're allowed to call out other Farkers.

I recall out the gay watering hole of my indigent youth, Reflections Caberet in Haligonia, closed up and reopened somewhere else. I think it was because the building it was in was torn down. I'd last gone there, the original, for my bachelor's party with my Best Man. She proceeded to be loud and Alberta at everyone, just like back in the day, in between telling me how happy she was for me, how cheap the beer was, and how much she hated my wife-to-be.


Calling them out?  It's a compliment.  They pull Top Shelf P*&$$# while the rest of us get their scraps.
 
2020-05-22 11:54:26 AM  

Heamer: jake_lex: Gay bars are, sadly, a thing of the past, as gay people can live openly now, and don't particularly need a special place to be able to express themselves, and hookup apps like Grindr mean that you can quite literally just have someone come to your house for a hookup.

Besides, I've gotten to the point where I just can't bring myself to overpay for drinks while techno music bashes me in the back of the head.

I've lived in San Francisco since 2013, and up until shelter-in-place, there were most certainly active gay bars in the city. I agree with all of your other points, but gay bars are definitely still "a thing."


Hell, there are active gay bars in where I live, Riverside.  (Or were, prior to the virus.)

/never been inside one of them
//but the ten giant rainbow flags outside them is kind of a clue what to expect if you do go inside
 
2020-05-22 11:55:07 AM  
Thats what they get for starting a war

a nuclear war.
 
2020-05-22 11:56:19 AM  
Who cares? Cafe Baghdad closed years ago, how were you supposed to eat greasy food to soak up all the booze you drank in the Castro?

/best gay bar name was The End Up
 
2020-05-22 12:08:11 PM  

Z-clipped: Egoy3k: jake_lex: Gay bars are, sadly, a thing of the past, as gay people can live openly now, and don't particularly need a special place to be able to express themselves

In San Francisco maybe.  I'm married to a woman but I made the mistake of telling a story at work about something funny that happened to me in a bar and named the bar I was in. This bar is 120km away from where I live but well known as a gay bar because it's probably the nearest one, I was made very unwelcome for a long time simply because it became known that I was inside that bar when I was in college over a decade ago.

Sounds like they were probably more offended that you went to college.


It's entirely possible.
 
2020-05-22 12:30:24 PM  
Stud? STD. The only thing missing is U.
 
2020-05-22 12:35:23 PM  

jake_lex: Gay bars are, sadly, a thing of the past, as gay people can live openly now, and don't particularly need a special place to be able to express themselves, and hookup apps like Grindr mean that you can quite literally just have someone come to your house for a hookup.

Besides, I've gotten to the point where I just can't bring myself to overpay for drinks while techno music bashes me in the back of the head.


This. The only time I've been to a gay bar in recent history was when I was travelling and bored. And most of the guys in the bar were glued to their phones.
 
2020-05-22 12:35:37 PM  
In other words, they went bottoms up
 
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