Eden by the Bay brings women’s events in fun force. Harmonic Hunks Jeb Havens and Xavier Toscano sing out, and Gay freedom Day 1976 recalls a different sort of pride. Plus, On the Tab’s June events!
It was Gay Freedom Day; Sunday, June 27, 1976. Things were very different then; very different.
San Francisco’s Tenderloin is roughly bounded by Market, Mason, Geary, and Van Ness. It has a rap sheet dating back to the Gold Rush. By the Roaring 1920s, it had become infamous for its nightlife, jazz clubs, and vice dens. Mocambo was one of those 1970s joints.
The Pilsner Inn’s award-winning ambiance, L.A, Plays Itself, and beaucoups events in On the Tab. It’s all in handy page-view format.
More of a celebration, and less of a wake, the last weeks of Marlena’s the historic and intimate Hayes Valley bar grew to a series of crowded boisterous celebrations. On the same weekend that the Eagle Tavern re-opened, after 22 years, on March 3, 2013, Marlena’s closed.
Five years to the day after it opened, Kok Bar, previously known as Chaps II, will close on March 30. Co-owner David Morgan, who ran the bar with Steven Abramson, said that the license was expected to transfer to the new owners on April 1.
If the recent re-opening to the San Francisco Eagle Tavern seemed like a big deal, compare it to the bar’s original grand opening. Like the re-opening, the bar’s first premiere endured delays and rumors of openings, from New Year’s Eve 1980 to its eventual opening in April 1981.
The Balcony at 2166 Market Street, by Duboce Triangle, near Sanchez, was a great location. It drew both Castro clones and grittier Folsom leatherfolk. It was opened in 1977 by Larry Beech and a silent partner from Madrid, together with managers Terry and Barry.