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The Stud, SF’s Oldest Gay Bar Closing After 55 Years: Live Online Drag Funeral

According to a press release sent out late Wednesday by Honey Mahognay, The Stud (399 9th Street in SoMa), SF’s oldest Gay Bar dating back to 1966 is shutting down.The bar is the country’s only cooperatively owned LGBT venue and has been in operation for 55 years. Because of a lack of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic bar announced that they are permanently closing their location and will be holding a drag funeral to honor the end of an era of LGBT nightlife.Photo: Gareth Gooch Photography via The Stud