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The Stud is DEAD to me

SF Stud bar permanently closed.

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by Anonymousreply 3205/23/2020

Wow. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 105/20/2020


by Anonymousreply 205/20/2020

I haven’t been about 30 years, but I’m sad to see it close.

by Anonymousreply 305/20/2020

It will now just be a sex app: Studz

by Anonymousreply 405/20/2020

That whole neighborhood has been gentrified by Millennials anyway, it's hardly gay. Next month it will probably open up as a straight bar serving overly sweet blended drinks called Karen's.

by Anonymousreply 505/21/2020

It will survive in another location. Can't any of you read? I worked at the Stud in its first location, not this one.

by Anonymousreply 605/21/2020

Also, the new location will be across the Bay.

by Anonymousreply 705/21/2020

And the Castro is museum.

Is there a new SF for gays?

by Anonymousreply 805/21/2020

R8 Gays? What are they? You mean those repressed transgenders and pre-same-sex-marriage weirdos who peopled the 1970s and 80s? I had quite forgotten their name.

by Anonymousreply 905/21/2020

Time to move into the 21st century and integrate into the mainstream

by Anonymousreply 1005/21/2020

See you at the Starbucks drive thru, r10

by Anonymousreply 1105/21/2020

The final injustice is the article calling it a legendary "queer" nightspot

by Anonymousreply 1205/21/2020

R9 So sad that that's the truth.

by Anonymousreply 1305/21/2020

The original Stud on Folsom is the first place I ever kissed another man. Christmas vacation 1975. I was 18. An electric shock went through my body like never before that both thrilled and scared me. Don't ask me what I had for dinner last Monday, but almost 45 years later, I remember that night like it was yesterday.

I went back many times and kissed many men in the darkness of the Stud bar, but there was nothing to duplicate that very first time.

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by Anonymousreply 1405/21/2020

Wow - first bar I ever went to in SF. In the late 80s, it felt like a little piece of the gay 70s SF left over. The Tales of the City book come to life. Met and went home with a handsome guy who lived in the Inner Sunset. I dreamed then of someday living in SF. Never did. It it has become something different, I’ll always cherish SF pre-2000.

by Anonymousreply 1505/21/2020

First place I got fisted. Good times.

by Anonymousreply 1605/21/2020

10 years ago my ex of a decade and I had a huge public drunken argument there.

by Anonymousreply 1705/21/2020

Another nail in the coffin of gay SF. Folsom is pretty much dead now. Let’s hope the Castro holds on. At least the eldergays are keeping that going - for now.

by Anonymousreply 1805/21/2020

R5 “Welcome to Karen’s, where you’re ALWAYS able to see the manager!”

by Anonymousreply 1905/21/2020

Depressing AF. The 70's were magnificent in SF.

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by Anonymousreply 2005/21/2020

The 70s were forty years ago.

by Anonymousreply 2105/21/2020

^^fifty years ago.

by Anonymousreply 2205/21/2020

SF is done.

by Anonymousreply 2305/21/2020

The Seventies ended in December 1979, and that was 40 years and a few months ago, r22.

by Anonymousreply 2405/21/2020

[quote]First place I got fisted. Good times.

So it's true what they say -- you always remember your first?

by Anonymousreply 2505/21/2020

I mentioned this once here at the DL not long ago.... I worked at the I Beam on Haight, Cabaret on New Montgomery, End Up and The Stud (while at the location before this current one). Glorious years of fun in San Francisco. Wonderful men and women in the Gay Community exploring all that life offered. How lucky I was to meet so many creative, inventive and adventurous folks. A point in time for San Francisco that can never be repeated.

by Anonymousreply 2605/21/2020

Agree R26. It really was bliss for a while. No place like it exists today.

by Anonymousreply 2705/21/2020

Yeah, public life was pretty difficult at the time in terms of discrimination at work, in housing, shit from our families, etc. But we had each other and, dear god, the sex was fabulous

by Anonymousreply 2805/22/2020

[quote] Yeah, public life was pretty difficult at the time in terms of discrimination at work, in housing, shit from our families, etc. But we had each other and, dear god, the sex was fabulous

I'll agree to the 'shit from our families', but I lived in San Francisco from 1977-2001 and never once experienced any discrimination at work or in housing, nor did anyone I knew. Not so say it didn't happen, but it certainly wasn't prevalent.

by Anonymousreply 2905/22/2020

I moved to SF in 1985 and I was young and I was horrified by AIDS, which also seemed to cast a pall over a lot of the energy in the city. SF was pretty, but not all that lively economically. The Stud was fun, and there were other cool clubs around there, like DNA, etc. Still the city felt dark. I moved to NYC and it was much more dynamic. Though AIDs hit hard in NYC, it could not damage the electric atmosphere and all the economic opportunity, as well.

by Anonymousreply 3005/23/2020

Yes SF in the 80s was dark and ominous. Paranoia and fear as well as the remnants of the 70s scene reminding you how fun it once was. Though there was some fo that in the West Village, there was also other lives and the continuing e edgy of greater NYC. SF was AIDS central.

by Anonymousreply 3105/23/2020

[quote]Time to move into the 21st century and integrate into the mainstream

Knock yourself out, I dont want to see stanky female pussy all liquored up screeching like chicken at strait dudes as they beg us gay men to dance with them. Fuck That!

by Anonymousreply 3205/23/2020
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