SF Stud bar permanently closed.
The Stud is DEAD to me
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/23/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/20/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/20/2020|
I haven’t been about 30 years, but I’m sad to see it close.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/20/2020|
It will now just be a sex app: Studz
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/20/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||05/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||05/21/2020|
Also, the new location will be across the Bay.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/21/2020|
And the Castro is museum.
Is there a new SF for gays?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||05/21/2020|
Time to move into the 21st century and integrate into the mainstream
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/21/2020|
See you at the Starbucks drive thru, r10
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/21/2020|
The final injustice is the article calling it a legendary "queer" nightspot
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/21/2020|
R9 So sad that that's the truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/21/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||05/21/2020|
First place I got fisted. Good times.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/21/2020|
10 years ago my ex of a decade and I had a huge public drunken argument there.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 18||05/21/2020|
R5 “Welcome to Karen’s, where you’re ALWAYS able to see the manager!”
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/21/2020|
Depressing AF. The 70's were magnificent in SF.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/21/2020|
The 70s were forty years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/21/2020|
^^fifty years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/21/2020|
SF is done.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/21/2020|
The Seventies ended in December 1979, and that was 40 years and a few months ago, r22.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/21/2020|
[quote]First place I got fisted. Good times.
So it's true what they say -- you always remember your first?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||05/21/2020|
Agree R26. It really was bliss for a while. No place like it exists today.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||05/22/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 29||05/22/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||05/23/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||05/23/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 32||05/23/2020|