“Gay Bar” Is Endangered Species in SF

It’s a bar. It’s in the Castro. People here are gay — but they’re also straight.

So is it a gay bar? Yes. And no.

The strict definition of a “gay bar” may be open to debate, but it appears clear that fewer and fewer watering holes in San Francisco adhere to such a label, according to the San Francisco Examiner. Instead, new bars in historically LGBT places like The Castro are self-identifying as just “bars” and welcoming any kind of patron.

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