It’s true that San Francisco has been standing by watching on average two gay bars per year close its doors, with the most recent one being the Lexington Club. But all this loss has inspired some good news on the corner of Folsom and 11th Street. Drag performers Heklina and D’Arcy Drollinger will be opening Oasis to the hordes on New Year’s Eve, working on Christmas Day in order to get it done.
The duo, who have been friends and colleagues for 25 years, has been working with two other partners to start a new drag club for the last two years. “We looked at many venues, all over the place,” Drollinger said, “and although each of us looked good, as a group we had never run a club or a business like this, so we were outbid at a lot of places.”