The Stud, San Francisco's oldest gay bar, is closing its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic


San Francisco's oldest gay bar, The Stud, announced Wednesday it is closing its doors due to lack of revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite a fundraiser and weekly online drag shows, the historic bar at 399 Ninth St. was unable to stay afloat, CBS SF Bay Area reports.

"It was a very difficult decision to make," said Honey Mahogany, one of the co-owners.

She said, however, there's still a chance the bar can find a new home and reopen its doors in the future.

The Stud, around since 1966, is one of the country's most iconic bars and has been at its current location since 1987. It plans to hold a "drag funeral" on May 31 to honor the bar and it's legacy.

Supervisor Matt Haney and state Sen. Scott Weiner will join Mahogany and the bar's other owners, Vivianne For... (Read more)

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