The Eagle Tavern, Beloved Gay Bar and Live Venue, Will Reportedly Close This Month
|Thee Oh Sees playing at Eagle Tavern as part of the Thursday Night Live series.|
You may have heard rumors and I'm horrified to say it is true. If we as a community don't stop it, the Eagle Tavern in San Francisco will be closing at the end of April (yes, the end of this month)!
This is a call to all who have been a part of the Eagle community over the years, whether you have only been once or are a regular at SOMA's largest and most unique gay bar. The Eagle Tavern is one of the last alt, leather, punk, working class gay bars in the city and we're getting together to make sure it won't go away without a fight!
Let's be clear: the Eagle Tavern is not closing because of financial difficulties. This is PROPERTY OWNER BULLSHIT. The property owner refuses to sign a long-term lease of the space to the Eagle, saying he doesn't want it there any more. He'd rather see condos or a straight bar. So he gave the Eagle Tavern only a month notice to vacate.
I'm certainly not bending over so our community can be fucked once again by some homophobic building owner!