The Stud

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The Stud
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The Stud

Going strong for nearly 50 years, the Stud is one of the city's most illustrious bars, referenced in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City and the birthplace of legendary drag show Trannyshack. A special late-night license allows it to operate till 4am, and once other bars have closed at 2am, the Stud stays open—at least on weekends. Best events are Friday's "Some-thing" ($7 cover after 10pm), an art and drag party, when the pool table becomes a craft table, queens perform numbers, and the upbeat crowd dances till the wee hours; Tuesday's "Meow Mix," an anything goes cabaret and burlesque show; and the first Saturday of the month's disco party, "Go Bang!"


Venue name: The Stud
Address: 399 9th St
San Francisco

Cross street: at Harrison St
Opening hours: Tue–Thu 5pm–2am; Fri–Sat 5pm–4am; Sun 5pm–midnight
Transport: Bus 12, 19, 27, 47, 91, 292, 397, KX
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