The Eagle Tavern, a gay bar in San Francisco for 30 years and a favorite of many, particularly the bear community, has closed. The last day of the current bar was April 30th.
There’s a possibility the bar ownership may be taken up by someone else…
There was a time when many American cities had “Eagle” bars, a sort of label for gay-friendly. A few remain, including one in Dallas, where owner Mark Frazier contemplated buying the San Francisco outpost from its two owners, John Gardiner and Joe Banks.
But negotiations with the building’s landlord faltered after rent was increased by 20 percent, and Frazier backed out. Bar manager Ron Hennis also expressed interest in ownership but declined requests for an interview and said in a Facebook message that he won’t discuss ongoing negotiations.