Lonely Planet Writer

San Francisco’s oldest gay bar to close its doors

It’s been a bar since 1910 and a gay bar since at least 1961 but San Francisco’s oldest gay bar, Gangway, is the latest place to feel the force of gentrification in the city’s Tenderloin neighbourhood.

San Francisco's oldest gay bar Gangway to close.
San Francisco’s oldest gay bar Gangway to close. Image by teanitiki / CC BY-SA 2.0

Traditionally SF’s least salubrious district, the Tenderloin has seen an influx of tech companies in recent years and this has led to many of the area’s older establishments being closed to make way for hipster-friendly options. Gangway was one of several gay bars in the Tenderloin, the city’s main gay hub for many years, most of which have now closed. There’s no final word on what the bar will become though another, non-gay bar looks most likely.

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