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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Watch Party & Happy Hour at The Eagle in San Francisco CA

Events. At SF Eagle , 398 12th Street, San Francisco, CA. United states.

Friday July 12 , 7:00pm

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Watch Party & Happy Hour at The Eagle in San Francisco CA

First Friday - 7:00PM to 9:00PM PST

Join host Alex Seidel and CoHost Baer Thyrlls every Friday for Allstars and enjoy the extended happy hour with our XL 16 oz cocktails!

About The Eagle SF:

The SF Eagle is a brand that has grown to embody the heritage of the venue it supports. Established in 1981 as one of the first “Leather” bars, the SF Eagle caters to the local LGBTQ+ community. The SF Eagle gained a reputation for its ultra-masculine patronage, initially a stark contrast to popular conceptions of gay men in the early 1980’s.

Through remarkable periods of exuberance, revolutions in cultural expression, and the profound hardship of the AIDS epidemic, the SF Eagle remains an enduring symbol of pride to the LGBTQ+ community in San Francisco’s West SoMa district.

Over the past 40 years, the SF Eagle has emerged as a rallying point, and community hub, attracting a vibrant and evolving patronage that makes the venue an integral part of San Francisco’s diverse character on the frontier of human social expression.

There are a number of clubs, in cities across America that take on the Eagle name. Borrowing from the strength and inherent affection for a classically American symbol, the Eagle brand is a spiritual franchise, prominent in the cultural awareness of the community it serves, with each bar in their respective cities remaining independently operated establishments.

The SF Eagle has played a major part in Pride celebrations, the Leather Pride Parade, and the emergence of the Folsom Street Fair and the Dore Alley Fair, including the largest community gatherings in San Francisco, drawing millions of tourists to the city annually. Many local fraternal organizations rely on the venue as a meeting place, both formally and informally, to raise contributions at charitable events, recruit membership, and communicate their mission, values, and function.

The club also sponsors local amateur sports teams and holds an annual contest to elect “Mr. SF Eagle Leather” as a participant in the International Mr. Leather (“IML”) competition.

These efforts along with many other spontaneous and seasonal expressions of joy, underscore the substantial influence the SF Eagle has had in shaping local traditions, the tourist trade, and the regional economy.

The SF Eagle is a counterpoint to mainstream culture while sharing many of the same ideals supporting strength in the community. We value diversity and hold a commitment to enabling the expression of joy, improving the quality of life for those identifying as LGBTQ+ and the people who care about them, wherever they may be.

The SF Eagle’s mission is to preserve the legacy, history, and traditions of the LGBTQ+ and Leather communities it was created to serve and to provide and protect a safe and supportive environment allowing its patronage the freedom to be exactly who they are. The bar has transitioned through changes of ownership in its forty-year history while retaining its central role as a focal point for the local community.

In 2012, the bar was acquired by Mike Leon and Lex Montiel, both major proponents of the Leather community in San Francisco. Rekindling the spirit of the SF Eagle was no easy task, and Mike and Lex worked tirelessly to make necessary improvements to the venue.

In 2019, Mike Leon was taken from us, and not long after, the bar once again faced the challenge of survival during the year-long lockdown of the CV-19 pandemic.

Though the going has been tough, Lex Montiel carries on the traditions and values that contribute to the venue’s loyal patronage. Honoring Mike’s legacy has been a major source of strength and resolve for the entire SF Eagle Family.

In 2019, the City of San Francisco authorized the establishment of a new city park, the Eagle Plaza, adjacent to the legendary bar, in honor of the SF Eagle’s proud history.

Website:

sf-eagle.com