First after reading a review that was all in caps without a persons name even attached, shows very poor ethics as well as some hatred for the place. Talking about lies, the previous review was not only hateful, but indicates that someone has true anger not only at Marlena (Garry) but at the place in general.
To clear some things up, some bartenders may not be the best (like any bar) but they for sure are not using meth. Marlena has done more for the Hayes Valley community, the drag community, the leather community, the gay community, as well as the community of San Francisco, than any other business. Please check the public records of his accomplishments and recognitions by the city.
As for the peope here, they are welcoming to all groups and types. One of the reasons I can honestly call this place my home and the people there "my family", is because they have been welcoming to me from day one. Ive seen nothing but kindness from Marlena (including outward to people who are down and out), to her own biological children.
Anyone who says this establishment is not grade A, is obviously bitter and using the internet as a tool to try and ruin something good.
Pros: Free entertainment - never a cover - live drag shows with great performers
Cons: Drinks are higher than normal but you do pay for having a great time.