You might not know it, but preservation has a party side -- and it's on full display at legacy bars across the country. In our new Historic Bars series, we'll belly up to the places that only locals usually know about and introduce their favorite haunts to all our readers.
Look for a different theme each month, and don't forget to tell us about your preferred watering hole. Now, without further adieu, let's kick off our first theme: neighborhood and dive bars!
Bartender Ed is known for his personable and easygoing attitude, not to mention his strong drinks and the occasional free shot of Jaeger.
It’s hard not to notice the Gangway. Just walk down Larkin Street in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, and look for the big white ship projecting from a storefront.
Behind that ship is one of the city’s oldest gay bars with a rich history of activism -- and, as regulars attest, a laid-back, home-away-from-home atmosphere with stiff drinks, to boot.... Read More →
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Lauren Walser is the Los Angeles-based Field Editor at Preservation magazine. She enjoys writing and thinking about history, art, architecture, and public space.