Arena matchbook


About this product

Vintage matchbook for Arena in San Francisco. “The Arena was a San Francisco gay leather bar, established at 399 9th Street and the corner of Harrison, opened in 1978 as a ‘Leather Bar with a Masculine Attitude.” It was a part of the third major wave of leather bar openings which opened in San Francisco between 1978 and 1983, and included the Black and Blue, The Trench, The Cave, Headquarters, The Stables, The Eagle and Chaps. The area around Folsom Street, in San Francisco, at the end of the 70s featured 30 gay leather bars, to get an idea of how this gay subculture was vast.The Arena closed in 1985 and was re-opened around 1987 as The Stud.” Used, no matches left in book.

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