Gay sports bars have proliferated in recent years, but there was one place devoid of one -- San Francisco, the birthplace of the Gay Games and gay softball. Even Kansas City has had one before San Francisco. That will all change this fall with the opening of Hi Tops,whose slogan is "Cold Pitchers, Hot Catchers." From Grub Street San Francisco:
"You don't have to be a jock to like being in a sports bar," says Jesse Woodward, one of the co-owners of Hi Tops, which is the aforementioned gay sports bar that will be taking over the space recently vacated by Lime (2247 Market Street, between Noe and Sanchez.
"It's going to be for everyone. You don't have to be someone who wants to watch sports on TV to want to hang out there." The concept is pretty simple: A neighborhood bar where you can watch the Giants game, eat some all-American bar food (with S.F. twists), and enjoy one of the best on-tap beer selections in the Castro. And they're hoping to be open in time for the World Series this fall. Something you won't find at Hi Tops: bottomless mimosa brunch. "Our Sundays will have a distinctly different vibe than what the neighbors have been used to for the past few years," says Woodward.
San Francisco is a great sports and a great bar town, so it's nice to see the marriage of the two in the Castro.