Checking Out A Brand New, Very Old San Francisco Icon
If you ever visited the Gold Dust Lounge in San Francisco’s Union Square (or even just walked by the iconic marquee) you’ll remember the fight last year to keep the landmark establishment around.
There were legal back-and-forths with the landlord and the City and in the end, the bar (the place that none other than Herb Caen had called “the last of the authentic nightcapperies”) was evicted by the landlord.
I was proud to be part of the fight to Save The Gold Dust Lounge and when I thought we’d lost the fight I was devastated…but then great news came in! Even though they’d lost the fight to stay in their Union Square location, the Gold Dust was going to open again – in Fisherman’s Wharf! They’re now located at 165 Jefferson Street and I actually got emotional when I visited the new location a few days ago – so much of the Union Square location was brought over into the new, shiny space! Chandeliers, mirrors, an almost-identical ceiling… it’s the same vibe of the old spot, but with an updated, shiny new-car feel.
And of course one of the very best parts is the people. I chatted my new friend Louis up about the new location, and asked if he’d pose for some pictures with me. I’m so glad the Gold Dust is ‘back’!
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