The Stud

The first worker-owned cooperative nightclub in the US! Keeping san francisco queer since 1966.

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A Happy Hour Drag and Variety show for Everyone! We couldn't be more San Francisco!

399 9th Street –enter on Harrison Street
6:30 entry
7pm – 8pm Show
VIP (stage side) $25
Cocktail Tables $20
General $15
Celebration Ticket (birthday, anniversary, divorce, etc) $30
Online sales stop at 12pm August 9
Tickets available at the door first come first served.

Any questions about reservations email:

Every Friday we DRAG ALIVE- a variety show for everyone. We welcome those visiting our gorgeous city, those who have never been to a Drag Show before and promise that this will entertain even the most experienced of drag fans.

1 hour of Entertainment featuring SF’s Finest: Gittery Queens, fabulous Freaks and larger than life entertainers. The best show at at the fanciest dive you ever been to.

Since the Stud opened in 1966 it has had a reputation as a place where everyone is welcome- so join us at a show where everyone is welcome. And if you just want to happy hour about it join us in our front room for drinks and friendship- no cover.

The Clown:
Lisa Frankenstein is a shapeshifter- from soft damsel to fierce creature- we never know how she will look or who she will be- but we do know she will be funny, with tight moves a small frame and a big personality.

The Weird:
Vanity paints her face for the back row- reminding us of that Goth girl from high school smoking cloves and shooting daggers from her eyes. Her lip synchs will leave your head spinning and her hairography is simply beyond.

The Heaven:
Heaven on Earth has one foot on the crust of our planet and one off in the sky-playing footsies with angels. An enticer and provocateur she sings- she dances- she lipsynchs and she dances- you are lucky to catch her before she fully ascends.

The Cool Aunt:
Elsa Touche is your tipsy great aunt on the dance floor who you only see at weddings, funerals, brisses, christenings, and graduations. She smells like cognac and olives, and seems to have stopped shopping for new clothes 40 years ago. She's always dancing with no shoes on, just her opaque navy stockings. Then one day you find out she's the most powerful defense attorney in New York and also has a PHD in Art History. That's Elsa Touche.

The Vintage:
Paige Turner can polish the keys and polish the boards. She's an elegant talent on and off the piano- poised and glamourful- serving you old hollywood and young San Francisco.

With your door host Hollywood Texas


If your questions aren't answered below please email us at

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Drag Alive is hosted at the Stud- a bar. So all our attendees must be 21 years and up and be able to provide identification.

Does the Stud serve food?
The Stud does not serve food but you are welcome to bring snacks with you!

Can I bring a birthday cake for my friend?
Yes please! We welcome all kinds of celebrations and parties! Send us a message in advance and we will make arrangements. You must purchase the Celebration Ticket!

Earlier Event: August 8
That's SO Ravin'
Later Event: August 9
XO 7 Year Anniversary






join us sunday-thursday for the HORNIest queerest happy hour! 5pm-9pm

$5 Cocktails/Craft Beer, $3 Bud/Bud LIghts, $7 Slushees, $8 tecate+espolon shot, $6 specialty cocktail and more!

Plus, $5 Jameson & Espolon Shots

fri & sat  9pm-11pm