The Port Bar – The Bay Area’s Best New Gay Bar

port-bar-co-foundersEarlier this year we showcased the opening of Oakland’s latest gay nightlife hotspot – The Port Bar. Couple Sean Sullivan, The Port Bar’s co-founder and General Director, and Richard Fuentes, co-founder and Vice President, had witnessed a void in the otherwise diverse LGBTQ community in Oakland; there was no seven day a week gathering place for the gay community. So, they set out to create such a venue, and The Port Bar was born.

Conveniently located across the street from the 20th Street exit of the 19th Street BART stop – The Port Bar is a thriving hotspot in Oakland, bringing the best of both sides of the bay together. “We like to think of The Port Bar as Oakland‘s LGBTQ Center, but with alcohol,” said co-founder Fuentes in a recent interview with Gloss Magazine.

San Francisco Castro district gaylebrities like GK Holly, GoGo heartthrob Gage, Billy Hernandez, Carnie Asada, BeBe Sweetbriar, two-time Gloss Magazine cover model and Andrew Christian Model Arad Winwin and Porn Stars like Boomer Banks, TJ Hawke, Danny Duran and many others bring the best parts of the Castro into the East Bay with original Oakland flavor daily.

Arguably the most diverse LGBTQ Bar in America at any time from happy hour to late night Saturdays, you will find the full LGBTQ spectrum here, all ages, backgrounds and colors. So, what are you waiting for? Go Dock at the Port Bar seven nights a week! See their events schedule below and look in this issue for ads regarding their upcoming New Year’s events.


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MONDAYS: Mule Mondays -$5 Mules all night long, Musical Movie Sing A Longs starting at 8 PM.

TUESDAYS: Big Gay Trivia Night – Trivia w/host Cranny and special guests, plus drink specials and giveaways. 7:30PM.

WEDNESDAYS: Girl Scout – “We Sell More than Cookies”. Lesbian Dance Party – DJ’s, dancers, drinks & surprises. 7-11PM.

THURSDAYS: So You Think You Can… GoGo, Drag, Vogue, Twerk… weekly prize contest – Hosted/Judged by BeBe Sweetbriar, Billy Hernandez and special guests. 8PM.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Parties (when in season / times TBA) Hosted by BeBe Sweetbriar w/ guests.

FRIDAYS: DTF Fridays – Porn Star Party. Porn Star Go-Go Dancers, Live DJ’s, plus Midnight Happy Hour. 9PM.

SATURDAYS: Saturday Night Dance Party – GoGo Boys & Girls, Live DJ’s, plus Midnight Happy Hour. 9PM.

SUNDAYS: Liquid Lunch – $6 Absolut Bloody Mary Special. 3PM.

#Blessed – Cabaret show hosted by Carnie Asada & guests, with Live DJ’s and specials. 8PM


More about The Port Bar:

Instagram @theportbar


2023 Broadway, Oakland, CA