Ginger’s Trois, the FiDi gay bar that lived through three iterations (Ginger’s, Ginger’s Too, and Ginger’s Trois) before closing in 2009 to make way for Rickhouse, is back in action for a fourth time. The area beneath Rickhouse, which had been previously used for prep and storage for Future Bars multiple venues (which include Rickhouse, Pagan Idol, Tradition, Local Edition, and Bourbon and Branch), will serve as the next life for the much loved bar.
Before it closed, “Ginger’s Trois was a watering hole of another era,” says Curbed SF editor Brock Keeling. “This was back when there was a gay bar in every neighborhood of the city.” A large cast of LGBT regulars frequented the bar, which had plastic greenery, a jukebox, upside down parasols hung upside, and a large bar serving cheap drinks.
Now patrons will enter via an entrance on Hardie Pl., then descend into world of $9 cocktails named after defunct gay bars, like Esta Noche, Deco Lounge Sidecar, Lexington Manhattan, and Ghost of Gingers. There’s also a specialty shot on the menu called the Death Drop Kamikaze (vodka, lime, and blood orange) for $4. According to tipsters in the know, the bar is a divey spot with a pool table,” with radically affordable wines and beers on hand.
The bar will be open Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m.- til (though it is closed tonight, May 4, for a private party). Eater has reached out for information; stay tuned.