Three years ago when Shawn Vergara opened Blackbird, his Market Street bar, he consciously didn’t label the establishment as specifically targeted for just gay or straight patrons. Instead, he welcomed everybody.
Vergara, who is gay, considers Blackbird a “people bar,” a concept that has proven successful. On any given night, the bar hosts a mix of gay and straight patrons who sip beer, wine and cocktails. Read More
A long list of stunning and proper classic cocktails, written on a piece of butcher paper, hangs from the walls of Blackbird, the spacious, chic bar in the Castro. But our favorite of the bunch has got to be the piña colada, listed at the very end, so you just might miss it if you hadn’t looked. Owner and bartender Shawn Vergara said it best: Come to Blackbird and feel like you’re on vacation. So away we went! Read More