The Gayborhood: Venice Gay Bar ‘Roosterfish’ to Close


Los Angeles is losing one of its oldest and most dearly beloved gay bars: Roosterfish in Venice is set to close after 37 years after a rent hike has made its lease unaffordable.

Wrote bartender Gaetano Jones on Facebook:

“So yes the rumors are true… After 37 years of business, The Roosterfish is closing for good in May… I have been lucky to work there since I have arrived in LA, but all things come to an end. Now if anyone hears of some good job openings for a single dad please pass them along to me.”

“The landlord raised the rent,” Jones added in a reply to his original post.

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