“The Universal Life Saloon” was an afterhours club next door to the former Stud. The space usually attracted the same crowd as its neighbor.
When the Stud expanded to how it appears today - the Holy Cow - the Universal Life Saloon became part of the bar. Initially destined to be leather oriented, The Stud quickly became a hippy bar that was “no longer either leather or western” themed but “now completely a long hair, ‘head’ bar”” with a “large dancing room, much on…acid rock and wild dancing” (Carl Driver, 1971 - gay novelist living in SF during the early 70s).
A quick scan of reviews and city guides during its active years described the bar as “Attract[ing] a little bit of everything: hippie, leather, punk, clone — and slumming heterosexuals.” (Advocate Guide, 1981).
Every Sunday join us at the “Universal Life Saloon”