New gay bar coming to Hillcrest, a “world famous” Texas import

There’s a bit of Texas gay culture coming to Hillcrest this year. Just down the street from one of San Diego’s oldest gay clubs, The Rail, a new gay bar is set to open this December.

Dallas-based The Tin Room bar and restaurant has become somewhat of an underground cult sensation in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas. The Texas club is literally made with tin walls and stacked with around 60 “buns, abs, and bad boys” who entertain guests throughout the night. 

But San Diego may not be the place to repeat that titillating gimmick, details on that are yet to come. Sandiegoville reports that this location on Fifth Ave. in Hillcrest, might be more family-friendly. They write that the bar will be a “tamed-down, all-are-welcome location in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood.”

Owner Lonzie Hershner and his wife say they want their new San Diego spot to reach a broader clientele, but keep all the fun intact.  

“I really want this to just be a fun hangout spot with great food and something fun for everyone,” said Lonzie. “I have three other bars in Dallas that all cater to the LGBTQ community, so I’m trying to mix them all into one bar for San Diego.”

The Tin Room is repurposing the craftsman style house located at 3683 Fifth Avenue, formerly known as The Brew Project. 

There will be a full bar with Texas-inspired menu items ranging from supersized burgers, wings, steak and fries. 

The  887 square-foot outdoor patio gives the location curb appeal and could become the next popular destination for Sunday brunch. 

The Tin Room hopes to open its doors to the public this December. 

Keep checking back to San Diego Gay and Lesbian News for more details on this exciting new addition to Hillcrest. 

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