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Beth took me more than once to skanky dyke bars down in the Mission District, where we'd knock back beers while listening to a jukebox (which I had never seen in a gay men's bar) and chatting with her friends of all stripes: aggressive young motorcycle dykes, awkward glasses-wearing intellectuals, goodtime party girls who looked like they had just found homosexual paradise.
The presence of the cocktail napkin shows that in most cases, these individuals had gone to the local bistro to knock back a couple of brewskies, not reconfigure the industrial landscape of America.
Guys in business suits knock back the house specialty: chilled shots of the Russian vodka Tarkhuna.