The San Francisco Bay Area is well-known as a tolerant haven for the gay & lesbian community. The east side of the bay is also known as the home of the Oakland Raiders, where fans dress like Darth Vader & wouldn’t give a second thought about spitting in the eye of a 4-year-old Broncos fan. So, you wouldn’t think the two could ever find a common ground.
Obviously, you haven’t paid a visit to Velvet. Angela Woodall of the OAKLAND TRIBUNE took a trip to the alternative lifestyle-friendly alehouse in Oak-Town, and was surprised at what she discovered.