Castro’s Q Bar Owners Taking Over Midnight Sun

The windowless exterior.
The windowless exterior. Photo: Courtesy of the Midnight Sun

Over the liquor license wires today Grub Street discovers that Castro bar owners Tim Eicher and Robert Giljum are adding yet another bar to their growing empire: The Midnight Sun (4067 18th Street). The bar celebrates forty years in business this year (the first ten of which were at a different location at 506 Castro), and this is the second acquisition in recent months by this team, who also own Q Bar with another partner, and who bought The Edge back in January. If the interior makeover of the Edge is any evidence, a remodel may be in the cards for the windowless Midnight Sun as well — some windows to the street might be nice! — but we’re assuming it will retain its identity as a video bar with slightly older crowd and a popular happy hour. [Grub Street]