Boozy Castro Brunch Spot Lime Bites Dust

Castro brunch bar Lime, infamous for bottomless Mimosas, has shut down.

By Chris Roberts
|  Saturday, Mar 3, 2012  |  Updated 7:56 AM PDT
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Boozy Castro Brunch Spot Lime Bites Dust

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A bar in the Castro that catered to very drunk straight people from out of town has shut down.

Was it straights, was it taxes -- or was it too many boozy brunches that sunk the Castro bar called Lime?

Lime, located at 2247 Market Street, where champagne-fueled Sundays often spilled -- and vomited -- onto the streets, had its liquor license suspended "indefinitely" on March 1, according to the Bay Citizen.

Bar owner Greg Bronstein, who also owns Trigger across the street, did not respond to requests for comment, according to the Bay Citizen. Some of the bar's neighbors told the Web site that they won't mourn its passing. "It's about time," one said, according to the Web site.

The club was known for all-you-can-drink Mimosas on Sunday mornings. The club was also known for attracting a straight crowd, according to the Bay Citizen -- a feature that sometimes created tension in the city's "gay mecca," the Web site reported.

State officials involved in the closure also included tax agents, who declined to speak about specifics. They did, however, point to a rule that allows shutdowns of establishments with alcoholic beverage licenses when behind on tax payments by three months or more.

So tax-dodging, straight-person-welcoming, and booze-throwing-upping? No wonder Lime wasn't a hit with the neighbors.

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