As a result, the DNA Lounge canceled the two events that brought about the ABC's ire -- the only gay and lesbian events offered at the club. Still, ABC sought the maximum allowable penalty -- outright revocation of the lounge's liquor license. SF Weekly's messages for Zawinski and members of club management regarding the settlement have not yet been returned.
ABC's crackdowns on local all-ages venues have extended beyond just the DNA Lounge (see SF Weekly's coverage here). A host of local venues have had to pony up thousands in legal fees to deal with ABC's charges that clubs are not making enough money off of food, among other permit technicalities. The aforementioned citation, however, differs from the rest in that it implies the lounge is allowing for "lewdness" at the venue. A representative from the Lounge told SF Weekly that, despite the citations, they have still been able host all-ages events with their current liquor license.
SF Weekly has a call in to ABC and is awaiting a response.
UPDATE: Zawinski wrote in an email to SF Weekly that although the suspension isn't exactly great news, it's also "better than a death sentence," reads the email. Zawinski adds that they are relieved to be done with the fight considering how costly, draining, and demoralizing it has been for everyone working there. "It seems obvious to me that this was vindictive: we had the audacity to appeal -- and win -- and so they sent in their undercover agents to find something, anything, to attack us with. In the case of DNA Lounge, they found 'lewd behavior' at an over-21 gay dance party. When they attack Slim's, they use noise. When they attack Bottom of the Hill, they use food service, and so on. It's a clear pattern of abuse."
Still no word from ABC.