On a recent Monday morning, Cody Brown removed the dollar bills from the ceiling of his bar, The Dirty, and counted them one by one.
“It comes to about $2,300,” he tells me. “Enough to pay the insurance and keep the place open.”
The bar, which is one of the oldest in Santa Rosa, has a storied past.
“It was the first speakeasy in the city during the prohibition against alcohol, and it was also the first gay bar around here,” Cody explains.
He named it The Dirty soon after he bought it in November 2019.
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