On Saturday night, the Castro welcomed its first new bar in several years: Hi Tops (2247 Market Street). The new spot is being billed as the Castro's, and San Francisco's, first dedicated sports bar for the LGBT set, and that is mostly true, even though bars like The Pilsner Inn, the Lookout, and Moby Dick have been known to show certain games and have softball teams of their own. Put it this way: Hi Tops is the first gay sports bar to commit fully to the sports theme, with reclaimed lockers and tables made from bleachers, and the tagline "Cold Pitchers, Hot Catchers." And unlike those other bars, they have sixteen flat-screen TVs which will be broadcasting sports round the clock (including less often seen sporting events like college wrestling), except after midnight on weekends when things turn a little drunker and cruisier. Grub Street broke the news about the place a few months back, and as we've reported they've got a food menu that was created by chef Jamie Lauren of Top Chef All Stars fame. She's lately been living in L.A., but Lauren was around overseeing the food for Friday's soft opening, and we can attest that the fried chicken sandwich, the wings, and the bacon burger are all winners.