Bastille Day Fête at RN74 Atrium

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On July 14, 2010 the hautest San Franciscans were spotted partying the night away in honor of Bastille Day at Michael Minna’s RN74 in SoMa. Referred to as La Fête Nationale in France, this holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille and the end of the French monarchy.

This guest list only event boasted a variety treats including a spread of French pastries, freshly shucked oysters, and truffle popcorn. In addition to their normal alcohol offerings, the lounge also concocted their own twist on a classic cocktail. Named the French “74”, it contained Idol vodka, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, lemon juice, and Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne Rosé.

Packing the room were guests dressed for the occasion. Females donned French burlesque attire and men wore black and white stripped tops and sideways berets. In addition to being entertaining these outfits served a greater purpose. Not only did all themed attendees received a complimentary libation, but the winner of the costume contest received a dinner for two at RN74.

Deejays Julius Papp and Pedro Notori revved up the dance party with some house and French music as French burlesque dancers took the stage to perform. It was a great downtown gathering and a unique way to celebrate France’s Independence Day.

Check the gallery below to see all the photos from RN74’s Bastille Day Fête.

RN74 is located at 301 Mission St., San Francisco. For reservations, call 415.543.7474 or visit their website at

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