San Franciscans aren’t necessary nightclub people. Most locals would much rather spend an evening out at a restaurant or craft cocktail bar. However, there is always the occasional Friday or Saturday when dancing and bottle service are in order. When that is the case, we head to one of the following five places.
The PlumpJack Group opened Verso nightclub in 2015. It has 14,000 square feet of space, a large dance floor, 20-foot long Carrera marble bar, and plenty of tables with bottle service, plus there are cocktails and punch bowls. A year ago, Ayesha and Stephen Curry hosted a joint birthday party at Verso, so you know the club is good. Upcoming DJs include Alle Farben, Pig & Dan, and Jay Lumen.
1525 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Audio is the upstairs club connected to Bergerac in SoMa. The tables surround the square-shaped dance floor—that has springs, so dancers can really get their grove on—making it a great spot to see and be seen. It’s from the group behind the Dorian and philanthropist Anderson Purgash. There is an 1600 LED wall that is programmed to visualize the music. There is also 3D video projection, dancers, and disco balls.
316 11th Street San Francisco, CA 94103
3 Temple Night Club
A couple of years ago, Temple Night Club, on Howard Street in downtown SF, was completely remodeled. Temple has a custom sound system and fully immersive state-of-the-art lighting and visual program. The three-level night club has multiple musical experiences. Downstairs there is old-school rap and upstairs its EDM.
540 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94105
4 Infusion Lounge
Infusion Lounge is in the heart of downtown just off of Union Square. The sleek underground club has two rooms and two bars with a sexy red color scheme and lighting system. Tables are set off from the dance floor and have plush leather seating or comfy gray velvet.
124 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94102
5 Starlight Room
The most old-school of venues, the Starlight Room is located at the top of the Sir Frances Drake Hotel. There are gorgeous 360-views of the city and a fun DJ. It’s almost always packed with tourists and locals looking to have a fabulous time. The cool thing about the Starlight Room is that many of San Francisco’s top bartenders have gotten their start at its happening bar—that means the cocktails are delicious and dangerously potent.
450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102