San Francisco DJ / House / Club / Dance Music Index
Bootie - Mashup parties. Launched in 2003 in San Francisco by A Plus D, aka DJs Adrian & Mysterious D, Bootie was the first club night in the U.S. dedicated solely to the burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup -- and it is now one of the biggest mashup events in the world, with regular parties in several cities on four continents, and various one-offs around the globe.
CyberSutra - One of the hottest DJ acts in the US. Their infectious live show and rocking stage presence with live African Percussion and keys on top of their DJ sets has become a must-see set in the States, with some amazing shows across Europe and beyond. For three years in a row, CyberSutra has been a featured artist in San Francisco's LovEvolution (formerly LoveFest), Americas largest dance festival.
DJ Adnan - Musical styles include all genres of house music ranging from deep to tech, minimal to electro. his first gig was at the legendary The Gathering in San Francisco. Adnan currently promotes Forward, a monthly taking place in undergraound locations and clubs throughout SF.
LovEvolution - A celebration of electronic music culture and technology, love, community, peace, respect and love. Takes place in October.
Mercer - Liquor lounge, gallery and art space, dance club located in the Design District.
Pacific Sound - A collective created in the spring of 1994 with the vision of bringing soulful dance music, beautiful San Francisco Bay Sunsets, and friends together on a Sunday afternoon. As PacificSound has matured, the Sunset Parties have become a multicultural experience, attended by a diverse crowd spanning a wide range of ages, lifestyles, and backgrounds brought together by these unique day and evening gatherings.
Sense (Ben Seagren & Dean Samaras) - Collaborating on music together for almost a decade, Ben Seagren and Dean Samaras are at the forefront of the San Francisco Electronic Dance Music scene showcasing a diverse unique sounds ranging from large rooms to dark and dirty afterhours. Both of them landed in the city by the Bay by leaving the brights lights and dark dance clubs of Manhattan in 2000; bringing with them heavy NYC influences (Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone, Little Louie Vega, David Morales and Junior Vasquez) that are the roots of their musical experience.
111 Minna Gallery - 111 Minna St. (at 2nd St.), SF. Art gallery cum night spot hosts some of Bay Citys top DJ's. Drum 'n Bass, Trance. The gallery showcases a unique blend of local and international artists, world class DJ's, live performance, and film screenings in an elegantly urban and ever-changing 4,000 square foot space.
222 Club - 222 Hyde St. (bet. Turk and Eddy Sts.), SF. A famous location; formerly the hangout of Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.
330 Ritch - 330 Ritch St. (at Brannan St.), SF. Music from all genres, from Brit Pop to Hip Hop, Electro to Indie, live shows to DJs.
Bottom of the Hill - 1233 17th St. (at Missouri St.), SF. Features some of the finest original music in San Francisco seven nights a week. Music ranges from hard rock and funk to rock-a-billy, alternative, folk and punk.
Cat Club - 1190 Folsom St. (bet. 7th and 8th Sts.), SF. The venue is mixed and includes everything from goth nights to the city's longest running weekly eighties party 1984, with everything in between. Featuring two dance floors, a smoking patio, go-go cage, and nightly drink specials, it is surely a San Francisco institution.
Cellar - 685 Sutter St. (bet. Taylor and Mason Sts.), SF. This subterranean nightclub completed a full two-year renovation in 2002, revamping and upgrading the space with comfortable seating, a wrap-around bar, and state-of-the-art lighting & sound technology. Two bars, 2 dance floors, bottle service, pool table.
CELLspace - 2050 Bryant St. (at 18th St.), SF. Fully permitted 10,000 sq. ft. facility in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District. Not only does this venue have a large dance/performance space, but also has kitchen facilities, PA and AV system, an indoor smoking area, and lots more. Huge space for underground events and big private parties.
Club 1015- 1015 Folsom St. (at 6th St.), SF. San Francisco's definitive nocturnal destination featuring the world's top DJs on five electrifying dance floors. Whether you like House or trance by some of the biggest Dj's in the world, in the impressive main room, or you want the feel of a lounge playing the best Hip Hop in the newly designed Hip hop Lounge, 1015 has it all, and everything in between. Also see DJ Guide.
Club Six - 60 Sixth St. (between Market/Mission Sts.), SF. One of San Francisco's biggest underground hip-hop/house/world music dance club. Six's upstairs Lounge area with sofas galore is a rarity in the city. Six is a great mix of relaxation (Lounge) and high energy beats (Basement) where one can have the option of sippin' a martini on a comfortable sofa or gettin' down underground where only the music can be found.
DNA Lounge - 375 11th St. (bet. Folsom and Harrison Sts.), SF. The club features DJ dancing, live music, burlesque performances, and occasionally conferences, private parties, and film premieres. There are three full bars and a full kitchen serving Mexican food. DNA Lounge also has a number of unconventional features, including a free wireless network for internet access. The club also provides continuous audio and video webcasts of all events free of charge. SeeCalendar and Behind the Scenes.
Endup, The - 401 6th St.(the corner of 6th and Harrison), SF. Unlike the swanky lounges and ultra-hip DJ bars that now dot the city or downtown's high-tech supper clubs, the Endup has always been a low-frills, down-and-dirty disco, but it's sound system is considered one of the best in the city.
ICON Ultra Lounge - 1192 Folsom St. (bet. 7th and 8th Sts.), SF. The space was designed by the world renowned Charles Doell (aka Mister Important), whose resume includes nightclubs in the city such as: Avalon, BackFlip, Angels, Blush, Mercury and the Red Room. Icon was developed to fill the void in the SOMA district for an upscale, luxurious restaurant/nightclub. Icon boasts a unique custom mirrored glass bar, LED lighting systems, plush seating areas, state of the art sound, and multiple rooms, including the Abyss room.
Infusion Lounge - 124 Ellis St. (bet. Powell and Mason Sts.), SF. Located at the epicenter of San Francisco's iconic Union Square, Infusion Lounge is a sophisticated nightlife destination. The Asian-inspired sub-rosa lounge, fashioned by Hong Kong's hottest designer, Kinney Chan, is a true ultra lounge catering to both dancing hipsters and young professionals looking to relax in style. Its 6,000+ square feet include a private VIP room, a fully equipped dance floor, and an impressive main lounge.
Madrone Art Bar - 500 Divisadero St (at Fell St.), SF. A full-on art experience. Paintings, photographs, mixed media, sculpture, video, film, design, fashion, music, spoken word, and dance share time with live music, DJs and specialty cocktails to round out this NoPa hotspot.
Matrix Fillmore - 3138 Fillmore St. (bet. Filbert and Greenwich Sts.), SF. With a tongue-in-cheek play on the classic lounges of the past, the Matrix Fillmore is perfect for early evening cocktails or a late night on the town. After 10:00 pm the space becomes more music-focused featuring well-known DJs from around the Bay Area. The famous nightspot was originally opened in 1965 as a place for the famous bands of the 1960's in San Francisco, bridging folk and psychedelic rock. The Matrix closed in 1972 but was brought back to life in 2001 by the PlumpJack Group with a hip and futuristic twist that has instantly become a favorite of San Francisco's night owls.
Mighty - 119 Utah St. (at 15th St.), SF. A hidden gem in the emerging SOMISSPO district of San Francisco, where SOMA, the Mission and Potrero Hill meet. The 7,000 square foot space is offering world class DJs, dancing, live bands, and just about every other sort of performance under the sun.
Origin - 1538 Fillmore St. near Geary St., SF. Dance nightclub.
Parlor Bar, The - 2801 Leavenworth St. (at Beach St.), SF. One of the newest venue on San Francisco's Northern Waterfront. The Parlor feels like a piece of old San Francisco. The timeless design resembles the style of the early 1900s: private booths, brick walls, exposed steel beams, a well weathered floor, antique chandeliers lit with Edison bulbs, distressed tables, dark walnut stained bar, and bar stools with rivets give The Parlor a rustic foundation, while button-tufted leather banquettes, felt and velvet fabrics lend a softer, burlesque vibe. The Club at The Parlor also offers world class entertainment with DJs, live music, dancing and bottle service tables. VIP spaces include The Whiskey Room and The Library. The Whiskey Room can accommodate up to 25 guests and The Library can fit 40 people. The Library has a relaxed feel, with carpet, books, a pool table, and comfortable club chairs.
Project One (p1) - 251 Rhode Island St. (bet 15th and 16th Sts.), SF. State of the art sound system. Full bar. Featuring local, national and international DJs.
Public Works - 161 Erie Street (bet. Mission St. and S. Van Ness Ave.), SF. A multifaceted event and community space in San Francisco's Mission District. Public Works consists of a performance/event space, bar, art gallery and artist work shop/community room. During the day artists conceive and produce work that will come to light as the sun goes down and the electronic and indie music scenes bubble up to fill this new home for the SF Underground. From DJ oriented Club Parties and live bands to independent film screenings,performance art and random creative Outbursts, Public Works is a Hangout, a Happening, an Adventure.
Rickshaw Stop - 155 Fell Street (bet. Hayes and Oak Sts.), SF. A 4,000 square-foot (including 1000 sq ft mezzanine) former TV studio, with full bar and food service. High ceilings, giant red curtains, and vintage rickshaws afford a quirky coziness to the space, which includes a ventilated smoking lounge, foosball table, balcony, and for certain events, a coatcheck and upstairs bar. First-rate sound system.
Ruby Skye - 420 Mason St. (at Geary St.), SF. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Francisco just off of Union Square and the famed theatre district. Ruby Skye's exquisitely appointed facility was built in the 1890's and formerly housed "The Stage Door Theatre". A turn of the century Victorian playhouse restored with all the high tech accoutrement, Ruby Skye's interiors were designed by Pamela Pennington Studios and present a striking juxtaposition between its original Art Nouveau architecture and its plush modern furnishings. Ideal for a variety of functions, Ruby Skye offers over 15,000 square feet and 4 distinctively different and luxurious areas for entertaining that can be combined to accommodate up to 900 guests.
SOM - 2925 16th St. (at South Van Ness), SF. Art installations and wine tastings mingle with club nights, and Som's discerning musical policy covers the best of classic dance genres like house as well as contemporary microgenres such as dubstep.
supperclub - 657 Harrison St. (at 3rd St.), SF. Like something straight out of Amsterdam, from the secret door to the drag queen Velvet who greets you, it's a bar, nightclub, performance space and escape pod all in one. If you're over the "bed-style dining" and "nouveau-theater" schtick, then note that the CD compilation for which this place is named is spectacular. The supperclub presents one world" which showcases supperclub related artists such as Fay Lovski, Tevlon and DJ Roelove & Barth Hendrix and Stefania Dipierro.
Temple - 540 Howard St. (at 1st St.), SF. Four rooms encompass 22,000 square feet, each with its own unique DJ digital audio workstation and musical vibe.
Vessel - 85 Campton Place (at Union St.), SF. Vessel's award winning Funktion One sound system, state of the art LED lighting system, and World Class DJs and entertainment sets the tone for the most thrilling nightlife experience in San Francisco. Communal-style seating in the banquette areas provides personalized service to table and bottle service clientele. Occupying 4,500 sq ft of subterranean space beneath Giorgio Armani and Niketown, and neighbor to Campton Place Hotel, Vessel serves as the West Coast showcase for celebrated designer Stephane Dupoux, one of the world's most sought-after designers of high-end hospitality.
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