De retro luxe van het interieur van de Bimbo´s 365 Club draagt bij aan het onverwachte karakter van welke act er toevallig op het podium staat die avond. Of het nou een lokale surfbare outfit, of een groot label superster op een internationale tour is. De afgelopen publiekstrekkers waren onder andere Detroit Cobras, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, They Might Be Giants, Seu Jorge, Aimee Mann and the Flaming Lips. Wekelijkse dansavonden vullen de dansvloer met Charleston-ing-zoot-suiters, die de originele pluche crimson gordijnen accentueren die nog stammen uit de opening van Bimbo in 1931.
De zin die om het blok gewikkeld is zegt het in zijn geheel. Deze plek is heel hip. Vier dansvloeren dansen op de muziek van een aantal van San Fransisco's meest getalenteerde DJs. Eerlijk gezegd, als je hier niet los kan gaan kan je het nergens. Als je binnen komt, kun je je jas inleveren, een drankje halen en je uitleven in de disco/funk ruimte. Beneden is er nog een bar en een DJ die de jaren 80 hits draait. Boven is de VIP lounge met alternatieve muziek, fluwelen banken en mooie mensen die er loungen, betrokken in esoterische gesprekken. Als techno jouw ding is, de rave ruimtes hebben het, compleet met de lichten, kooidanseressen en een rookmachine. Neem de trap naar boven bij de bar naar nog een dansvloer, waar de visuals zo groot als de muur de trip versterken Dit is een van de duurdere clubs van de stad. De ervaring is echter iedere cent waard.
Cafe Van Kleef is located right in the heart of Oakland's Uptown neighborhood. The theme of Van Kleef is unconventional and all about the quirky artwork everywhere. The specialty at Van Kleef's is their Greyhound - a drink of vodka with grapefruit juice, which you can watch them squeezing fresh at almost any given point during the night. On most nights in the week, the bar plays live jazz music. Certain nights come with a cover charge so be sure to check details before you head here.
If music is your passion, make sure that you check out The New Parish. This concert hall and events space has achieved fame with the performances of the great music groups like Sarah Guthrie and Johnny Irion and The Stone Foxes. The place boasts of fantastic sound and stage technology that has made this venue a favorite of the event organizers and performers alike.
Yoshi's is not just a place where you can catch mind-blowing jazz, but also a sushi bar with an excellent food. Eager music lovers pack the restaurant and the Jazz House on performance nights. It showcases the best talent and boasts of high tech acoustics in the Bay area. A full cocktail menu is available with items like sushi, appetizers, salads and desserts. The attire is causal and the atmosphere jazzed up. It has a top-notch restaurant that serves Japanese food, and is open for lunch and dinner.
This favorite is full of congenial spirits (both the drinks and the regulars), fish and chips and some of the best in local and Irish bands. Enjoy over two dozen beers on tap, including an impressive selection of local brews and ales, as well as the usual suspects (Guinness, Rolling Rock). There is a small dance floor that fills up during live performances, but also features locals who jump on in for folk dancing. Traditional Irish dance lessons are held on Mondays, and Happy Hour lasts from opening to 7p.
Tucked away in the heart of the city, this elegant spot offers up a fine combination of spirits and live jazz. The interiors at Mr. Tipple's will take you back in time, dominated by rich wooden hues, warm lighting and understated decor. A dainty stage plays host to well-known names in jazz, nightly. Enjoy the performances with expertly mixed cocktails from the bar. There's a fine selection of light bites as well, to accompany your drinks.
Verso is San Francisco's hottest music venues hosting weekly club events featuring some of world's best live performers and DJs. This vibrant warehouse hotspot opens up to an airy and spacious dance floor surrounded by a 20-foot long white marble bar, enabling guests and visitors to conveniently order drinks cocktails while enjoying live electronic acts and world-class DJs. Verso also functions as an event space that can accommodate more than 400 guests. The event space offers high ceilings, brick walls and reflective floors staying true to Verso's industrial vibe.
The Martuni's is a post-theater nightcap hot spot whose charms are many. The sophisticated, candlelit interior includes both a main bar as well as a piano bar with live performances. Patrons are generally well-dressed and well-to-do, which contributes to the elegant ambiance. Wednesday is singles night for gay men (although it happens on just about any other night, too).
Welcome to the land of gender illusionists. It is essential to start off your experience at Asia SF with one of their signature alcoholic drinks named after the ladies of Asia SF. And while the food here is not initially the main attraction, the menu offers great dishes that surprise with their creativity and balance. Start with an Asia-dilla—jack cheese, smoked duck and sun dried cherries in a grilled tortilla. Then for an impressive main course dish, try the Miso Glazed King Salmon on a bed of black rice and a tomato-edamame salad; this dish is delectable and surprisingly cohesive. And during it all, you'll be treated to great bar-top performances by the ladies of AsiaSF. After you eat, continue your night in the club, where DJs spin R&B/funk, house, as well as salsa.
Oasis can safely be dubbed as the House of Drag Shows, what with the stunning line-up of drag artists putting together shows imbued with ultimate entertainment. A jewel of San Francisco's scintillating nightlife, this gay-friendly nightclub features exquisite performances by artists, local and guest drag stars and amazing DJs. Having garnered laurels like the Best Gay Nightclub by the Bay Guardian and Best New Nightclub of 2015 by S.F. Weekly, Oasis has been increasingly emerging as a storehouse of spirits, quality music and extremely admired drag talent. With an offering of a dazzling space blended with a thriving performing scene, this place is truly an oasis of art, entertainment, culture and a dashing range of cocktails.
Located in the heart of San Francisco, Halcyon SF is a great place for those looking for some great music and a night-out spot. They have a great sound system and some amazing DJ's from all over the world to place some groovy music. The nightclub has a warehouse like atmosphere, great lights along the ceilings and projection mapping. This late night spot has a techno and trendy vibe. The bar is nicely designed and consists of an amazing drinks list. You'll surely dance the night away at this peppy spot.