3158 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone: 415-282-3325

Map / Directions Map / Directions

Hours:
Mar - Nov  Mon, Wed-Thu 5pm-2am; Tue 5pm-2pm; Fri 4pm-2am; Sat-Sun 1pm-2am Dec - Feb  Sat-Thu 5pm-2am; Fri 3pm-2am

Admission:
$3-10

Type:
Dance Club, Live Entertainment, Live Music

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    El Rio

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    El Rio

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10BEST Says

Dance Clubs: This dance club generally entertains a packed house. Live bands perform on weekends, salsa's the rage on Sunday, a global dance party wins applause on Friday, rock 'n' roll takes the stage on Saturdays, and Wednesdays are punk and rock nights. You may also find Arabic music, world music, dancehall and hip-hop, outdoor film festivals and cabaret performances as well as benefits for local community organizations. If that's not enough, there are shuffleboard, ping-pong, pool and weekly BBQs. The popular outdoor patio, bedecked with lights, is often filled with a very diverse crowd. Even if you're not in the mood to dance, El Rio is a great spot to check out.

Comedy Clubs: This dance club generally entertains a packed house. Live bands perform on weekends, salsa's the rage on Sunday, a global dance party wins applause on Friday, rock 'n' roll takes the stage on Saturdays, and Wednesdays are punk and rock nights. You may also find Arabic music, world music, dancehall and hip-hop, outdoor film festivals and cabaret performances as well as benefits for local community organizations. If that's not enough, there are shuffleboard, ping-pong, pool and weekly BBQs. The popular outdoor patio, bedecked with lights, is often filled with a very diverse crowd. Besides all of this tremendous activity, yes, the stage is also used by some of the best improv and stand-up San francisco has to offer.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Dance Clubs: "Catch the $1 Tecate Monday special, if you can."

Comedy Clubs: "A really packed and eclectic crowd since this space is used for so many different diversions."

Best for Dance Clubs Because: El Rio is not just a great dance hall, but an all-around great bar.

Best for Comedy Clubs Because: El Rio offers all kinds of entertainment, but the comedy is still some of the city's best.

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Dance Clubs: This dance club generally entertains a packed house. Live bands perform on weekends, salsa's the rage on Sunday, a global dance party wins applause on Friday, rock 'n' roll takes the stage on Saturdays, and Wednesdays are punk and rock nights. You may also find Arabic music, world music, dancehall and hip-hop, outdoor film festivals and cabaret performances as well as benefits for local community organizations. If that's not enough, there are shuffleboard, ping-pong, pool and weekly BBQs. The popular outdoor patio, bedecked with lights, is often filled with a very diverse crowd. Even if you're not in the mood to dance, El Rio is a great spot to check out.

Comedy Clubs: This dance club generally entertains a packed house. Live bands perform on weekends, salsa's the rage on Sunday, a global dance party wins applause on Friday, rock 'n' roll takes the stage on Saturdays, and Wednesdays are punk and rock nights. You may also find Arabic music, world music, dancehall and hip-hop, outdoor film festivals and cabaret performances as well as benefits for local community organizations. If that's not enough, there are shuffleboard, ping-pong, pool and weekly BBQs. The popular outdoor patio, bedecked with lights, is often filled with a very diverse crowd. Besides all of this tremendous activity, yes, the stage is also used by some of the best improv and stand-up San francisco has to offer.

10Best List photo Insider Tips

Local Expert Tom Molanphy Says:

Dance Clubs: "Catch the $1 Tecate Monday special, if you can."

Comedy Clubs: "A really packed and eclectic crowd since this space is used for so many different diversions."

Best for Dance Clubs Because: El Rio is not just a great dance hall, but an all-around great bar.

Best for Comedy Clubs Because: El Rio offers all kinds of entertainment, but the comedy is still some of the city's best.

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