So you think you can dance? San Francisco's Ten Best Dance Clubs.
San Francisco is a city of many pleasures. Museums can stimulate the mind and offer fascinating knowledge to bring back home. There are more restaurants per capita in San Francisco than any other U.S. city, so eating out is almost a religion in this food-crazed town. And the temperate climate and natural beauty of the Bay Area offers year round hiking and exploring. Whether you prefer to be inside or out, there's no end to activities in San Francisco.
But few pursuits tap into all the senses like dancing. Giving yourself over to the rhythms, the lights, and the energy is a total release. When you want that feeling, we'll... Read more »
- Type: Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours, Live Entertainment, Lounge, Pub, Pub Crawl
- Neighborhood: Mission District
The Make-Out Room is a well-established dance spot in the always hip Mission neighborhood.
Local Expert Tip: "Hard to beat this Happy Hour in the expensive Mission: Monday thru Thursday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, $3 Well, $3/$4 Micro Pints, $2 Pabst Pints."
El Rio is not just a great dance hall, but an all-around great bar.
Local Expert Tip: "Catch the $1 Tecate Monday special, if you can."
Cat Club is a dance club with a sexy San Francisco appeal.
Local Expert Tip: "Check out the Tuesday night karaoke for a howling good time."
Ruby Skye is the premier downtown dancing option for big, loud crowds.
Local Expert Tip: "Groove to DJ-spun mixes in techno-savvy, former Victorian playhouse."
Tonga Room is on the higher-end of bars, so be sure to dress up for the occasion.
Local Expert Tip: "Tropical themed hotel bar offers dancing, live music, great food."
26 Mix is of the "old-school" tradition of dance clubs and is popular with locals.
Local Expert Tip: "26 Mix is small, so be prepared to rub elbows."
- Type: Dance Club
111 Minna brings a creative, edgy approach to dancing in San Francisco.
Local Expert Tip: "Culture and music join forces at art gallery/nightclub."
Space 550 is an excellent option to the many downtown dancing options.
Local Expert Tip: "World-class music and great eye candy outside the city center."
Club 525 is one of the more stylish dance clubs in San Francisco.
Local Expert Tip: "Good proximity to North Beach and other fine dining options."
Apartment 24 is one of the more popular dance clubs in North Beach.
Local Expert Tip: "Late night pizza options in North Beach will be waiting for you after you burn some carbs on the dance floor."
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