Recalling the Greek goddess of the same name, Halcyon is a fitting title for San Francisco’s freshest entry into its burgeoning house and techno clubbing scene.
Located next to fellow house haunt Audio SF—and around the corner from the city’s iconic Eagle club—Halcyon exists as a portal that transports revelers right to the revered black boxes that Ibiza used to be known for, with a laser-tight focus on delivering top-notch musical offerings and even greater vibes to its patrons. For many, the club provides the sort of clubbing experience that has yet to be offered in the Golden City, which historically has offered more low-key, intimate vibes than the show-stopping ones being served up in the new SOMA hotspot.
Thankfully, while Halcyon emulates the spirit of Ibiza megaclubs of yore, it does so without being addled with the uptight attitude and bottle-dominated economy that have plagued so many new clubs before it. Put simply: it delivers what made you fall in love with dance music the first time you heard it.
Upon arriving, guests are sure to be struck by the club’s easy-to-understand layout consisting of a single room, rather than the multi-environment labyrinths that had become the seeming standard in past years. The end result of this design choice? A uniform musical experience for all patrons, who don’t have to worry about how to find the bathrooms, who is playing in another room, or where their friends may be making out. At its end, clubbing is about making shared memories, and Halcyon is designed from the ground up in order to do so.
- Halcyon is the newest EDM venue / club in San Francisco.
- This is another late night spot, open until 4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
Where is Halcyon located?
Halcyon is located in SOMA at 314 11th St.
How much is cover charge at Halcyon?
General admission is typically $20-40+ depending on the talent.
How long will I have to wait at Halcyon?
It depends on the night and the talent playing. Expect to wait anywhere from 15-45 minutes.
When is Halcyon open?
Halcyon opens at 10 PM and closes at 4 AM.
What are the best nights to go to Halcyon?
Fridays and Saturdays are good. Check the Discotech app to see who’s spinning!
What is the dress code at Halcyon?
Halcyon is a bit more casual. Jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers are good here.
Is there parking near Halcyon?
There is street parking but be sure to check the signs!
How much do drinks cost at Halcyon?
Expect to pay standard SF bar prices, $10-12 per drink.
Who are the resident DJs?
Halcyon features a different EDM DJ every night.
What kind of music do they play at Halcyon?
Halcyon plays primarily electronic music – progressive, techno, nu disco, deep house, etc.