On Friday and Saturday nights, Halcyon will be a dance club, with electronic DJs and semi-live performances. But in the vein of nearby Public Works, Milano also plans to host weekly entertainment events like a Wednesday-night cabaret, complete with live dance performances, booths with bottle service and 56 cabaret tables. She’s also considering hosting dance classes on certain nights, including different types of line dancing in the evening and yoga-dance classes that will keep the space active during the day. And of course, Halcyon will be available for corporate and private events as well. T
o accommodate all of these different uses, the layout and the lighting are being designed to allow the space to easily transform from one offering to another. With brick walls and a steel support structure, it’s a “very tough, raw, industrial-looking space,” so Milano and her team are working to give it a “nice shiny veneer,” she said. LED lights are being added to the support beams, and she’s installing a “state-of-the-art” projection mapping system. “I’m single-handedly keeping LED producers in China at work right now,” Milano joked, describing the look of the finished space as “a tough bitch in designer clothing.”
Choosing a name that symbolized her wide-ranging offerings wasn’t easy, but Halcyon has many relevant meanings, Milano said. It’s “a cool word” that’s used to refer to blissful, carefree memories or a golden era, as well as the name of a popular dance record store in Brooklyn, where visiting DJs in the ’80s and ’90s would commonly stop in before shows. It’s also the name of two different birds: one from Greek mythology, and the other, Halcyonidae, a family of the African Kingfisher. The latter bird will grace one wall of the venue, in the form of an abstract mural.
- 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.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at Halcyon?