Harlot is located at 46 Minna St
9 PM – 2 AM Thurs – Sat
During the 1800s Gold Rush, a large stretch of San Francisco was known as the Barbary Coast – and even better known for the “professional” ladies who worked its streets. Dark and decadent, Harlot is a SoMa club designed to celebrate the most famous of these women, the dolled-up gals who were as sophisticated as they were sexy, and who were followed by lines of pining men.
The lines still exist today, but the men now stand between velvet ropes as they watch the pretty ladies saunter by. Inside, the small venue’s sensual décor features tables and walls covered with evocative paintings of half-nude women, as well as globe lamps and porcelain deer antlers hanging from the ceiling.
The music doesn’t start until 9pm, so early evenings see trendy professionals starting the weekend at the bar or relaxing on the cowhide couches with a few discount drink specials.
Just a couple hours later, however, the intimate dance floor gets packed with everyone who passed the bouncer’s notoriously choosy muster, while scantily clad go-go girls dance on window ledges and VIPs escape upstairs to a private bar, where groups with money to burn relax on stark white chairs and couches or peek down from the balcony at the revelry below.
Ultimately, Harlot is a dark little club that blends a rather macabre design with gleeful, pretty patrons to create a scene that’s as unique as the women it’s named for.
- Harlot is a small intimate venue that typically features electronic music.
- Harlot hosts a happy hour on Fridays from 5-9.
- The door at Harlot is typically pretty picky – make sure you’re dressed to impress.
- There’s an upstairs VIP area where you can get bottle service – see pictures below.
Where is Harlot SF located?
Harlot SF is located on Minna Street between 1st and 2nd Street.
How much is cover charge at Harlot SF?
General admission is usually between $20-30 at the door.
How long will I have to wait at Harlot SF?
Average wait times are usually less than 30 minutes, unless there’s a big DJ playing.
When is Harlot SF open?
Harlot SF is open from 10 PM to 2 AM Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
What are the best nights to go to Harlot SF?
Fridays and Saturdays are both good. Check the Discotech app to see who’s spinning!
What is the dress code at Harlot SF?
Harlot SF is one of the more “dressier” clubs in SF. To be safe, I’d recommend collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Definitely avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). On busy nights they look for any reason to not let you in so I would definitely err on the side of caution!
Is there parking near Harlot SF?
There is a lot of street parking in the area, but make sure to check the signs for street sweeping. There’s also a parking garage down the street but it closes at midnight.
How much do drinks cost at Harlot SF?
Mixed drinks and shots are roughly $12 apiece, beers $10. Bottles start at $275.
Who are the resident DJs?
There aren’t consistent resident DJs but you will get a lot of local talent including some names like DJ Spider, Tigerskin and DJ Risk One.
What kind of music do they play at Harlot SF?
Harlot SF usually plays a mix of hip hop, top 40, and EDM.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at Harlot SF?
You can download the Discotech app to see upcoming events, and book tables for Harlot SF. You can also visit Harlot SF’s website for a current list of events.