Slide is now CLOSED as of June 2017.
Back in the Prohibition Era of San Francisco, 430 Mason Street was a space called The Cable Car Theater. Below The Cable Car Theatre was a restaurant called Coffee Dan’s. In actuality, Coffee Dan’s was not a restaurant, but a speakeasy that could be accessed only by a savvy few that would push a secret wall that would lead you to a playground slide. This slide would take you below street level where one could indulge in illicit gambling and the drinking of bootleg whiskey and spirits. In an era of secret codes and handshakes, the speakeasy was a hidden subculture of nightlife. Read more about Slide’s History.
Beyond the restored turn-of-the-century doors, the Slide lobby reveals a custom made, serpentine slide designed by Doug Gorley of Playground Designs, but don’t fret, stairs are an option for the less adventuresome. Once inside, old world San Francisco elegance has been reborn thanks to the collaboration of Pamela Pennington Studios (Palo Alto) and Terra Nova Industries (Boulevard, Postrio, Farallon, Niebaum Coppola).
Slide is modern and sophisticated but is also reminiscent of the age of gangsters, flappers and bootleg revelry of years past. Outfitted in over 8,000 square feet of mahogany, Slide features a honey-onyx backlit bar, custom brown and blue hardwood floors, pillowed porcelain bathroom walls and copper accents. Booth seating in chocolate brown and baby blue are available for Bottle Service. This underground adult playground is also a perfect setting for socializing: either after work or before the theatre, private social and corporate events.
- Slide is right next door to the legendary Ruby Skye – SF’s premier electronic dance music club.
- The slide only opens after 10:30pm. Wear pants and be prepared to take off your heels and receive some bruises.
- Slide bottle service is probably the amongst the best value in SF.
Where is Slide located?
Slide is located near Union Square on Mason St, between Post and Geary.
How much is cover charge at Slide?
General admission is usually around $20.
How long will I have to wait at Slide?
You usually won’t have to wait too long at slide, typically 15 minutes or so.
When is Slide open?
Slide is open from 10 PM – 2 AM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
What are the best nights to go to Slide?
Fridays and Saturdays are both good. Check the Discotech app to see who’s spinning!
What is the dress code at Slide?
The dress code at slide is not too strict. You can get away with jeans and a Tshirt.
Is there parking near Slide?
There are parking lots near by as well as street parking – but make sure you check the signs!
How much do drinks cost at Slide?
Mixed drinks and shots are roughly $12 apiece, beers $10. Bottles start at around $295.
Who are the resident DJs?
Slide features mostly local talent.
What kind of music do they play at Slide?
DJs at slide feature mostly hip hop and 90’s jams.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at Slide?