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Temple Nightclub Denver Opening this Fall

San Francisco is home to one of the coolest nightclubs in the country: Temple. From the outside, it’s a rather unassuming place, but step inside and you’re transported to another dimension. The room gets its vibe from thousands of spherical lights protruding from the array of columns on the floor as well as the ceiling, making you feel like you’re in an actual space ship.

Now, Temple Nightclub will be arriving in Denver as part of the Zen Compound. The new compound will go live this fall in the old City Hall Event Venue at 1136 N. Broadway Street in Denver’s Capitol Hill and Golden Triangle Creative district. The nightclub will create a whole new nightlife experience, offering a 21 and over, fully immersive awe-inspiring lighting & visual experience, paired with world-class talent.

The new 20,000-square foot, three-story Zen Compound will open in stages with Temple Nightclub as the first concept to go live this fall. All three remaining concepts are expected to be up and running by the 2018 New Year.

“We see Denver as a sister city to San Francisco in many ways,” said San Francisco artist/DJ/entrepreneur Paul Hemming of his company’s expansion plan. “The Mile-High City is a major metropolitan hub and has an eclectic confluence of technology, music, art, entertainment and nightlife. It’s an exploding market with refined tastes, an entrepreneurial spirit and drive. Denver has a highly affluent market with appreciation for creativity and attention to detail.”

In Denver, construction is already underway and will bring 100 new jobs to residents; 80 of those positions are to be slotted for the nightclub. Hemming will lead design and oversee the architectural team and initial buildout, which calls for an aesthetic of “futuristic escapism” and theatrical elements while preserving key elements of the original structure. He’s also sole proprietor with a remarkable 20-year lease of the building.

Temple in SF brings hundreds of high quality DJs a year to its stage and we can expect the same from the upcoming Denver iteration.

“We found the perfect space and were able to assemble a great team and it all came together,” said Hemming.

So, stay tuned for more information about this new nightclub as it nears opening day and get excited, Colorado! This is going to be something special.

Love & Propaganda (SF) Promo Code

We do not currently have a promo code for Love & Propaganda.

You can book table service / cabanas and sign up for guestlists directly on our free mobile app, or on our webapp.

Booking tables at Love & Propaganda ensures that you’ll get in – and also with expedited entry.

Audio Discotech (SF) Promo Code

We do not currently have a promo code for Audio Discotech. You can buy presale tickets to events at Audio Discotech here.

Buying presale tickets at Audio Discotech ensures that you’ll get in – ticket holders also get expedited entry.

You can book table service / cabanas and sign up for guestlists directly on our free mobile app, or on our webapp.

Book a Cabana at SF’s Newest Rooftop Bar (Hotel Via)

It sounds pretty great: a swank rooftop bar overlooking SoMa and AT&T Park (walls) with a sleek design, curtained cabanas and designer cocktail menu. But there’s a catch. There’s always a catch.

The new 159-room Hotel VIA sits right next to the ballpark and boats a ground-floor Bar VIA open to the general public and offering a menu with price points that don’t contain a comma.

Eater brings us the news that Hotel VIA also possesses a 3,000-square-foot swoon-worthy rooftop bar called “Rooftop at VIA.” A mere glance at photographs of this airy spot will have you tossing on your trendiest sunglasses and racing to the King Street location for Instagram purposes before you get too excited, check your bank balance. The only way into RAV (tm: us) is to book a room at Hotel VIA (currently starting at $231.20 plus tax) or book yourself a 6-person cabana for $1,000.

It’s not clear if that price tag comes with bottle service and a nacho bar, but it should.

Alternately, you can rent out the whole place for what I assume us an ungodly sum of money. Claims the website, “Host the event that everyone will be talking about for years to come!”

Years to come? Really? Does Beyoncé make a contractually obligated appearance because RAV is cute and everything, but it’s a bar on a roof designed to further divide us by money.

VIA might want to slow its roll as it possesses one of THREE new rooftop hotel bars launching in San Francisco this year. While the other two (Mid-Market’s Yotel and Proper Hotel) aren’t open yet, we’re guessing they don’t charge a grand for the honor of breaching the front door.

The Warriors Racked up a $150,000 Bill at Harlot

Kevin Durant admittedly drank “a couple too many beers” and Stephen Curry smoked a century-old cigar in the immediate aftermath of their Golden State Warriors’ NBA Finals-clinching Game 5 victory.

And the party was just getting started.

Draymond Green let his teammates — and anyone else within ear shot or watching the celebration at home — know that the next stop on the champagne train was Harlot nightclub in San Francisco.

According to celebrity paparazzi sites TMZ and Terez Owens, the Warriors went through more than 80 bottles of champagne at the club, amassing a bill in excess of $150,000, including two custom-made six-liter “2017 Champions” Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Rose bottles worth about $15,000 apiece:

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Of all the pictures, videos and social media posts available in the early hours of the morning, Durant was nowhere to be seen, although the emcee did shout out his brother Tony. It’s unclear whether KD — who reportedly told a friend in the depths of Oracle Arena, “Yo, I’m drunk as [expletive] right now,” before wandering into a crowd of adoring fans wearing a pink shirt with a martini glass on the back and carrying his Finals MVP trophy — was in attendance at Harlot. And who could blame the man?

California Senate Passes Bill Allowing Last Call to Extend to 4 AM

Early this year, California Senator Scott Wiener began a campaign for the ‘Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act’, which proposed that each municipality within the state be given authority to choose their last call hour, possibly pushing it back to as late as 4AM.

Previously, all venues throughout the entire state were limited to a 2AM last call for alcohol services. “Nightlife matters a lot, culturally and economically, and it’s time to allow local communities more flexibility,” Senator Scott Wiener argued.

The Senator’s efforts have paid off as his proposed 4AM nightlife bill has officially passed in the Senate, allowing it to now move to Assembly for a review and a vote before reaching the governor for final word to “allow but not require local communities to let their bars and nightclubs serve alcohol until 4AM”.

This is a huge move that will affect party hotspots in the state like Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco if it passes through the next phase.

Ruby Skye & Slide to Close in 2017

The sun will soon set on Ruby Skye, polarizing dance club in a historic Union Square building and theater space on Mason Street, according to Hoodlin

Its downstairs accompaniment Slide—a speakeasy style bar that, true to its name, is accessible via a giant slide—is on the way out too, both set to close by the end of the year.

But no sooner will the establishment be gone than a local entrepreneur will swoop in and begin developing a new music hall and bowling alley in the two spaces, which will reportedly merge into one:

“We heard rumblings that the Ruby Skye/Slide space was available, and at first it sounded daunting,” [Nate] Valentine said. “But it’s really an incredible opportunity to be in a great part of San Francisco.”
The Mason Street building dates to 1890, built as the headquarters of the Native Sons of the Golden West fraternal order, which still operates out of the number 300 suite there.

Originally the Ruby Skye spot was an auditorium and concert hall for the Native Sons. During World War II it became a music hall for sailors and soldiers called the Stage Door Canteen, our own West Coast version of the famed New York venue.

The Stage Door name stuck, and after the war it became a movie house, the Stage Door Theater, opening with Laurence Olivier’s Henry V in 1946. It was there that Alfred Hitchcock debuted Vertigo in 1958, enamoring the building to San Francisco film buffs for all time.

The locale changed up its game once again after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake maimed ACT’s longtime theater on Geary Street, leading them to stage plays at the Stage Door while repairing their original venue.

Now it will say goodbye to continuous EDM concerts and return to its music hall roots and something slightly more akin to what 40’s sailors crowded the joint for before shipping out, a mix of “50 percent EDM/DJ nights, 45 percent rock bands and other live music, and a handful of comedy shows,” Valentine told Hoodline.

San Francisco New Years Eve 2016/2017 Nightlife & Event Guide

New Years Eve 2016 is almost upon us! Wondering what’s happening in San Francisco this New Years Eve? You’ve come to the right place.

NYE falls on a Saturday this year which means most clubs will be 100% sold out! Book your tables early!

You can use our free mobile app to book your tables – we highly recommend booking tables as early as you can – prices will go up as the date gets closer.

Here are all the DJs and events in San Francisco nightlife this New Years Eve!

Ruby Skye New Years Eve 2016

  • Friday 12/30 – Vicetone
  • Saturday 12/31 – Cash Cash
  • Sunday 1/17 – Dash Berlin

Audio SF New Years Eve 2016

  • Friday 12/30 – Breakbot + Irfane
  • Saturday 12/31 – Destructo

Love & Propaganda New Years Eve 2016

  • Friday 12/30 – TBA
  • Saturday 12/31 – TBA

Temple SF New Years Eve 2016

  • Friday 12/30 – TBA
  • Saturday 12/31 – TBA

Infusion Lounge New Years Eve 2016

  • Friday 12/30 – TBA
  • Saturday 12/31 – TBA

The Grand SF New Years Eve 2016

  • Friday 12/30 – TBA
  • Saturday 12/31 – TBA

Origin SF New Years Eve 2016

  • Friday 12/30 – TBA
  • Saturday 12/31 – TBA

Public Works New Years Eve 2016

  • Friday 12/30 – TBA
  • Saturday 12/31 – TBA

Halcyon New Years Eve 2016

  • Friday 12/30 – TBA
  • Saturday 12/31 – TBA

Great Northern New Years Eve 2016

  • Friday 12/30 – TBA
  • Saturday 12/31 – TBA

Verso New Years Eve 2016

  • Friday 12/30 – TBA
  • Saturday 12/31 – TBA

Best Electronic Dance (EDM) Clubs in San Francisco

Looking for the hottest clubs playing electronic dance music (EDM) in San Francisco? While the City by the Bay may not be known for its night life (yet), it’s a favorite stop for DJs, so there’s plenty of EDM shows to catch! Check out the Discotech app to view event calendars, sign up for free guestlists, buy tickets, and reserve tables. Here are some reliable electronic dance clubs in San Francisco to burn up the dancefloor any given weekend:

1015 Folsom

Bigger than you’d think once you get inside, 1015 Folsom is a bustling, multi-room ragefest where the crowd tends to be in their early-to-mid 20’s and the off-the-walls energy continues into the early morning. Not one to be predictable, 1015 features a diverse roster of DJs from Alesso to Duke Dumont to Trippy Turtle on any given night. Check out their calendar on the Discotech app to make sure you don’t miss your favorite act, and bring cash for the bar!

Audio

Upstairs from the craft cocktail lounge Bergerac, Audio SF is a trendy club that appeals to underground electronica fans and scenesters alike. Probably because their speakers and ambiance are world class. Not to mention the most amazing crepe truck in town next door that’s open til 4 in the mornin’!

Love and Propaganda

Run by the same people behind Audio, Love + Propaganda is the revamped ex-Vessel. The modern art decor is Instagram-worthy and the beats are bangin’. Make sure to bring ear plugs if you plan to be front and center on the dancefloor.

Halcyon

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.

Monarch

Monarch is not for the meek.  You’ll notice that as soon as you roll up to their block. But that’s probably so they can weed out the imposters. The first act is the ground floor cocktail room that oozes boudoir Moulin Rouge vibes, acrobats and all. But for the second act, traverse downstairs to the dark, intimate basement where you’ll catch the kind of lineups you’d typically see in Berlin.

Public Works

Part-time club, part-time art gallery, Public Works is a wooden warehouse that draws Burners year-round to their Distrikt events. Bring cash, dress down, and grab a dirty dog on your way out!

Temple

If you like the showmanship and glamour of Las Vegas clubs, Temple SF is your spot. Girls in high heels and tight dresses with their hair and nails did get down to headliners like the Chainsmokers. The line to get in can be long, so plan accordingly. Temple also features a hip hop room downstairs – a little something for everyone!

The Great Northern

Brought to you by the owners of Monarch, the Great Northern is the renovated ex-Mighty! The lineup hasn’t changed much (read: John Digweed, Guy Gerber, etc.), but the interior has morphed into a cavernous art deco space featuring a custom designed Void sound system. We like what we see, but more importantly, we like what we hear! Check Great Northern out and let us know what you think.

August Hall

Formerly known as Ruby Skye, August Hall is now more of a concert venue that features EDM DJs occasionally. We would recommend checking out the upcoming shows at August Hall to determine who’s playing! 

Make sure to check out the ever-growing list of electronic dance clubs in San Francisco on Discotech… another night out, another dancefloor!

San Francisco Nightclubs FAQ

What time do San Francisco Nightclubs typically open?

The nightclubs open around 10 PM.

What time do San Francisco Nightclubs typically close?

Most close at 2 AM, but a couple will stay open later until 3 or even 4 AM.

What is the dress code like at San Francisco Nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to nightclubs.

How can I book bottle service for San Francisco Nightclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

How much is bottle service at San Francisco Nightclubs?

Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every venue is different. The best way to find out is to use our app.

What are the best clubs in SF that play EDM music?

The best EDM clubs are Audio SF, Halcyon, Temple SF, 1015 Folsom, Great Northern and August Hall. There are other venues that often feature EDM artists including Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Warfield, and The Midway.

What are the best clubs in SF that play hip hop music?

Origin, Arena SF, The Grand, Holy Cow, Vanity, Luv.

What are the best after hours spots in San Francisco?

The best after hours spots in SF are Public Works, or The End Up.

New SF Club Halcyon Opens in SOMA near Audio SF

Life will soon return to the former BeatBox space at 314 11th St., as it prepares to become Halcyon, a new entertainment venue run by a local nightlife veteran.

The space’s new owner, Gina Milano, said it was on her radar for awhile. Over the past two decades, she’s owned and operated a handful of restaurants and nightclubs around San Francisco, including Le Club, a faux members-only club in Nob Hill; Bambuddha Lounge, a precursor to Chambers in the Phoenix Hotel; and Restaurant Maroc, an Upper Haight lounge serving Moroccan-Californian food and cocktails.

Most recently, she worked next door, helping Audio nightclub and its sister bar, Bergerac, get off the ground. The owners of BeatBox knew that she was looking to branch out on her own again, and as soon as they were ready to sell, they called her up.

Rather than simply launching a nightclub, Milano sees this new venue as an opportunity to employ a wide variety of highly creative people.

“I love being entertained, and I love hyper-creative people, and I love being hyper-creative,” she said.

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.

To 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.

If all goes according to plan, Milano said, Halcyon will host its first private parties during Halloween weekend, and open to the public for the first time on the weekend of Nov. 5th-6th.