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Best Hip Hop Clubs in Denver

Today, we’re heading off to Denver. The lovely city which we recently covered has once again grabbed our attention with their friendly people and gorgeous scenery. In our last Denver article, we covered some of the top places to go see EDM and venues frequented by your favorite DJs. Today, however, will focus on the places that focus more on Hip Hop and provide a great atmosphere to listen to your favorite artists. Without further waiting, here we go!

Looking for the hottest clubs in Denver? See upcoming events sign up for guest list and book table service directly on the free Discotech Mobile App. Or reach out to our help line directly at 4157356716 – we can help you pick a spot for your next night out in Denver.

Milk

Milk is a true underground club in the lower portion of the historical Jonas Bros. Furs building. Multiple rooms create one of the best nightlife atmospheres in Denver, from the checkered Milk Bar styled after the cult classic milk bar in Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange to the cozy Jazz Room with it’s posh seating and private allure to the Green Room, Red Room, and Arcade Room, so make sure to completely explore the whole facility to get the full Milk experience. Milk is 21+ always! Click upcoming events at Milk to reserve a table or sign up for Guest List!

Temple Denver

What many have called “the Future of Denver’s nightlife,” Temple Denver is a must stop for those looking to rage. This hotspot has been attracting big names and fun crowds long enough to establish itself as one of the premier go-to spots in Denver.

Of course Temple is for the people, but Temple prides itself on being a venue created for artists. Local and internationally reknowned names rarely find a location that can compliment their style the way Temple does. If your not a big artist, fear not because Temple offers bottle service for those who want to feel like a rockstar for a couple hours.

This venue is great for any event, Hip Hop or EDM, but make sure to see upcoming events at Temple to see who’s performing.

Dorchester Social

Dorchester Social is one of the new Hip Hop hotspots in Denver at the moment. As a patron exclaims “The place is PACKED, and the music is good and the drinks are priced great.”

Dorchester Soail also has an upstairs portion that is indoor/outdoor. The club is 4:20 friendly, so you can smoke weed in the upstairs portion if you like. But be warned, it will get hella hazy up there, so steer clear if you can’t handle it. Also, the club is in reasonable walking distance to most of the downtown hotels and restaurants so just walk it out and save the money you had stashed for an Uber. Dorchester Social is a highly reviewed bar that tends to play Hip Hop more then anything else.

The Church

The Church is an old church that was bought and converted into an iconic Denver nightclub. Completed in 1889, this former place of worship is now home to dance worshippers and gets pumping Friday through Sunday. This place is one of our favorites. I mean, how many venues let you tell the story where you can reserve bottle service and table in a church? Not many we know of.

The high-beamed Gothic architecture & stained glass windows are accompanied by new state of the art lighting design and the top-rated Void Acoustics Incubus Sound system. This is one of Denver’s top tier dance club experience that draws the best from international DJs and cutting edge talent weekly. Make sure to see upcoming events at the Church to see who’s next!

Best San Francisco Clubs with Free Guest List

Today, were off to check out some of the best clubs in San Francisco that offer a free Guest List! DISCLAIMER ALERT: Before we begin, I have to inform the readers of TWO very important things.

First, know that not every one of these venues will always have free guest list for an event. Depending on who’s performing, there may not be a guest list for that night, even if there has been free Guest List 10 nights before.

Second, not every guest list that’s offered will be free. Even if a Guest List was free Friday, it may not be Satruday. More often then not, depending on who’s performing, the Guest List is subject to change.

So how do you check to see Guest List details? Discotech has made this difficult and tedious process easy and simple. So, are you still looking for the best clubs offering free Guest List in San Francisco? Now you can see upcoming events, sign up for guest list and book table service directly on the free Discotech Mobile App. Or reach out to our helpline directly at 4157356716 – we can help you pick a spot for your next night out in San Francisco.

As you may already know, these lists are in alphabetical order, not ranking order. That way we can provide details and pictures and let you decide which club most appeals to you. So, to find your next favorite free spot in San Francisco, look no further. Here we go!

The Grand

Inspired by the Vegas experience, San Francisco’s The Grand is attempting to bring Sin City to the Bay. It starts when you get there, the massive multi-story, columned facade, lit up with spotlights and long lines. On entering you’ll see the white-leather padded bar, flanked by seating, and leading into the dark, wood-floored main room, with a good-sized dance floor headed by the DJ booth.

VIP/bottle service areas dot the downstairs, with plenty of seating and tables. The upstairs mezzanine area features more VIP sections, its own bar and its own restrooms. The bathrooms at The Grand are known as some of the best and cleanest in club land. The décor is modern and sleek, lots of gold accents, black, crimson and mahogany. The Grand tries to set itself apart from the crowd on production value.

From the Funktion One sound system and the elaborate lighting rig, to the bubble and confetti machines, foam, lightsticks, and balloons, to the acrobatic performances and a 30,000 LED light ball in the center of the room, and you definitely get the atmosphere.

Not the sort of place that draws on big-name talent to bring the crowds, most nights you’ll find established locals and smaller national names, with the occasional big event to keep things interesting (think Dirty Vegas, or “The World’s Sexiest DJ” & Playboy Magazine’s 50th Anniversary Playmate Colleen Shannon), usually playing a mix heavy on house, with bits of Top 40 and hip hop. The crowd is mid- to early-twenties, and the rule is dress to impress. The lines are usually pretty long, so check out upcoming events at The Grand to discover what’s happening that night. We also recommend you arrive early or get a section to guarantee you won’t be standing outside all night.

Halcyon

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. With all this and more, a free Guest List is definitely worth checking out. Simply click upcoming events at Halcyon to see the Guest List options.

Holy Cow

Welcome to the newly remodeled Holy Cow Nightclub! Established in 1987, The Holy Cow has been an iconic go-to spot for socializing, dancing and fun. Consisting of attractive interiors, sophisticated decor and an intimate floor plan, The Holy Cow boasts 20 new elevated VIP bottle service booths for maximum visibility of the party, 2 fully stocked bars and unprecedented nightclub production.

Located directly in the center of the our ultra chic venue is our state-of-the-art DJ Booth that delivers cutting edge music with impeccable sound. A unique outdoor patio offers a change of environment and allows guests to party under the stars. Hard to believe, but this venue like the others, offers a free Guest List. To get on the Guest List, click upcoming events at Holy Cow, to sign up now!

Temple

San Francisco’s popular Temple Nightclub underwent a complete redesign, reopening in October 2014. The 20,000-square-foot nightclub, located in SoMa, now features a 50,000 addressable LED immersive lighting sculpture and a Void Air Motion sound system. The venue comprises three different rooms: The main room holds 750 guests for receptions and includes bottle service tables as well as two full bars with one mezzanine-level bar. It also has a 16- by 12-foot stage, a DJ booth, and a 4- by 20-foot LED for visual projection.

Another space, called LVL 55, holds 350 for receptions and offers a full bar and enclosed DJ booth. The Infinity Lounge holds as many as 150 guests for receptions and includes a full bar, customizable DJ booth, and energy-generating dance floor. Expect electronic music (house, progressive house, deep house, etc) upstairs and hip hop downstairs on most nights. Be sure to click upcoming events at Temple Nightclub to sign up for free Guest List!

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Best EDM clubs in Denver, Colorado

Today we’re off to Denver and no, we’re not going to discuess the fact that Denver is the city known for creating the cheeseburger or the fact that Denver brews more beer then any other city in the US, which is totally awesome. No, today we dive headfirst into the growing EDM scene that has begun to spring about all over the great city of Denver. Strap in. Here we go.

Looking for the hottest EDM clubs in Denver, Colorado? See upcoming events sign up for guest list, and book table service directly on the free Discotech Mobile App. Or reach out to our help line directly at 4157356716 – we can help you pick a spot for your next night out in Denver.

Temple

A venue for artists, by artists, Temple Nightclub offers a nightlife experience that is unrivaled in the Mile High region. From awe-inspiring, fully immersive state of the art lighting and visuals, to a thundering custom sound system, paired with world-class talent, bottle service and theatrical production, this place is like no other. The party usually kicks off around 9PM, so make sure to check upcoming events at Temple Nightclub so not to miss your favorite DJ’s.

Upon entering through the motion activated light corridor, you teleport into a higher dimension of nightlife. The 3 story main room cathedral elicits a sense of excitement and grandeur. A nightclub atmosphere of unparalleled cohesiveness, all theatrical lighting and production elements were conceptualized and designed for the entire room to act as a single organism pulsating to the rhythm of a single heartbeat. 

In the sub level lies the main dancefloor where guests will find a custom DJ booth, thundering Funktion One sound system and 50,000 addressable, floor-to-ceiling LED bulbs. Surrounding the dance floor are four VIP booths and a two tiered stadium seating platform comprising 8 VIP sections which offer a high-energy experience for guests who wish to be in the center of the action. At the forefront of the dance floor is the main stage, which has been designed specifically to showcase Temple’s world-renowned artists, DJs, and performers. The main room is complete with 8 mezzanine tables that hover above the main dance floor, offering unparalleled and immersive views of the action in a private setting. 

The sound system at Temple Denver has been designed to provide the ultimate listening experience. Through decades of constant refinement and testing, Funktion One has achieved a level of fidelity across the frequency spectrum that was previously unheard of at night club sound pressure levels. The low frequencies provided by the newest Funktion One F221 woofers and BR132A subwoofers are configured in a non-conventional manner. The BR132 is perhaps one of the only true, high output subwoofers in the world.

Temple Denver is 1 of only 3 venues in the United States to have this innovative technology and has achieved what many nightclubs have attempted, but failed to accomplish; the feat of producing the ultimate sound experience of a pulsating system that is not overbearing to conversations or harming to the audible senses.

The Church

You might be wondering, is this real? Yes it is. Will God judge me for raging in a former house of worship? I can’t answer that, but what I can tell you is raging is an understatement. This place throws down. Imagine a festival. Now imagine putting a three-story church on top of that festival. There you go. Welcome to The Church.

The venue features stained-glass windows, high-beamed gothic architecture and hundreds of candles spread throughout the Church suggest a pious vibe in the past house of worship, but the congregation is as mixed as they come. Built-in 1865, the roomy, multi-level Lincoln Street mainstay draws globally based DJs, local residents, retro lovers, even the under-21 set: Sections of the bar are open to those 18 and up. A rooftop patio affords one of the city’s best views. Confessional booths, although maybe more needed then ever, have been replaced with bottle service tables, available to anyone looking to party hard. To see what’s happening at The Church this weekend, make sure to check out upcoming events at the Church.

Club Vinyl

Club Vinyl is a beast of a space that occupies four distinct floors in an old industrial setting. From the basement to the rooftop (open and comfortable every day, despite Colorado’s weather), there’s a different vibe going on on each floor. The basement’s dark with glowing bottle service tables lining the sides of the room coupled with a distinct underground feeling. The main floor above it is similar but with much more production; a Funktion One sound system, a space to chill in the back of the room, and two designated bottle service booths.

There is lots of seating outside, including fire pits, heaters for when it’s cool out, and misters for when it’s warm. You can also rent out hookahs on the rooftop. The inside features even more bottle service tables and a second Funktion One sound system. Off of the main floor is a patio for smoking. The second floor splits into two halves—one half is called the Glass Lounge, which is primarily used as a private events space, and the other half has bottle service booths, pool tables and a dancefloor where you can usually find circles of people breakdancing to Top 40 music.

The rooftop is partially enclosed on one half, partially exposed to the elements on the other half. Up and coming EDM DJs are always found throwing down new underground music not yet ruined by popularity. This venue is an EDM junkie’s dream, so make sure to check out upcoming events at Club Vinyl to catch your favorite DJs!

Bar Standard

Once the home of Serengeti and Shelter, Bar Standard is an Art Deco-themed, modern-day speakeasy. While the name and look may have changed, the club, housed in the former Jonas Bros. Furs building, still brings in some of the area’s best DJs — who spin house and dance music — as well as more high-profile national DJs. In addition, Bar Standard occasionally brings in live acts like the Cool Kids to perform on stage. The main area of the upscale club fills up quickly on the weekends, but there are two patios, both of which offer gorgeous views of Denver’s skyline, to escape the masses. Make sure to check out upcoming events at Bar Standard to see what’s going down!

This is definietly one of the coolest spots in Denver. Few clubs that I know of offer both a rooftop bar as well as an inside dance hall. This is definitely a place worth checking out.

The Black Box

Last but not least, Black Box. This venue is a refuge from the everyday, a home for experimentation and heart felt emotion. Their mission is simple, to move people through sound. They host a wide range of genres, allowing patrons from all walks to experience the power of music on a proper sound system. The dual room venue is fully equipped with the powerful, state-of-the-art Basscouch Sound consisting of a Tannoy, Funktion-One, and Othorn combination. A haven for artists, audiophiles, and partygoers alike, The Black Box is headquarters for Colorado’s underground music community.

The club itself is intimate with dark lights, and lots of lazers. Needless to say this is a totally different experience from big venues where you catch what some might call “radio DJs”. Instead, The Black Box aims to give EDM goers a more intmitate experience with music thats up and coming.

Honorable Mention: Red Rocks Amphitheater

Now, I know exactly what you are probably thinking right now. This is not a club, so why is it on the top EDM clubs in Denver? The Red Rock Amphitheater is not a club. However, this venue deserves a shoutout as it has recently been attracting some of the biggest names in EDM and I felt it was only fair to let my EDM bretheran know where to find that next epic party.

Big Wild & Whethan, Above and Beyond, Rezz, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Snails b2b Kill the Noise, Illenium, Troyboi and deadMau5 are among the many who are coming or have come to Red Rocks to preform. And there will be others. Althought not a club, Red Rocks Amphitheater has brought some of the biggest names in electronic dance music to Denver, and so I felt it necessary to throw in the mix.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre for those who don’t know is a beautfiul open-air amphitheatre built into a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado and is located 10 miles west of Denver.

Temple (SF) Promo Code

Use promo code DISCO to get $2 off your ticket purchase at Temple San Francisco. This discount code is valid for most standard events, but may be invalid for special events and holidays. You can buy presale tickets to events at Temple here.

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

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

Temple (Denver) Promo Code

Use promo code DISCOMAR to get 15% off your tickets at Temple Denver. You can buy presale tickets to events at Temple Denver here.

This discount code is good for most nights – with the exception of certain holidays and special events.

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

You can book table service or sign up for discounted guest on our free mobile app, or on our webapp.

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.

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.

Temple SF the Only Bay Area Club on Top 100 List

San Francisco is known for many things but nightlife is definitely not one of them. Nightclub & Bar magazine released their annual Top 100 list of the highest-grossing American nightclubs yesterday, and only one Bay Area club made the cut: Temple Nightclub, which clocked in at a respectable #24, with estimated annual revenues of $10-15 million. As usual, Vegas and Miami dominated the list, with nine of the top ten slots, but SF doesn’t even hold a candle to San Diego (which has 7 entrants on the list), Dallas (7), Boston (4), or Scottsdale, Arizona (3).

But while SF may lack clubbing cred, Temple appears to have only benefited from its recent renovation, which added a cafe, recording studio, and co-working space to the mix. The refreshed club now features an improved sound system, not to mention some sweet LED lighting powered by patrons’ dance moves. One additional player that could probably do well in SF’s club game if they felt like it: Hakkasan, which has no clubbing component at its SF restaurant location, but manages to bring in over $100 million in Vegas, making it #2 overall on the top 100 list.