San Francisco Dance Clubs

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Dance the night away at one of these San Francisco dance clubs. SF night clubs are popular and a great option if you are looking for a fun, energy filled night out on the town.

San Francisco Dance Clubs, DJs, Music & Fun

Dance clubs are a great entertainment option, but there are a lot to choose from in the city. Below you will find recommendations for some of the best one to check out during your stay.

Most of the clubs in the city charge a cover, sometimes up to around $20. They also usually have pretty expensive drinks. If you plan on heading to any club in the city, plan on these additional expenses since it's just part of the club scene.

Temple Nightclub: More Colorful & Unique

If you are looking for one of the best, and more original clubs around, then Temple is a must visit while you are in the City by the Bay. Decorated with more than 50,000 LED bulbs, you will have your mind blown by both the quality of the sound system and also the immersive experience with everything happening all night long.

There are numerous levels with different styles of music playing. If you want to be out in the crowds, they've got dance floors for that, if you want more privacy, they have booths for that. Temple has pretty much anything you want and is famous for the best djs playing as they travel through the Bay Area.

Temple is only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday so make sure to check their calendar. The venue is 21 and over with the dress style being upscale fashionable. Temple is located at 540 Howard Street in the SOMA district.

1015 Folsom: Large Dance Area

Another recommendation for San Francisco dance clubs is 1015 Folsom. If you want great music and space to dance, then this option is for you.

This place is spacious with several levels and different types of music. It gets a little crowded, but not as crowded as many of the other options in the city.

This place also does an amazing job of getting great DJs. They bring in some of the best and they never seem to disappoint.

One of the other things you'll notice about this club is the diversity. You'll find everything from a younger crowd wanting to get some drinks in them to more sophisticated music fans excited to listen to their favorite DJ. Overall, it's an interesting place for a night of dancing.

This club does have a cover change and the drinks are expensive (as with most clubs). You will also want to head over a little earlier in the evening, so you don't have to wait in line too long to get in.

This club is (or course!) at 1015 Folsom Street in the SOMA area. It's easy to access by bus and cab. Parking is a little tough in this neighborhood, so you'll want to take public transportation.

Other Top San Francisco Dance Clubs

In addition to the list of San Francisco dance clubs above, here are a few additional places to check out.

DNA Lounge/Bootie SF

Bootie SF is one of the largest mashup parties in the US and one of the top San Francisco Dance Clubs. Every Saturday night (at the DNA Lounge), Bootie SF features four rooms of dancing for just one price. They include music such as a Retro Remix, Indie Dance & Electro, and more. It's one of the best themed parties and an experience you will never forget.

Address: 375 11th Street

F8 1192 Folsom Street

The reason I love F8 is because they offer two rooms of dance music in a more casual, dance club environment. Whenever I go here, the people tend to be friendly and the music is always great. The DJ selection changes by the day, and they always do a great job of playing what the crowd loves. They also focus on art, so you will see several great pieces hanging throughout the club. You will also find some decent happy hour specials, Tuesday - Friday, from 6pm to 10pm.

Address: 1192 Folsom Street

Bissap Baobob/Little Baobob

Bissap Baobob is a restaurant that turns into a fun, vibrant night club, Little Baobob, at around 10pm each night. The dance floor is small, but this cool place draws in a great crowd. On the weekends, this place is packed with people dancing to everything ranging from salsa, bachata, reggae, to whatever the dj plays and the crowd wants. The environment is friendly and welcoming. It is the perfect place for a fun night out on the town. They also have many original, and interesting, mixed drinks to sample.

Address: 3380 19th Street
Mission District

Mr. Smith's

Another one of my favorite San Francisco dance clubs is Mr. Smith's. The bar is three levels, so you have the option to dance, hang in the lounge, or grab a seat at the bar. The club has plenty of space, so it's also great for larger groups of people. The main dance floor is downstairs, but you will also find some great music on the main level. They often play music that appeals to a larger audience such as hip hop and top 40.

Address: 24 7th Street

Other Fun San Francisco Nightlife Options

San Francisco dance clubs are a fun way to spend an evening in San Francisco. Although many get crowded, it can still be a lot of fun to let your hair down and dance the night away.

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