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Insider nightlife in San Francisco

A travel journal to San Francisco by tevaman

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Quote: After spending five years living through, and writing about, the nightlife scene in San Francisco, I'm ready to share some secrets.

Insider nightlife in San Francisco

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Overview

SF DJ Photo, San Francisco, California
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San Francisco nightlife often attaches itself to the diverse character of the neighborhoods it inhabits: SOMA (South of Market): Artists, mixed with hipsters of all stripes, populate the large spaces and small clubs of this expansive 'hood. The Mission: lower-income young people mixed with the ethnic groups that give the city much of its Latin flavor. the Castro: the epicenter of gay/lesbian/transgender life on the West Coast. Where you can look however you wish and not get a second glance. the Upper Haight: hipsters with a bit of money to spend at the shops, restaurants and bars that line both sides of the street. the Lower Haight: lon...Read More

Phoenix Hotel

Hotel | "The Phoenix Hotel"

Phoenix Hotel Photo, San Francisco, California
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The Phoenix is a renovated motor hotel in a sketchy neighborhood, but continues to bring in rock star gliterati and anyone who wants to feel like a rock star.

Kurt Cobain always stayed here when he was in SF, and it's notoriously known as the spot Brad Nowell from Sublime was staying at when he was found dead. But the room interiors are stylish and hip, all rooms face the specially tiled, heated pool, and you're only steps away from Backflip, the Phoenix's hot bar and nightclub.

On frequent weekends during the summer, the pool and patio area is converted into a daytime club where DJs spin and the beautiful people come to get sun.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 17, 2002

Phoenix Hotel
601 EDDY ST
San Francisco, California 94109
415-776-1380

Sushi Groove South

Restaurant

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Sushi Groove South is the SoMa outpost of famed club promoters Martel and Nabiel's highly successful japanese restaurant in Russian Hill. The fish is extremely fresh, the drinks strong and the specialties unparalleled in a city known for its fish artistry.

Combine that with a location close to many clubs and bars, and a DJ who spins downtempo for the patrons, and you've got a hipster haven that is post-modern San Francisco all the way.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 17, 2002

Sushi Groove South
1516 Folsom Street
San Francisco, California 94107
(415) 503-1950

End Up

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Attraction | "The End Up"

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The End Up is a true San Francisco institution, having been open for 28 years. While it's a gay club, at heart, any day or night of the week you'll find the most diverse mixture of sexual orientation, race, religion, age and social status dancing to the beats of house and techno DJs. Inarguably the best time to go to the End Up is Sunday for the long-running "T-Dance." The club opens at 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning (after only having been closed for 90 minutes), and for many people, the party is continuing from the night before. But if you arrive in the mid-morning and order a Mexican coffee to drink out on the sunny, waterfall-laden patio, you'll be able to hear great mu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 17, 2002

End Up
401 Sixth St
San Francisco, California 94107
+1 415 357 0827

Top Bar and Night Club

Attraction | "The Top"

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The Top is a jewel in the rough -- a tiny dance club on a slightly seedy block of Haight that attracts the cream of the most casual, but influential and passionate dance music crowd.

Sunday night at the Top is a classic, though there is usually a crowd and great music every night of the week, ranging from house and funk to drum 'n' bass, jungle, and occasionally hip-hop. This is where you'll find real San Franciscan's dancing their butts off.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 17, 2002

Top Bar and Night Club
424 Haight St
San Francisco, California 94117
+1 415 864 7386