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7 Useful Tips for Partying in San Francisco

By clubZone

San Francisco is a creative city that prides itself on standing out. As you set out to enjoy the beauty of the city, here are some tips to make your night extra special and enjoyable.

  • The Weather Is Unpredictable

    By clubZone

    The weather in the city can change at a moment’s notice. One minute it's blazing hot, and the next minute you're frozen solid. Wear layers or bring a jacket to prepare for the worst.

  • Prepare to Drop a Lot of Cash

    By clubZone

    San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the US. Take your budget and expand it or be prepared to end your night early.

  • Enjoy the Post-Partying Meals

    By clubZone

    After a solid night of partying, there is nothing better than some drunk or hungover eating. The ice cream and the burritos (whether they are from The Mission district or not) are must tries.

  • There Is Great Music in Small Venues

    By clubZone

    Yes, there are big shows at Oracle Arena or Shoreline, but you can see some solid shows on the cheap at smaller venues like Make-Out Room, Elbo Room, or Slims. The smaller the show, the more intimate.

  • Be Prepared to Walk

    By clubZone

    As driving can be wacky due to the terrifying hills and the heavy traffic, be prepared to walk everywhere. Uphill. Luckily, it’s a very walkable city as long as you wear proper footwear.

  • Keep an Open Mind

    By clubZone

    It's no secret that the city has one of the biggest gay and lesbian populations. When partying out and about, you will see all walks of life having a good time just like you. Go with the flow. 

  • Put On Your Dancing Shoe

    By clubZone

    Get down to the beat. San Francisco's club scene is intense, crowded and fun, with some are calling it the dance music capital of North America!

Looking for the Top Party Places in San Francisco?

Check out our listing of the hottest clubs in San Francisco, read reviews, view upcoming events and more.


447 Broadway , San Francisco California United States


Welcome to a unique and diverse nightlife experience in San Francisco, offering square feet of party space to suit every desire. In the lounge, you'll find a calm yet intimate atmosphere with mellow music and a massive fish tank, where couples or party goers can relax and talk. The bar offers a more upscale and slick design where you can relax and [more]

The Cellar

685 Sutter Street, San Francisco California United States


A wrap-around bar, mind blowing state-of-the-art lighting & sound technology, hot new music and unbeatable location two blocks from Union Square, The Cellar has built its reputation as one of the best dance havens and night clubs in San Francisco over the past 10 years. Easily accommodating 300 party guests, The Cellar attracts a down-to-earth [more]


PIER 33 at Bay Street, San Francisco California United States

Butterfly Lounge & Restaurant SPECTACULAR FOOD. BREATHTAKING VIEWS. LIVELY ATMOSPHERE. WELCOME TO BUTTERFLY. Pier 33, great restaurant and very swank hip atmosphere....They had a dj spinning thru the dinner and the presentation was really good. Check them out on their Restaurant! Also you can host a private party there, which apparently they [more]


1525 Mission St between 11th & Van Ness, San Francisco California United States


Welcome to Sloane SF, the hottest nightlife destination in SoMa.This sophisticated lounge and boutique nightclub features nightly music and DJs for a non stop dance party, and luxurious bottle service for our ultra special VIPs and special events. Sloane’s New Year’s Eve party is known for being an amazing place to be on the biggest party [more]

The Westin – Market Street

50 Third Street, San Francisco California United States


Welcome to one of the most renowned and recognizable hotels in downtown San Francisco, The Westin at Market Street. The Westin has been recently renovated and reinvigorated to show off its timeless style and to rise to the top of the hotel scene in the city. The hotel’s location is unbeatable, with the rest of Market Street surrounding it and [more]

City Nights

715 Harrison Street, San Francisco California United States


Boasting a fresh remodel, a brand new, state-of-the-art lighting system, and an Avalon sound system, City Nights is the premier 18+ night club in the entire bay area. Dress Code Women: Classy outfits are encouraged, dress to impress! Men: Collard shirts, no shorts, jeans are okay. No jerseys of any sports team allowed, and no grills or [more]

The Factory

525 Harrison Street, San Francisco California United States


The Factory is one of the hottest nightclub and venue spots in San Francisco, hosting a crowd of gorgeous partiers and eclectic music groups playing live. The club attracts an ultra sophisticated, gorgeous, open set, who are all ready to get a little rowdy in their search for an amazing night out. Need some proof? This place goes late night - or [more]

Temple Nightclub

540 Howard Street, San Francisco California United States


By delivering a nightclub by artists for artists, Temple's team knows what its clientele is looking for in a night out. The club prides itself on delivering an environmentally friendly club that is sustainable in the club and in the community. In terms of music, Temple is all about electronic. They strive to create a useful, adaptable and [more]


401 6th Street, San Francisco California United States


The Endup is an institution in San Francisco and has earned the reputation around the globe for bringing some of the best DJs around. Partiers have been flocking to this club for the past 35 years, where they feel at home and can experience a welcoming environment filled with exciting things to discover. The music, the VIP experience, the best [more]

DNA Lounge

375 11th St., San Francisco California United States


No need to go home after the party, head to the late night after hours party at DNA Lounge in SoMa! In the nightclub, you'll find a variety of the best DJs, with live or DJ music, dancing, drinks at the bar, burlesque shows, and sometimes special events or premieres. To take the party to the next level, the lounge offers a live web stream of [more]