Fun stuff in and around Union Square
San Francisco, California
Fun stuff in and around Union Square San Francisco Reviews
Tips for those looking for a good scene! Jul 27, 2008
So around Union Square, I suggest NOT hitting up the clubs on Mason aka Ruby Skye and Slide unless you want to spend a ton of money and hang out with non locals. It's an interesting bridge and tunnel crowd in these joints!
If you're looking for a great dive bar (where you can smoke in!!) with a great pool table and reasonably priced drinks, hit up Whiskey Theives on Geary St. (few blocks west from Union Square).
Another funny bar where the after work crowd goes (happy hour till 8), older travelers, and the occasional "what is this place? crowd", Gold Kane on Powell. Prices are definitely geared towards the tourist crowd though. A band starts playing at 8. Its a hit or miss here.
Otis on Maiden Lane is cool. Chill crowd great music but little pricey. A similar vibe can be found at Rye, on Geary a few blocks west of Union Square.
As for a club, i'm actually a fan of Vessel which is right behind the Niketown store. Check out what music/dj they're having ahead of time.
Honestly though, to get out of the "tourist" nonsense that is downtown SF ie, powell street and union square, get out of downtown!!! Venture out in the wonderful city that is SF!
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Jul 09, 2007
Hey here are some ideas for right near Union Square. Hope this helps!
Ruby Skye- really well-known club, they have a lot of promotional events and a lot of times ladies get in free, really cool venue inside with two levels, they play house/techno most of the time but check the events/dj calendar at their website www.rubyskye.com
Slide- this club is right next door to Ruby Skye, it's really fun and always has good djs, i think it's modeled after an old speakeasy during the prohibition days and you can go down a giant slide to enter the club
Postrio- this is really close to Ruby Skye (it's on Post between Taylor and Mason), kinda pricey but the food is amazing (it's a Wolfgand Puck restaurant and the menu changes constantly), my roommate works here and I know the executive chef and pastry chef
Asia de Cuba- this restaurant is located in the Clift Hotel and is literally right next to the Redwood Room (swanky bar/lounge), great Asian-Latin fusion food (I recommend the duck!)and portion sizes are huge so you can eat family style and share entrees, gorgeous atmosphere
If you are going to venture out of Union Square, check these places out:
Asia SF- this is a popular place for bachelorette parties (if you are into it!), it's a restaurant/bar/show and "gender illusionists" serve your food and dance, it's really fun
The Bubble Lounge- good champagne
Dolce- fun dance club with a cool VIP area, I had my birthday party here and everyone had a great time