Weeklies and Bar Nights
Manquake at The Gangway
Bus Station John's newest night at a vintage Tenderloin gay bar. "Tremble & quake to the pulse of 70's/80's hi-NRG, disco and R&B classix & curios while enjoying drink specials & xxx-traordinary vintage visuals."
9PM - 2AM
The Gangway, 841 Larkin Street
Frisco Disco at The Transfer
A hipster haven with a nice mixed crowd and an aggressive mix of electro, bloghouse and bangers. Check out my review of Frisco Disco.
9.00PM - 2.00AM
The Transfer, Church at Market
Hot Mess at The Stud
A Gus Presents production with DJ Kidd Sysko spinning a little disco punk, a little hip-hop, and a lot of club. Check out the link for his Top 20 and decide for yourself. I hear there's also baby oil wrestling.
10PM - 3AM
The Stud, 9th x Harrison.
Bistrotheque with Ken Vulsion at Cafe Flore
I've been remiss in not previously mentioning Ken Vulsion of Honey Sound System's Bistrotheque at Cafe Flore on Satuday evenings. A great place to go have a bite, warm up with a couple drinks, and groove along with Ken.
6PM - 12AM
Cafe Flore, 2298 Market Street x Noe
Monthlies and One-Offs
Hercules and Love Affair at Mezzanine
There's so much going on with this party I don't even know how to bill it. Live sets from Hercules and Love Affair (yes, really this time), DFA artists Banjee Boys and Girls from NYC, an analog acid house set from Steve Summers, DJ support from Omar (Popscene) and Honey Sound System, a midnight performance from Chris McVick and his Cabaret Cadettes, and drag extravaganza from Ambrosia Salad. Whew! Really, it doesn't get much gayer than this.
9PM - until everybody's blown their load
$20 at the door
Mezzanine, 444 Jessie x Mint
Opulent Temple Fundraiser with Lee Coombs and The Scumfrog at Mighty
Well, and then there's all the rest of the OT DJS as well. No doubt a crazy night of burner beats, these guys do an awesome job on the playa (and I have personally dug The Scumfrog on a playa Friday night) and need your support to keep it up.
10PM - 4AM
$15 in playa gear, $20 otherwise
Mighty, 119 Utah x 15th
Deep End Fundraiser at The End Up
It's the last year for this playa favorite, so come party with them while you can. Check out the link for all the fabulous DJs.
10PM Friday - Noon Saturday
$20 - come before 2AM and your cover goes directly to the camp
The End Up, 6th x Harrison
Electro, Goth, Indie, New Wave, Post-punk, Punk, Industrial, Deathrock with DJs Dangerous Dan, Skip, Melting Girl, Starr, and Jawa
9.30PM - 3AM
$7, sign up for guest list at temptation.com
The Cat Club, 1190 Folsom x 8th