Top 5 Best Nightclubs in Mission District, San Francisco, CA [2020 GUIDE]

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With over 43 venues in San Francisco, there are many places to choose from whether you're looking for a crazy night out or a lounge atmosphere. Don't worry! We're going to list out the best clubs in Mission District, San Francisco that you should definitely check out.

The Grand

Best nightclub in Mission District, San Francisco!
The Grand

With it’s beautiful and classy décor, attractive and sophisticated interior, and a heap of production details, The Grand redefines nightclub entertainment in San Francisco. The club strives to bring the Las Vegas vibe to the Bay Area with the high level of energy that can be found all over the club from its lavish VIP table seating to the five levels that are all available for clubgoers to get their partying on. At The Grand, the guests are sure to immerse themselves in the ultimate nightclub experience. With the high production budget and the emphasis that The Grand puts on its production and entertainment, guests will be able to enjoy a lux night out.

  • 520 4th Street San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
  • Mission District
  • 10 PM - 2 AM Fri & Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

Great Northern

Great Northern

With stunningly glamorous interior décor and flawless specialized design work in all the details of the club, the Great Northern comes together to create a classy and sophisticated venue. The team that is behind Monarch Club weaves together an art deco inspired design with high tech sound and lighting, offering both the beauty from chandeliers and stained-glass windows to an out of this world DJ performance that is offset with giant LED projections and a restored classic Richard Long sound system. With an amazing array of cocktails and VIP bottle service, as well as the aerial acrobats performing as they dangle from the high beamed ceilings of the Great Northern, guests will be able to enjoy one of the most unique nightlife experiences in San Francisco.

  • 119 Utah St San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
  • Mission District
  • 9 PM - 2-3 AM on Fri & Sat, occasional weekday events
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Arena

Arena

Created by the Arena Nightlife Group in 2018, as the second location of the club, and based off of its namesake in Koreatown, Los Angeles, Arena SF hopes to bring the SoCal relaxed and carefree vibe to the Bay Area. The club is located in the heart of the Mission District in San Francisco and plays Hip-Hop and R&B music Thursday to Saturday with no cover charge. Arena also lets the 18+ club come join the party Thursday nights and get their grind on while Fridays and Saturdays are limited to the 21+ club. Do it for the ratchets!

  • 2565 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
  • Mission District
  • Varies depending on events
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

The Valencia Room

The Valencia Room

The Valencia Room has a mission to preserve the culture of this iconic bar and the music venue. They intend to continue to provide the highest level of music talent in Mission SF.

  • 647 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
  • Mission District
  • 5 PM - 2 AM Daily
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Public Works

Public Works

Public Works is a multipurpose space in San Francisco’s Mission District, with space for a bar, live music venue and club, art gallery and workshops. The venue is equipped with hardwood floors, a Funktion-One soundsystem and multiple bars, with simple, spare decor to maximize space and allow adaptation to suit all sorts of settings or events. Public Works also has a community-oriented focus, offering discounted gallery space to local artists as well as donating a portion of its profits to charities and nonprofit organizations. Some highlight acts over the last 5 years include: Todd Terje (Live), Jeff Mills, Maceo Plex, Robag Wruhme, Acid Pauli, Dixon, Laurent Garnier, Moodyman, Bonobo (DJ set), Lee Burridge, James Murphy, Hot Since 82, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Magda, Claude Von Stroke, Seth Troxler, Danny Tenaglia, Mount Kimbie, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Four Tet, Questlove, DJ Harvey, John Talabot and more..

  • 161 Erie Street San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
  • Mission District
  • 10 - 4 AM Fri & Sat, weekdays depending on events
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Check out the venues section for the full list of nightclubs.

San Francisco Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in San Francisco clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in San Francisco?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at San Francisco nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into San Francisco nightclubs for free?

Some San Francisco nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many San Francisco nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for San Francisco nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the San Francisco page.

How much is bottle service at San Francisco clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at nightclubs can get pretty expensive in San Francisco, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into San Francisco nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many nightclubs in San Francisco are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which San Francisco nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in San Francisco.

Which San Francisco nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in San Francisco.

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