Top 3 Best Nightclubs in Union Square, 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 Union Square, San Francisco that you should definitely check out.

Hawthorn

Best nightclub in Union Square, San Francisco!
Hawthorn

The former Lot 46 location on Geary and Kearny has long sat vacant, but there’s a new taker in the form of Hawthorn, an upcoming bar, lounge and nightclub due to open on July 1st. The new spot comes from business partners Chadwick Baumbach (Kimpton Group, La Costanera) and Gabriel McWilliams. Designed as a bar and sunken late-night lounge and dance floor, the focus will be on a cocktail menu designed by Ethan Terry (Alembic, 15 Romolo), as well as a Void Tri-motion sound system that’s billed as the first of its kind in North America. Terry will seek to escape the general mediocrity of club cocktails with a menu of seven cocktails that follow the artisanal bent of the city’s elevated cocktail scene. Though the full drink menu isn’t yet available, we do know there’ll be a Midori Sour variant called the “Mucho Melon Sour,” (vodka, fresh cantaloupe, house-made jalapeño juice, lemon, Chareau Aloe liqueur and egg white). Also on the team are Nate Mezmer (EyeHeartSF), who will be in charge of booking musical talent, and Jenny Kiely (Mars Bar), who’ll manage front-of-house affairs. The interior design comes from Joshua Rowland Design Team, and aims for a a warm and sultry feel, with Austrian drapes and lavender ceiling swathes in addition to low lounge-style seating. At present, it’s not clear whether Lot 46’s treacherous set of stairs will remain to challenge future inebriates.

  • 46 Geary St San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
  • Union Square
  • 5 PM - 12 AM Tues, Wed, 5 PM - 2 AM Thurs, 9 PM - 2 AM Fri, Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

August Hall

August Hall

Now the nightclub August Hall (previously the well known Ruby Skye), the location originally built in the 1890s as a Victorian Playhouse by celebrated architect August Headman. At August Hall, patrons will find live music and entertainment with special events, three lively full bars, and superbly prepared food. The club is separated into three rooms. The distinct separations between the rooms create the Music Hall, with sprawling its 32-foot ceilings, 100 year old architecture, and new drapery outlining its historic stained glass windows, the Green Room which is a plush cocktail room serves as a luxe escape from the energy of The Music Hall, and the Fifth Arrow which A cocktail, dining and gaming parlor (complete with three bowling lanes) located downstairs from the August Hall lobby. August Hall has been built to be a flexible, multidisciplinary event space with a design that pays homage to the great history of the building.

  • 420 Mason St San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
  • Union Square
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Dirty Habit

Dirty Habit

Perched five floors above the streets of San Francisco's bustling SOMA district, Dirty Habit is an intimate hideaway for those seeking an inventive and sociable drinking and dining atmosphere.

  • 12 4th St San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
  • Union Square
  • 5 PM - 10 PM Mon - Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

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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