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Nightlife in San Francisco, CA

For fun after the sun goes down, head out for a night on the town armed with the hottest spots for nightlife in San Francisco, CA.
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Mr. Smith's Night Club

Looking for an upscale dance club with a more mature crowd? Then head on over to Mr. Smith’s for chillin’, socializing, dancing and a sexy ambiance. But, you won’t find the typical club crowd frequenting this intimate lounge; this place is for mature fun-seekers only. Mr. Smith’s has three levels of seating, bars, VIP treatment including bottle service, and a dance floor where DJs are spinning the latest Top 40 tunes. Be sure to email to be added to the guest list before 11 pm to get in sans cover charge. And, when possible, get your groove on near a fan because this place gets packed.

Bootie Night Club

Bootie at DNA Lounge in San Francisco will have you grooving to a mix of old school pop and rock to the latest chart toppers, mixed in a style known as mash-ups. The typical crowd at this SOMA neighborhood dance club is friendly, there’s no dress code, and the drinks are fairly priced. For a special treat, pop in on a night when the house band Smash-up Derby is playing for a wilder vibe. Upstairs is another DJ and bar, VIP seats, and a good view of the crowd below. Or, wait a while and claim  your spot on the stage on the main floor and show off your moves.

Barrique Wine Bar

Barrique wine bar in Jackson Square will give you a sophisticated wine drinking experience coupled with a friendly, laid back, yet attentive staff. In the spacious bar, the romance factor is guaranteed while pours are made straight from the barrel and the Chef Cheese Plate is a must-have on their limited food menu. At $9 to $12 per glass, the wine is worth it, but beers are available, too, if you’re looking for something other than vino. However, this modern wine bar is a popular spot, so use patience and arrive early if you want to score a table.

Cairo Nights Hookah Lounge

Whether you’re a seasoned Hookah expert or just looking for something new to do tonight, the Cairo Nights hookah bar will deliver you an experience you won’t get anywhere else in the city by the bay. From flavored shisha to no corking fee for bringing in your own beer and wine, you can puff the water-cooled tobacco to the tunes of music videos playing in the background. Although the place itself is not very spacious, the price is right and the hours are later than average bar. And, don’t be surprised to see a fellow patron or two dancing her booty off in the midst of it all!

Bourbon & Branch

Take a trip back in time and visit this 1920s-style lounge with a speakeasy vibe. With reservations and the right password, you’ll be granted entrance into Bourbon & Branch, so call ahead because the password changes frequently. But, absence of signs or telltale lighting, you’ll have to look for the three large wooden doors painted black and buzz the intercom to be let in. It all adds to the excitement that the party-goers must have felt during the time of prohibition! For those looking for fare to balance out the handcrafted cocktails, you can make reservations on the restaurant side for an experience that is equally teeming with ambiance.