Elegant chandeliers and black-cushioned booths give this S.F. bar and restaurant an upscale ambiance, reinforced by bottle service and specialty cocktails like the honey basil gimlet. It's also available for private parties.
Comprised of a lounge, subterranean dance club, bar, and restaurant and staffed by Asian gender-illusionists, who double as performers hourly. The second Friday of each month DJs Floorcraft, Iyad, and John Andrew spin progressive, tribal, and tech-house with special guests, no cover; Ladies Night Out every third Friday of the month with an all-male revue, $10 before midnight; and drum 'n' bass with DJ M and guests on the fourth Friday, $8 presale. Style Saturdays 10 p.m.-3 a.m. on the green laser dance floor with hip-hop, R&B and top 40's, $10; also on Saturdays is Club Boonda with DJs Pause and Smooth Doctor No, no cover. Kitchen serves Asian fusion with special prix-fixe menus. Keep your eye on the dragon, and reserve your table online.
Features a full bar with specialty cocktails and an extensive wine list. Azul's multi-level lounge can accommodate private and semi-private parties of up to 150 people.
This upscale, three-tiered Soma restaurant and supperclub features live jazz Monday through Thursday, for no cover. Enjoy all the trappings of haute cuisine with Bacar's selection of late-night appetizers and its extensive wine list.
The south of Mission dive bar attracts a rock 'n' roll-type crowd with semi-regular live punk shows and other debauchery-inspiring events.
With its red upholstered couches, mod-ish abstract art, and corner fireplace, Bliss Bar is the definition of swank. Every day of the week features live music, a DJ, or an open mic, which tend toward funk, hip-hop, and jazz. Cocktails are the bar's specialty, with six different martini options and multiple mojitos.
Blondie's recently added a second bar to its backroom smoking lounge, which is open on the weekends. But the martinis are the main attraction, with specialties like the Dagwood boasting a "smorgasbord olive feast" along with smoked salmon, spicy sausage, and bleu cheese (what's the food-to-liquor ratio on that savory concoction?).
Bruno's offers live music Tuesday and Thursday, featuring Jazz Mafia Tuesdays, Batanga Live! Thursdays, and DJs on other nights. Full-service Italian restaurant open until 10 p.m.
Dress code strictly enforced: no blue jeans, sports caps, tennis shoes, or t-shirts.