SoMa Nightlife, San Francisco

Being one of the most-visited cities in the world, San Francisco features an awesome array of nightclubs and bars for guests to the city can enjoy. A major cultural hub that includes more than its fair share of museums and art galleries, San Francisco bars and nightclubs reflect the creative and vibrant force that pervades the city. Take this Nightlife Tour in San Francisco and experience the best hot spots this cosmopolitan city has to offer when the sun goes down.
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SoMa Nightlife Map

Guide Name: SoMa Nightlife
Guide Location: USA » San Francisco (See other walking tours in San Francisco)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: Xena
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The Holy Cow Nightclub

1) The Holy Cow Nightclub

Opened in 1987, the Holy Cow Nightclub is notable for its large pink cow outside. There is always a party happening at the Holy Cow, offering reasonable drink price compared to most clubs in the city and no cover charge. Open Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 in the evening to 2:00 AM, the dance floor at the Holy Cow heats up each night to an ambitious crowd. A round bar sits in the middle of the club which is surrounded by a lounge area leading to the dance floor. Accommodations for smokers...   view more
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Audio Discotech

2) Audio Discotech

Featuring a state-of-the art Funktion One sound system, Audio Discotech is a fresh and innovative nightclub which includes a centrally placed sunken dance floor, retro design cues, and a unique custom lighting equipment to augment the sonic experience. Offering 3500 square feet of space, Audio Discotech can hold a crowd of around 400 and generally does thanks to its relaxed dress code. Minus the pretensions of many other clubs of this caliber, big names in house and techno frequently perform...   view more
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Butter

3) Butter

Open Wednesday through Saturday from 6:00 in the evening to 2:00 AM, Butter has a somewhat random and chaotic design inside, including anything from bumper stickers to cardboard cutouts of Elvis. Karaoke is available from 8:00 in the evening until close on Wednesdays, and sometimes a Tuesday is thrown in as well. Butter prides itself as a “white trash” bar, featuring items including deep-fried Twinkies, tater tots, and vodka and Red Bull. Themed cocktails come in mason jars with names such...   view more
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DNA Lounge

4) DNA Lounge

A vibrant all-ages nightclub located on Eleventh Street near Harrison Street, the DNA Lounge features a diverse assortment of entertainment from night to night. Anything from live DJs to underground bands, film showcases, burlesque performances, and drag shows, the DNA Lounge has it all. Guests often take advantage of the pizza shop next door which is open 24 hours a day. The layout of the club includes seven full bars, four dance floors, and two stages. Free Wi-Fi is available for guests as...   view more
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Mighty

5) Mighty

A popular venue, the Mighty is tucked away beneath the highway at the junction of SOMA, Mission Hill, and Potrero Hill. A 6000 square foot nightclub located in the city’s design district, Mighty’s interior design includes hardwood floors, high ceilings, massive wooden pillars, and exposed brick walls.It holds a capacity of 500 guests. The Mighty includes an exclusive VIP area with its own bar plush seating and other lavish amenities. House music is on the menu here, as well as hip hop, and...   view more

Walking Tours in San Francisco, California

Create Your Own Walk in San Francisco

Create Your Own Walk in San Francisco

Creating your own self-guided walk in San Francisco is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Japantown Walking Tour

Japantown Walking Tour

Japantown in San Francisco is the oldest Japanese community in the continental United States. The first Japanese immigrants came to San Francisco in the 1860s. Located in the heart of San Francisco, this six block area is a colorful, friendly community, that is home to some of the best Japanese cultural, eating and entertainment venues in the United States. Take this tour to explore most visited tourist sights of Japantown.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Gay Walking Tour

Gay Walking Tour

It is well known that San Francisco is the place where gay and lesbian culture flourished. While Castro District houses many of the city's gay-owned businesses and households, LGBT culture is considered a distinct part of San Francisco's identity. Use this list to explore the most visited gay attractions in San Francisco.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Chinese Heritage Walking Tour

Chinese Heritage Walking Tour

San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and the oldest Chinatown in North America. It provides an astounding abundance of varied merchandise at surprising prices, a great selection of restaurants and gift shops. San Francisco's Chinatown features several amazing attractions that can be enjoyed, ranging from museums and churches, to specialty shops and restaurants. Take this walking tour to explore the main tourist attractions in Chinatown, San Francisco.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
North Beach Walking Tour

North Beach Walking Tour

North Beach is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, known as San Francisco's Little Italy. This fun area features a great mix of architecture, museums, restaurants and old shops. Take this tour to explore the beauties that North Beach has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour

Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour

Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood is home to world-class entertainment opportunities in San Francisco. The historic tourist attractions make the area a popular place to visit. Fisherman's Wharf is an important center of the city's historic fishing industry. Take this walking tour to explore the most visited sights in Fisherman's Wharf.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
City Orientation Walking Tour II

City Orientation Walking Tour II

The unmatched beauty of San Francisco combined with its riches of instantly recognizable structures and locales has attracted filmmakers from around the world for over 100 years. San Francisco has provided and continues to provide the backdrop for some of the most famous movie scenes ever filmed. It is almost impossible to traverse the sights of San Francisco without conjuring an image from a special Hollywood movie. According to some film historians, San Francisco, rather than Hollywood, should have become the capitol of the motion picture world. Motion pictures were actually invented in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km

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