by Silvana Remley on
When it comes down to it- I goto DNA Lounge more than any other club in the city. Which is somewhat strange because one of DNA's strong suits is that is houses such varied acts: new wave, industrial, burlesque, house, DJs, concerts, performances, it's seemingly all over the board. A couple years ago, it was even more varied and one could expect to see Ben Watt or Mark Farina spin house music in pretty much the same week as the SF Fetish Ball packed the place with latex and burlesque performances. So how does DNA do it- How do they appeal to so many varied crowds? If you want to dance, you goto DNA Lounge. Being a long-time DNA fan, I have incredible fondness for some of the venue's now long-gone nights (Remedy? Pop Roxx? am I dating myself here or what!) but DNA is still the best place in the city to dance and relatively free of the sort of douchebags that have overtaken alot of the city's clubs (seriously guys, standing around hitting on girls is what bars are for... clubs are for dancing!) New Wave City is still one of the best night's out in San Francisco and Death Guild fits better here than it ever did at Glass Kat. I do miss that DNA doesn't support House music to the extent that it once did but can't fault it for that as that scene has seriously shifted from dance heads to a pickup scene. DNA is all about the music and their sound system is among the best in the city whether it's for DJ nights or live performances. Bootie just isn't the same ever since it moved from Wednesday nights at the Cherry Bar but it appears to have developed a following which keeps DNA Lounge in business- so that's a good thing. DNA is one of those places that IS San Francisco... even if their drinks are so strong you may not remember just how much fun you had.
by Cierra Hoellwarth on
The trio plus one (some vague group from the East coast and a hip-hoppy singer who had a permanent facial tic) last Tuesday didn't rock so much. And the bathroom was broken. But the host was über-friendly, the cheese plate was delicious. That contradictory salad with bacon? Kinda yummy. The wine on tap (at the host's behest)? Interesting. Rough around the edges but I'm hopeful that things will even out.
by Jennifer H. on
Thursday night is a tough night in Union Square area. W/lots of clubs and not enough bodies, it's hit and miss. Still, that's the perfect time to check out clubs that are packed on Sat nights. Can see why this is the new happening place on the weekends. The lighting creates a hip vibe, and plenty of seating for those who just want to lounge. The sound makes one want to dance, and that's no easy feat for a place with so much space. Guess if it wasn't for the wait that the other rateclubers experienced on Sat nights, this place would be very nice indeed. Best place to dance: in the small areas created by the various seating circles.
Add a review for Jimmy O'Donnell's Pub & Restaurant & Hall