by jessica t. on
I've been to Mission Rock Cafe twice now in the past three years. One time was on New Years eve and the other time - was for Breakfast of Champions. As an actual space - Mission Rock is something special. I believe that any venue that overlooks the Bay/water is unique and something to be marveled at.Being that close to nature - and looking out across the moon-lit water -is a San Francisco luxury. An opportunity for endless treasured moments. But as a club - MIssion Rock always seems to be slightly out of their element. Maybe it's because I've only visited on crazy - higher than volume - nights/days - but there always seems to be something a little off about the place. Whether it be out of order bathrooms - or just a strange disoriented and cold vibe in the place - Mission Rock is hit or miss for sure. That being said - like any space in the city - the crowd and music largely determine one's night and thoughts about it. What Mission Rock Cafe lacks as far as organization and bathroom facilities - they make up for - with size, a decent sound system, and a variety of different rooms and levels - to accommodate a variety of music and diverse crowds. It had proven to be an epic after-party spot for bigger concerts and events in the city, especially with its late night hours and location. It has the capability to rock and rage - with gusto well into the night. Big score. Being away from foot traffic and public transportation - Mission Rock has to be a destination spot. You don't just stumble on this place. You seek it out. So if you're going to make the trip out here - study up on the night. Really dig into the music and the crowd (something which can be hard to determine from a flier or online calendar), and be prepared to wait awhile for a cab if you decide to leave early.... Trust.
by Doreen Bahoora on
I went to Earth on a Saturday night... even though it was a friend's birthday, and we had "a list" or whatever, we still had to wait online for a bit (as there was a pretty long line to get in). But, once inside, I have to admit that I was digging the ambiance. Drinks were average city price (a.k.a. expensive), but the music was pretty good, and I did have a lot of fun. A few cool things about Earth: the dancers by the entrance on the top floor and the "candle-lit" wall... which, if you ask me, I just might reveal the mystery of how they manage to light all of those candles...