The New Year's Eve Guide to San Francisco Clubs
There's plenty to do every night in San Francisco; but on New Year's Eve, the city's social scene really comes alive. According to WalletHub, San Francisco has the most New Year's Eve events per capita (not to mention the most music venues and nightlife options in general). There are parties, performances and special events for every visitor we welcome. The city attracts top talent who love to perform here, and our local nightlife trendsetters are always trying to outdo themselves.
In short, there's no better place for a bright, exciting and memorable New Year's Eve than San Francisco. We checked in with our favorite clubs to see what fun they're planning for the last night of the year. Take your pick and make your plans now; reservations are probably a smart idea!
AsiaSF (201 Ninth St.)
This local legend offers two seatings (7:30 and 9 p.m.) on New Year's Eve. Both include a four-course menu, party favors, and a live performance from The Ladies of AsiaSF; but only the 9 p.m. seating includes a champagne toast at the stroke of midnight and dancing in their downstairs nightclub. www.asiasf.com
Audio Nightclub (316 11th St.)
Audio is pleased to welcome back Nora En Pure for New Year's Eve. The Swiss-based South African DJ, producer and musical maverick will be spinning her special blend of indie dance and deep house, after an opening set by Eli Wilkie. The party starts at 9:30 p.m. www.audiosf.com
DNA Lounge (375 11th St.)
There's nothing in San Francisco quite like Bootie, DNA Lounge's own mash-up dance party. Going on for over a decade, this non-stop explosion of creativity is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. If you never thought you'd hear Madonna and The Sex Pistols, or Lady Gaga and The Cure, or Adele and Green Day and Aerosmith all rolled into one, then you haven't been doing your mash-ups right! The New Year's Eve edition of Bootie will feature, among others, resident DJs Adrian A, Tyme, and Jimi G. The fun gets started at 9 p.m. And here's an inside tip: you can attend the NYE pre-party on Dec. 30 and see some of the same great talents! www.dnalounge.com
Halcyon (314 11th St.)
DJ Dan will be the master of ceremonies at Halcyon SF on New Year's Eve. Having played alongside the best in the business since the early 90s, DJ Dan is a legend whose sessions can't be missed. The dancing begins at 10 p.m. and promises to go well into the earliest hours of 2018! www.halcyon-sf.com
Mezzanine (444 Jessie St.)
See METRIC live at Mezzanine on New Year's Eve. One of the most iconic indie synth rock bands to burst onto the scene, METRIC has played with the likes of Lou Reed and The Rolling Stones. Additional performers are still to be announced. Your New Year's Eve experience at Mezzanine is what you make of it; check out the VIP packages now available! www.mezzaninesf.com
Oasis (298 11th St.)
Hosts Heklina and D'Arcy Drollinger will be welcoming the one-and-only Cazwell to the main stage as 2017 winds down. He'll be joined by some of San Francisco's most famous drag performers for a night of fun and mischief that won't even get started until 11:30 p.m. A VIP pre-party is also on the menu.
Verso (1525 Mission St.)
Verso will play host to NYE18, presented by Chris Fisher and Dustin Dolby. These two have brought in LA's DJ Morse Code to get everyone moving. NYE18 is your chance to do one last good deed this year, as a portion of the night's proceeds will benefit Napa and Sonoma fire relief. Bottle service will be available. The fun starts at 10 p.m. www.versosf.com