How I See San Francisco: Viceroy
San Francisco's musical legacy goes beyond the Summer of Love. The City by the Bay continues to produce groundbreaking musical talent who shape what's playing on your radio (or your personal playlist). We talked with pioneering DJ Viceroy about his favorite San Francisco experiences, including his picks for the best music venues in the city. Read what he recommends and then experience San Francisco's vibrant nightlife scene for yourself.
Describe your perfect day in San Francisco.
Grabbing drinks on the Palm House porch with some close homies or chilling by the water at Fort Mason if it’s a nice day out. At night, sometimes I love to stop by Balboa Cafe or The Dorian for a drink, or Brazenhead for a steak. If I want to dance, I’ll 100% head to Audio.
What should every visitor to San Francisco do at least once?
What’s your favorite place in San Francisco to take a photo or read a book?
Where do you indulge your artistic side in San Francisco?
Which is your favorite venue to play in San Francisco?
Audio is by far my favorite club to play. They did an insane job with the sound renovation. Playing a pool party at the Phoenix Hotel is by far my favorite vibe though.
When you’re not performing, where do you go to hear great music in San Francisco?
Rickshaw Stop is always fun because of the divey environment. The Black Cat for jazz. Mezzanine. The Greek Theater in Berkeley is next level, and The Independent.
What’s your favorite event that happens in San Francisco?
Phoenix Hotel pool parties are right up my alley.
New Year’s Eve is coming up soon. Are you performing in San Francisco that night? If not, where would you go in the city for a great celebration?
I’ve got a private gig, but If I was to go out, I think I'd go to the Poolside show at Public Works!
Where and what would you choose for your last meal in San Francisco?
Chubby Noodle. Korean pork tacos, chubby chicken and the garlic noodles. It’s the only answer.
Which restaurant is still on your list to dine at in San Francisco?
State Bird Provisions. I can’t believe I haven’t gone yet.
Who do you follow to keep up with San Francisco news?
I follow certain publications such as Eater and the Chronicle.
Any last final advice for travelers to San Francisco?
Don’t feel pressured to do the usual things in San Francisco. This is a city that has more to offer than you can imagine. There’s always something magical going on.