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 proud to present DJ Mark Knight for their biggest New Year's Eve celebration to date. The beatport DJ, producer and label owner will be spinning his chart-topping hits all night long. 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 Airsun. The fun gets started at 9 p.m. And here's an inside tip: you can attend the NYE pregame party on Dec. 29 and see some of the same great talents! www.dnalounge.com
The Grand (520 4th St.)
Join The Grand for a classy New Year's Eve spectacular featuring your favorite Top 40, Hip Hop, and EDM beats. They'll be ringing in 2019 with a midnight champagne toast, balloon drop and massive confetti blast. The party begins at 10 p.m., so grab your friends and don't be late! www.grandnightclub.com
Halcyon (314 11th St.)
DJ Gene Farris will be the master of ceremonies at Halcyon SF on New Year's Eve. DJ Gene Farris is a house music legend whose sessions can't be missed. He continues to travel around the globe DJing for fans throughout the United States, Canada, and many European countries, but will be in San Francisco to ring in the new year. The dancing begins at 10 p.m. and promises to go well into the earliest hours of 2019! www.halcyon-sf.com
Mezzanine (444 Jessie St.)
See The Knocks live at Mezzanine on New Year's Eve. The NYC electronic music duo draws from soul, funk, disco, rap, and pop, creating a setlist that will have everyone dancing the night away. Also performing are Sweater Beats and Hotel Garuda. 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.)
Oasis will be welcoming the one-and-only Jinkx Monsoon to the main stage as 2018 winds down. See some of San Francisco's most famous drag performers for a night of fun and mischief that starts at 10:30 p.m. A VIP pre-party is also on the menu, along with a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight, of course!