by Tobias Fornell on
Strap an old sunken craft to the side of a pier on the west side, load it up with booze and lights, and you'll be screaming to be back on this boat. The Pan offers an awesome view, and conveniently since the sun sets in the West, you'll get a eyeful. Head up stairs to the upper deck and if you're lucky, grab a table right on the edge of the boat facing Jersey. Once the lights go down, this is the ultimate hang out. It's out in the open, and extremely laid back, a great place to meet up. Definitely recommend this place for a different kind of urbanite scene.
by Victoria M. on
First time here as an out-of-towner. I must say it was an alright experience AFTER I had enough drinks to squelch the sweltering humidity and hot temp of Atlanta as I danced outside.. There weren't many people inside which is where the AC was so I should have been too...but anyhoo it wasn't the most spectacular night of my life but it was an alright time. The only thing they need to change is the exit procedure...making everyone leave out of one exit is not safe at all.
by Evan Jellings on
My head is still spinning from Bootie SF. Also, there's a funny ringing in my ears and an inexplicable need to keep dancing. All of this experience and I'm stone cold sober. It is THAT GOOD. Now, mashups aren't for everyone. For the uninitiated, you take two pretty awesome songs and you blend them together, stealing pieces from both to create a unique new sound. If that sounds even remotely neat, you owe it to yourself to get over to http://www.bootieusa.com/ and acquaint yourself with some tracks. If it's not your thing, I feel like that's okay too, as there's enough going on to keep you interested throughout the night. Let's break it down. My friend Steph and I got a late start on the night, and added a bit of "lost in SF"ness to the whole ordeal. Getting to the DNA lounge is a bit rough from San Jose. We found some street parking over by the Costco lot, though really it's a crapshoot finding parking in this area of the city. There was no line to get in at about 10:15ish so we got into the club no problem. Hand stamped and a drink later, we started our night. The structure of Bootie leaves the stage of DNA Lounge unavailable through the first part of the night so that Smash-Up Derby can do their set. Since it doesn't fill up until it nears midnight, this actually works rather well. We danced downstairs near the right side and eventually wandered upstairs to check out the lounge. There was karaoke lined up to happen post midnight, and in the meantime there was a great set underway. Cue some more dancing. We finally wandered back out to the main floor and watched the rest of Smash-Up Derby from upstairs. As they wrapped up, something awesome happened. The club f*ing transformed. Dance remixes hit the turntables, the stage was cleared, and next thing you know, every single raised platform in the place was a dancing surface. It's exactly the kind of atmosphere you want a club to become-- the post-midnight energy was intense. Somewhere in all of that it became time to go. That was the biggest downer of the night. I think if all clubs could pull this off on weekends, I'd be looking to live up in SF just for the partying. I think this will be my destination on/around when my birthday is. Yes. Yes it shall. Bring your best out, 'cause this party's too bootylicious for ya babe.