by Dirk Haycraft on
I will start by saying: It is damn hard to find a good nightclub in San Francisco. The 2nd thing I need to say is: It is now my FAVORITE thing ever to watch my 5'9" Hapa roommate (who really only digs white guys) try to dodge the short Asian men who hit on her on the dancefloor. I could NOT stop laughing. Now to reference my opening, by "good" I mean: * Somewhere with an interior that makes you feel like the host is actually trying to impress you, versus simply steal your $ and give you ugly-A$s accommodations to work with. * Somewhere that doesn't charge you $20 to get in. That's just disgusting. Really... who needs to go somewhere that badly? Move to LA or NYC if you think clubs need give off the impression that they're worth that much to get into. * Somewhere that achieves a proper balance of (GOOD!) dancing/dance music and a (DECENT!) level of dancing etiquette (READ: NOT SUPER GHETTO!!!!). * Somewhere where your drink tab doesn't cost you 2-hours pay. Ya hear? Ok now read on to see why I give Temple 4 stars... * The place is NICE. Seriously, I'm talking like Nooooooooooooooooiiiiiiice. Pretty white-clad house music rooms (2). Dark (but appropriate) sweaty basement Hip-hop room. Haven't seen many clubs (some lounges, but not clubs) in SF with Temple's level of detailed decor. * I paid nada to get into here, BUT!!! I signed myself up on the guestlist ahead of time, and I got there at 10:15 and waited in a COMPLETELY unneccesary 15-minute line. My friends who got there at 10:45, also on the guestlist, ended up paying $20 each to get in after waiting half an hour in the line snaking around on the block. SO UNNECESSARY. If you take anything from my review, it should be that you will SIGN UP ON THE GUESTLIST AHEAD OF TIME, AND GET THERE AT 10:15. Otherwise, there's really no point in going, because, hello... WHO pays $20 to get into any place in SF? It's just not that kinda city! Except for maybe the B&T folk. I'm not trying to be mean. But you know what I mean. Moving on... * Musically wise, this place is as balanced as you can get. The house music keeps the non-ghetto crowd happy. And the hip-hop room? Well, it's carnaverous, but it serves its purpose... lots of dark corners for doing dark deeds... Ok ew. What I mean to say is, the hip hop room gets everyone hyphy. My only complaint is the over-mixing... dude, play ONE full song. Just one. Please? Most Asians (80% of the room) don't like 80's tunes, just so you know. I'm much more forgiving than the majority. Stick to pure hip-hop. This is my suggestion. * Drinks are kind of expensive. My 2nd major tip is to make it a beer night if you're trying to save (my favorite Stella pint is $5 each here, which isn't bad). So I hope this review was helpful. Really, I want you to go here because I believe it is worth checking out. If you rate clubs the same way I do, you'll give it at least 4 stars too. Word.
by Jessica I. on
The only reason I even thought of Asia SF is bc someone just mentioned in in a thread about "where to take a teen visiting SF" lol. Which reminds me of my sister, Basi.L's birthday last year. She chose to have her BIRTHDAY at ASIA SF ha ha, and among the attendees: our dad. our (then) 4 year old niece. What might have been a fun experience was transformed into one of the most awkward of my life. So I got drunk. The food was awful and the trannies made my niece cry. ("WHY ARE THEY TAKING THEIR CLOTHES OFF?!!!! WAHHHH!!!!")