On a Thursday night at Mars Bar, at the corner of Seventh and Brannan streets, Carla Eggleston40, stood on the patio, smoking a cigarette and contemplating her surroundings. Music from the dance floor wafted outside. Strands of colored lights twinkled over tables where people mingled.
There are the nights you want to maybe sway a little and bend your knees to a beat. If you head here after work midweek -- or have ever mingled with co-workers in the steampunk-inspired upstairs bar -- you might find it hard to believe that there's a booming dance space downstairs, a secret private room behind an unmarked door, and acrobats hanging from the ceiling. But all those things exist each weekend, especially around midnight.
First of all, this one takes the gold. It's my favorite atmosphere by far: the place is casual, with indoor and outdoor seating, dank food as well as drinks I got myself a burgerand a pool table for making acquaintances into friends with minimal eye contact. The place offers you plenty of comfortable space to hang with your friends and meet new people without the creepy undertones of some dive bars.
Chi Young. Formerly located in a Pleasanton strip mall, the club reopened in April at the Courtyard Center, in the space formerly occupied by T. The weekends draw big party crowds, but Wednesdays are also wildly popular, due to the salsa, meringue, cha-cha, and bachata lessons, which are free between 6 and 9 p.
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This sprawling SoMa lounge spans two stages, seven bars, and four dance floors and boasts an eclectic lineup featuring burlesque dancers, live bands, and experimental DJs spinning to mind-bending visuals. The long-running dance party is all about the mashup, combining pop hits think: Britney vs. Taylor or Gen X vs. Millennials in a superfun, dancetastic way.