The Potrero Hill area is serene with amazing views of the cityscape, yet it still boasts impressive nightlife options. Bottom of The Hill is one of the city’s most active small rock clubs, and Thee Parkside provides a place for punk rockers and metal heads to call home just a few blocks away. Blooms Saloon is a cheap dive with a priceless panoramic view and Mighty brings international star DJs to its venue tucked away in an old brick warehouse.
Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St. (at Missouri), San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.621.4455
For fans of punk rock, ska and indie rock, the Bottom of the Hill is always worth the trip out to Potrero Hill. Rocker patrons pack the small dance floor, which is almost always as packed as the outdoor smoking patio just outside.
650 Indiana St. (at Mariposa), San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.824.6910
There is one word that comes to mind when visiting Cafe Cocomo: salsa. This venue features salsa dancing, salsa lessons and salsa musicians. They probably also serve chips and salsa to keep things extra caliente.
2007 16th St. (at Utah), San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.626.2626
Il Pirata includes Italian and American menus, but also hosts a large dance floor and an open-air side patio for maximum. Dancing begins after 9pm, but the restaurant's bar area and dining facilities are open earlier for a different sort of entertainment.
119 Utah St., San Francisco CA 94103; Tel. 415.626.7001
Situated in an unassuming brick warehouse on a quiet block, Mighty pumps up the volume after daytime business hours with dance parties several nights a week. Containing three bars, expertly engineered sound and handsome wood beams, Mighty is a regular stop for touring DJs and hip-hop acts.
1600 17th St. (at Missouri), San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.503.0393
This quirky Potrero Hill bar caters to blue-collar locals and prose punks from the San Francisco Bay Guardian, whose offices are a quick block away. Not unexpectedly, weekday happy hours on Thee Parkside's back patio are more popular and populous than the toned-downed weekends.