San Francisco

Photography: Sharon Risedorph

An existing bar and adjacent storefront located on upper Market were combined to create this popular nightclub in San Francisco. The building was completely rebuilt with a full-seismic upgrade, which required a conditional use and full hearing with the entertainment commission. The club features an unusual, four-sided central bar with scalloped corner seating, a bird cage go-go platform, dance floor with acrobat ropes, a new mezzanine VIP area, smoking lounge, and common wash room. Exposed concrete walls and steel beams lend a raw, athletic vibe while the furnishings reflect a faded glamour-rock aesthetic.