DNA Lounge Cocktail connoisseurs may be surprised to learn that subtlety is on the menu at the South of Market dance club and concert venue. Bartender Jared Williams has carved out a niche for himself, mixing drinks as boldly individualistic as the club’s clientele. Staircases figure prominently in DNA’s architecture. Beyond the main bar, which sits like an arena in the center of the space, a small stage is framed by two wide staircases zigzagging up to the second floor. Read More
A man was assaulted with a bottle outside a Mission district nightclub early Thursday morning, police said. The 27-year-old was first approached by the two male suspects inside the nightclub in the 3000 block of Mission Street, police Officer Gordon Shyy said. One of the men confronted the victim and words were exchanged, Shyy said. The victim reportedly then walked away. Read More
This creep stole more than her heart. A 27-year-old woman was robbed in her own Lower Nob Hill apartment Monday by a man she met at a nightclub, police said. The crook even had the nerve to stay the night before robbing her at 8 the next morning. Read More
Pervs aren’t the only ones trying to get into your pants at San Francisco nightclubs.Thieves have been trolling the late-night scene at an alarming rate, police and city officials say, snatching cellphones and other loot while unwitting revelers dance the night away.Security guards at Ruby Skye near Union Square busted a pickpocket Monday night who reportedly swiped five cellphones for a total estimated value of $1,700. Read More
A 25-year-old man is recovering after being attacked and left unconscious and bleeding in the street during a “large-scale melee” outside a South of Market nightclub early Sunday, police said.Officers were called to a club in the 600 block of Mission Street just before 12:30 a.m. after multiple witnesses reported a fight involving about 30 to 40 people in the street, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
Just two days after San Francisco elected officials gathered at a South of Market nightclub to announce new legislation to increase safety for nightclub patrons, a club-goer was found stabbed just one block away.
A 25-year-old man was stabbed during a fight between the victim and five or six other men just before 2 a.m. Saturday, according to police. Read More
Parking lots are the latest target of efforts to quell late-night violence associated with clubgoers that’s plagued The City for the past few years.
Shootings, stabbings, fights and other violence involving nightclub patrons prompted officials to crack down on entertainment venues with measures such as requiring promoters to register with The City and giving the Entertainment Commission authority to revoke the permits of troublesome clubs. Read More
One of the two men allegedly connected to a fatal shooting outside a now-shuttered Fisherman’s Wharf-area nightclub last year will stand trial for murder.
Keandre Davis, a 21-year-old from Richmond, and another man allegedly cornered and shot 19-year-old Lawon Hall, also of Richmond, as a large crowd gathered outside Club Suede at about 1:40 a.m. on Feb. 7, 2010. Read More
The suspect in a 2010 fatal shooting that spurred changes to San Francisco laws addressing problem nightclubs will appear in court today on a murder charge.
This week, a judge is weighing whether there is sufficient evidence to hold a trial for Keandre Davis, 21, of Richmond in connection with the Feb. 7, 2010, slaying of a 19-year-old man outside the former Suede nightclub at 383 Bay St. in The City. Read More
A UC San Francisco medical student was on life support Monday following a fight in a popular South of Market nightclub last weekend.Fourth-year medical student Joe Hernandez, 30, suffered head trauma during a wild night at Temple in which two fights broke out within 25 minutes, leaving four people injured. On Monday, police said Hernandez was not expected to survive and was “being kept alive to harvest tissue.” Read More