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Lounge and Night Club$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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    James D.
    "Behind the bar and downstairs are awesome!"(5 Tips)
    Carina A.
    "... bar and club with a free photo booth and some awesome dj bookings. WERD on..."(2 Tips)
    Mai L.
    "DJs like playing here."(4 Tips)
    Brian S.
    "Good spot to get a nice drink after a show at the Warfield."(2 Tips)
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  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    The bar and lounge are cool and the drinks are decent, but the key is the basement dancefloor with its insanely good sound system and underground vibe. It's everything that an urban club should be. Read more
  • Emily K.heart icon on user image
    Emily KaneJanuary 5, 2016
    Sometimes there's acrobats hanging from the ceiling, most of the time it's people trying to dance on the floor and not doing great.
  • Maja P.heart icon on user image
    Maja PetkovicOctober 13, 2014
    Upper floor is beautifully decorated and ideal for chilled drinks, chatting and shaking to the music. Lower floor is more club atmosphere with payed entry and its great for dancing.
  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenMarch 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice bar and club with a free photo booth and some awesome dj bookings. WERD on Sunday is a lot of fun. Get a sazerac from the bar at the back
  • BarChick
    BarChickAugust 22, 2013
    Inventive cocktails, plush couches, live jazz and a contortionist spinning from a hoop suspended above the bar, nice!
  • Tristan L.
    Tristan LorachNovember 13, 2014
    The sound system is great! Despite the fact event are down in the basement, ventilation keeps the place very cool. A must
  • Dan W.heart icon on user image
    Dan WhiteApril 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic live acrobatics. Upstairs has two bars, while downstairs is a club with a fantastic Void speaker system.
  • Sofie G.heart icon on user image
    Sofie GrahamAugust 9, 2014
    Bar on top, club down below, with some of the best electronic music and DJs in the city. A very good place to start your night before going on to Public Works.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistDecember 13, 2011
    The Manhattan Project (rye, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur) is a nuclear explosion of delicious, boozy goodness. Read more
  • Nikhil C.heart icon on user image
    Nikhil CApril 16, 2017
    One of the best music spots in the City
  • Vevo
    VevoJune 1, 2012
    The focus is on quality music and having a really nice vibe. "We wanted hi-fidelity sound on steroids" ~ Chris Smith (Owner)
  • David B.
    David BaldeschwielerDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The upstairs is nice, but the party is in the basement. Killer tight chunky sound system and a great crowd gettin' funky!
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 31, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best SoundsystemThere couldn’t be a better metaphor for the state of San Francisco nightlife in 2012 than the arrival of Monarch. Starting with .... Read more
  • Mai L.
    Mai LeMarch 23, 2015
    Good sound system. DJs like playing here.
  • Mo K.
    Mo KudekiJuly 23, 2016
    Burnery. Drink something upstairs and then dance in the basement.
  • Ziyan C.
    Ziyan CSeptember 15, 2013
    The Rickshaw: shochu, st germain elderflower, liqueur grapefruit. Amazingness.
  • Elizabeth N.
    Elizabeth NoonanDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a specialty cocktail. They take a minute to make, but they're always well worth the wait.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McKowenMay 20, 2013
    Ask for the house special: shotgun a red bull with vodka
  • Arzu T.heart icon on user image
    Arzu TaylanJuly 13, 2014
    OMG!!super nice music!! Gotta go there all the time.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussApril 21, 2015
    Good spot to get a nice drink after a show at the Warfield.
  • Steven W.heart icon on user image
    Steven WallerMarch 14, 2015
    A nice sized club offering compartments for different music tastes...
  • Andy J.
    Andy JiangAugust 19, 2014
    Cool dance floor underground. Great place for deep house and disco!
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WMarch 13, 2018
    Waited 20 min for drinks AFTER reaching the bar (bartender served everyone TWICE in the < 25 space; upstairs, back bar). Weird - or sexist? (We were the only all-girls group).
  • Juan C.
    Juan CardenasJuly 14, 2013
    They literally took my beer from my hands because... Ups they never explained!!! And yes, security involved. What you are looking from any club when you pay them right?
  • MetroWize
    MetroWizeMarch 14, 2012
    Monarchs going big this March 17th with not one but TWO St Patty's parties. Starting at 8am, come shake your shamrocks and with live music, Irish DJs, and Guinness stew. Read more
  • Jimmy B.
    Jimmy BFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free La Palma's Tamales on Tuesday during happy hour! Hella good.
  • Andreas E.
    Andreas EhnApril 3, 2014
    The only custom horn-loaded Void Acoustics soundsystem on the west coast
  • Joshua H.heart icon on user image
    Joshua HaftelMarch 10, 2015
    Great music, fun venue.
  • FunCheap SF
    FunCheap SFJuly 17, 2014
    Enjoy $1 draft beers after work at the Monarch for their final day of Draft Beer Week. Fri, 7/18, 5:30-8:30pm. Read more
  • Mateusz A.heart icon on user image
    Mateusz AmĸðczAugust 18, 2014
    Minimal and techno fans don't eat. They dance!
  • Mayank M.heart icon on user image
    Mayank MahajanMay 23, 2017
    Delicious whiskey cocktails.
  • Medina O.
    Medina OranaAugust 7, 2014
    The atmosphere and music is really nice
  • Elizabeth J.
    Elizabeth JakaDecember 15, 2014
    There is NOT live Jazz music here. Not even close. Staff was nice, but it was just a little bar. The area was not the safest.
  • James D.
    James DFebruary 28, 2013
    Behind the bar and downstairs are awesome!
  • Mac B.
    Mac BillJuly 22, 2013
    No arguments, what ever it takes, Have A GREAT TIME.....SIMPLE I know, so smile
  • C B.
    C BayugaJune 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Stand in the Gauntlet of Sound (the middle of the dancefloor) and FEEL the music.
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    VikaMarch 15, 2014
    Pisco sour pls:)
  • Joel E.
    Joel EdenDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Order Tadd.s whiskey sour. Its super dee-lish!!!
  • George F.heart icon on user image
    George FotopoulosAugust 19, 2018
    Overrated area crawling with homeless guys and hipsters
  • Katie F.
    Katie FirichSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best club in the city
  • Jeremie H.heart icon on user image
    Jeremie HDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the 'Ferdinand the Bull'- awesome tequila drink!
  • George G.heart icon on user image
    George GaylFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sometimes, upstairs is where it's at.
  • Thomas B.heart icon on user image
    Thomas BeckerMay 23, 2015
    Nice bar/club
  • Pierre A.heart icon on user image
    Pierre A.December 24, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't even consider hanging upstairs. It's just a facade...
  • Heather A.
    Heather AlcaideMay 31, 2013
    Amazing sound!!
  • Jessica C.heart icon on user image
    Jessica ChoateFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Stretch Sundays!!!
  • Gaurav S.
    Gaurav ShettiDecember 14, 2013
    Try brandy crusta - it's superbbbbb
  • John A.heart icon on user image
    John AllbeeOctober 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Dude Mark Farina! And Jboogie !
  • Kerry L.
    Kerry LangeDecember 4, 2011
    Stop here for a drink on your way to the Warfield
  • Karl P.
    Karl PaeMay 30, 2015
    Its a fucked up place. I got thrown out with my friends because we had not finished our drinks by 2.00 complete motherfuckers
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