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Clubs: A Guide



An eclectic all-girl DJ party, Sister recently moved to Deco. Filled with DJs and promoters relaxing and mingling after hectic weekends, it's the best thing going on a Monday night. At Deco, 510 Larkin St.; Mondays, 9pm; $5.


The Oblivion boys run this late-night, truly underground sound session. The club's open till 4:30am; the vibe just doesn't get any deeper. At 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St.; Tuesdays, 10pm; $5.

The only club in SF devoted to trannies and tranny-chasers. Performances every night. At The Stud, 399 Ninth St. at Harrison; Tuesdays, 10pm-3am; $3.


Broun Fellinis
San Francisco's favorite acid-jazz outfit gets down every Wednesday. At the Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St.; Wednesdays, 10pm; $4.

Buggin' Out
House and drum and bass on alternating weeks in this intimate club. At The Top, 424 Haight St.; Wednesdays, 9pm; $3.

Come Unity
A legendary party that's been happening for years and is still going strong. At 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St.; every first Wednesday, 10pm-4:30pm; $7.


Highly recommended drum and bass night with lots of girl DJs working the turntables. At Kate O'Briens, 579 Howard St.; Thursdays, 10pm; $5.

Royal Jelly
A fabulous but low-key gathering hosted by promoter extraordinaire Kato. At Liquid, 2925 16th St.; Thursdays, 9pm; free.

The Box
One of the most colorful, friendly evenings SF has to offer. Brothers and sisters and their friends bounce in one enormous jam-packed room to smooth soul, hip hop and house. A definite must! At 715 Harrison St.; Thursdays, 9pm; $6.


Sophisticated house music with DJ Chad Mitchell. Featuring special guest M.C. Dan Smith and other local underground talent. It gets mobbed, so get there early and be prepared to sweat. At Liquid, 2925 16th St.; Fridays, 10pm; free.

Fag Friday
The music never skips a beat at this cruisy all-night party. It transforms into Other Whirled in the early morning and goes strong till 3pm. At The EndUp, 401 Sixth St.; Saturday afternoons; $5.


This three-year-strong club really gets moving after 2am. David Harness and Blackstone serve up fierce deep house music for a massive throng of shirtless muscle boys. At Club Townsend, 177 Townsend; Saturdays, 9:30pm-7am; $10.

A trendy, mellow house night featuring DJ Lewis and Ellen Ferrato. Sashaying drag queens mix with flannel-clad pinball players. At The Stud, 399 Ninth St.; first Saturday of every month, 10pm-3am; $5.


Tea Dance
A San Francisco tradition, is packed with the city's most hard-core partiers, tweakers and adventure-seekers. Exhilarating debauchery. At The EndUp, 410 Sixth St.; 5am-2am; $5.

Compiled by Michelle Goldberg and Hakeem Oseni.

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