The Li Po Lounge's weekly dance party features 70s and 80s soulful boogie in the heart of China Town.
San Francisco's only indie rock video dance party is hosted at Madrone Art Bar every third Saturday of the month.
Check out DJs Ryan Poulsen and Dimitri Dickinson spinning hip hop every third Saturday at Knockout in the Mission.
Held every fist Sunday of the month, Underground SF hots the city's best 70s disco dance party.
Every Wednesday night, Juanita MORE! and Joshua J. host this deep house infused night at Q bar on Castro Street.
Don't miss Edinburgh Castle's 9-year standing all vintage vinyl dance party, held bi-weekly on Wednesdays.
Oldies Night @ Knockout
Where Mission and Valencia adjoin sits a venue that hosts one of the city's most dependable throwback dance parties in town. Spearheaded by nightlife bigwig Primo (or just "Preems" for short) with aids Daniel and Ivar, "Oldies Night" at the Knockout is at the crux of Deep Mission (properly Bernal Heights) and has been a late 50s, early 60s, doo-wop and soul standard for years. A must if you consider yourself a local, and a necessity for natives, Oldies Night can be enjoyed till the last call every first and third Friday of the month.
Sketch Tuesdays @ 111 Minna Gallery
One of the few noteworthy events on a Tuesday night in SF, Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna Gallery was inspired in 2006 by an artist's successful, yearly "drawling rally," and is now a unique monthly event featuring an alternating gathering of emerging local artists as they produce artwork for a live audience. The crowd can observe their creative process, mingle, and have a chance to purchase the artwork at the end of the night. Sponsored by Fecal Face and hosted by Brad Adler, Micah Lebrun, and Angela Holmes, this visual, live art event makes for an unorthodox Tuesday night that's been changing the shape of SF nightlife for the past five years.
Obey the Kitty @ Vessel
A weekly dance party hosted by Betsy Johnson and Sex + Design, Obey the Kitty is San Francisco's premier fashion/art/dance music event happening every Wednesday from 9pm-2am at Vessel. Hear special guest DJs spin alongside weekly alternating art installations and fashion.