Raven Bar

Nightlife, Clubs SoMa
4 out of 5 stars
Raven Bar
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Raven Bar

When it originally opened in the '90s, the Up and Down Club was best known for jazz and acid rock. Now under new ownership and rechristened the Raven, the decor is more noir than nineties, decked with antique mirrors, leather booths, and three(!) bars. Still, the club is a go-to favorite because it relies on its roots: The DJs specialize in tunes from the 1990s to today, with a heavy emphasis on dancey, feel-good nostalgia. Over two levels—and two dance floors—you’ll hear a mash-up of hip-hop, grunge, R&B, and earworm pop. The upstairs space includes live music videos, courtesy of resident video DJ Mark Andrus.


Venue name: Raven Bar
Address: 1151 Folsom St
San Francisco
Cross street: at Rausch St
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 5pm-12am, Thu 5pm-2am, Fri 4pm-2am, Sat 6pm-2am
Price: $$
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