Harlot

Club / Lounge
Harlot "During the 1800s Gold Rush, a large stretch of San Francisco was known as the Barbary Coast – and even better known for the ""professional"" ladies who worked its streets." San Francisco United States 37.788592 -122.398138
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Harlot - Club | Lounge in San Francisco.
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Party Earth Review During the 1800s Gold Rush, a large stretch of San Francisco was known as the Barbary Coast – and even better known for the “professional” ladies who worked its streets. Dark and decadent, Harlot is a SoMa club designed... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    BART: Montgomery
    MUNI F Line: Market Street & 2nd Street

  • Phone:

    415-777-1077

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Th–Sa 5pm–2am

    Closing times can go as late as 4am and venue is available for private events any day of the week

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Harlot Review

The Scene

"During the 1800s Gold Rush, a large stretch of San Francisco was known as the Barbary Coast – and even better known for the ""professional"" ladies who worked its streets."

During the 1800s Gold Rush, a large stretch of San Francisco was known as the Barbary Coast – and even better known for the “professional” ladies who worked its streets. Dark and decadent, Harlot is a SoMa club designed to celebrate the most famous of these women, the dolled-up gals who were as sophisticated as they were sexy, and who were followed by lines of pining men.

The lines still exist today, but the men now stand between velvet ropes as they watch the pretty ladies saunter by. Inside, the small venue’s sensual décor features tables and walls covered with evocative paintings of half-nude women, as well as globe lamps and porcelain deer antlers hanging from the ceiling.

The music doesn’t start until 9pm, so early evenings see trendy professionals starting the weekend at the bar or relaxing on the cowhide couches with a few discount drink specials.

Just a couple hours later, however, the intimate dance floor gets packed with everyone who passed the bouncer’s notoriously choosy muster, while scantily clad go-go girls dance on window ledges and VIPs escape upstairs to a private bar, where groups with money to burn relax on stark white chairs and couches or peek down from the balcony at the revelry below.

Ultimately, Harlot is a dark little club that blends a rather macabre design with gleeful, pretty patrons to create a scene that’s as unique as the women it’s named for.

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Tip from Adriana:

The bouncers are very conscientious about maintaining an even male/female ratio, so it’s in your best interest to bring along a mixed group of friends.

  • Crowd

    Made-up ladies, dance fiends, celebratory groups of girls, trendy professionals, DJ fans, Euro tourists, and SF-ers who want more of an LA scene, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Nightly DJs spin mostly house, dance, and mash-ups.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    No food. Free Wi-Fi. Happy Hour Th–F 5–9pm.

  • Prices

    No cover charge except for special events. Beer $5–$7, wine $9–$12, cocktails $8–$10+, bottle service $200+. Valet $15.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Fashionable and dress to impress: blazers, button-downs, cocktail dresses, skimpy skirts, heels. A few underdressed guys show up, but they obviously know someone who knows someone.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Early evenings Thursdays and Fridays for the lounge vibe and Happy Hour, or Fridays and Saturdays after 11:30pm for the lively club scene.

  • Close By

    Fluid Ultra Lounge (662 Mission Street) is another small club with a modern décor, lots of lights, and a similar lounge-to-club vibe.

Harlot User Reviews

Average rating:
Classiness hidden in a alley way.
Gregory Y. Jun 16, 2013
Right in the heart of the mission district, located on Minna St. (in between 1st and 2nd) Harlot SF provides a promiscuous yet classy space for a professional mature crowd. In this venue, one will find of decor that has a slightly gothic atmosphere that emanates the strong but smooth shade of wine. This unique ambiance tends to attract a more older crowd which typically consists of working professionals in their late 20's and above. As soon as you walk in there is a dedicated smoking section booth to your left, followed by a fully stocked bar. The stage in tucked in the very back with a decent sized dance floor. This venue tends to book traditional house DJ's that have the skills to take the audience into a alluring state of trance. You will typically encounter minimal house beats that will go on all night. If you are a working professional looking to find a sexy and mature crowd, Harlot SF is highly recommended!
Tucked Away
Rachel G. Nov 7, 2012
I can't lie, the first time I went to this club I was TOTALLY lost. It was hard to find because it is nicely tucked away, but just as you enter the club you realize why it's so tucked away. Along the walls are taxidermy, seductive female posters, and a sexy ambiance. I have seen some top-notch performers here and in this small venue, the vibe is more than appealing to the average hipster.
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