Party Earth Review Far more upscale than most Castro venues, Trigger is a modest-size club where pretty patrons rock the small dance floor and sexy performers shake it in a cage above the bar. Once past the frosted glass faç... ... read full review
2344 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
MUNI KT, L, M Lines: Metro Castro Station
M–Sa 9pm–2am, Su 4pm–2am
Castro, San Francisco –
Far more upscale than most Castro venues, Trigger is a modest-size club where pretty patrons rock the small dance floor and sexy performers shake it in a cage above the bar.
Once past the frosted glass façade, guests enter an industrial space with bare concrete walls, glittering chandeliers, and a large bar in the middle.
Themes and drink specials change nightly, but there’s usually a toned go-go dancer working a pole at the bar’s center as other male and female dancers helm the corners – ensuring no shortage of eye candy for the dolled-up boys and girls ordering cocktails.
Although a dress code is not enforced, it’s not uncommon to see groups of chic model-esque women and polished men lounging in one of several private booths, which include cozy Victorian-styled nooks tucked in next to the DJ and tables along the elevated stage. The best views of the main level revelry, however, are from the glass-rimmed mezzanine, where plush sofas invite the bottle service crowd to relax between Top 40 and mash-up sets and take a breather from scoping out the crowd.
Packed with action that’s only muzzled by last call, Trigger is a sure shot for Castro clubbers looking to target a good time.
Gay and straight mix of clubbers, dance fiends, chic ladies, dapper men, and groups of girls, mid-20s to mid-30s.
Free nachos on Fridays, and occasional free snacks on special nights. Complimentary cupcakes/desserts available for birthday groups who reserve a table. Outdoor smoking patio.
Cover charge $3–$5, higher for special events. Beer $3–$6, cocktails $6–$10, shots $6–$10, champagne $40–$165/bottle, bottle service $150–$250.
No dress code, but most patrons dress to impress: tight mini dresses, stiletto heels with matching clutches, flashy accessories, button-downs, fitted jeans, blazers.
Monday nights for the 80s music and free photo booth, and Saturday nights for the biggest crowd of sexy dancers on and off the dance floor.
L'ardoise Bistro (151 Noe Street) is a swanky little French bistro perfect for fueling up on duck confit and chocolate banana bread pudding before dancing it off at Trigger.