Bubble Lounge

Bar / Lounge
Bubble Lounge Bubble Lounge in San Francisco's Financial District is a champagne & wine lounge with weekend DJs. Savor some bubbles & let loose in SF with Party Earth. San Francisco United States 37.7958565 -122.4033008
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Party Earth Review A haute hangout dedicated to the appreciation of acclaimed champagne and wine, Bubble Lounge makes for a date-worthy destination during the week before transitioning to a packed dance scene on weekends. French doors along... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    MUNI F Line: The Embarcadero & Broadway

  • Phone:

    415-434-4204

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Tu–Th 5:30pm–midnight, F 5pm–2am, Sa 6:30pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Bubble Lounge Review

The Scene

Bubble Lounge in San Francisco's Financial District is a champagne & wine lounge with weekend DJs. Savor some bubbles & let loose in SF with Party Earth.

A haute hangout dedicated to the appreciation of acclaimed champagne and wine, Bubble Lounge makes for a date-worthy destination during the week before transitioning to a packed dance scene on weekends.

French doors along the saffron-colored façade open onto a large open-plan space, with soft couches and luscious loungers running down either side toward the shimmering mirror-backed bar in back.

Exposed brick, wine racks, and deep-red velvet curtains account for much of the elegant décor, a perfect backdrop for the dapper business types and chic groups of ladies who sift and swirl their way through one of the 300+ bottles offered, while trendy couples sip champagne cocktails over caviar and crème brûlée.

Although the venue is usually a chill retreat, Fridays and Saturdays are the gem of the joint party-wise, when the nights start early with cool jazz, samba, or other live acts (Fridays only), followed by Top 40 and hip-hop DJs spinning in the subterranean lounge space.

Also called the Krug Room, the downstairs touts a second bar and small dance floor, which gets packed fast with pretty young things getting sweaty to the louder beats.

Despite the crowds downstairs, a mellower vibe usually survives on the main floor, so guests can escape back upstairs to vie for a sofa when they feel a need for conversation.

Part cave-like club and part fashionable hideaway, Bubble Lounge’s disconnected atmosphere might seem a bit bizarre. But like stinky bleu cheese and sweet dessert wine, they go together perfectly.

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Tip from Adriana:

Check out Champagne Buzz on Wednesdays, when they feature three sparkling wines and/or champagnes and bartenders discuss the varietals’ history and production. Also, every Friday features Tiny Bubbles, when BL celebrates specific champagne by offering a discounted bottle, teaming it up with a delicious dessert, and serving it all on a silver platter. Check their calendar to stay in the loop.

  • Crowd

    Dapper executives, chic couples, champagne and wine connoisseurs, uptown girls, yuppies, a younger, trendy party crowd downstairs, mid-20s to 40s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live music from jazz to samba to other live acts on Fridays from 6–9pm in the main room.

    DJ spins mostly Top 40 and mash-ups after 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

    Champagne Buzz on Wednesdays features three sparkling wines and/or champagnes with discussions about their history and production.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Small selection of bites meant to complement the drinks, including cheese plates, salads, caviar, and paninis. Happy Hour Tu–Th 5:30–7:30pm, F 5–7pm.

    There’s no cover charge, but much of the upstairs is given over to reservations on busy Friday and Saturday nights.

    Private rooms downstairs available for rental.

  • Prices

    No cover charge. Small plates $4–$13, grilled sandwiches $13–$15, salads $10–$13, oysters, shrimp, caviar and calamari $12–$38, cheese selections $16–$22, dessert $8–$30, party platters $55–$65.

    Wine $10–$14/glass or $40–$56+/bottle, dessert wine $10–$22/glass or $50–$60/bottle, champagne $11–$40+/glass or $50–$500+/bottle, tasting flights $30–$40, cocktails $11–$13, cognacs and scotches $12–$45+. Champagne Buzz $40 at door, includes nibbles.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Smart chic: blazers, pressed shirts, suits, button-downs, little black dresses, heels. Dress code enforced and at doorman’s discretion.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights after 10pm for the dance scene downstairs, earlier in the night for a little pre-gaming before hitting a club.

  • Close By

    Bocadillos (710 Montgomery Street) is a trendy tapas joint with a more extensive menu and a not-so-shabby wine list of its own.

Bubble Lounge User Reviews

Average rating:
I enjoy myself
Gloria V. Jun 10, 2013
the space is nice. The upstairs is well decorated.
Fun but not for everyone
Jason B. Jun 9, 2013
If there is a line, its probably gonna be a lllloooonnnnggggg night. That usually means the bar is packed, the tables are all taken, and the dance floor is muggy. This place tends to pack to many people into a small place to maximize their profits. The drinks are expensive and the bartenders pour weak drinks. You best bet for fun here however is the downstairs dance floor. They play good music but the true downside is it gets hot down there. If water hits you its just beads from the ceiling. All in all this place is nice and is great for mellow nights but friday and saturday brings out all the amateurs.
Beautiful space, irritating patrons
Kirsty E. Feb 22, 2013
The Bubble Lounge can be either a lot of fun or a complete drag depending on when you go and who you go with. This is one of those places where you're going to want to provide your own company, unless sleazy bankers on the make are your thing. Drinks are good, though not very strong, and if you get there early enough to actually be able to see past the swarm of bodies that fill the place later in the evening it's a charmingly warm and inviting space. The biggest problem is that it's just not very big, and by 10 or so it's packed to the gills with what seems to be a cheerful disregard for local fire regulations. If you tend towards claustrophobia it will give you hives later in the evening, but if you get there before 7 or so it's a lovely place to relax and unwind. Special bonus points for the giant armchairs, each of which are big enough to seat a couple, or a pair of (female) friends as long as you don't mind cuddling up.
Bubble Lounge
Jennifer S. Feb 13, 2013
Bubble-Heads By: Jennifer L. Schuman, M.A. 2/13/13 The name Bubble Lounge can immediately instill the image of cocktailing patrons floating in a white room with Charlie and his grandfather. However, once inside of this unique FiDi establishment, you quickly realize that the magical elixir being consumed is not Willy Wonka’s Fizzy Lifting Drink but perfectly chilled champagne and sparkling wine. The comforting, crimson, plush lounge, in which customers are guided into from the crowded street outside, is spacious and welcoming. Beautiful people line the tables and walls while others lean against the multiple columns in the center of the lavish space, moving to the funky music playing in the background. As you make your way to the bar, the crowd that surrounds the small-ish well looks daunting. But have faith fellow bubble-heads. The bartenders are extremely attentive and are able to keep the thirsty mob moving. If you do not like the feeling of Pop-Rocks in your mouth after a sip of some carbonated, grape goodness, there is a full bar for whatever your poison is. The Bubble Lounge does not only cater to the schmooze-y, suave contingency. If dancing is what you are in the mood for, descend the stairs that lead towards the bathroom and just follow your ears. In the basement there is a smaller space which is entirely concrete magnified by the huge wall mirror complete with its own bar and D.J. Be forewarned, the room is drastically smaller than upstairs and can feel like you are shaking your booty in a sauna. Ladies, this is the perfect opportunity to wear that sexy mini dress living in the back of your closet and not freeze your Louboutins off. This sheik establishment also serves hors d'oeuvres but this is something that is better saved if you are going to be starting the evening on the early side. The bar gets crowed very quickly after 10:00 P.M and it can be uncomfortable eating with others breathing and hovering over you. The drinks prices are on the moderate side and the hors d'oeuvres are easy to share. This is a great place to come with a group of friends or a girls’ night out. Just be sure to get there before 11:00 or you may be stuck waiting in the cold line outside left thinking “bubbles, bubbles, everywhere but not a drop to drink.”
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