Party Earth Review Located just steps from the historic Haight-Ashbury intersection, Club Deluxe is a throwback to a time very different from the 1960s counterculture the Haight is best known for. Instead of political slogans and free love... ... read full review
1511 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
MUNI N Line: Carl Street & Cole Street
M–F 4pm–2am, Sa–Su 2pm–2am
The Haight, San Francisco –
Located just steps from the historic Haight-Ashbury intersection, Club Deluxe is a throwback to a time very different from the 1960s counterculture the Haight is best known for.
Instead of political slogans and free love, this jazz and pizza joint is a hub for Kennedy-era pleasures like artisan cocktails and bebop, with vintage leather stools, high-backed booths, Picasso prints, and old photographs creating a nostalgic vibe in the bar and dining room.
With its early-60s motif, the club might have been a place for Don Draper to unwind with a highball had he found himself in the Bay, but today the venue attracts a modern crowd of well-dressed local youths dropping by for fresh cocktails or a slice of gourmet pie.
Middle-aged hepcats also join the mix, drawn by the sort of authentic improvisational music that’s otherwise scarce in the Haight, though the venue also plays host to stand-up comics, burlesque dancers, and traditional blues performers. On Fridays and Saturdays, however, it’s all about the jazz, and the place gets lively – yet rarely rowdy – even before the local acts take the small stage, and the dance floor fills with eager fans.
For discerning night owls yearning for the sharp bite of a well-made Bloody Mary, a Neapolitan slice, or the dizzying blast of a nimble horn, Club Deluxe delivers it all with just the right dash of dapper.
Jazz aficionados, young hipsters and students, couples out for a romantic evening, and tourists getting their first taste of the Haight’s varied social scene, 20s to 40+.
Local bands play jazz several nights a week. Stand-up comedy on Mondays, blues/Americana on Sundays, burlesque every second Thursday. Otherwise, ambient classic jazz and occasional 1950s crooner tracks.
Traditional Neapolitan pizza served Tu–Su from 4pm. Happy Hour M–F 4–9pm. Pizza making classes available; contact venue to schedule a class. Cash only. ATMs nearby.
Cover charge $5–$10 (normally Fridays only). Pizza $16–$20. Beer $3–$6, cocktails and specialty drinks $5–$12.
Nice casual: dark slacks, dark shirts, dark sports jackets, lots of fedoras.
Any night there’s a live performance of interest, and Saturdays after 9:30pm when the bar is the most packed and the audience the most energetic.
Amoeba Records (1855 Haight Street) carries a huge selection of jazz, blues, and every other type of music, available in vinyl and modern formats.