575 Howard St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410537.787104 -122.397421
Neighborhoods: Central East, South Beach
Eve Lounge has been reborn as a new happy hour spot called Southside SF. Gone are the nightclub decor and dancefloor. Instead there's plenty of seating, an excellent food menu of pizzas and sliders, and lots of potent libations. Definitely give the remodel a chance!
STAY AWAY DURNING NIGHT LIFE – Very rude staff and aggressive bouncers. Bartender’s serve friends first then you if you can get their attention. Stay away from bouncers if you do not want to get jumped. While visiting this lounge i witnessed them beat the crap out of someone who complained about service he received. Instead of calling a manager the bartender called the bouncer and instructed him to “beat the crap out of client”. I immediately called the police and filed a complete to the city. It is not fair for a bouncer to bust someone's head open just because they were not happy with service. If you are looking for a nice place to enjoy your Friday or Saturday night find somewhere else.
Depends on what time you go! – I really liked this place at 6pm.
But then at 10pm, I was no longer a fan.
At 6pm, you enter through the front door, and immediately see the DJ booth. Movies are playing on the large flat screens and on the walls above the booths. The chandeliers are cool with feathers hanging from them, and the paintings of the scantily clad women remind me a bit of Harlot. It's full enough that every seat is almost taken but you can still walk around without touching anyone else. Music is playing and people are having a good time.
Fast forward to 10pm. We come back after having gotten dinner down the street. Now we have to enter through a side door since the front door is packed by the DJ booth. It's packed to sardine level tightness and smells like sweaty people. Drunk people are pushing you to get through the crowd to say high to their friends. People are screaming random stuff in the air. It is now a club, and an overly packed club.
Though I had fun at 6pm, at 10pm I'm over it.
Maybe I should just stick to happy hour at this place and go home soon after.
Lounge or Dance? That is the question.... – What drew me to this spot was a guest DJ (Vikter Duplaix) I have listened to his music for years, but was told his DJ skill was worthy to witness. The lounge was busy & became pretty full by midnight. We were sitting in the U-shaped booth just taking in the sites & chit-chatting. I asked the bartender for a Hangar One Lime Kamikaze & was poured a generous portion. The music went from Stevie Wonder mixed w/ a latin beat to feeling like I was in Jamaica w/ caribbean rhythms. I danced, i swayed, I watched the DJ's doing their thing. World music kept spinning & the floor stayed packed. I have to say, I prefer world over the monotonous hip-hop beats any night.The room is decorated in tastefully photgraphed pin-ups(say 1920's & up). Also, there are unique light fixtures w/ feathers & chains to spice them up. There were no attitudes in the room, no pushy men & women that knew how to be just that. It was a melodious night in SF.
Hip new bar on Howard and 2nd – you barely notice it next to kate O'Briens but eve is a cool bar for meeting up with folks after work. dimly lit, black leather seats, old movies projected on a screen while club music plays - but soft enough that you can have a group conversation. trois pistoles on tap ( great dark Belgian beer).
Citysearch Editorial Review – Smoky gray walls, feather-and-chain chandeliers and buttery black leather banquettes set a sexy tone at this Soma cocktail lounge and nightclub from the owners of perennial after-work hotspot John Colins. Designed to be woman-centric--flowery female staff, vintage movies of tastefully topless women, pin-ups on the wall--Eve is a slick happy hour spot on weekdays and a DJ'd dance-spot on the weekends. There are three beers on tap, and a lineup of scintillating craft cocktails concocted by Scott Baird of 15 Romolo, including a frothy, sweet-sour Lemongrass Gimlet made with egg white that's already the favorite. Above the bar there's a mirror perfectly angled for spying on pretty patrons, who are stylish SoMa barflies during the week and camera-ready clubbers on the weekend. Though San Francisco likes its bars a bit grittier, this is a good example of the kind of place where we walk in dubious about the slickness, and walk out planning our next visit
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