Lounges >Harry Denton's Starlight Room
450 Powell St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.788984 -122.408524
Tuesday To Saturday From 06:00 PM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Northeast
Ruined Wednesday night at Starlight – Wow what a great ending to a nice evening with friends.
While sipping some champagne and conversing with friends I had the great idea to pick up a rose falling from the central vase. I put it in my hair and all my friends complimented me on how well it matched what I was wearing.
Right away the bouncer, with no life of his own, came and literally threw me and my friends out of the club, but not before making a point to shout at me and try to publically humiliate the whole group of us.
I am so happy that this establishment has professional doormen working for them instead of those guys you would find bouncing obnoxious people outside of a slummy bar. It truly made me disgusted with the fact that I wasted a perfectly good Wednedsday night I could have otherwise spent somwhere else.
Nice Bar and Music – This is a nice spot to go hang out and have a night on the town. The music is nice and the drinks are good.
I used to work close by.. – In 1968 when I lived in SFO.. I was a poor Irish Lass struggling to make ends meet. I love to go to the bars after work. Don't think HARRY'S was around back then. It would have been my place.. where they knew my name, and I could sit and chat with the guys after work. Anything on Powell or Golden Gate would have been on my way home. I wish, I wish, I could be there now. I would walk in and the guy behind the bar would hollar... HI, Healthy.. yep that is what they called Irish back then. She was quite a handful. After a couple of drinks, a few snacks at happy hour... Irish would have continue the walk home along golden gate avenue to Fulton & Fillmore... walk in the front door to the building and climb the stairs to her studio apartment -- rent $85 a month.. I wish I wish... it could still be that cheap. But it is not. And I am no longer young, but I will be visiting Harry's in September when I visit SFO where I left my heart.. to see if I can find it again after 40 year. LQQK for the little ol blue haired lady on her BLUE MACHINE... going GREEN to SAVE MOM... yep, mother earth is mad and we had better pay attention.
Sunday is a Drag!!!!! – Harry's is a must for Sunday Brunch! The Buffet is out of this world and not to mention the "girls"!
Drag has never been so main stream....way to go Harry!
The Bouncers are Total Losers – OK so this place has nice decor a great views......BUT!!! Unless u like watching fat bouncers dance to techno, and old people undressing you with their eyes DO NOT GO!!! The place is filled with OLD PEOPLE. It looks more like a upscale nursing home than a club/lounge. The biggest disappointment was the BOUNCER AT THE DOOR. He was such a little wh0re and needs to be fired. Wait no, don't fire him. San Francisco already has too many homeless people. Besides, poor guy, he's about in his thirties and still just a measly bouncer for a TERRIBLE CLUB. I suggest you rename the place Harry Denton's Nursing Home With Loser Bouncers!
Pretty View and Decor........ – But that is about it. My boyfriend and I came here on vacation and had the very best time........however the nightlife in SF had really let us down. Maybe we were in the wrong area, but we went to 5 different places and none were great. This place we thought would be nice considering the location, and when we walked in the place was very pretty with a great view. However, thats about it. The crowd was the strangest mix of people ever! It was four deep at the bar, and there was a man dressed litterally like a pimp from a snoop dog video that would not stop trying to "mack" on me, even though my 6 foot 3 boyfriend was right next to me. We got a table on a Saturday night with no problems, one right by the window......very nice view. Ordered a bottle of champagne and sat back and just watched the specticale of crazy people there. A ton of older people that act like they never get to go out, so they were letting it all hang out.....litterally! There were so many fat old women there I thought my poor man was gonna be ill. And all of them bumping and grinding on the dance floor to rap music! The people and music DO NOT match the fantastic location and look of the place! Too bad they are not a little more discriminitive on who they let in. Dress code not enforced at all! Oh, except for the snazzy pimp!
LAME-O – So if you don't have a booth reserved don't bother going. I had a friend come in town from San Diego so I took her there last minute on a Wednesday night, thus we did not have a booth. There was no where to sit down which would have been fine if we were permitted to STAND or exist however. Unless we were dancing bouncers were ordering us to "keep moving". We felt like a herd of cattle. The last straw was when they played JT's classic "Sexyback" twice in a span of an hour. I almost threw up, yet the brainless idiots in there continued to "rock on". The staff was rude and acted like they were doing you a favor by showing up and the drinks were WAY overpriced. The only thing positive I can say about the Starlight Room is that I liked the decor. In this wonderful city we live in, there are amazing places much more worthy of your dollar. Your research will pay off. If you like crowded bars, rude staff w/ low IQs, long lines, overpriced and dilluted drinks and lame pop music, this place is for you!
Nothing Special – The band was awful. I asked for a vodka tonic and got a gin and tonic. When I told the bartender, he made the drink again but it was a vodka and soda (big difference). Selection of beers is pathetic and the diet coke was flat. Nice location, attractive surroundings, great view, but not worth the $15 cover.
Amazing Wednesday night! – I went there with my date last tnight and the place was packed on a Wednesday night! Free for girls, $20 for guys! drinks are good, but expect a wait tat the bar. View were awesome and DJ did a great job.
Good place for few drinks – Good place if you don/t mind an older crowd. Drinks are not so cheap. Music is good and view is excellent
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