DNA Lounge has been one of San Francisco's most popular venues for
over thirty years, hosting a wide variety of live shows, dance nights and
Our spacious main room connects to several smaller rooms which can
be rented together or separately. DNA Lounge's versatile space and
friendly staff will work to accommodate anything that your event
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Most recently declared both "Best Dance Club" and "Best Live Music
Venue" in the SF Weekly Readers' Poll, DNA Lounge has won over 60
"best of" awards from local publications like The Guardian, SF Weekly
and 7x7 Magazine, and has been voted "Best Dance Club"
every year since 2008.
We offer a stylish, industrial interior that you can light and
decorate however you choose. We'll help you move anything around
that's not bolted down: the DNA events team is here to make your
vision a reality.
At DNA Lounge, we have experience ranging from small, intimate
gatherings to large-scale productions, product launches, tech panels,
video shoots, fashion shows, art shows, indie wrestling matches, film
screenings, corporate celebrations and sit-down dinners.
Our full-service, professional event staff is ready to bring your event to life. Enjoy:
- High quality catering
- Friendly bartenders
- Professional event management
- Sound and lighting engineers
- Courteous security
- Exclusive entertainment booking
- Easy nearby parking
The DNA Lounge compound consists of five rooms, two stages, four
dance floors with independent sound systems, seven full bars, plus our
attached full-service pizza
restaurant and cafe. We offer four unique event spaces that can be
reserved together or separately:
- The Main Room
- The Lounge
- Above DNA
- The Dazzle Room
- Full main bar
- Main stage (18' × 15', 51" high)
- Open balcony
- Booths on 1st and 2nd floors
- Dimensions: 50' × 60'
- Capacity: 800 standing
The club's main room is an open, two story, 3,000 square foot event
hall with a stage at one end and a full bar at the other.
The main room provides ample room for mingling and dancing. It
can also be filled with seating and tables for presentations and
dinners. Circling the room is an open second-story balcony that
provides a view of the stage and main floor from above. Plush booths
and a second bar on the upper floor create exclusive breakout areas or
Because the main room is a large and highly-customizable space,
it is a fantastic option for a range of dynamic events from small
conventions, to corporate parties, to sit down dinners.
For seated events, we have a number of different options that work
well, depending on your needs and desired capacity. We have a
few common examples on our seating
- Full bar
- Dance floor
- Dimensions: 30' × 40'
- Capacity: 300 standing
Tucked behind the stage on the second floor is an intimate 1,200
square foot lounge. Comfortable benches hug the walls surrounding a 600
square floor dance floor and adjacent full bar. Additional tables are
The Lounge can't be rented separately, but is a great addition to
a Main Room event. It is an ideal choice for cocktails and mingling,
making it good for company celebrations. Sound doesn't travel between
the Main Room and Lounge, so you can separate music or presentations
easily in these spaces for more variety.
- Full bar
- Projection screen
- Dance floor
- Dimensions: 25' × 50'
- Stage: 12' × 10'
- Capacity: 300 standing;
Above DNA is another performance space located on the second
floor. It has its own entrance from the street as well as a connecting
door to the main room. It can function as its own 300-capacity venue,
or as an extension of the festivities in the main room.
Above DNA's front room is 1,200 square feet with a live sound
system and a full bar. This is a great space for medium-sized parties
and indie events.
During the day, the large front windows make this space very
bright and airy.
- Dimensions: 30' × 20'
- Capacity: 80 standing
Connected to Above DNA is a cozy back room called the Dazzle Room
after its dazzling paint job. This funky 600 square foot space has its
own full bar, DJ sound system and a great vibe. The Dazzle Room can't
be rented separately, but can be reserved along with Above DNA
to add about 50% more space and a second activity area.
The Dazzle Room is great for mingling and dancing. It offers an
intimate setting for smaller parties that are worried about renting
too large a space.
To get you an accurate quote, we need to know the following:
- What type of event is this?
Is it a concert, holiday party, dance party, conference?
- How many people are you expecting?
- What hours are you interested in being open?
- How long do you need for set-up and tear-down?
- What day of the week are you targeting?
Our rates vary depending on your needs for staffing and other
support, but our base rental rates are:
- Weekend, Above DNA: $2,500 + staffing
- Weekend, Main Room: $3,500 + staffing
- Weekday, Above DNA: $1,500 + staffing
- Weekday, Main Room: $2,500 + staffing
or call (415) 626-2654 to reach our events team. Contact us today!
Looking for a party theme? We've got this. We can put together a
theme for you, including decorations and performers drawn from our
extensive roster of partners. How about:
- 1920s Speakeasy Party
- Circus / Carnival
- 80s Party
- Superheroes and Villains
- Mardi Gras
- Haunted House
- Rave Dance Party
- 70s Disco
- Under the Sea
- Harry Potter
- Cyberdelia "Hackers" Party
- Point Break Live
- Robot Bartenders
- Live music -- we can book a band for you, local or national
- Movie screening -- start off your party with your favorite
cult classic on a big screen
Our in-house sound system consists of primarily EAW speakers
driven by a BSS Sound Web London and a Midas M32 mixing console.
Details can be found on the
sound system specifications page.
Lighting is provided by a number of High End fixtures, LED Pars,
and a ChamSys MagicQ Maxi Wing console. Details are on the
lighting specifications page.
Free wifi is available throughout the club and restaurant.
It's fast, and high capacity.
The images to the right should give you a decent idea of the
layout of the building. More specific measurements can be found on
our stage plot.
And here are a few more photos!