Studio 54-Style Debauchery

In New York, the hottest parties are a mix of of fashion industry gay dudes, hot model/dancer/actress chicks and the smart hipster straight guys who've figured it out. That Studio 54-like mix is harder to find here for some reason, but not impossible, and this list of sexy, sweaty, electro-fied "mixed company" parties is proof.

Updated: November 11, 2008

Electro Disco Madness

Dna Lounge

375 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

The "Bootie" mash-up dance party that goes off every 2nd and 4th Saturday at this SoMa venue gets representatives from every party-people faction in the city (Mission hipster, Marina preps, Castro pretties) and has launched satellite parties in New York and Paris.

Rickshaw Stop

155 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

The "Blow-Up" parties (2nd, 3rd, 4th Fridays) here are legendary, nominated for Best Party in the Country by Paper Magazine, and always drawing a huge mixed crowd of sweaty, sexy young things right out of Vice magazine.

Matador Bar

10 Sixth St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Every Thursday, "Cassettes" floods this brilliant TL hovel of a bar with pretty bike-boys in plaid and the ladies who love them (even if not all of them love the ladies), and everyone ends up appropriately soaked in sweat and beer

Lime Restaurant

2247 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114

The $6 bottomless mimosas at this Castro restaurant/club's weekend brunch have proved irresistible to the straight crowd, and now Lime has this just-right balance of crowd that most nightclubs would kill for.


424 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

This dim, slightly scummy, and super fun Lower Haight dancebox gets good a mix of gay and straight partiers you won't be able to tell apart; try "Suckerpunch" on Monday nights for a party Warhol would've loved--if he was into hip-hop.