1500 Broadway, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410937.795952 -122.421986
Thursday and Friday 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Neighborhoods: Nob Hill, Northeast
Think Twice Before Going – Obviously it depends on what you are looking for but Rouge (on a Saturday night at least) is not the place to go unless you are looking for a sweaty, crowded area with mediocre overpriced drinks, and a youthful bridge and tunnel crowd. I paid a cover of $15 and consider it money thrown down the drain. It requires serious effort to buy a drink at the overcrowded bar which charges more than your standard SF prices and to top it all off you end up with mediocre watered down drinks. I had just come from the Clift Hotel which may be difficult to get into and even more expensive but at least the money spent there is well worth it for the beautiful people and ambience.
Lots of ladies to dance with – That's my overall opinion of The Rouge. One of the better dance spots in the city. Drinks are a little pricy but worth it- they be strong. On most nights the DJ's deliver good tracks; top 40's and hip hop. Good for groups too with all the booths and tables.
Great for a special night out! – I went to Rouge for a friend's birthday on a Saturday and had an amazing night! The DJ was great, service was speedy, and the crowd was enjoyable. Although the outside line and bouncers look intimidating, it's a good time once inside!!
LOTS OF FUN!!! – I loved the vibe and all the friendly staff. I Lovethe fact that they had valet (VIP SERVICE)!! I hate clubs that make you find your own parking. Some parties have long lines, but when you are on the guest list there is no wait. I do recommend reserving a table, great table service. Overall, the music and vibe is great.
This dolled-up showgirl in Russian Hill swings with the best of them. – The Scene
With a name like Harry Denton's attached, it goes without saying that Rouge has certain standards of decadence to live up to. A wave of red velvet washes over the interior, leaving space only for gold-gilt mirrors and a startling number of crystal chandeliers (33 in total, but with all those mirrors, who could be sure?). Between the silver confetti on the floor and the throbbing dance music, Rouge gives the vague impression that this year's Senior Prom has been thrown in a Jazz Age bordello.
Rouge is over the top, so it's best to come prepared. This means hoisting yourself into the tightest black tank top you can find and letting that suave European businessman buy you a cocktail. It's the kind of place best experienced on a bender (bachelorette party, anyone?), when you can afford to reserve a booth and share an iced bucket of bubbly with your posse.
Unimpressed – After standing in the guestlist line for over an hour, watching countless morons get in for free by sucking up to an obnoxious bouncer with a power-trip I was completely unimpressed with what I saw after I got inside. Not only did the doorman leave me with a bad taste in my mouth but so did the crowd inside, the boring music and the unattentive waitstaff. Don't waste your money on this over-hyped dump.
Fun Dancing – I went on a Thursday night. Some of my friends from work invited me. I had heard mixed reviews about Rouge, but went with an open mind. I found out it was "asian night". I'm not asian, but I felt totally welcome. I had a complete blast drinking and dancing. I loved the ambiance. The plush red velvet with sparkly chandeliers is a great look!
classy and fun – I have no idea why Rouge has such a bad review, I think it's so much fun on Saturdays! Fridays are slow but if your looking for a good time go on Saturday when French kiss is throwing the party. Staff is friendly too. Don't belive everything you read try it for yourself.
Coyote Uglee – Had i known i would be paying $20 (being denied the use of a VIP pass) to see sweaty, uncoordinated girls shake it up on the bar, i would have rented the movie, where at least the music is varied, dancers choreographed, and they perform neat tricks with fire.
I wanna be like Mike... – If you like Michael Jackson with a little Prince thrown in, then this is your place. I was not amused, by either the music or the crowd, nor the prices. I should have stayed at home.
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