1840 Haight St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411737.769382 -122.452568
Neighborhoods: Central, Haight
Upper Haight's white-hot spot for hip music. – In Short
A DJ typically sets the pace from an elevated, patio-like stand. On the right, white booths sit beneath a collection of oversized, rotating art. A mirror-backed bar reflects these booths from the other side of the room and plays host to stylish 20-somethings exchanging lively chatter. On a regular night, a curtain flanks the back dance area, bordered by tall tables and stools. Thanks to high ceilings, the narrow venue seems spacious even when it's crowded.
Milk is a casual little venue. It's small and usually packed. Lots of regulars go here and they keep coming back because it's a cool place. The dance floor is small though, the whole venue is small. The vibe and music makes up for it though. It's not a place I'd go all the time, but I liked it there the 2 times I went.
Always a kickin; dancefloor with fun people... – Milk delivers a bad ass dance/dj experience....one of the best place to tie one on and shake the booty to the breaka!
Milk does a homebody good – I don't get out much. I work at home. I work alot. Life is rough. I like Hip Hop. I'm male and straight, I like to drink and get wild. I like girls. I live in the city. Like I said, life is rough. I don't have anything against the gay scene, so don't get the wrong idea. I'm flattered when a handsome boy gives me his phone number, but it's just not my thing.
What does this have to do with Milk? Everything. When I was there, it was hot, sticky, organic. Seemlingly 1000's of hot, sweaty attractive-straight people packed into a small dark room with loud, banging old-school hip-hop. Lots of grinding, good drinks, good fun. Everything a club scene should be when I finally do get a chance to go out. Milk is the place.
Got Milk? – This is a great dance place in an otherwise bar-centric area. I went on Sunday (yes, some places rock on Sundays!) with 8-ish friends, got there early, and stayed all night.
The front area (with the main bar) has some nice seated tables with a nice, entire wall mural. You could definitely carry on a conversation. Staff was friendly, particularly for a dance club. The back room has a DJ, dance floor, a small bar, and mini tables. It's a good-sized dance floor for a bar/club venue. Music was very dance-able (old school).
Place got busy, but not sardine-packed crowded, and had a friendly clientele, so you could easily dance and get to the bar/bathroom.
One down side (which the owner(?) said he'd change) is that there's no credit card machine in the backroom bar. Good to know when you're buying rounds of drinks.
It's cool, but... – Great atmosphere, very cool eclectic mix of people, but I was expecting them to play more hip hop music. Although other nights, may be more hip hop centric, Friday nights don't seem to be. There were 2, maybe 3 hip hop songs played.....let's just put it this way, we left when they played "Mony Mony" (the original version).
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