1535 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410337.771404 -122.414395
Neighborhoods: SoMa (South of Market), SoMa, Central East
A SoMa singles' spot with nightclub amenities and the friendliness of a neighborhood bar. – In Short
Three sprawling rooms boast distinctive environments. In the main room, oversized vintage advertisements surround booths, a dance floor and massive bar that takes center stage. A side space offers a ski lodge-like chill area, complete with billiards and art-deco wall shapes that turn sci-fi under a blanket of back light; it's bridged by a mini-bar to a somewhat hidden lounge boasting grand banquettes, art-filled walls and life-sized diorama containing a knockoff of Michelangelo's "David."
meet your next EX! – hella chill place to mingle with others, very down to earth dont give a sh*t kind of people (everyday joe) that you as i did enjoy to be around, have had alot of fun in this venue, from meeting future Encounters to ending a solid night on the town! great place overall
Worst Place for music in all of San Francisco – I can't tell you enough why to avoid the Holy Cow. It is one disappointment after another. Once you get past the door staff you must deal with self absorbed bartenders and a DJ who does not know what the hell thier doing. Bartenders are so stuck on themselves it is not even fun. I guess it is a direct reflection upon the owner. Saturday night is by far the worst. The music is poorly mixed and repeats come often. Friday's are at least consistant. It is really too bad that The Holy Cow has been run by the barstaff cuz the owner is too busy looking in a mirror.
stay away at all costs – this is probably worst cheese-ball bridge and tunnel bar in the world. Stay away
Fun night, but there were misses... – Last night I went to Holy Cow for the first time with my friend. We had fun in the first hour we were there, but soon the place became way too crowded to even walk or dance. The drinks were ok as well, a little expensive after Happy Hour though. Bartenders were attentive. They would make eye contact before they would serve you as they are assisting someone else to let you know that you're next. Music was good too, but a little outdated. People seemed really friendly and I would go again with more girlfriends. Bouncers were a little rude and slow and would take forever to look at my ID, even flipping it over to look at the back. I've never had that happen to me before.
Depends on what you like – I was impressed with the bouncers and coatcheck girl. My friend and I were total tourists and the bouncer and coatcheck girl took our coats from our booth so they wouldn't get stolen. The drinks were cheap and the music was fun. No cover and people were friendly. THen we had to make a call but couldn't find a phone so again the staff helped us out... definately the most laid back club we went to. Thanks to the great staff at HC!
Don't waste your time – I live and hang out in SF, and I have to say this is the last club I would end up at or take any visitors to - if you like places where they pack you in like sardines, don't mind guys groping you, and the company of the cheesiest suburbanites that hang out in The City, this is THE PLACE for you. If not, there are 900 other clubs in the city that are higher on the totem pole.. This club belongs in San Jose.
Holy Moly! – The Holy Cow is one of the few night spots in the SF that has a great combo of bar/club/dance atmosphere AND a cool, no-issues crowd. It has a warm atmosphere and raging party feel without being 'cheesy' or a meat market, as so many clubs become. I'm not sure how to explain why. It might be that the DJ mixes up the tunes really well. Some dance/house, some hip/hop, pop, then classic anthems, then back to dance. It keeps the flavor of the evening changing, fresher than if it's all one music style. This also attracts a diverse crowd. What I do know is that I've had numerous fun nights there and met some good people. They also make the best Long Island Ice Tea in town.
I love the cow – I've been partying at the holy cow now for about a year. In that time I've met a number of beautiful women that I've dated. I've had a million memorable nights, and I've used their venue to throw a couple of parties for friends of mine. Though the club isn't much on decor, the crowd's vibe is always cool... the women will actually talk and dance with you. After having worked in the nightclub industry for five years, I have to say that their staff is one of the most accomodating.
I just have to say that the Holy Cow is MY FAVORITE PLACE TO PARTY IN SAN FRANCISCO!!! The crowd is always hella friendly and SOOOO much fun! The music is always bumpin' and I LOVE the fact that my girls and I can get up on the speakers and shake it without any drama! The outside patio is ADORABLE and the perfect place to take a quick breather after getting your sweat on, on the dance floor and maybe talk to a cutie. Tip for the Ladies: The bouncers are extremely helpful and will help get you through the crowd on the dance floor to the patio, since it is always OFF THE HOOK on the dance floor! Also if you arent ready to stop partying or you cant drive at 2am, 1015 Folsom is walking distance and open til like 6am. Have fun and be safe!
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