540 Howard St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410537.787808 -122.397192
Neighborhoods: South Beach, Central East
loved it – this has got to be one of the hottest night clubs best night ever
if your there for the music - DON'T GO! – MY FIRST EXPERIENCE: When I heard that Honey Dijon and David Harness were playing at the Temple I Was like F*ck Yeah! I gathered the house head troop of 11 people. We all put our self on the guest list. We got there at about 10:20pm to get in free before 11pm only to find a very long line that wrapped around the side of the building. It was ridiculous. I realized, through observation, that the bouncer was VERY slowly letting people in. Basically the "guestlist before 11" thing is a crock of sh*t. They purposely slow down that line so the majority will eventually have to pay. in short you gotta get there before 10pm (when the club opens) in order to maybe get in before the 11pm cut off time. Bullsh*t guestlist! to top it off I asked 15 people if they knew who was playing just to see if they even cared about the DJ's and NOT ONE person knew.
SO if your going for the love of music and a positive vibe...DO NOT GO HERE
we ended up going to 222 hyde for an afro joint event which felt right and I'm glad I did.
just a typical club – "How do you f*ck up Vodka/Cran? $6.50 on 1 dance floor and $7.50 on the other tells me that the bartenders are charging what they feel like charging and skimming "tips." Spacious dance floors is another way of saying "everyone is across the street." I'd be generous in saying this club is "typical." This place exhibits symptoms of a bad club: Eminem impersonator's, $10 drinks in plastic cups, 21y/o rookie drinkers with girlfriends who bought Exedrin thinking it was Ex and pretending to be Tila Tequila.
Hint to the owner's: the Buddha decor is sooo last year, Tao Vegas beat you to the point as well as a dozen or so Clubs in LA, NY, and all over Europe. And it pays to discriminate: kick the posse to the curb.
Silver lining? Upper dance floor has high ceilings, music/spin is one of the best I've heard, you can get pre-sale tkts online, sometimes (save 2 bucks or so). Because they do let Vanilla Ice's crew in the door, the me to hot chick ratio is improved (ha). Would I return? Maybe"
BTW, eevn though the club was empty there is a no re-entry plicy. maybe this place deserves 2 stars
Cavernous SoMa club filled with ancient Southeast Asian statuary and relics and a very modern vibe. – In Short
This 22,000-square-foot club owned by DJ Paul Henning (Zen City) features a state-of-the-art sound system and stylized decor rooted in Asian antiquities. Three large rooms with bars feature very different vibes. The sprawling, high-ceilinged ground floor glows entirely white, from top to marble floors; a small mezzanine area overlooks the mostly dance and house scene. Downstairs, a more intimate "Destiny Lounge," replete with white leather couches, plays hip-hop. A larger, dark, sexy, basement "catacombs" area features a mix of music styles. Buddhas, sandstone carvings and other statuary are posed throughout the club.
Hits: A giant, golden Buddha statue beams from the center of the deep, dark catacombs dance area.
Misses: Dancing and grinding against said Buddha statue is an unfortunate side effect of too many strong cocktails.
Love it! – I went there for one of the grand opening parties that was catered with food from their restaurant, Prana (think French Indian fusion food). The food was excellent, the drinks were strong and the vibe was fun after it turned into a nightclub. I'm oh-so going back for some more fun!!
HECKA NICE! – My first time at this night club was for halloween and right away from the service was good. You know how when you first get to the club and you have no clue what line your suppost to be in? Well this place had security walking up and down the lines telling you which line you were in, hecka nice! and there were signs =P when i got in the greeters were super nice, really quick to get me in and she said thank you =) The facility was really nice, didn't just look like a basement, nice chairs, and security wasn't so quick to tell you to get up if you just needed a minute to rest. Bar's on both sides of the main room and in every room down stairs. It was nice to have a variety of music with the different rooms. Oh yea and the different rooms had a different theme which was nice. I highly recommend this place and i'll probably be going back more often so you might run into me =) Smiley faces for all with this place!
Avoid at all cost! – I had such a horrible experience at Temple. I went there with 20 of my closest friends to celebrate my birthday and we ordered 2 bottles, just to start. Everyone was on the guest list yet we had such a difficult time getting in. The staff & the manager were extremely rude & unprofessional. Everyone in my party said they wouldn't go back and reccomend to all their friends to go somewhere else. I have never had an experience like this at an upscale nightclub in the city. DO NOT go here!!!!!
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