220 Jones St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410337.783387 -122.412308
Thursday, Friday, Saturdays, Sundays opens 9pm
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Tenderloin
this place sucked! – this place claims that it is for everyone. that might be true in theory but every guy there was making on lesbians or other girls as a gay guy i found it insulting and any gay guy that has a fantasy about straight men and that scene will not be happy. no guys were touching each other they were clearly only into the chicks so it is not a bi club oh yeah and all the girls that were there were fat and gross as well as most of the guys then there were the obese trannies that's a turn on! i would not recommend this place to any one that is horny 60 bucks is a rip off and i also got my money back. after complaining i went over to blow buddies and got off twice. this place might work if the energy was more balanced not a good scene it reminded me of a bad scene from rocky horror picture show...
Are you kidding? – The new Power Exchange in SF opened on Mason. I went down to check it out last Saturday night. Entrance fee was a whopping $60 for single males. It used to be $35 at the old PE. This was somewhat reasonable, and worth the gamble. I just checked out their site, and noticed that they have removed information on entrance fees. Are these guys serious? I'll put my hard earned $60 to better use.
CRAZY!!!!!!" – This place it's hella crazy! It's cool, something diffrent.
Not to good if cleanliness is important – Me and my husband showed up about 11:30 and ended up leaving at 12:30. There were only about 8 couples on the third floor. We toured all three floors and just felt like we didnt fit in. The decor was a little out there. I just don't see myself getting busy on a bed with a skelton under the bed. It just was not my style of decor. I must say we were the youngest couple there and not being mean, but did not see anyone close to our age. It was like senior night. I have been to some clubs in Las Vegas as well and I'm so tired of being the youngest couple and feeling like the most attractive couple there. You find older couples following you waiting for you to do something so they can watch. I want to find a club with younger and more attactive couples. I am 29 and he is 34. I want attactive people around me not a bunch of old folks. It just really turns you off. I must say I was expecting a lot of vinyl that could be wiped down and cleaned properly but i noticed a lot of fabric couches and chairs and with all the black lights, it really showed all the stains on the fabric which was the biggest turn off of them all. So needless to say my husband and I payed $40 to get in and ended up back in our bedroom for sanitary reasons. I glad I want to check it out, but won't be going back.
Try it, you'll probably like it! – My wife and I went to the Power Exchange last night (09-28-2008), and I've got to admit it, we were nervous. Since we were on vacation/business (attending a large "World" conference), we are not regulars in San Fran and had only a few reviews on PE to base our decision off of. First, let me just say that we are an "average looking" couple, late 30's, not into any alternative lifestyle but looking to spice up our love-life. We have played around before in an adult theater, but the fear of being arrested (which happens quite often in Colorado) outweighed the thrill factor of being "naughty" and being watched. The thought of going to a place where this type of behavoir was not only tolerated but encouraged piqued our interest.
We arrived at 1100 on a Saturday night. The place was easy to find (a big yellow building on the corner of Otis St.). There was a doorman/bouncer out front who was nice and asked if it was our first time. He explained the general rules ("no means no", no cameras & cell phones, what each floor was, etc.), then we went in and paid. It was $40 for us to get in as a couple, and we paid in cash, so I'm not sure if they take credit cards or not (I didn't want it showing up on my monthly CC statement). We went upstairs to the 3rd floor, which is couples only. There were only about 10 couples there at the time, with about half just walking around, stopping to watch the action when another couple started to go at it. Mainly it was just public bj's and heavy petting until midnight or so. By then, it had grown to about 25 couples on the 3rd floor. The place did not have a bad odor as some have reported, even though you would occasionally encounter a slight "musky" odor when you came around a couple in action. That's to be expected with what is going on in there. There were blacklights everywhere, which was okay because it allowed you to see without feeling too exposed. I would say 5 of the couples were great looking, 20 were "average", and 5 were so-so.
It was like a freak show with a bunch of old fobies – touching themselves..... men in their 60's was the only sexual act going on in this club. No well looking men and there were not to many sexual acts going on. I had a really bad experience
This venue has no place in San Francisco – I was appalled by the place; it smelled of stale urine and the entry prices are discriminatory (illegal according to the Californias Civil Rights laws), not surprisingly these prices reflect a reactionary patriarchical view of human sexulaity rather than an egalitarian pricing system where everyone would pay the same and be treated the same. Unsafe behavior is very common and women and transgenders are pressured for sexual favors.
CRAZY Highly recommend it!! – I checked out the place last weekend, I guess I got there too early cuz it was kinda slow, but the staff was really cool & told me to stick around because things start going around midnight & get super crazy by 2:00am. I watched a lot of cool stuff in the dungeon, spanking, bjs etc. This couple came in & the wife was a totally hot blonde (like playboy hot) & she told the staff to start lining guys up & making sure they have protection on cuz she waa going to take EVERYONE & ANYONE......so I got to f*** a super hot chick.....
It is what you make it, I found that people want to play, you just have to ask. As far as the atmosphere, I'd say it was pretty clean, well decorated, a bit spooky in some areas but way cool.
Everyone should go at least once
We just had another couple come in this Saturday night and hand out BJ's again! It's amazing what little inspiration does for the crowd.
Arriving before 12 am does make you think the place is slow but Power Exchange is more of an after party place (midnight to 3am). We are hoping to get more naughtiness earlier, but hey it's what you bring to it!
--Prophet of Propaganda
after more than 10 years they must be doing it right!!! – I've attended the club several times as a Trans-gender girl & find the place to be very safe for me, as well as rewarding in the different types of guys I can meet up with. The staff is way friendly to all interests, from leather, to swinger couples & T girls. Its great to get in free & have a place to be & not have a cover like divas. I see a lot of diversity in the realm of guys like a couple of cute Latin boys I met up with for some fun in the military room. There is still some older out of shape guys but even they can be fun to meet, like the leather daddies with their bags of play toys in the dungeon. A lot more black patrons lately, but they have all been cool with their openness to the mix of the club. Even when guys who are bikers are there they seem way into it all.
I read the other reviews here & I don't get the criticism of the decor. The club does have a few rooms that are a bit tore up like the military room but its like a war zone in there cause of the amount of bodies getting busy in there. If its got a few rough edges its cause people CHOOSE that room cause they like it most. Thats why its near an area called the sewer! I guess people love to hang out in the "sewer" cause of all the cool black light paint. Its kinda like the mutant ninja turtle area or something. The superhero room with the action figure kinda stuff in it is great & the adult cartoons are way funny. Maybe a couch or two is kinda worn, but not threadbare or anything. I LOVE the stripper poles near the pool tables! The decorations are great & they change the themes a lot. They changed the jail house cause nobody ever was in there to a pirate room and its as cool as the Disney ride now. There are lots of cool rooms. Hundreds of people go through there a night and if there is a messy bathroom it seems it is still cleaned up every few minutes. It feels like less people attend nowadays but the level of action tends to make the number of people who play seem to be higher.
Thanks for the review and trip through our sewers (glad you never met Shredder!) I love the assessment of the patrons and place. We are always working to improve the Power Exchange and to reach out to new clients. We appreciate the love and safety you feel. We are trying to foster a fun, safe and wild atmosphere. Hope to see you back again soon.
It was a decent experience. – While when I went wasen't the most active night, I could still see the potential of the scene. Alot of people werew scared to start anything, but wanted to watch first.there was a wierd smell in some of the rooms but when you think about what goes on, it only makes since. I fell that as long as your going to add the idea of the PE, than you'll have more fun than as just a watcher. Ive been told that Thurs and Sat are the days to go, but I went on Fri so it's wasent very full. Go with an open mind and it should be a very fun experience.
Saturdays tend to be our busiest night, especially from 12am to 3am.
-- Prophet of Propaganda
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