San Francisco is an amazing city to visit when you are in California, due to its rich history, gorgeous views, and most of all, its nightlife! While Covid has drastically changed the nightlife scene for 2021 there are still many ways to party when you come to the city, like checking out the iconic ‘The Midway’ venue. Check out these 7 reasons why we think it’s a great idea for you to visit San Francisco to party in 2021!
1. Live Music Venues are Opening Back up
While nightclubs are still on the backend of the reopening process in San Francisco, live music venues are a great alternative to get your party on! There are tons of different venues to choose from in the city, such as the Regency Ballroom, 1015 Folsom, and the DNA Lounge. All three of these are similar to nightclubs because of their amazing lighting systems and intimate club-like atmosphere. Make sure you check out all of the San Francisco live music venues so that you know all of your options before you head to the city!
2. Festivals are Back in Business!
That’s right everybody! San Francisco has three different opportunities for you to rage at a rave in 2021! The Day to Night Festival is a one day event happening on June 5th, Audiotistic takes place for 2 days on June 10th and 11th, and Outside Lands is a 3 day festival scheduled for August 6th through the 8th. With 3 incredibly fun festivals to choose from, booking a trip to San Francisco this year never seemed more enticing!
3. The Midway
If you’ve never been to The Midway, now is definitely the time to look them up and grab yourself a ticket to one of their events. This venue offers an extremely diverse range of events to choose from, making it hard to only classify it as a nightclub (if you would like to go to a nightclub you can find upcoming SF events with a free guest list). The Midway features cultural-food themed dinners, DJ performances, and art and education activities. Additionally, The Midway provides guests with not only an edgy venue to experience, but a gorgeous view as they walk inside its doors due to its location in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. With so many different kinds of events being offered, you are sure to find one that suits you on your next trip to the city!
4. Hotel VIA
Hotel VIA is a bar and restaurant located near the South Beach of San Francisco. Guests can enjoy a night of class and pomp when they reserve a table on their outdoor rooftop bar or in their indoor ‘Bar Via.’ The views on their rooftop are absolutely stunning, so if you’re interested in this venue make sure to reserve a table before you go.
5. Wine Tasting Venues are Open
San Francisco is home to many different wine tasting events, most of which are currently open. Places like Napa and Sonoma Wine and Chateau Montelena are home to a diverse selection of wine brands, so there is lots of room to find a new favorite beverage. Be sure to check out the different wine tasting options that the city has to offer before you go, there are many to choose from!
6. Indoor Dining Is Open
Indoor dining has been reopened in the city as of March 3rd. There are restrictions, of course. Restaurants are limited to keeping their indoor seating reservations at 25% capacity, but this still leaves room for you and your friends to wine and dine in the amazing city of San Francisco!
7. Ballparks Potentially Opening
Calling all San Francisco Giants Fans! This one’s for you. Like other cities in California, San Francisco is planning on opening up its ballparks to 50% capacity as of April 1st. While these plans are tentative, Governor Newsom has expressed hope that this plan will be in effect very soon, so keep a look out for updates!
There are many reasons for you to visit San Francisco this year, but hopefully this brief list of potential nightlife activities has helped. If you would like to stay informed about the latest nightlife events happening in the city, check out this San Francisco Event Tracker and never miss a party again!