San Francisco’s Mezzanine nightclub operates in that unique little niche between live music venue and nightclub. Spread out over 12,000 feet with a nearly 1,000-person capacity dance floor, Mezzanine plays host to a wide variety of live music and DJ performances.
Housed in an historic two-story warehouse, with high ceilings and large skylights, the main floor features three bars, a rectangular dance floor, overlooked by two separate mezzanine areas, each with their own bar. Seating on the ground floor is minimal at best, and the mezzanines are often VIP only, so if you don’t have a table, wear comfortable shoes. There’s also an indoor/outdoor smoking lounge for those who want to step out. The décor on the main floor is minimal industrial, with exposed concrete walls and plenty of unobstructed views. The Mezzanines are reasonably upscale, but not extravagant. Leather couches, velvet ottomans, polished hardwood tables, and animal prints abound.
One very important detail management didn’t skip on? The sound system: an audiophile’s delight, a Funktion One. Which is a good thing since the list of superstar DJ types who have played here is impressive: Fat Boy Slim, Tiesto, Sasha, Digweed, Victor Calderone, Chemical Brothers, Thievery Corporation, The Crystal Method, Derrick Carter, 2ManyDJs, Miss Kittin, DJ Krush, and Ritchie Hawtin, among a long list of others.
- Bathrooms are huge, so there are no lines.
- Acoustics are top notch, highly recommended.
- Large venue, so even with a big crowd there was enough room.
- Upstairs area with a lot of extra room and views of the stage.
- 3 bars to choose from.
- This is more of a show / concert venue than a nightclub.
Where is Mezzanine located?
Mezzanine is located in SoMa at 5th and Mint street.
How much is cover charge at Mezzanine?
General admission usually starts around $15-60+ depending on the talent.
If you don’t want to pay for a cover, you can find free clubs in SF here.
How long will I have to wait at Mezzanine?
Average wait times are usually less than 30 minutes, unless there’s a big DJ playing.
When is Mezzanine open?
Mezzanine is open from 9 PM – 2 AM on days that they have shows lined up. Usually open on Fridays and Saturdays – sometimes during the week as well.
What are the best nights to go to Mezzanine?
Usually Friday and Saturdays. Depends on the talent and what you’re into.
What is the dress code at Mezzanine?
Dress code is fairly lax at Mezzanine. You can get away with tshirts and sneakers. It’s more of a concert venue than a nightclub.
Is there parking near Mezzanine?
There’s a parking garage at 5th and Mission.
How much do drinks cost at Mezzanine?
Beers for $6, mixed drinks for $9.
Who are the resident DJs?
Mezzanine brings in new talent every night.
What kind of music do they play at Mezzanine?
Mezzanine features a wide variety of different music. Sometimes hip hop, sometimes EDM, sometimes live bands.