Ruby Skye is now CLOSED as of June 2017.
It began as The Stage Door, an 1890s-era playhouse whose long life included everything from entertaining soldiers during WWII to showcasing the premiere of Hitchcock’s Vertigo, but since 2000 the renamed Ruby Skye has become synonymous with festive clubbing and world-class DJs in San Francisco.
Major DJs have graced the main stage, from Tiësto to Paul Oakenfold, but regular nights see up-and-coming DJs on both floors as revelers bounce between multiple bars, pack in along the balcony for the best views of the house dancers, or sneak up to the private Jungle Room to join the older set sipping cognac away from all the kiddies. Ruby Skye is the Bay Area’s premier electronic dance club – if you’re looking to catch a show from a big name DJ, Ruby Skye is where it’s at.
- Ruby Skye is the place to be if you’re looking to catch the best electronic DJs.
- There’s a hidden room upstairs – the 4 Fourteen room – that usually plays hip hop music.
- There’s another bathroom upstairs that is usually less busy.
- Ruby Skye stays open til 4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays – the bar closes at 2 AM.
Where is Ruby Skye located?
Ruby Skye is located near Union Square at 420 Mason – at the cross street of Mason and Geary.
How much is cover charge at Ruby Skye?
General admission ranges from 10-30 on most standard nights. Cover can vary widely based on the talent spinning. When big name DJs are spinning expect to pay as much as $80 or $90. If it’s a top tier DJ (Tiesto, Dada Life, Markus Schulz, etc) the show will likely be sold out and there will only be a very limited number of GA available at the door.
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How long will I have to wait at Ruby Skye?
It depends entirely on who’s spinning. Lines will definitely be VERY long on nights with top talent spinning – we’ve waited up to 1.5+ hours before. On Thursdays or days where the DJ talent is not as good, expect to wait anywhere from 10-30 minutes. Lines start to get longer after 11, 11:30.
When is Ruby Skye open?
Ruby Skye is open from 10 PM – 2 AM on Thursdays, 10 PM – 4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
What are the best nights to go to Ruby Skye?
Thursdays are almost always 18+ events. If you’re over 21 you can get a wristband to access the bar upstairs. Fridays and Saturdays at 21+. How hot the night is heavily dependant on who’s spinning.
What is the dress code at Ruby Skye?
Ruby Skye generally has a much looser dress code requirement. You can wear sneakers + t-shirt no problem.
Is there parking near Ruby Skye?
There is a parking garage across the street and one down the block. Both are $20 flat rate for the night.
How much do drinks cost at Ruby Skye?
Bottles start at $250. Drinks are around $12.
Who are the resident DJs?
Ruby Skye does not have resident DJs but because it’s basically the only major EDM venue in the Bay Area, all the talent comes through Ruby.
What kind of music do they play at Ruby Skye?
Almost always electronic music of some sort – depends on the DJ. Big room house, progressive house, trance, dub, etc.