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San Francisco’s DNA Lounge offers everything, it seems. A full service kitchen serves Mexican food, while computers are made available throughout the club that features a wireless network as well. There is a main stage and a second stage that boasts its own sound system, and there are three bars.

Photo and feature photo of Bohemian Carnival at DNA Lounge: zemistor

Operating as DNA since November of 1985, the club has had a number of notable owners including Rob Schneider, but is now in the hands of the tech-savvy and fascinating Jamie Zawinski. (Blog)

DNA hosts all sorts of events from fashions shows to dance parties to live music.

Photo of Booty – Smashup Bootleg Party: flawedartist

Live events are webcast in audio and video. If you’d like to have a look at what’s going on in there, you can here. Any time the club is open, 10 video cameras inside go live in rotation over the web and you can hear the audio from the sound system.

Where else can you preview a night out like this?

375 Eleventh Street

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  • Christine

    Favorite stage to perform on in an SF Club, hands down…no split down the middle so that you have to watch the cracks while dancing, high enough for the entire room to see the performance, large enough to fit a good sized dance troupe without overcrowding, and a nice little backstage area upstairs. LOVE it.

  • Ryukyu Mike

    Looks like a great wildlife spot; wonder if I could sneak a camera in there!

  • Lauren Quinn

    Just saw Saviours and Saint Vitus (yeah, that’s right, they’re still rockin) at the DNA Lounge this weekend. Hadn’t been there in a while. But I will say it’s one of the only places in the Bay Area that gave me shit for my fake ID, back in the day (I’m not saying how long ago “the day” was, but at least a couple years). So young’uns beware.

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