Ruby Skye

420 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+1 415 693-0777
Hours of Operation : Thu: 21:00 - 3:00; Fri Sat: 21:00 - 4:00
Price : $$$ (Expensive)

About Ruby Skye

Ruby Skye is a San Francisco institution, partly because it’s been around in various incarnations, for more than a hundred years.  The other reason Ruby Skye is considered an iconic venue is the list of talent that have graced the decks.  Find a copy of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs, and then see how many of them have played Ruby Skye at one time or another.  The percentage is likely to creep past eighty, if not higher.

Ruby Skye’s history is still on display inside the club.  The building dates back to the Victorian age, and the décor remains.  Ornate carvings and fading paintings hanging from the vaulted ceilings. The old moldings are still lining the corners and walls. Along with the historical, you get the modern.  The art nouveau furniture and accents give it a completely unique feel.  As to the important stuff, the club has installed a stunning Avalon sound system, and the lights & lasers setup is top notch.

The main floor features a pretty good-sized dance floor, an elevated DJ booth, actually kind of on its own balcony, and is flanked on either side by nice, long bars, and features a VIP section towards the back.  The upstairs is the balcony/mezzanine overlooking the main floor, with its own bar, bathrooms, VIP sections, and a back room lounge, with pool tables, and its own DJ.

Ruby Skye also puts some effort into the rest of the details, go-go dancers, glow sticks, confetti, fog machines, art installations.  It gets somewhat circus like and easy to get lost in.  The crowd is a diverse mix of scenesters, tourists, regulars and party kids.

If you’re going for a big show, probably best to buy tickets online, the lines are smaller and faster. Table service definitely recommended on big nights because it gets crowded and seating is at a premium.  Dress code is trendy casual, and flats for the ladies are perfectly fine.

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