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San Francisco's Premier LGBTQ+ Social Club

est. 2017 | The Castro

Featured Events

  • Wine Club Release Party
    Wine Club Release Party
    Wed, Jul 24
    The Academy SF
    Jul 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Jul 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Join Wine Director Michael Wells for our next Wine Club release, now open to all! Wine Club members, come pick up your bottles and enjoy a free sample flight. If you're "Wine Club Curious," come by and we'll have flights for purchase, or you can join on the spot and we'll comp the flight. Cheers!
  • From The Vault—Film Lovers Meetup: John Carpenter's "They Live"
    From The Vault—Film Lovers Meetup: John Carpenter's "They Live"
    Sat, Jul 20
    The Academy
    Jul 20, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    The Academy, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    The Academy, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    From The Vault is a film lovers' group at The Academy, led by member Keirra Hall, dedicated to unearthing cinematic treasures from across the ages. Delving into forgotten classics and hidden gems, we spark lively discussions and celebrate the artistry of filmmaking.
  • Weekly Friday Happy Hour
    Weekly Friday Happy Hour
    Fri, Jul 19
    The Academy
    Jul 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    The Academy, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Jul 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    The Academy, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Members and guests—stop in after work and enjoy our beautiful Outdoor Garden Terrace for Friday Happy Hour, a casual weekly gathering to connect with fellow members and meet new friends.

Social Club

Join a community-focused membership club, emphasizing meaningful connections. It's the perfect alternative to traditional nightlife

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Inclusive

Welcoming outstanding people from all backgrounds; celebrating diversity in all forms

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Stylish

A strikingly unique atmosphere that you will be proud to show off to your friends

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HOSPITABLE

Complimentary drinks, friendly & professional staff, &  refreshments to enjoy while you unwind

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Entertaining

Plentiful options for games, activities, plus regularly-scheduled live entertainment

“San Francisco has very few places to gather socially that are not a bar. Where could we go to just sit and talk, or perhaps play a game together? The answer is The Academy, and it fills a void in a very special and much needed way.”

— Vincent C, Member

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“[The Academy] is an inclusive social club with a variety of events that will appeal to everyone. I have made lifelong friends, and I feel that I am part of a strong community.”

— Jean G, Member

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Academy Daylight

Casual co-working in an elegant setting—the ideal place to find your work-life balance

Serene Outdoor Garden 

Complimentary WiFi

Private meeting & video call rooms

Access via subscription or day pass

Comfortable lounge seating

Full beverage selection w/ complimentary coffee & tea

Free yoga classes

On-site barber salon

Expansive games & activities

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You feel it the minute you walk into the dazzling 3-story club: it’s luxurious, design-forward, comfortable, welcoming, and artsy. In short, it’s what the Castro has needed for years.

— David Landis, San Francisco Bay Times

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Private Rentals

The ideal place for your next special occasion, with all-inclusive packages to easily create the perfect event

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Academy Homeroom

Learn and discover with interactive courses hosted at The Academy — all are welcome

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Artistic

Summon your inner muse with options ranging from painting and figure drawing to songwriting

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Historical

Learn about The City's LGBTQ+ pioneers, changing neighborhoods, and evolving society

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Skillful

Build your repertoire at the bar with classes in mixology, pairings, and even mocktails

Our Mission

We seek to build a community of dynamic individuals focused on promoting genuine social interaction, contributing to our society, and uniting through shared experiences.

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