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San Francisco's Premier LGBTQ+ Social Club

est. 2017 | The Castro

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Featured Events

  • Holiday Wine Festival with Out in the Vineyard
    Holiday Wine Festival with Out in the Vineyard
    Sat, Dec 02
    The Academy SF
    Dec 02, 2023, 6:00 PM PST – Dec 03, 2023, 12:00 AM PST
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Dec 02, 2023, 6:00 PM PST – Dec 03, 2023, 12:00 AM PST
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Join in the holiday festivities at our 2nd annual Holiday Wine Fest, featuring an all-star lineup of Northern California wineries, paired with scrumptious hors d'oeuvres from chef Chad of Classic Culinaire and fabulous entertainers! Tickets also include the After Party.
  • The Academy's Annual Holiday Party: Naughty or Nice
    The Academy's Annual Holiday Party: Naughty or Nice
    Sat, Dec 16
    The Academy SF
    Dec 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Dec 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Whether you've been naughty or nice this year, come celebrate with us! Join hostess Donna Sachet, pianist Russell Deason, and Santa's sexy elves for an unforgettable party to celebrate the season in style.
  • Castro Art Walk & Opening of "Subject Object Setting"
    Castro Art Walk & Opening of "Subject Object Setting"
    Fri, Dec 01
    The Academy SF
    Dec 01, 2023, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Dec 01, 2023, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    The Academy is proud to participate once again in Castro Art Walk, a monthly event every first Friday that brings the artistic spirit of the Castro neighborhood to life. This month is the premiere of "Subject Object Setting," our new showcase curated by Baylee Lewis Van.

Social Club

Join a community-focused membership club, emphasizing meaningful connections—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, & an array of 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

A casual daytime co-working space – the ideal way to find your work-life balance

Serene Outdoor Garden 

Private meeting & video call rooms

Access via subscription or day pass

Complimentary WiFi

Comfortable lounge seating

Full beverage selection w/ complimentary coffee & tea

Engaging community events

On-site barbershop / 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 in the bar and kitchen with classes in mixology, pairings, and even mocktails

The Academy's 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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