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San Francisco's Premier LGBTQ+ Social Club

est. 2017 | The Castro


Featured Events

  • Academy Live: Home for the HoliGays! Carly Ozard w/ Barry Lloyd on Piano
    Dec 09, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Join Carly Ozard and friends for a Holiday Concert featuring feel good originals and covers to ring in the season! Featuring Fiora Wise, Terrence McLaughlin, JD Randle, and more! Musical Direction by Barry Lloyd.
  • Academy of Wine: Champagne Thiénot
    Thu, Dec 15
    The Academy SF
    Dec 15, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM PST
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Join wine director Michael Wells as we welcome back our friend, Olivier Tonnerre, for the last Academy of Wine of 2022, a very special tasting of the fabulous lineup from Champagne house Thiénot!
  • The Academy's Annual Holiday Party: Naughty or Nice
    Dec 17, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Last year's theme was so much fun, we just HAD to do it again! Join hostess Donna Sachet, pianist Russell Deason, and Santa's sexy elves for an unforgettable party to celebrate the season in style! Whether you've been naughty or nice this year, all are welcome!

Social Club

Join a community-focused membership club, emphasizing meaningful connections—the perfect alternative to traditional nightlife



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

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



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



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


“[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


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


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

Outdoor Garden Terrace
Outdoor Garden Terrace

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Champagne Room
Champagne Room

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Outdoor Garden Terrace
Outdoor Garden Terrace

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Academy Homeroom

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



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



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



Build your repertoire in the bar and kitchen 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.