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San Francisco's Premier LGBTQ+ Social Club

est. 2017 | The Castro

Featured Events

  • Divas & Drinks: Eve of PRIDE!
    Divas & Drinks: Eve of PRIDE!
    Fri, May 31
    The Academy SF
    May 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    May 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    SF Pride leaders and Grand Marshals, including "American Idol" star Tory Teasley and her band, will be in the house to help kick off the 54th Pride celebration in San Francisco!
  • Pride Wine Fest at The Academy with Out in the Vineyard
    Pride Wine Fest at The Academy with Out in the Vineyard
    Sat, Jun 01
    The Academy SF
    Jun 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Get ready to Kick off PRIDE MONTH at our 4th Annual Pride Wine Fest on Saturday, June 1, celebrating love, diversity, and amazing wines produced by outstanding wineries proudly representing and supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Womxn's May Mixer
    Womxn's May Mixer
    Thu, May 23
    The Academy SF
    May 23, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    May 23, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Whether you are looking to build your community or professional network, you are sure to make meaningful connections with the Womxn of The Academy. Whether you are already part of our community, or just curious to check it out, we'd love to have you attend!

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

A casual daytime co-working space – the ideal way 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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