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San Francisco's Premier LGBTQ+ Social Club

est. 2017 | The Castro

Featured Events

  • Divas & Drinks: PRIDE Celebration
    Divas & Drinks: PRIDE Celebration
    Thu, Jun 27
    The Academy SF
    Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    A party for queer women and allies, co-hosted with the San Francisco Bay Times. Get the party started in the heart of the Castro with the all-women supergroup Shake It! Booty Band, plus emcee Donna Sachet, Renée Lubin & Dr. Dee Spencer, DJ Rockaway ... and Dykes on Bikes lighting the Rainbow Torch!
  • Academy Live: Gay Cabaret Open Mic w/ Russell Deason & Friends
    Academy Live: Gay Cabaret Open Mic w/ Russell Deason & Friends
    Fri, Jun 28
    The Academy SF
    Jun 28, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Jun 28, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Get ready to ignite your night with a fabulous evening of gay cabaret starring the talented Russell Deason on the keys! Everyone is invited to stand up and belt out their favorite tunes, promising an atmosphere filled with infectious laughter and radiant smiles.
  • PRETTY IN PINK: Pride Saturday Garden Party
    PRETTY IN PINK: Pride Saturday Garden Party
    Sat, Jun 29
    The Academy SF
    Jun 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Step into a kaleidoscope of love and liberation at our Pride garden party. Indulge in signature cocktails, beats by DJ Cira, and dazzling go-gos, all amidst a lush garden backdrop. Embrace your own shade of pink and let your true colors shine as we come together for an unforgettable afternoon.

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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