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San Francisco's Premier LGBTQ+ Social Club

est. 2017 | The Castro


Featured Events

  • QT Fashion Show: Supporting Queer & Trans Visibility
    Jun 09, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Hey QTs! Join us for an evening of fashion and lifting up some incredible queer and trans designers. Proceeds to benefit The Transgender District of San Francisco.
  • Drag is Lit! Celebrating Queer SF Past, Present, Future
    Jun 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Drag Story Hour comes to The Academy! In partnership with the GLBT Historical Society, join us at this fabulous fundraiser and cocktail reception, supporting two incredible organizations. Standing up for our LGBTQ+ community is so important right now, so get your tickets!
  • 3rd Annual Pride Wine Fest with Out in the Vineyard
    Jun 17, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Get ready to party with Pride at this unforgettable festival that celebrates love, diversity, and the amazing wine produced by leaders in the LGBTQ+ wine community.

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

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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