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est. 2017 | The Castro | San Francisco, CA


Featured Events

  • Speak Out: Open Mic Night in Response to SCOTUS Decision
    Jun 30, 7:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    As we continue to process the landmark SCOTUS decision overturning Roe vs. Wade, we invite all in our community who wish to make their voices heard to come gather in solidarity. Proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood.
  • First Fridays Member Celebration, Benefitting The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
    Jul 01, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    The Academy, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    First Fridays at The Academy is now bigger and better than ever, hosted by Sister Roma this month! All Members are invited to bring friends and celebrate our community along with live music and a charity raffle benefitting The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
  • Singles Soirée at The Academy
    Thu, Jul 07
    The Academy SF
    Jul 07, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Join us for a night dedicated to all the beautiful LGBTQ+ singles out there! Tickets include a complimentary drink and a chance to meet some great new people—any maybe even a special someone! XO

Social Club

Join a community-focused membership club, offering 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 new daytime casual co-working experience – 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.

— 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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Outdoor Garden Terrace
Outdoor Garden Terrace

photo by Ryan Tiscareno

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Champagne Room
Champagne Room

photo by Ryan Tiscareno

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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.