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Social Club

A place to connect and belong

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Beyond the Bar

Offering a community-focused social environment as an alternative to traditional nightlife, forging meaningful partnerships and building a vibrant community

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Providing Ample Amenities

Heated Garden Terrace with fire pits

Discounted private event rentals

Discounts & perks with local merchants

Complimentary WiFi

Comfortable lounge seating

Full bar with complimentary house beverages*

Intriguing Programming

On-site barbershop with complimentary or discounted services

Expansive games & activities

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Uniquely Meaningful

The only brick and mortar institution of its kind, focusing on promoting awareness of LGBTQ+ culture and history while welcoming all genders, backgrounds, and orientations

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Finding Solidarity

Recognizing the necessity of friendship and community during challenging times, while always keeping the safety of Members and guests top of mind

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Memorable Experiences with Memorable People

As a Member of The Academy, here a few examples of the community you will become a part of. We look forward to meeting you.

Celebrating Pride
Celebrating Pride

photo by Steven Underhill

Premier Events
Premier Events

Co-presentation with the Commonwealth Club and Queer Eye's Tan France at the Castro Theatre

Oscar Night
Oscar Night

Members of The Academy pose for a "red dress" photo op

Celebrating Pride
Celebrating Pride

photo by Steven Underhill

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Welcome to your

home away from home

The Academy values diversity; in fact, it is one of the cornerstones of our mission. When choosing our members, we actively seek out a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. We know that your race, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, occupation, income, and even marital status are all important parts of who you are, so they are important to us too, but they will never be factors standing in the way of your membership at The Academy.