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est. 2017 | The Castro | San Francisco, CA


Upcoming Events

  • Woodford & Chocolates: A Perfect Pairing
    Dec 08, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Academy, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Join us in the Speakeasy for a select pairing of Woodford Bourbon with an array of taste profiles, culminating in craft chocolates paired with Woodford's unique double oak bourbon.
  • "Toast to the Season" with SF Bay Times & Golden Gate Business Association
    Dec 14, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
    The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Come to The Academy for a holiday celebration with the SF Bay Times and Golden Gate Business Association, featuring emcee Liam Mayclem and DJ Rockaway with hosts from both organizations.
  • First Fridays Member Social
    Fri, Dec 03
    The Academy
    Dec 03, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
    The Academy, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    First Fridays at The Academy is our chance to get together, welcome our newest Members, and celebrate our community. Come join us!

Social Club

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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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.