Nightclub impresarios Pete Glikshtern and Jeff Whitemore, who currently own Mighty and who used to own Club Six, are expanding with a new venture in the Mission called The Public Works at 161 Erie. Grub Street notes today that they went before the Entertainment Commission this week to apply for their extended hour and entertainment permits, and their liquor license app in also in.
The Guardian did a profile of the pair a few years ago when they took over Mighty, and in it Glikshtern cites some New York clubs and bars as inspiration for his aesthetic, places like the now defunct Save the Robots and Twilo. Whitemore was the manager of the famed Trocadero Transfer back in the day, and has more Burning Man-esque tastes.
Matthew Camp and Yoway Buorn are listed as general managers for the new venture, and beyond that we're still on the hunt for details. Our guess is we won't see the place open for a few months, and given all the recent strife over nightclub violence and the Entertainment Commission itself, getting the place open could be an uphill battle.
Truth be told, a great night doesn't necessarily have to end with an empty wallet; however, an inexpensive venue may be difficult to locate.
Luckily, San Francisco provides an abundance of nighttime events that are cheap, and still keep patrons entertained.
Below are venues that are inexpensive throughout the year; it is good to check each place's website for the evening's events, as some may have themes, and expect full capacity.
Please note: this list is inclusive only of entrance and cover fees. Alcohol is an entirely different beast, so for the budget-conscious, plan accordingly.
The after-party will be held at Temple, a cool, white-lacquered room with ample space, two bars, and a boatload of screens.
Temple is located on 540 Howard Street. Between 2nd and 1st Streets, south of Mission Street. A good 15-minute walk from the conference venue.
One complimentary drink ticket will be given to each attendee at the door. A few food nibbles will circulate the floor — if you are dead hungry we recommend you grab a pizza slice or two on the way over as our offering will not constitute a full meal.
Includes: 4 dance floors when the whole space is opened; This space is host to many parties every weekend and the clientele depends on which party is going on; Friday and Saturday nights is mainly straight but is gay friendly; This is a large club with 3 levels; Hours: Depends on event; call for info
Element is an exclusive lounge venue located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center/ Tenderloin district. Element’s stylish interior features a unique contemporary décor, comprised of steel, river rock, fire, water, aged woods, and Akasha. Furthermore, Element Lounge regularly throws the wildest parties and attracts the Bay Area’s sexiest people.
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