Slide Lounge

★★☆☆☆
  • 430 Mason St

    San Francisco, CA 94102

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  • 415-421-1916

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Spent last NYE here. We bought tickets ahead of time only to find that all that got us was hours in line. To add to this, when we finally got to the front, 1/2 of our party was sent to the back of the line, and all the bouncer said was

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★★★★★

Spent last NYE here. We bought tickets ahead of time only to find that all that got us was hours in line. To add to this, when we finally got to the front, 1/2 of our party was sent to the back of the line, and all the bouncer said was

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Careful, the staff here steals. I started out as a fan of this place, even if the doorman can be a little too self-important, the drinks are pricey, and the bottle service gives me nightmares of all the cocky junior analysts from Wall Street buying their way into the trendy spots in New York's Meatpacking District. My most recent experience - having my leather jacket stolen from the coat check - has really soured me on Slide though.

About a month ago, I inadvertently left my jacket in the coat check after leaving in a hurry at the end of a good night. The next morning I spoke to a very pleasant, courteous and professional young woman, Sarah. She confirmed my jacket was, in fact, still there, and that as a policy Slide would hold onto it for up to 30 days for me to pick up at my first opportunity. On my first try, it was too early in the evening and no one was there. The next time I stopped by, Sarah had taken some time off and the person I spoke with could not find my jacket. She saw a record that it had been there and no record it had been donated to charity or picked up, and she recommended I call back once Sarah had returned to see if she knew what had become of it. She didn't. After looking into it, the best she could offer me was that there were over 70 people on staff, she had been gone for two weeks, and she gave me a fax number to claim reimbursement.

The fax number I was given was for Ruby Sky next door. Apparently they are connected through ownership. I faxed everything as instructed and received no response. I called to follow up and received no response. Sarah has been a pleasure to deal with but the rest of Slide is questionable. No one from management seems concerned that someone in their staff is stealing customer property. I'm sure that with what they make ripping people off on drinks, they could afford to pay for my jacket.

I have usually enjoyed the music and there's almost always a good looking crowd, but if you're going to Slide, stick to the warm nights when you don't need a jacket. This place just can't be trusted to do the right thing.

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★☆☆☆☆

Careful, the staff here steals. I started out as a fan of this place, even if the doorman can be a little too self-important, the drinks are pricey, and the bottle service gives me nightmares of all the cocky junior analysts from Wall Street buying their way into the trendy spots in New York's Meatpacking District. My most recent experience - having my leather jacket stolen from the coat check - has really soured me on Slide though.

About a month ago, I inadvertently left my jacket in the coat check after leaving in a hurry at the end of a good night. The next morning I spoke to a very pleasant, courteous and professional young woman, Sarah. She confirmed my jacket was, in fact, still there, and that as a policy Slide would hold onto it for up to 30 days for me to pick up at my first opportunity. On my first try, it was too early in the evening and no one was there. The next time I stopped by, Sarah had taken some time off and the person I spoke with could not find my jacket. She saw a record that it had been there and no record it had been donated to charity or picked up, and she recommended I call back once Sarah had returned to see if she knew what had become of it. She didn't. After looking into it, the best she could offer me was that there were over 70 people on staff, she had been gone for two weeks, and she gave me a fax number to claim reimbursement.

The fax number I was given was for Ruby Sky next door. Apparently they are connected through ownership. I faxed everything as instructed and received no response. I called to follow up and received no response. Sarah has been a pleasure to deal with but the rest of Slide is questionable. No one from management seems concerned that someone in their staff is stealing customer property. I'm sure that with what they make ripping people off on drinks, they could afford to pay for my jacket.

I have usually enjoyed the music and there's almost always a good looking crowd, but if you're going to Slide, stick to the warm nights when you don't need a jacket. This place just can't be trusted to do the right thing.

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Careful, the staff here steals. I started out as a fan of this place, even if the doorman can be a little too self-important and the drinks are pricey. My most recent experience - having my leather jacket stolen from the coat check - has really soured me on Slide though.

About a month ago, I inadvertently left my jacket in the coat check after leaving in a hurry at the end of a good night. The next morning I spoke to a very pleasant, courteous and professional young woman, Sarah. She confirmed my jacket was, in fact, still there, and that as a policy Slide would hold onto it for up to 30 days for me to pick up at my first opportunity. On my first try, it was too early in the evening and no one was there. The next time I stopped by, Sarah had taken some time off and the person I spoke with could not find my jacket. She saw a record that it had been there and no record it had been donated to charity or picked up, and she recommended I call back once Sarah had returned to see if she knew what had become of it. She didn't. After looking into it, the best she could offer me was that there were over 70 people on staff, she had been gone for two weeks, and she gave me a fax number to claim reimbursement.

The fax number I was given was for Ruby Sky next door. Apparently they are connected through ownership. I faxed everything as instructed and received no response. I called to follow up and received no response. Sarah has been a pleasure to deal with but the rest of Slide is questionable. No one from management seems concerned that someone in their staff is stealing customer property. I'm sure that with what they make ripping people off on drinks, they could afford to pay for my jacket.

I have usually enjoyed the music and there's almost always a good looking crowd, but if you're going to Slide, stick to the warm nights when you don't need a jacket. This place just can't be trusted to do the right thing.

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★☆☆☆☆

Careful, the staff here steals. I started out as a fan of this place, even if the doorman can be a little too self-important and the drinks are pricey. My most recent experience - having my leather jacket stolen from the coat check - has really soured me on Slide though.

About a month ago, I inadvertently left my jacket in the coat check after leaving in a hurry at the end of a good night. The next morning I spoke to a very pleasant, courteous and professional young woman, Sarah. She confirmed my jacket was, in fact, still there, and that as a policy Slide would hold onto it for up to 30 days for me to pick up at my first opportunity. On my first try, it was too early in the evening and no one was there. The next time I stopped by, Sarah had taken some time off and the person I spoke with could not find my jacket. She saw a record that it had been there and no record it had been donated to charity or picked up, and she recommended I call back once Sarah had returned to see if she knew what had become of it. She didn't. After looking into it, the best she could offer me was that there were over 70 people on staff, she had been gone for two weeks, and she gave me a fax number to claim reimbursement.

The fax number I was given was for Ruby Sky next door. Apparently they are connected through ownership. I faxed everything as instructed and received no response. I called to follow up and received no response. Sarah has been a pleasure to deal with but the rest of Slide is questionable. No one from management seems concerned that someone in their staff is stealing customer property. I'm sure that with what they make ripping people off on drinks, they could afford to pay for my jacket.

I have usually enjoyed the music and there's almost always a good looking crowd, but if you're going to Slide, stick to the warm nights when you don't need a jacket. This place just can't be trusted to do the right thing.

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This is a great spot and the staff makes sure the room isn't full of a bunch of guys or girls. It can be hard when you have a large group of guys and aren't going for table service but the place is very well appointed and worth checking out.

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★★★★☆

This is a great spot and the staff makes sure the room isn't full of a bunch of guys or girls. It can be hard when you have a large group of guys and aren't going for table service but the place is very well appointed and worth checking out.

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My girlfriends and I wanted to check out Slide... it's exclusiveness was appealing. Their rules are ridulous. We had 5 girls and were waiting for my brother to come. They wouldn't let him in once we already entered the club. I guess I understand not wanting an overload of men in the club, but they are totally ridiculous. What difference does it make if he came through the door with us or later?

On top of it, the place was filthy, it smelled like sweat and sewage. The bartenders were rude and acted like they hated their job. I couldn't even pretend to have a good time in this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

My girlfriends and I wanted to check out Slide... it's exclusiveness was appealing. Their rules are ridulous. We had 5 girls and were waiting for my brother to come. They wouldn't let him in once we already entered the club. I guess I understand not wanting an overload of men in the club, but they are totally ridiculous. What difference does it make if he came through the door with us or later?

On top of it, the place was filthy, it smelled like sweat and sewage. The bartenders were rude and acted like they hated their job. I couldn't even pretend to have a good time in this place.

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We decided to celebrate my 26th and my cousins 25th birthday last night (a Saturday) @ slide. The music was nice (Zhaldee), but I am upset at how the night started. I would like to understand the slide's reasoning for only letting a one girl for every guy ratio. My brother had to wait outside alone while everyone else was inside. Please tell me if I am wrong, but aren't guys the ones who spend the money to buy the drinks? I had seen several males get in who are not accompanied by a female. I never have experienced anything like this before and I have gone to many many club in the city. Another thing the bouncer, told us that the other people in our party had to wait in line, but when I looked outside all I can see is a crowd of people gathered at the door. My cousin's boyfriend had a table last night and the person who made the arrangements should have let him know that there was a boy-girl ratio. He paid $700 for one table. We had several people who didn't even bother and just went to another place. So if you are still willing to go there, be prepared to wait for more than an hour and bring the same amount of girls as boys. I am in my late twenties and brought my sis and cousin who are 21. This crowd is NOT for the 21 year olds. There was a table of people next to us and all of them had gray hair. And the music was geared towards the older crowd, my cousin and sis didn't even know some of the songs being played.

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★★☆☆☆

We decided to celebrate my 26th and my cousins 25th birthday last night (a Saturday) @ slide. The music was nice (Zhaldee), but I am upset at how the night started. I would like to understand the slide's reasoning for only letting a one girl for every guy ratio. My brother had to wait outside alone while everyone else was inside. Please tell me if I am wrong, but aren't guys the ones who spend the money to buy the drinks? I had seen several males get in who are not accompanied by a female. I never have experienced anything like this before and I have gone to many many club in the city. Another thing the bouncer, told us that the other people in our party had to wait in line, but when I looked outside all I can see is a crowd of people gathered at the door. My cousin's boyfriend had a table last night and the person who made the arrangements should have let him know that there was a boy-girl ratio. He paid $700 for one table. We had several people who didn't even bother and just went to another place. So if you are still willing to go there, be prepared to wait for more than an hour and bring the same amount of girls as boys. I am in my late twenties and brought my sis and cousin who are 21. This crowd is NOT for the 21 year olds. There was a table of people next to us and all of them had gray hair. And the music was geared towards the older crowd, my cousin and sis didn't even know some of the songs being played.

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We decided to celebrate my 26th and my cousins 25th birthday last night (a Saturday) @ slide. The music was nice (Zhaldee), but I am upset at how the night started. I would like to understand the slide's reasoning for only letting a one girl for every guy ratio. My brother had to wait outside alone while everyone else was inside. Please tell me if I am wrong, but aren't guys the ones who spend the money to buy the drinks? I had seen several males get in who are not accompanied by a female. I never have experienced anything like this before and I have gone to many many club in the city. Another thing the bouncer, told us that the other people in our party had to wait in line, but when I looked outside all I can see is a crowd of people gathered at the door. My cousin's boyfriend had a table last night and the person who made the arrangements should have let him know that there was a boy-girl ratio. He paid $700 for one table. We had several people who didn't even bother and just went to another place. So if you are still willing to go there, be prepared to wait for more than an hour and bring the same amount of girls as boys.

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★☆☆☆☆

We decided to celebrate my 26th and my cousins 25th birthday last night (a Saturday) @ slide. The music was nice (Zhaldee), but I am upset at how the night started. I would like to understand the slide's reasoning for only letting a one girl for every guy ratio. My brother had to wait outside alone while everyone else was inside. Please tell me if I am wrong, but aren't guys the ones who spend the money to buy the drinks? I had seen several males get in who are not accompanied by a female. I never have experienced anything like this before and I have gone to many many club in the city. Another thing the bouncer, told us that the other people in our party had to wait in line, but when I looked outside all I can see is a crowd of people gathered at the door. My cousin's boyfriend had a table last night and the person who made the arrangements should have let him know that there was a boy-girl ratio. He paid $700 for one table. We had several people who didn't even bother and just went to another place. So if you are still willing to go there, be prepared to wait for more than an hour and bring the same amount of girls as boys.

Pros: music

Cons: employees, boy-girl ratio, waiting time to get in

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After stepping out of Swig for a much needed breather, my friends and I headed to Slide down the street.

FYI Guys: If you are trying to go here with your boys, you better A) be on a guest list or B) meet a group of girls in line, and ask that you can join their group. I actually thought the door guy was pretty nice, and just doing his job of enforcing their 1:1 like no other place I have ever been to. I witnessed multiple groups of guys, get turned away because they didn't have any or enough girls in their group. Girls this is good for us in a way....standing outside waiting for our guys, other guys would come up willing to buy drinks all night so we would go in with them. If we wouldn't have been waiting for our guys, it would have been an offer gladly taken.

Anyway I like this club a lot! It's a good size and they were playing good music. It's really nice inside and although it was packed, it was big enough that you could move around to a different area for some space. I definitely would come back here!! A new SF favorite.

And no, I did not slide down the slide, not only was I wearing a dress but I don't think there is anything cute about coming down a slide into a crowd of people.

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★★★★☆

After stepping out of Swig for a much needed breather, my friends and I headed to Slide down the street.

FYI Guys: If you are trying to go here with your boys, you better A) be on a guest list or B) meet a group of girls in line, and ask that you can join their group. I actually thought the door guy was pretty nice, and just doing his job of enforcing their 1:1 like no other place I have ever been to. I witnessed multiple groups of guys, get turned away because they didn't have any or enough girls in their group. Girls this is good for us in a way....standing outside waiting for our guys, other guys would come up willing to buy drinks all night so we would go in with them. If we wouldn't have been waiting for our guys, it would have been an offer gladly taken.

Anyway I like this club a lot! It's a good size and they were playing good music. It's really nice inside and although it was packed, it was big enough that you could move around to a different area for some space. I definitely would come back here!! A new SF favorite.

And no, I did not slide down the slide, not only was I wearing a dress but I don't think there is anything cute about coming down a slide into a crowd of people.

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This place is awful, Staff, bouncers, bartenders they are bunch of jerks and you cant even get in unless you have bunch of girls with you. if you are single and with guys; good luck getting into this stuck up place. The staff treats you like less then human or second class citizens. I will never go back into this overrated, overpriced *%^* hole place. "D-"

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is awful, Staff, bouncers, bartenders they are bunch of jerks and you cant even get in unless you have bunch of girls with you. if you are single and with guys; good luck getting into this stuck up place. The staff treats you like less then human or second class citizens. I will never go back into this overrated, overpriced *%^* hole place. "D-"

Pros: good decor

Cons: overrated, awful, very rude staff, no value for customers.

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This place is GREAT!!
I don't understand all the people whining and complaining. Yes it is hard to get in sometimes because the place is small and fills up fast, but if you get there early enough you will have a chance to get in. The door men are doing a great job managing all the rude people trying to push their way in at times. We have never had a problem getting in, we get there early and are seated right away. Table service has always been excellent, the waitresses go out of their way to make sure that all of your needs are met. As for the overpricing issues...first there is NO COVER charge, and the drinks are reasonably priced, where in the City can you go to a lounge that does not have a cover charge and the drinks are way overpriced. Here is the biggest plus, if you want to party more, after 2am just go upstairs to Ruby Skye for afterhours partying. We highly recommend this place to anybody.

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★★★★★

This place is GREAT!!
I don't understand all the people whining and complaining. Yes it is hard to get in sometimes because the place is small and fills up fast, but if you get there early enough you will have a chance to get in. The door men are doing a great job managing all the rude people trying to push their way in at times. We have never had a problem getting in, we get there early and are seated right away. Table service has always been excellent, the waitresses go out of their way to make sure that all of your needs are met. As for the overpricing issues...first there is NO COVER charge, and the drinks are reasonably priced, where in the City can you go to a lounge that does not have a cover charge and the drinks are way overpriced. Here is the biggest plus, if you want to party more, after 2am just go upstairs to Ruby Skye for afterhours partying. We highly recommend this place to anybody.

Pros: Great ambience, beautiful people

Cons: small - but intimate

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If you want to go to a club where the bouncers and workers have no value for you and treat you like disposable cattle, this overpriced, overrated, and pretentious nightclub will be perfect for you.

It took me 30 minutes to get one drink last night. After I got my drink, I went upstairs for a ciggarette. When I tried to get back in, the bouncer told me I Couldn't come back in (even though there were ins and outs, stamps, and I already paid). He gave me no reason why, and when I told him I was going to tell the manager about him he called me a punk and told me to get the "$@ck out of here". I was shocked that they would treat their paying customers like this, and he gave me NO EXPLANATION why he wasnt letting me in.

Besides that point, their attempt to make the club elite and exclusive results in the entire staff being a bunch of arragont jerks, and the club is usually overcrowded with a stuck up crowd, overpriced drinks, and mediocre decor. Everyone I know has had some bad experience with their staff, and all my friends have agreed to black list this place and not support a business that doesnt care about their customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want to go to a club where the bouncers and workers have no value for you and treat you like disposable cattle, this overpriced, overrated, and pretentious nightclub will be perfect for you.

It took me 30 minutes to get one drink last night. After I got my drink, I went upstairs for a ciggarette. When I tried to get back in, the bouncer told me I Couldn't come back in (even though there were ins and outs, stamps, and I already paid). He gave me no reason why, and when I told him I was going to tell the manager about him he called me a punk and told me to get the "$@ck out of here". I was shocked that they would treat their paying customers like this, and he gave me NO EXPLANATION why he wasnt letting me in.

Besides that point, their attempt to make the club elite and exclusive results in the entire staff being a bunch of arragont jerks, and the club is usually overcrowded with a stuck up crowd, overpriced drinks, and mediocre decor. Everyone I know has had some bad experience with their staff, and all my friends have agreed to black list this place and not support a business that doesnt care about their customers.

Pros: Decor is decent

Cons: Overpriced, Rude Staff, Bad Service, Overcrowded

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While I can see how people dislike slide, I have to disagree with the people who gave slide poor reviews. I'm from Orange County and come to San Francisco once or twice a month and I visit Slide every time. It's a beautiful bar and everyone should try to experience it at least once. The vibe is amazing, very few people were rude there. The drinks are very cheap compared to Orange County and the service is speedy in comparison to other bars. I went down the slide...I mean really, how can you go to a place called slide and take the stairs!

The very first time I went I didnt even stand in line. I, too, was told it was guestlist/a private party by people in the line and I had no clue I was supposed to do that. I just went right up to the front of the line and talked to the bouncers. Two seconds later my girls and I were inside without a single hassle. The bouncers even took pictures with me and watched after me when I was too drunk to function and goofing off outside.

All in all, I never have more fun than when I'm at Slide. I'm even doing bottle service for my birthday in January...that's how amazing it is. I wouldnt make my friends travel 400mi for nothing. My advice to people is: its all in the attitude...if you want to get in act like you do and dont take no for an answer. I think the bouncers care more about how assertive and funny you are than anything else. I was wearing jeans, for goodness-sake. So take a chance on this place, because you may just enjoy it.

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★★★★★

While I can see how people dislike slide, I have to disagree with the people who gave slide poor reviews. I'm from Orange County and come to San Francisco once or twice a month and I visit Slide every time. It's a beautiful bar and everyone should try to experience it at least once. The vibe is amazing, very few people were rude there. The drinks are very cheap compared to Orange County and the service is speedy in comparison to other bars. I went down the slide...I mean really, how can you go to a place called slide and take the stairs!

The very first time I went I didnt even stand in line. I, too, was told it was guestlist/a private party by people in the line and I had no clue I was supposed to do that. I just went right up to the front of the line and talked to the bouncers. Two seconds later my girls and I were inside without a single hassle. The bouncers even took pictures with me and watched after me when I was too drunk to function and goofing off outside.

All in all, I never have more fun than when I'm at Slide. I'm even doing bottle service for my birthday in January...that's how amazing it is. I wouldnt make my friends travel 400mi for nothing. My advice to people is: its all in the attitude...if you want to get in act like you do and dont take no for an answer. I think the bouncers care more about how assertive and funny you are than anything else. I was wearing jeans, for goodness-sake. So take a chance on this place, because you may just enjoy it.

Pros: Superb service & atmosphere

Cons: the actual slide is only open at certain times

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I was at Slide one night and I was astonished by the behavior of the bouncers. My friend was in from New York to hang out. He sat down on a booth to take a drink of water near the end of the night. Then he got up and started to dance. And then the unthinkable happened. A red-headed bouncer with a a short-cut Leprechaun beard tapped on his shoulder and told him to "come talk to me over in the corner." Then he told my friend to leave the bar. My friend was minding his own business, not bothering anyone. The bouncer didn't even have the guts to tell my friend why he had to leave. After pleading for an explaination, I was finally told by the bouncer that a girl had told him that she was "uncomfortable" with my friend sitting in that spot. So we were kicked out of the bar! If you are into attitude and annoying bouncers that think they rule the world, Slide is your place. But I recommend avoiding this place at all costs. There are lots of cool places in the city that have better music, less attitude and a better crowd.

BTW, you are allowed to "slide" into the place but you can also take the stairs. Most people just walk down the stairs. There's very little that distinguishes this place from any other place in the city.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was at Slide one night and I was astonished by the behavior of the bouncers. My friend was in from New York to hang out. He sat down on a booth to take a drink of water near the end of the night. Then he got up and started to dance. And then the unthinkable happened. A red-headed bouncer with a a short-cut Leprechaun beard tapped on his shoulder and told him to "come talk to me over in the corner." Then he told my friend to leave the bar. My friend was minding his own business, not bothering anyone. The bouncer didn't even have the guts to tell my friend why he had to leave. After pleading for an explaination, I was finally told by the bouncer that a girl had told him that she was "uncomfortable" with my friend sitting in that spot. So we were kicked out of the bar! If you are into attitude and annoying bouncers that think they rule the world, Slide is your place. But I recommend avoiding this place at all costs. There are lots of cool places in the city that have better music, less attitude and a better crowd.

BTW, you are allowed to "slide" into the place but you can also take the stairs. Most people just walk down the stairs. There's very little that distinguishes this place from any other place in the city.

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So, I looked this place up and noticed that there were more bad reviews than good reviews but decided to take a chance b/c I knew a couple people that liked it. Bad choice! I called a week ahead to ask questions and to make sure that there were no surprises. I wanted the night to run smooth and once I got the ok from them I went ahead and asked about 15 people to join me. So, I get there with 5 people all dressed up and they said that it was guest list only. I was like, "What!?". I said that I had called and that the person on the phone didn't metion that AT ALL! The ONLY thing that they said is that there was no cover and that to get there early b/c it gets crowded quick so to to ensure getting in its best to get there between 9-11pm. Ok, we did that. So there I was feeling like an idiot because my party was looking at me like now what? I was embarressed and was so frustrated because I was avoiding this situation. They had horrible customer service. All I got was blank stares and snotty attitudes. There was no we're sorry. I think that they should have made an exeption being that it was there fault. Not that we're to good but I wasn't going to beg. I thought I had taken care of all this. I did ask do we have to wait till a certain time or did we have to wait in a certain line? She said that we might get in if we had an equal girl/guy ratio. That was another thing that shocked us. Like I said the person on the phone didn't mention anything like this. I would not reccomend this place at all. I was so dissapointed. I even heard them turn away a party that had paid for a table because of the girl/guy ratio thing. And I know they paid alot b/c I asked about that too. The cheapest table was about $300. Thats how they treat their guests. I rather go spend my money somewhere else. There service was the worst I've ever experienced!

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★☆☆☆☆

So, I looked this place up and noticed that there were more bad reviews than good reviews but decided to take a chance b/c I knew a couple people that liked it. Bad choice! I called a week ahead to ask questions and to make sure that there were no surprises. I wanted the night to run smooth and once I got the ok from them I went ahead and asked about 15 people to join me. So, I get there with 5 people all dressed up and they said that it was guest list only. I was like, "What!?". I said that I had called and that the person on the phone didn't metion that AT ALL! The ONLY thing that they said is that there was no cover and that to get there early b/c it gets crowded quick so to to ensure getting in its best to get there between 9-11pm. Ok, we did that. So there I was feeling like an idiot because my party was looking at me like now what? I was embarressed and was so frustrated because I was avoiding this situation. They had horrible customer service. All I got was blank stares and snotty attitudes. There was no we're sorry. I think that they should have made an exeption being that it was there fault. Not that we're to good but I wasn't going to beg. I thought I had taken care of all this. I did ask do we have to wait till a certain time or did we have to wait in a certain line? She said that we might get in if we had an equal girl/guy ratio. That was another thing that shocked us. Like I said the person on the phone didn't mention anything like this. I would not reccomend this place at all. I was so dissapointed. I even heard them turn away a party that had paid for a table because of the girl/guy ratio thing. And I know they paid alot b/c I asked about that too. The cheapest table was about $300. Thats how they treat their guests. I rather go spend my money somewhere else. There service was the worst I've ever experienced!

Pros: Good music I've heard

Cons: bad service, cant get in

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Wow. Slide really needs to get over itself. Actually, maybe just the doormen do. I went to Slide in a group of six tall, gorgeous girls, and I hate to sound conceited but, we don't have trouble getting in anywhere - ever. This amazingly rude doorman doesn't let us in because the place is "full" (it wasn't) only to welcome in a group of his friends (who are ugly by the way). It makes sense if you think about it. The doormen are sad, ugly, short little men and this is really their only chance in life to judge and reject beautiful women, because normally they're the ones getting rejected every day. So they're feeling pretty powerful and they'll make sure you know they're the boss.

Oh, and did I mention that it was pouring rain and he yelled at us for trying to stand under the awning? Nice touch. Slide just lost our business and that of all our friends. Good work Slide!

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★☆☆☆☆

Wow. Slide really needs to get over itself. Actually, maybe just the doormen do. I went to Slide in a group of six tall, gorgeous girls, and I hate to sound conceited but, we don't have trouble getting in anywhere - ever. This amazingly rude doorman doesn't let us in because the place is "full" (it wasn't) only to welcome in a group of his friends (who are ugly by the way). It makes sense if you think about it. The doormen are sad, ugly, short little men and this is really their only chance in life to judge and reject beautiful women, because normally they're the ones getting rejected every day. So they're feeling pretty powerful and they'll make sure you know they're the boss.

Oh, and did I mention that it was pouring rain and he yelled at us for trying to stand under the awning? Nice touch. Slide just lost our business and that of all our friends. Good work Slide!

Pros: nice awning, oh wait, you're not allowed to stand under it.

Cons: door men who think they're god's gift

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First time at Slide after living in the city for 6 years. I went with 3 other friends who reserved a table and we all had a memorable time. It was nice because it wasn't so cheesy or a huge pick up scene and everybody was just having fun dancing which can be hard to find at a club. The dj that night was great, playing all kinds of fun music. The employees there do a great job, keeping it clean and making sure everything is run smoothly. The bathroom does need help, but not surprising for a club.

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★★★★☆

First time at Slide after living in the city for 6 years. I went with 3 other friends who reserved a table and we all had a memorable time. It was nice because it wasn't so cheesy or a huge pick up scene and everybody was just having fun dancing which can be hard to find at a club. The dj that night was great, playing all kinds of fun music. The employees there do a great job, keeping it clean and making sure everything is run smoothly. The bathroom does need help, but not surprising for a club.

Pros: Great music

Cons: Dirty bathroom

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Made reservations, prepaid for two bottles of Gray Goose & had a VIP list of 8....did they let ANY of my guests in...you guess "NO" maybe we were all islanders in our suits & cocktail dresses but the bouncers at the door were impossible. I even meet the underboss Reggie (don't want to stoop down to there level with names) & still none of my guest were able to come in. So now I was stuck drinking 2 paid bottles of Gray Goose & had a very merry birthday with my husband.

So I filed a complaint to the bureau which handles customer complaints, nothing really happened & till this day I have not gotten a response from them. I just wanted to let you know about my expensive experience & after parting in the city for 10 plus years...you cannot & will not turn the city into Vegas or LA....We are a eclectic, urban & social crowd only wanting to have a memorable night in the city with our friends!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Made reservations, prepaid for two bottles of Gray Goose & had a VIP list of 8....did they let ANY of my guests in...you guess "NO" maybe we were all islanders in our suits & cocktail dresses but the bouncers at the door were impossible. I even meet the underboss Reggie (don't want to stoop down to there level with names) & still none of my guest were able to come in. So now I was stuck drinking 2 paid bottles of Gray Goose & had a very merry birthday with my husband.

So I filed a complaint to the bureau which handles customer complaints, nothing really happened & till this day I have not gotten a response from them. I just wanted to let you know about my expensive experience & after parting in the city for 10 plus years...you cannot & will not turn the city into Vegas or LA....We are a eclectic, urban & social crowd only wanting to have a memorable night in the city with our friends!!!

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Last night 3 friends and I went to see Moby do a DJ set here. That was the only thing cool about it. I never write reviews but I felt compelled to do so after experiencing this place.

1) When we sat one of the many empty booths that surround the entire dance floor, we discovered that YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SIT ANYWHERE unless you have paid $350 dollars to reserve a booth. There is NO WHERE else to sit.
2) After my boyfriend checked his bicycle-type bag full of stuff, I decided to go check my purse with my coat in it, only to be told by the coat check girl, "We don't check bags, baby."
3) Not only can't you sit down, you can't put your drink down either. Our FULL drinks that we were standing next to were whisked away by some man who told us we couldn't leave them "unattended."
4) Yes it's true, apparently you're not allowed to go down the slide if you have anything but pants on. I tried, and was told 'no skirts.' (when the "slide guard" girl turned around to french kiss some guy, I jumped down the slide anyway, HA! My boyfriend was scolded and told HE WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE. ?!?!? We didn't though. Ha, again).
6) When we picked up our coats and bags, I said to the coat check girl, "Oh, you *do* check bags," to which she replied, "We check bags, not purses." Huh? So I guess if my purse was fashioned more like a bag it would have been acceptable.

This club obviously is trying to cater to people who want to feel more important than everybody else rather than just trying to create a cool atmosphere.
The weird thing is that Moby doesn't strike me as the kind of performer who would want the kind of audience who Slide is trying to attract, as well as the opener, Syd Gris, who is a local promoter and DJ and somewhat of a local Burning Man icon. Definitely not his usual scene.

Moby was great, but I will NEVER go back here for anything, as the staff is rude, the rules are ridiculous, and the crowd is unfriendly.

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★☆☆☆☆

Last night 3 friends and I went to see Moby do a DJ set here. That was the only thing cool about it. I never write reviews but I felt compelled to do so after experiencing this place.

1) When we sat one of the many empty booths that surround the entire dance floor, we discovered that YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SIT ANYWHERE unless you have paid $350 dollars to reserve a booth. There is NO WHERE else to sit.
2) After my boyfriend checked his bicycle-type bag full of stuff, I decided to go check my purse with my coat in it, only to be told by the coat check girl, "We don't check bags, baby."
3) Not only can't you sit down, you can't put your drink down either. Our FULL drinks that we were standing next to were whisked away by some man who told us we couldn't leave them "unattended."
4) Yes it's true, apparently you're not allowed to go down the slide if you have anything but pants on. I tried, and was told 'no skirts.' (when the "slide guard" girl turned around to french kiss some guy, I jumped down the slide anyway, HA! My boyfriend was scolded and told HE WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE. ?!?!? We didn't though. Ha, again).
6) When we picked up our coats and bags, I said to the coat check girl, "Oh, you *do* check bags," to which she replied, "We check bags, not purses." Huh? So I guess if my purse was fashioned more like a bag it would have been acceptable.

This club obviously is trying to cater to people who want to feel more important than everybody else rather than just trying to create a cool atmosphere.
The weird thing is that Moby doesn't strike me as the kind of performer who would want the kind of audience who Slide is trying to attract, as well as the opener, Syd Gris, who is a local promoter and DJ and somewhat of a local Burning Man icon. Definitely not his usual scene.

Moby was great, but I will NEVER go back here for anything, as the staff is rude, the rules are ridiculous, and the crowd is unfriendly.

Pros: Nice decor, good size

Cons: Nowhere to sit, nowhere to set your drink down, rude staff, slide for pants-wearers only, inconsistent coat check

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Don't bother going there if you are a group of friends! They will split you up if the can.

We were having a great party with 4 beautiful girls and 2 guys before we went to this place. At the gate they told the girls to go in first and the guy to stand in a separate line. When the guys came to the end of that line the bouncer was set on there being a girls to guys ratio and that we were too many guys. Suddenly he did not remember the guys! And by the way, girls which has already entered the club does not count! To say the least we were not happy with this treatment and actually, it is a pretty bad business decision too (4 beautiful girls (two models) and two attractive guys).

0
★☆☆☆☆

Don't bother going there if you are a group of friends! They will split you up if the can.

We were having a great party with 4 beautiful girls and 2 guys before we went to this place. At the gate they told the girls to go in first and the guy to stand in a separate line. When the guys came to the end of that line the bouncer was set on there being a girls to guys ratio and that we were too many guys. Suddenly he did not remember the guys! And by the way, girls which has already entered the club does not count! To say the least we were not happy with this treatment and actually, it is a pretty bad business decision too (4 beautiful girls (two models) and two attractive guys).

Pros: Typical SF scene

Cons: Not very personable if you actually respect yourself

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I wish that they would've writen on their website or on here that you have to wear pants in order to ride down the slide. My friends and I all wore dresses and were not able to ride down the slide! That was the whole reason why I wanted to go to this club. The club is still fun though.

2
★★★★☆

I wish that they would've writen on their website or on here that you have to wear pants in order to ride down the slide. My friends and I all wore dresses and were not able to ride down the slide! That was the whole reason why I wanted to go to this club. The club is still fun though.

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I attended the Moby concert Thursday the 12th and had a great time. Slide was pretty packed this night but Moby did put on a great show so I'm glad it was crowded. I was pretty close to the stage but was happy with my drink and my friends with just enough room to dance. Once again I was able to go down the slide, my favorite part about this venue...although I also think the bartenders are some of the nicest I bartenders I have met in San Fran, even under pressure. So I have been to Slide on a laid-back Wed night and then for the big Moby blow-out and both times I had a lot of fun. But don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself!

2
★★★★★

I attended the Moby concert Thursday the 12th and had a great time. Slide was pretty packed this night but Moby did put on a great show so I'm glad it was crowded. I was pretty close to the stage but was happy with my drink and my friends with just enough room to dance. Once again I was able to go down the slide, my favorite part about this venue...although I also think the bartenders are some of the nicest I bartenders I have met in San Fran, even under pressure. So I have been to Slide on a laid-back Wed night and then for the big Moby blow-out and both times I had a lot of fun. But don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself!

Pros: music, people...venue

Cons: could use some more places to sit

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when you first walk in-you can go down the slide or stairs. they will not let you go down if u are wearing a skirt or shorts! wasn't really impressed. decorated nice inside-but just a big room. no dance floor, unless you want to make your own. There is really nowhere to sit down either! bouncers are total jerks. if you are a guy trying to go-good luck getting in, If you show up any later then midnight. it needs to be an even ratio. guy/girl, or they wil not let guys in. totally ridiculous! i wont be coming here again.

1
★★☆☆☆

when you first walk in-you can go down the slide or stairs. they will not let you go down if u are wearing a skirt or shorts! wasn't really impressed. decorated nice inside-but just a big room. no dance floor, unless you want to make your own. There is really nowhere to sit down either! bouncers are total jerks. if you are a guy trying to go-good luck getting in, If you show up any later then midnight. it needs to be an even ratio. guy/girl, or they wil not let guys in. totally ridiculous! i wont be coming here again.

Pros: not too crowded, can get a drink quickly

Cons: bouncers=jerks, pricey drinks $$$

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how disappointing. we had heard all about this place and were so excited to go and check out what the buzz was about. we got there, the bouncer was COMPLETELY pretentious. after BSing him with him about how we were on the lsit and making up some extravagant lie we got in (shows how much those lists are just fake). anyway, didn't go down the slide because it wasn't open? (maybe becase we got there early). we get in...it is EMPTY. and the people that are standing in there looked like either gold diggers or just wanna be european models....unfortunately they really didn't have the looks to succeed as either (sorry but it's true). the few people there seemed snobby but i hoped a couple drinks would remedy it. after paying a LOT for drinks, we left. drinks were weak, place sucked, interior had NOTHING special going for it. bouncers are losers and basically....a waste of space place.

1
★★★☆☆

how disappointing. we had heard all about this place and were so excited to go and check out what the buzz was about. we got there, the bouncer was COMPLETELY pretentious. after BSing him with him about how we were on the lsit and making up some extravagant lie we got in (shows how much those lists are just fake). anyway, didn't go down the slide because it wasn't open? (maybe becase we got there early). we get in...it is EMPTY. and the people that are standing in there looked like either gold diggers or just wanna be european models....unfortunately they really didn't have the looks to succeed as either (sorry but it's true). the few people there seemed snobby but i hoped a couple drinks would remedy it. after paying a LOT for drinks, we left. drinks were weak, place sucked, interior had NOTHING special going for it. bouncers are losers and basically....a waste of space place.

Pros: um the name? and possibly the slide could have been

Cons: everything else

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My friend had gone here 2 weeks in a row and raved about how cool this place was ... I wore black shorts so they wouldn't let me ride down the slide because I could get "slide burn". Going down the slide was one of the reasons I went to this place so I was already disappointed. I was expecting a much larger place ...there wasnt a dance floor .. the music was ok ... the the crowd was average .. overall it wasnt worth driving to SF for.

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★★★☆☆

My friend had gone here 2 weeks in a row and raved about how cool this place was ... I wore black shorts so they wouldn't let me ride down the slide because I could get "slide burn". Going down the slide was one of the reasons I went to this place so I was already disappointed. I was expecting a much larger place ...there wasnt a dance floor .. the music was ok ... the the crowd was average .. overall it wasnt worth driving to SF for.

Pros: Riding the Slide (wear pants .. those that wear skirts or shorts are allowed to ride)

Cons: Average crowd

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Just moved to SF from LA...someone suggested that Slide would be a fun lounge to check out (you know how much we tacky LA people love a club with a theme). Any way, the DJ was challenged and the scene was tired so I focused on the drinks. I went outside to smoke and tripped on the stairs (i was intoxicated, it was raining, and I was wearing four inch heels). After standing up with no help and smoking a cigarette, standing right in front of the bouncers, they wouldn't let me back in because I was too drunk. I didn't have a phone or cab money and my boyfriend (inside) had no idea where I was. The bouncers would not even escort me in to grab my companion and ignored me while i pleaded with them. I'm not miffed that I couldnt go back in, I am appalled that they didnt make any attempt to remedy the situation. That is what doormen are for!! They told me that the owner was willing to help me but he never materialized. It's not like they actually have to escort VIPS or even enforce a real list (what is up with the fake list in this city any way??). They don't even manage to keep the riff raff out so what are they so busy doing? This would never happen in LA, where club employees realize that they are there to provide a service and create a pleasurable experience, IN ADDITION to ensuring the safety of patrons. I now see why people are always complaining about SF nightlife.

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★★☆☆☆

Just moved to SF from LA...someone suggested that Slide would be a fun lounge to check out (you know how much we tacky LA people love a club with a theme). Any way, the DJ was challenged and the scene was tired so I focused on the drinks. I went outside to smoke and tripped on the stairs (i was intoxicated, it was raining, and I was wearing four inch heels). After standing up with no help and smoking a cigarette, standing right in front of the bouncers, they wouldn't let me back in because I was too drunk. I didn't have a phone or cab money and my boyfriend (inside) had no idea where I was. The bouncers would not even escort me in to grab my companion and ignored me while i pleaded with them. I'm not miffed that I couldnt go back in, I am appalled that they didnt make any attempt to remedy the situation. That is what doormen are for!! They told me that the owner was willing to help me but he never materialized. It's not like they actually have to escort VIPS or even enforce a real list (what is up with the fake list in this city any way??). They don't even manage to keep the riff raff out so what are they so busy doing? This would never happen in LA, where club employees realize that they are there to provide a service and create a pleasurable experience, IN ADDITION to ensuring the safety of patrons. I now see why people are always complaining about SF nightlife.

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The first time I came here, it was awesome. I loved the slide. The DJ was great and the drinks were good (but expensive). It's also nice that they don't charge a cover. I tried to come back a second time and was met with the obnoxious bouncer at the door. Our group was denied admission due to one of the men wearing the wrong shoes. I would never go back there again based on the bouncer's bad attitude. If you are looking for an upscale bar in Union Square, try Redwood Room, Starlight Room, or Vessel. If you do decide to try Slide, go before 10PM and be sure your group consists only of young, attractive women.

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★☆☆☆☆

The first time I came here, it was awesome. I loved the slide. The DJ was great and the drinks were good (but expensive). It's also nice that they don't charge a cover. I tried to come back a second time and was met with the obnoxious bouncer at the door. Our group was denied admission due to one of the men wearing the wrong shoes. I would never go back there again based on the bouncer's bad attitude. If you are looking for an upscale bar in Union Square, try Redwood Room, Starlight Room, or Vessel. If you do decide to try Slide, go before 10PM and be sure your group consists only of young, attractive women.

Pros: the slide, no cover

Cons: Rude bouncers

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Our names were not put on the list at the door and when we asked the "bouncers" in suits about it, they offered another available table to us but were extremely pretentious about it. He acted as if we weren't good enough to pay $250 for a 1 liter bottle for our "table" service. With those prices you would have expected them to be a little nicer. To make matters worse, when the bill came, we got charged $100 for a service charge for a useless waitress who returned once in a while with our cranberry and orange juice mixers. Never again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Our names were not put on the list at the door and when we asked the "bouncers" in suits about it, they offered another available table to us but were extremely pretentious about it. He acted as if we weren't good enough to pay $250 for a 1 liter bottle for our "table" service. With those prices you would have expected them to be a little nicer. To make matters worse, when the bill came, we got charged $100 for a service charge for a useless waitress who returned once in a while with our cranberry and orange juice mixers. Never again.

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Finally a cool place downtown. Great design. Clean, modern atmosphere witha mix of 80's and HipHop. I found the crowd very attractive, people dont look like they're from San Francisco. By that I mean that most of the crowd on both nights that I've gone were generally well kept and dress nice. The women seem to be especially attractive. Maybe a lot of turists since its in Union Square. Mostly 30's professional type. If you want to call that seen LA, go ahead. Its 100x better than that dingy bar in the mission that the last reviewer owns.

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★★★★★

Finally a cool place downtown. Great design. Clean, modern atmosphere witha mix of 80's and HipHop. I found the crowd very attractive, people dont look like they're from San Francisco. By that I mean that most of the crowd on both nights that I've gone were generally well kept and dress nice. The women seem to be especially attractive. Maybe a lot of turists since its in Union Square. Mostly 30's professional type. If you want to call that seen LA, go ahead. Its 100x better than that dingy bar in the mission that the last reviewer owns.

Pros: Attractive crowd, good environment

Cons: downtown parking

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I went to Slide when it first opened and loved it. It had an up-scale crowd w/o out the attitude. By attitude, I do not mean snobby, I mean those people that try to act classy/ wealthy, but end up being tacky. It's also a great venue which truly personifies what a lounge should be. HOWEVER, it has changed due to a certain promotor hosting parties there. It's now a tacky LA crowd. The bar/club is still great and so is the service, it's just the crowd has become lame.

1
★★★☆☆

I went to Slide when it first opened and loved it. It had an up-scale crowd w/o out the attitude. By attitude, I do not mean snobby, I mean those people that try to act classy/ wealthy, but end up being tacky. It's also a great venue which truly personifies what a lounge should be. HOWEVER, it has changed due to a certain promotor hosting parties there. It's now a tacky LA crowd. The bar/club is still great and so is the service, it's just the crowd has become lame.

Pros: interior, live music

Cons: crowd

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This place was just awful. Totally cheesy and no place to sit since almost all of the tables are reserved for table space. So you just have to stand with your drink. Very claustrophobic and dated interior, it looks like it is from the 80s.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This place was just awful. Totally cheesy and no place to sit since almost all of the tables are reserved for table space. So you just have to stand with your drink. Very claustrophobic and dated interior, it looks like it is from the 80s.

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Here's the scoop on Slide, the newest addition to SF's club scene.

The set-ups reminds me of Marquee or Cain in NYC, with large U-shaped booths set up for bottle service. There is a huge bar in the middle with lots of mingling room for those who aren't into the table thing (which in SF is prob the majority)

The decor is swanky 1920's Prohibition era... down to ever detail. Apparently it used to be speak-easy which inspired the theme. My favorite touches were the in-character flapper girls who roamed around all night (accents and all) and the crystals in the ladies bathroom. I heard that even the sprinklers where hand-dipped in bronze to match the decor. Now that's dedication!

There is also an actual slide you take to get down to the bar (to go along with the prohibition theme). It was pretty entertaining just to watch people's faces as they came down. Its hard not to feel like a 6 year old

As for the scene, I think its too early to tell. Most people were looking to have a good time and meet new people which was refreshing. It was a slow start, but by 1AM the whole place was dancing. We left at 2, but i think they stayed open until 3, which in SF is huge!

The music evolved throughout the evening, from swanky lounge to hip hop dance later in the night which I loved

The drinks were pretty expensive, but I guess that's to be expected

Overall, I really liked it and had a good time, and will def go back. I just hope they have more cute boys next time!

4
★★★★☆

Here's the scoop on Slide, the newest addition to SF's club scene.

The set-ups reminds me of Marquee or Cain in NYC, with large U-shaped booths set up for bottle service. There is a huge bar in the middle with lots of mingling room for those who aren't into the table thing (which in SF is prob the majority)

The decor is swanky 1920's Prohibition era... down to ever detail. Apparently it used to be speak-easy which inspired the theme. My favorite touches were the in-character flapper girls who roamed around all night (accents and all) and the crystals in the ladies bathroom. I heard that even the sprinklers where hand-dipped in bronze to match the decor. Now that's dedication!

There is also an actual slide you take to get down to the bar (to go along with the prohibition theme). It was pretty entertaining just to watch people's faces as they came down. Its hard not to feel like a 6 year old

As for the scene, I think its too early to tell. Most people were looking to have a good time and meet new people which was refreshing. It was a slow start, but by 1AM the whole place was dancing. We left at 2, but i think they stayed open until 3, which in SF is huge!

The music evolved throughout the evening, from swanky lounge to hip hop dance later in the night which I loved

The drinks were pretty expensive, but I guess that's to be expected

Overall, I really liked it and had a good time, and will def go back. I just hope they have more cute boys next time!

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