Don't fret, night owls! San Francisco has plenty to explore at night. Here is a list of some of the city's best night time spots, in no particular order. Come experience the unique nightlife culture of our city!

Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences

Science doesn't always have to be boring. Watch our Academy of Sciences transform into a one of a kind experience with food, drinks, music and entertainment. Every week has a different theme, so check back regularly. Come join the transformation every Thursday from 6 to 10PM. This event is 21+, ID is required.

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After Dark at the Exploratorium

It may be hard to believe, but the Exploratorium gets better. The first Thursday of every month is play time for all you adult kids at the Exploratorium. Come join this intellectually stimulating playground with flim screenings, music, live performances, hands on exhibits, and cutting-edge technology. This event is 18+, ID is required.

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Bourbon and Branch

History lovers, and flappers-at-heart, we have the perfect spot for you! Bourbon and Branch is a throwback to the prohibition days. A true speakeasy from 1921 to 1933, it is located at the unmarked door right on the corner of O'ffarel and Jones. Indulge is some of the best whiskeys, scotches, and tequilas our city has to offer, or just have a good ol' fashioned. There isn't a bad drink to have here. Make a reservation to view the Russel's Room. No reservation? Not a problem, the password "books" will get you into the Library any night from 6PM to 2AM.

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Calling all beer lovers! Zeitgeist is San Francisco's favorite beer garden. An outside seating section, arcade games, and strong drinks; what more could someone ask for? With over 40 beers on tap and a full bar, there's something here for everyone. Beer isn't the only thing they do well here. Zeitgeist is the winner of SF Weekly's best bloody mary. Have a drink, and a bite to eat here. Zeitgeist is located on Valencia St. at Duboce, just a few block from the 16th Mission bar scene.

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Ruby Skye

Ruby Skye is the premier dance club of San Francisco. This intimate venue features burlesque go-go dancers, amazing light shows, and the biggest names in techno and electronica music. Don't let all the technology fool you. This venue is a historical landmark and once facilitated the Stage Door Theatre. The Art Nouveau architecture and modern furnishings make Ruby Skye a unique experience and the best venue for a night of dancing. Ruby Skye is conveniently located in downtown San Francisco on Mason St. between Post and Geary.

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