California is a leisure state, and that carries over into work and play. In other states, you wouldn’t even try to get into some clubs without looking at the dress code. In the Bay Area where hoodies and jeans are standard attire, it’s hard to find a place to go to where everyone dresses up. Go against the grain and dress to impress while you dance and drink the night away. These stylish nightclubs not only suggest you get dressed up — they require it.
1015 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Every Saturday, Pura Club takes over 1015 Folsom with four floors that showcase different music into the early morning hours. Men are required to wear button front collared dress shirts, sport coats, dress slacks and dress shoes. Women are required to wear a tasteful dress that isn’t overly sexy. Casual attire and anything gang affiliated is not allowed. The dress code emphasizes keeping it classy and upscale.
540 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Temple is a large nightclub with two levels that offers bottle service and VIP tables. Music varies, but the main room often offers electronic, dance, techno and the like. The dress code is fashionable and upscale club attire. It does not permit baggy clothing, hats, sneakers, athletic gear or boots.
447 Broadway St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hue Lounge and Nightclub is in the heart of the North Beach neighborhood in San Francisco. This modern venue offers VIP booths and bottle service. Upscale fashionable attire is required with men in collared dress shirts and women in classy dress. There is a zero tolerance policy for sports, athletic gear, hats and baggy clothing. Cocktail attire is preferred.
450 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
The Starlight Room is located at the top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco’s Union Square. This nightclub has 360-degree views of the city and offers classic as well as modern cocktails. The vibe is retro and swanky. Although there is no formal dress code listed, you will be turned away if you come in jeans and sneakers. This is the place to go if you want an excuse to dress to the nines in your finest suits and party dresses.
251 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Opal caters to the Silicon Valley crowd with mainstream DJs, VIP seating, chandeliers and bottle service. This is one of the few places to go clubbing in the area with a classy ambiance. After 9:30 p.m. it requires fashionable nightclub attire of its patrons. Flip flops, shorts, athletic gear, sportswear and tennis shoes are not allowed.
2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 130
San Ramon, CA 94583
ShBoom is geared towards an older crowd with top 40 music to dance to. Located in San Ramon, it asks its patrons to dress to impress. Men are required to wear collared shirts. For men, no sports attire, T-shirts, shorts, sandals, sneakers, baggy clothing or sunglasses. For women, no sweat suits, sports attires, revealing clothing, sneakers or sunglasses.