oasis sf
Image: Yelp!/DeathandFood H.
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY: 6 P.M. - 12 A.M. | THURSDAY: 6 P.M. - 2 A.M. | FRIDAY: 5 P.M. - 3 A.M. | SATURDAY: 6 P.M. - 3 A.M. | SUNDAY: 11 A.M. - 9 P.M.
415.795.3180 | WEBSITE

Given the rapid contraction of San Francisco venues over the past few years, when Oasis opened its doors on New Year’s Eve 2014, S.F.’s drag community whooped in unison. Owned by nightlife veterans Heklina and D’Arcy Drollinger, it swiftly established a seven-nights-a-week reputation for nurturing local talent and luring high-profile acts that might not have come to San Francisco otherwise and the covers are affordable. And because the vaguely Moroccan-themed Oasis can morph from a cabaret to a dance club to a theater, its programming versatility is unmatched. From line-by-line drag remakes of classic TV episodes to original theatrical productions to inexplicably weird genderfuck performances, Oasis has singlehandedly redrawn the eyebrows of San Francisco’s LGBT culture.

Known For
  • day drinking
  • dancing
  • gay scene
  • drag
What to drink
While there’s craft beer on tap, it’s otherwise a vodka-soda and bourbon-and-ginger spot. Original stage productions come with themed cocktails and limited bottle service.
“The Morning After,” a Sunday BBQ on the roof, has quickly established itself as SF’s recovery room of choice. You might see the same people you saw on Saturday night, separated only by nine hours, but still looking effortlessly glam.