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Eve Brings Vintage Speakeasy Sophistication to Life in the SOMA

  • Apr 11, 2010
Last night was my first night out as a returning Bay Arean and we started it off with a bang at the home opener at AT&T Park but, that's another review. I had heard about an event at Eve Lounge on Howard with two of my fave SF DJs- J-Boogie and Sake One and was looking forward to our first night out in the Bay that wouldn't end in the two of us crashing on my niece's twin bed. After the game, we headed on over to Eve. As we walked in, we weren't even sure it was open but, walked down a small narrow hallway which opened onto the lounge.

As we headed toward the bar, we were greeted by a friendly bartender, Misty, and started chatting about how we just moved to the Bay from LA last week. She told us that Eve was brand new, only 9 months old, and that the owner hasn't invested anything in advertising...so, how'd we hear about it? We told her that we found out it because J-Boogie and Sake One were going to be DJing there that night. As we chatted, we ordered our usual two Stellas and she told us it was on the house, "Welcome to the neighborhood." So, we settled into our spot between the bar and the dancefloor and let J-Boogie's funk work its magic....

The walls are decorated with vintage inspired pin-up girl pictures. In fact, there's a screen that plays 1920s vintage peep show flicks- not the too dirty kind but, the artsy fartsy kind. To be honest with you, I was so busy having a blast, that I didn't notice but, thought I should give you a heads up just in case you are sensitive to that sort of thing. There are vinyl booths lining the left side of the room with low tables to rest your drinks on while you're dancing. The right side of the wall, closest to the DJ booth, has a long bar with hooks underneath for hanging your purses or jackets.

As the crowd started filing in, around 9:30p which I thought was a tad early because usually people don't show up until 11p, I could tell this wasn't your usual LA nightclub/Top 40 crowd. For starters, it's one of the many celebrations of San Francisco speakeasies that have started to conquer the nightlife scene in SF. People could care less that I was in jeans, a T-shirt and a grey hoodie with no make-up and my hair in a ponytail, though most of them were dressed "to the nines". I heard excuse me's and sorry's from people bumping into each other. But, most importantly, people were there to have a good time with good people and good music.

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April 27, 2010
Cool. I like the slightly dark and edgy look to the place, plus it has kind of that Hollywood of the '40s vibe with all the posters and the bar.
April 15, 2010
Thanks for your contribution to the City Lifestyle community , Samantha! Looks like a great place and a wonderful night out for you! Cool!
April 11, 2010
I'm an old man (a 300 year old immortal LOL!) so despite the fact I live like really close by to this place, me and my peeps have yet to take a look. Wonder if they'll let immortals through the door? oh wait...I don't look like my age LOL! Nice one, Sam, so where are those dance moves?
April 27, 2010
Liar, you said you were a 700 year-old immortal last time!
July 01, 2010
LOL...oh boys....
April 11, 2010
Looks bangin'!  Wish I could've caught this with you last night, but I'll get a chance to check this out on Friday, which I'm super looking forward to after reading your review ;)  Thanks for sharing, love!
April 12, 2010
You're going to have a BLAST! Wish we could've met up for a drink ;p Next time for sure! Have you checked out Slide yet? It's another speakeasy on Mason St that you have to take a slide to get into!
April 27, 2010
I checked out Eve last week. Nice venue! And yes, I've been to Slide before. Last I was there was for the Bing.com holiday party, but I did not get to use the slide. Another time!
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Style: Vintage casual chic, lounge
Music: Soul, Funk, Mash-Ups, Hip-Hop, House Mixes,
Location: 575 Howard St (at 2nd), San Francisco, CA 94105
Monday - Friday 5pm till 2am
Saturdays 9pm til 2am
Sundays - Closed
Happy Hours: 5p-7p
Phone: 415-543-LUSH
Dress Code: Trendy Casual but, no baseball hats
Cover: NONE

From their About Us section on their website:

Alluring and elegant. Unpretentious and approachable. These are the words that describe EVE. A brand new lounge south of market San Francisco. Bringing together music from San Francisco’s finest DJs and a piquant cocktail list to delight the senses.  Plenty of plush banquette seating surround EVE’s curves. Roaring Twenties inspired artwork by local artists adorn the walls. Peep show movies play on the partition window that separates the lounge from the dance floor. Eve is an excellent happy hour spot to relax with friends during the day and dynamic place to party during the nights and weekends.
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