UrbanDaddy
sfo
Sign-up-badge
UrbanDaddy is a free exclusive email magazine devoted to keeping you in the know.
Nightlife

San Francisco Home > Nightlife > Work Order

Published September 23, 2010

Work Order
A Hidden Nightclub in the Mission

UD - The Public Works
Pinterest
We’ve got a mission for you...

Walk down a street that’s more like an alley. Ignore the garbage cans. Follow the chain-link fence.

Then, hidden on a dead-end road off Mission Street is a nondescript building. When you see the Banksy mural, well, congratulations, you’ve come across what’s actually the newest club in the Mission.

Introducing The Public Works, a multifaceted underground art studio and gallery by day that turns into a club, bar and live-music venue from sunset to sunrise, slated to open tomorrow.

If you took a big warehouse in a hard-to-find, off-the-beaten-track locale and squeezed in an art museum, a locals’ bar, indie types, Mission hipsters and a DJ-fueled dance floor, you’d have Public Works.

There’s art hanging on the walls from whatever’s been produced that day in the studio, and the layout feels like a maze of little house parties, with crowds hanging out in multiple high-ceilinged, skylit rooms and balconies.

But what we think you’ll like best about the setup—aside from the option for live music and the extra-springy floors that give your moves that extra boost—is that soon the balcony will be getting its own satellite bar.

After all, once you’ve found the place, the drinks should really come to you.
ADVERTISEMENT Arrow2-down
  • July 01, 2015

    Amending to Greatness

    Amending to Greatness
    This Massive New Brewery Is Massive

  • June 26, 2015

    Water Works

    Water Works
    Bourbon and Fire-Cooked Everything on Market

  • June 09, 2015

    Local Point

    Local Point
    A Tech-Friendly Brewery Lands in SoMa

  • June 02, 2015

    Saved by the Bel

    Saved by the Bel
    It’s More Like a Belgian Beer Garden Than Not

  • June 01, 2015

    Brandy Land

    Brandy Land
    Oysters and 50 Brandy Cocktails in FiDi

Loading...

close