Main Floor Lounge at The Academy

  5 reviews  – 
2166 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Church and 14th Street station (200 yd)

About this space

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In the heart of the Castro District, this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind private club location is perfect for receptions, client events, fundraisers, cocktail parties, off-sites, presentations, luxury activations, and much more.

The space is located within a LGBTQ+ social club, and has additional areas available. To view other listings, click on host's profile. All listings are located within the same facility.

INCLUDED IN THIS LISTING:

MAIN FLOOR
Our gorgeous 1,200 sqft main floor has 3 distinct rooms plus a service kitchen, a custom blackjack table, hardwood floors, rotating artwork by distinguished local artists, multiple seating areas, designer furniture, 12-foot ceilings, A/V system and sound, and access to an outdoor patio/yard plus basement speakeasy (additional cost, inquire with host for availability).

❧ All required venue staff (additional may be necessary for special requests)
❧ Exclusive private access to all spaces listed
❧ One private gender-neutral restroom

Full use of the Main Floor

❧ Standing up to 50
❧ Seating up to 25
❧ 70" Television in Parlor-Lounge
❧ Mounted roll down projection screen/mounted projector
❧ Sonos sound system

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***NOT INCLUDED*** IN BOOKING RATE (inquire w/ host for full pricing & options)

FOOD & BEVERAGE

❧ BEVERAGES: Guests are *not* permitted to provide their own beverages or bar staff. Different package levels are available; please inquire w/ host.

❧ FOOD: Preferred vendor food catering options available. Any caterer not on the preferred list will incur an additional fee

ADDITIONAL SERVICES OFFERED UPON REQUEST

❧ Blackjack / card dealer
❧ Drag entertainment
❧ DJ or Karaoke
❧ Photo Booth
❧ Whiskey Tastings
❧ Wine Tastings
❧ Cocktail making classes
❧ Barber Services (main floor barber salon)

We are located less than a block from Church St. MUNI station, with easy street parking available nearby.


Event offers and packages

Christmas Party Offers

$500 hire fee
All packages include bar staff, liquor license and liability insurance, and non-alcoholic selections.

Main Floor Lounge - starting at $500/hr*
1,200 square feet – 3-hour minimum

Indoor Space; 1 Bar + all event staff included
Combine w/ Outdoor Garden Terrace for additional cost
Christmas Drink Menu: Tier 1 - Beer & Wine (Up to 50 guests)
$10 per person
• House red & white wine
• Beer selection (typically IPA and pilsner style + non-alcoholic)
Christmas Drink Menu: Tier 2 - House Spirits (Up to 50 People)
$12 per person
2-hour minimum
Includes Tier 1 +

• Skyy vodka
• Benchmark bourbon
• New Amsterdam gin
• Bacardi rum
• El Jimador tequila

Non-alcoholic options included
Christmas Party: Tier 3 - Call Spirits (Up to 50 guests)
$14 per person
2 hour minimum
Includes Tier 1 +

• Tito's vodka
• Jack Daniels whiskey
• Bombay Sappphire gin
• Bacardi rum
• Cazadores tequila

Non-alcoholic options included
Christmas Drink Menu: Tier 4 - Top-shelf Spirits (Up to 50 guests)
$16 per person
2-hour minimum
Includes Tier 1+

•Grey Goose vodka
• Woodford Reserve bourbon
• Hendrick's gin, Bacoo rum
• Siete Leguas tequila

Non-alcoholic options included

Prices

Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include sales tax.
Covers space rental only. Bar Package required for all event bookings
Monday
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
from $450 hire fee per hour
Per hour
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
from $450 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include sales tax.
Covers space rental only. Bar Package required for all event bookings
Tuesday
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
from $450 hire fee per hour
Per hour
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
from $450 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include sales tax.
Covers space rental only. Bar Package required for all event bookings
Wednesday
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
from $450 hire fee per hour
Per hour
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
from $450 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include sales tax.
Covers space rental only. Bar Package required for all event bookings
Thursday
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
from $450 hire fee per hour
Per hour
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
from $450 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include sales tax.
Covers space rental only. Bar Package required for all event bookings
Friday
12:00 pm – 12:00 am
from $450 hire fee per hour
Per hour
12:00 pm – 12:00 am
from $450 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include sales tax.
Covers space rental only. Bar Package required for all event bookings
Saturday
6:00 pm – 12:00 am
from $450 hire fee per hour
Per hour
6:00 pm – 12:00 am
from $450 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include sales tax.
Covers space rental only. Bar Package required for all event bookings
Minimum booking duration: 3 hours

Capacity

Standing
up to 50
Dining
up to 50

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Natural light
Free on-street parking
Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
PA system / speakers
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space
Quiet space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions
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Accessibility

Ground level
Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Host rules

Cost components are: space rental (hourly), cleaning fee, required beverage package (see below - per person, per hour), sales tax, gratuity, plus any add-ons or entertainment provided in-house. We may also charge additional fees for outside food vendors, last-minute bookings, or other requests outside our typical offerings.

Cancellation policy: Standard 60 day with Grace Period

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About The Academy

The Academy is a LGBTQ+ owned, dynamic venue that offers a luxurious, design-forward, welcoming, and comfortable space for business meetings, corporate gatherings, and private events. The multi-level, indoor-outdoor venue spans two buildings in the Castro District, accommodating groups of 10 to 350+ people.


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