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The Academy Club


2166 Market Street ・ San Francisco, CA

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The Academy Club


2166 Market Street ・ San Francisco, CA

 

A thumb scan gets you in. You take a seat by the blackjack table. The host greets you, takes your coat, and your evening begins...
 

Opened in June 2017 and located in the heart of San Francisco's Castro District, The Academy Club is equal parts social club, upscale lounge, and the "home away from home" you’ve always wanted—a casual experience, with impeccable taste. We strive to bring people closer together and showcase what is exceptional about each of them.

 

A place for spectacular individuals to indulge, connect, and belong.


A place for spectacular individuals to indulge, connect, and belong.


❧  Casual, welcoming atmosphere encourages interaction

❧  Variety of programming catering to the diverse interests of our Members

❧  Membership hand-selected by referral and community outreach

❧  Giving back to the community through charitable programs and events

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The old clubhouse, all grown up.


The old clubhouse, all grown up.


❧  Refreshments included with all memberships

❧  Multiple gaming options (e.g. blackjack, poker, board & arcade games)

❧  Television lounge room

❧  Daytime work / lounge space (daytime hours coming soon)

❧  Backyard garden / patio (planned expansion)

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Within these walls, everyone is a "gentleman" – as they see fit.


Within these walls, everyone is a "gentleman" – as they see fit.


❧  No formal dress code or antiquated rules of etiquette

❧  All genders, orientations, and backgrounds welcome—we celebrate diversity

❧  Embracing individuality and the unique flair that each Member brings to the Club

❧  Basement level Speakeasy with arcade, game table, and distinctive atmosphere

❧  Challenging convention and pushing past the boundaries of what a traditional social club represents

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Special Programming


Special Programming


The Academy offers a variety of events and programming with an eye toward both the Castro and greater San Francisco communities, in collaboration with top-notch local partners as well as our Members. Many more are planned in the coming months, and examples so far have included:
 

❧  Tastings – Academy of Wine, Whiskey is Neat! led by Boozephreaks

❧  Workshop – The Art of the Tie led by Sui Generis

❧  Live Music – Latin Jazz Trio

❧  Discussion – Navigating Dating & Hookup Apps

❧  Gay Book Club

❧  Art Show – Emerging Local Photographers

❧  Charity and fundraising events for local artists, youth organizations, & nonprofits dedicated to fighting HIV

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The Speakeasy


The Speakeasy


A few words to the host gets you escorted downstairs through a secret door. A buzzer is provided should you need anything from the staff.
 

The Academy Speakeasy is the perfect place to meet a client, hide out with friends, or just share a quiet moment. The Speakeasy is typically available to members and their guests during all hours of operation. Its distinctive style and underground setting gives a provocative contrast to the rest of the Club.

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Membership Levels


Membership Levels


Bachelor

$99/mo

+ $100 Annual Dues

Unlimited Club Access

Guests $25 each per visit**

Beverages Included

Special Programming Included or Discounted

Members-Only Events

(1) Complimentary Barber Haircut Per Month***

15% Retail Discount

Gentleman Opt 1

$125/mo

+ $400 Annual Dues

Unlimited Club Access

1 Free Guest; $25 each additional per visit**

Beverages Included

Special Programming Included

Members-Only Events

(2) Complimentary Barber Haircuts Per Month***

20% Retail Discount

Personal Shopping Service

Discounted Private Rentals

1-Year Advisory Board Seat

Unlimited New Member Referrals

Gentleman Opt 2

$125/mo

+ $1,000 1-Time Enrollment

Unlimited Club Access

1 Free Guest; $25 each additional per visit**

Beverages Included

Special Programming Included

Members-Only Events

(2) Complimentary Barber Haircuts Per Month***

20% Retail Discount

Personal Shopping Service

Discounted Private Rentals

1-Year Advisory Board Seat

Unlimited New Member Referrals

No Annual Dues

Total due at enrollment: Bachelor $199; Gentleman Option 1 $525; Gentleman Option 2 $1,125

** Guest fee waived if the guest enrolls as a member during their visit

**** Complimentary barber haircut is based on availability; gratuity not included (minimum 20% suggested)

All pricing, membership levels, and amenities are subject to change

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Hours of Operation


Hours of Operation


The Academy Club is currently open during the following hours*:

❧  Monday: closed
❧  Tuesday: events as-announced
❧  Wednesday: 6pm–10pm
❧  Thursday: 6pm–10pm
❧  Friday: 6pm–2am
❧  Saturday: 6pm–2am
❧  Sunday: events as-announced

For certain special events, hours may be extended. All hours subject to change.

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Founding Membership


Founding Membership


Founder

INITIAL 1-TIME CONTRIBUTION

$5,000

Gentleman's Membership (with all included benefits plus additional below) — $100/mo

Owner Level Club Access

Designated +1; 2 additional guests free

Special Programming Included with +1

Members-Only Events with +1

3-Year Advisory Board Seat

Special Membership Card + Recognition

Chairman

INITIAL 1-TIME CONTRIBUTION

$10,000

Gentleman's Membership (with all included benefits plus additional below) — $100/mo

Owner Level Club Access

Designated +1 w/ full Gentleman's membership; 2 additional guests free

Special Programming Included with +1

Members-Only Events With +1

Liquor Locker Included

5-Year Advisory Board Seat

Special Membership Card + Recognition

Legacy

Initial 1-Time Contribution

$25,000

Gentleman's Membership (with all included benefits plus additional below) — Dues Waived

Owner Level Club Access

Designated +1 w/ full Gentleman's membership; 2 additional guests free

Special Programming Included with +1

Members-Only Events With +1

Liquor Locker Included

Permanent Advisory Board Seat

Special Membership Card

Prominent Recognition at The Academy