(Compiled from a number of areas including friends, personal
experiences and a variety of sources on the internet).
East Bay Clubs - East of San Francisco over Bay Bridge
Allegro Salsa Sundays
5855 Christie Ave. Emeryville, CA 94608, (510) 655-2888
Sunday: 6-12 AM, $6, 6-7pm Beginning Class 7-8pm Intermediate/Advanced
Class 8-12 Party $8 for one class and party, $10 for two classes and
party, $6 for the party only Dance instruction:Garry & Isabel:, DJ:
Garry Casual to evening attire
1446 University Ave Berkeley, CA (510) 548-5531
Sunday: no cover, 6-10P.M. $5 Casual attire
SATUDAY nights: starting at 7:30 p.m. The lesson is $7.
9951 San Pablo Avenue (2nd Floor), El Cerritto, CA, (510) 524-9100
Friday: 8 PM-12AM, $6 (party only) Half price for college students with
ID Dance Instruction: Gale Robinson & Chris Wright, 8-9PM, $8 DJ: Jesse
Down Low Lounge
(Fromer Mr. E's) 2284 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, Info: (510) 548-1159
Wednesday: 10PM-, Dance Instruction: DJ: Live band monthly
Jack Londons Sq. area right behind Yoshi's!
522 2nd St. @ Jack London
Square, Oakland, CA 94607, (510) 444-6979
Not to sure what's going on these days, call first.
@ Club Access
3110 Crow Canyon Pl. San Ramon, Ca. (510) 713-0116
Sunday: 9PM-2AM, DJ Evening attire
Maiko's Dance Club
1629 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA (510) 527-8226
Saturday: 10PM, Dance Instruction:Garry & Isabell, 8-9PM, DJ, Live band
1106 Solano Ave at San Pablo Ave Albany, CA(510) 524-1270
Friday: 9PM Dance Instruction: Joel & Sorcy DJ: Carlito's Way, Live band
Saturday: 9PM Dance Instruction: Joel & Sorcy DJ: Jose Ruiz, Live band
39148 State St, Fremont, CA, (510) 791-5200
Saturday: 8:30 PM-2AM, Dance Instruction, DJ, Live band,
45 John Glen Dr, Concord, CA, (925) 825-7700
Wednesday: 8 PM-12 AM, Sunday: 8 PM-12 AM,
DJs: Armando & David, Dance Instruction: Armando
South Bay Clubs
736 Dana Street,Mountain View CA, (650) 968-3007,
Salsa on many nights of the week. Great lessons from a variety of Bay Area teachers!
Tuesdays: Salsa w/ DJ Tony-O, Lessons w/ Jake and Techi (www.salsabyjake.com)
7:00 beginner, 8:00 intermediate, $10 Before 9, $6 After 9, $5 w/ student ID
Thursday: Salsa w/ DJ Tony-O, Lessons w/ Gabriel Romero
7:00 Beginner, 8:00 Intermediate, $10 Before 9, $6 After 9
Friday: Live Band (visit web site for calendar)
Lessons w/ Ricardo Tellez, 7:00 Beginner, 8:00 Intermediate, $12 / cover
Sunday: Salsa w/ DJ Ricardo
Lessons Gabriel Romero, 5-7 PM, $10 Before 8, $5 After 8
Small dance floor, B.Y.O.P. is recommend (seem like what most do here) dancer come in groups and have a tendency to slick with their group.
2151 Lourewood Rd, Santa Clara, CA (408) 988-8411
Fridays : 10 PM - 2 A.M, Dance Instruction: 7-9 PM, DJ: Joe Feliciano
1306 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA
DJ music Friday (cumbia) and Sunday (salsa). Dressy salsa crowd on Sunday nights.
Occasionally they bring in a live salsa band so call for info. Convenient free parking.
Wednesday: Salsa w/ DJ, 8:30 Lessons w/ Audrianna $10, 9pm - $8, Free after 9:30
Friday: Salsa w/ DJ Bosco or Live Bands, 8:30 Beginning through Advanced Lessons. 9pm-$10.
Thursday & Sunday: 8:30 PM-2AM, $7
Dance Instruction: Sylvia Barrientos, DJ: Tony O
Jose's Caribbean Night Club & Restaurant
2275 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. CA (650) 326-6522.
On Fridays they have a salsa band; dress is casual but cool. The Caribbean food here is good. Convenient free parking.
Club La Rumba
4470 El Camino Real, Los altos, CA (650) 941-6290
Saturday : 10 PM - 2 A.M, $5, DJ, Dinner until 10 PM
228 Castro St. Mountain View, CA (650) 299-8656
Wednesdays : 8 PM - 2 A.M, DJ
San Jose Salsa Clubs
179 S. First St. San Jose, CA (408) 287-3991
Wednesdays: 10 PM - 2 A.M, DJ : Joe Feliciano
The Agenda Lounge
399 S. 1st St. (at San Salvador), San Jose, CA, (408) 287-4087
Wednesday: Lessons from 7-9, Teacher: Varies
$3 after 9:30 for DJ, $5 after 9:30 for live band
Varies between Live Bands and DJ. Call for info.
1001 First Street, San Jose CA
Thursday: Salsa w/ DJ Joe Feliciano, or LIVE BAND
Lessons w/ Luis Alba, 7:00 Beginner, 8:00 Intermediate
55 South Market St, (between Post & San Fernando Sts), San Jose, CA (408) 971-IBEX
Thursday: 8 PM, Dance Instruction, DJ: Hector
177 W. Santa Clara Street, San Jose. CA (408) 279-3670.
On Thursday, Zanka, the house band, provides salsa dance music. They have a large dance floor and provide free salsa dance lessons. Smart, casual dress. No cover charge.
Thursday: No Cover, Salsa w/ DJ Eddie or Live Band, Instructor: Jeanne Carlo
Friday: $5 Cover, Salsa w/ DJ Eddie or Live Band, Instructor: Jeanne Carlo
Saturday: $10 Cover, Evening attire
44 Almaden Ave., (@ Post), San Jose. CA, (408) 295-7374.
This caf? club recently opened and is located in the swinging downtown area. According to Chris Esparza, one of the four owners, their goal is to expose all Americans to the beautiful and sensuous Latin music such as Salsa, Brazilian samba, Spanish flamenco, etc. The type of music will change each Saturday night. Patrons were affluent.
Latino music (DJ or live band) Cover varies, Sunday: 4 PM,
Call ahead for info
2151 Laurel Wood Rd, Santa Clara, CA, (408) 346-4620
Friday: Salsa w/ DJ Joe Feliciano and Guest DJ's, Lessons 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Dress Code Enforced
Sheraton San Jose Hotel, 1801 Barber Lane, Milpitas.
Club: (408) 941-1110. Info: (408) 989-4852. (408) 943-0600 or (408) 943-1414
Big salsa band on Friday for people who want to dress, dance, and meet other people who have salsa soul. Promoter "Mambo Rose" maintains a class club atmosphere and enforces a dress code. Extensive free parking. Saturdays, DJ
Marin/North Bay Clubs
Flamingo Resort Hotel
2777 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA, (707) 545-8530 ext. 727, (707)795.4968
Sunday:, 8:30PM-2 AM, $7
Dance Instruction: Arturo, 7-8PM, DJ: El Principe de la Salsa, 21 & over
815 West Francisco Blvd. San Rafael CA, (415) 459-6079, (707) 795-4968
Wednesday, 8:30PM-2 AM, Dance Instruction: Arturo, 7-8:30PM
DJ: El Principe de la Salsa, 21 & over
Evening attire EVERY
Santa Cruz Clubs
at the Beach Boardwalk
499 Beach St. Santa Cruz, CA, (408) 423-2053
Call for dates & times,
Live band, Evening attire
These clubs play salsa occasionally, or seasonally, but not all the time. Call first!
7th NOTE Showclub
915 Columbus Ave (@ Lombard) San Francisco CA, (415) 921.CLUB
Info Line: 415-648-3283
Agave Bar and Grill
2033 N. Main St. Walnut Creek
Tuesday: 7:30PM, Dance instruction only: Ron Bermudez, DJ Saturday
Gordon Biersch Brewery
First St. @ San Fernando, San Jose, CA, 408.294.6785
Friday: (summer season) Free
DJ, Live band
855 China Basin, San Francisco (415) 621-2378.
Only May-October. Live salsa band on Saturday afternoons (4-8 p.m.). This restaurant is located on a pier facing the Bay. No cover charge before 4:30, and $5 after. Dress is casual.
Saturday: $3, 4-8 P.M. (May-October)
Sunday: no cover, 4-8 P.M. (May-October)
El Rio (Only during the Summer)
3158 Mission Street, San Francisco (415) 282-3325.
March-October. Live salsa bands on Sundays afternoons.(4-8 p.m). $5,
Dance Instruction: 3:15 PM
Wednesday: no cover, lesson only at 7:30
@ Club Ibiza
Location Changes - 435 Broadway, or 330 Ritch. San Francisco, or
525 Howard St. (at 1st St), San Francisco, CA, Call for more info: 415.789.7899
Monthly Saurdays: 9PM-2AM, $10
Dance Instruction: Garry & Isabel
DJ: Dennis Gallegos, Live band
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA, (510) 525.5054
Sunday: 4 -8 PM, Live band
1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA, (415) 474-0365
1805 Geary, San Francisco, CA, (415) 346-6000
1215 J Street, Downtown Sacramento, (916) 349-7168
Live music and DJ!
Great American Music Hall (GAMH)
5855 Christie Ave, San Francisco, CA 94608, (510) 655-2888
2565 Mission St, SF, CA, (415) 285-6969
DJ on two floors, Thursdays
Jazz @ 33
Pier 33, The Embarcardero, San Francisco, CA
Sunday: 3-7PM, Free, House band: Sol Sauce
Food and live Latin jazz
628 Divasadero St, San Francisco, CA, (415) 289-2038
La Peņa Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, (510) 849-2568
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road, (at Highway 101 River Road exit), Santa Rosa, CA
Marin Civic Center
Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael CA, (415) 499-6400
767 N. Mathilda, Sunnyvale, (408) 279-3387
Saturdays, Live band, DJs
1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, (831) 454-0707
Mountain View, CA, (415) 541-0800
333-11th St, (btwn Folsom & Harrison), San Francisco, CA (415)522.0333
Stern Grove Summer Music Festival
Corner of 19th Ave & Sloat Blvd. San Francisco, CA, (415) 252-6252
1933 Broadway @19th, Oakland, CA (510) 893-2902
Thursday: 10PM, Dance Instruction: Guest Instructors, Beg 8-8:45, Int/Adv 8:45-9:30 DJ:
15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA, (408) 961-5800
982 Market St, San Francisco, CA, (415) 775-7722
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, San Francisco CA, (415) 978-2700
510 Embarcadero West Ave, @ Jack London Square, Oakland, CA, (510) 238-9200
UC Berkeley Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, (510) 642-9988