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The Starlight Room

450 Powell St, Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
+1 415-395-8595
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, American, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
450 Powell St, Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
Neighbourhood: Union Square
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Reviewed 1 week ago

outdated decor, waitresses with horrible outfits, with runs in their stockings. The only positive is that it has a great view.

Thank levrouge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views, nice service and fab entertainment. A great place to relax at the end of the day. Cocktails and wine a little pricey but look where you are.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just go! You will not be disappointed. The view! Amazing! Great staff who makes you feel welcomed. People watching a plus!

Thank HoustonNative53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a random find upstairs. There is a nice view of city, great music to dance to and fun people watching.

Thank libbym286
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Went to the Starlight Room for St. Patrick's Day Bachelorette party. Drinks were great and well priced. DJ was awesome. Good Views

Thank Jolene A
Management response:

Hey Jolene, We are so glad you and your bachelorette party joined us! We look forward to brining in another good night with you!

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Entering the Drake Hotel is quite an experience, it is beautiful! Even among such grandeur the Starlight holds its' own. The ambiance is a throw back to the age of glitz & glam. I truly expected a Frank Sinatra type to sing along with the...More

Thank prickles2188
Management response:

Hello, WOW, we are so glad you truly enjoyed yourself. We look forward to having you join us for some cocktails and cheese.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Okay so this is an old school cocktail lounge located at the top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. It's well worth a stop to see the view (especially at night) and the lounge has a great atmosphere. As with most of these places in...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Had a wonderful time with the dancing at the night club - the staff was super great, the views amazing and the music was perfect to get you into the dancing mood. Highly recommend - really great wine list as well.

Thank gmarie99
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My husband and I went to the Starlight for a cocktail to start our evening. The room opens at 5PM and we were able to sit at the bar as others were choosing tables. The Starlight hosts a Drag Brunch on the weekends which I...More

Thank Arias55
Management response:

Hello, So Glad our bartender took care of you. We look forward to having you join us for our legendary show & brunch Sunday's a drag.

Reviewed 3 February 2017

The only times I have been here is for dancing on the weekends. The band is always good, the floor is always rocking and the view can't be beat!! Make it a destination.

Thank rachaele30
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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Kerry C
Was the show kid friendly? I think my 10 year old niece would love it, but wanted to make sure there wasn't a lot of more adult humor. Thanks!
29 March 2017|
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Response from Jack P | Reviewed this property |
That's a little bit of a hard question to answer as everyone has different levels of acceptance on thing that are out of the norm. That being said, the short answer is yes - take the kids. Our grandchildren were with us... More
Is there an age to enter the starlight room and dance?
10 February 2016|
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Response from EaterX E | Reviewed this property |
Usually it's 21 years of age.
Michelle M
What is the dress code?
18 August 2015|
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Response from AllanRNorth Las Vegas | Reviewed this property |
Smart-Casual. I wore slacks, a nice collared shirt and patent leather loafers. If you attend the Sunday Drag Brunch, then you can be more playful. If you have the personality to pull it off, you may try to outshine the drag... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 30
Bar, American, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Powell St, Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-395-8595
  • E-mail