San Francisco-Outer San Francisco
May 11, 2018
The neighbourhood may not be up to much a kind of empty industrial space near SoMa in the up and coming, if clumsily christened, SOMISSPO district, where SOMA, the Mission and Potrero Hill meet but it makes sense as a location for a bar of this kind. Mighty is a raucous, thumping late night dance club and has already won awards as a go to venue. The high-ceilinged, intensely urban venue has played host to everyone from local indie bands to famous DJs. It’s always packed with people having a wild time as the bass from the superb sound system reverberates through the walls and floors. The décor is all exposed brick and black leather, with hardwood floors, wooden pillars and beams illuminated by stunning chandeliers, putting a chic twist on the standard urban style (the bathrooms are also impressive, making a nice change from a lot of urban bars and clubs where you need a stiff drink to face the horrors of needing to use the ladies’ or gents’). Work from local artists hangs on the wall (alongside a witty collection of brightly coloured stag’s heads) and there are three separate bar areas inside the red walled vodka bar is our favourite. The crowd is a mixture of ages and incomes, and the dress code casual. Entrance price depends on who’s playing and the staff tend to be efficient and generally friendly, managing to keep the drinks coming even when the place gets busy. Prices are about what you’d expect for a club (though some nights don’t have a cover charge, so you get in free), and the drinks are decently put together. Though somewhat out of the way (and tricky to find if you don’t know where you’re going) it’s worth seeking out.