Welcome to the
Nitey Awards

Celebrating excellence in creative content and patron experience in the nightlife industry

Thank you for your interest in the Niteys. There will be no awards ceremony in 2018


Hosted by Sterling James


A strong vocal presence on the Bay Area’s FM dial for nearly thirty years, Sterling James has endeared herself to a generation of fans.

Currently appearing Monday through Friday on KBLX 102.9FM, James has also hosted shows on Energy 92.7 and Alice 97.3. Along with her work in radio, Sterling enjoys supporting local youth poets, clothing designers, artists and live musicians.


Entertainment by:


Categories representing the best in San Francisco nightlife will be Juried by industry professionals during site visits and based on a variety of criteria including but not limited to:

2017 Winners

The Best of the Best

Public Vote:

Thank you for voting! We are thrilled to reveal the winners of the 2017 Nitey Awards.

1. Best Happy Hour


2. Best Irish Bar

Irish Times

3. Best Neighborhood Bar


4. Best Sports Bar

Hi Tops

5. Most Notable Drag Queen

BeBe Sweetbriar

6. Best Gay Bar

Moby Dick

7. Best Club Promoter

Pink Mammoth

Juried Categories:

8. Best Nightlife Playground

SPiN San Francisco

Urban Putt

Mission Bowling Club

Lucky Strike (San Francisco)

Gestalt Haus

9. Best Adult Entertainment

Kink.com Tour/Workshop

The Penthouse Club San Francisco

The Gold Club San Francisco

Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre

Condor Club

10. Best Cocktail Lounge

Evil Eye


Pagan Idol


Alchemist Bar & Lounge

11. Best Gay Dance Club


12. Best New Venue

Black Cat

13. Best Small Dance Club


Love + Propaganda


Cat Club


14. Best Large Dance Club

Temple Nightclub

15. Best Day Life

Hard French/Daytime Realness

Sunday’s a Drag at the Starlight Room

Breakfast of Champions

Daybreaker SF

Salsa Sundays at El Rio

16. Best Small Live Music Venue

Doc’s Lab

Make Out Room

Rickshaw Stop

Bottom of the Hill

The Chapel

17. Best Large Live Music Venue

The Regency Ballroom



The Warfield

The Fillmore

18. Marquee Award

Fillmore Historic Jazz District


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