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ages: 21+

2.36 / 5 stars out of 7 reviews
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Salsa dancing every Friday and Saturday night at Club Roccapulco in the heart of San Francisco, featuring a large dance floor, two floors, and a full bar. Roccapulco also offers live salsa music on Friday nights.


Event: Lessons, Live Music, Social Dancing Salsa Moda Shirts
Date: Every Saturday
Time: Lessons at 8, Dancing until 2 AM
Cost: $10 before 10pm
Instructors: Varies
Address: Roccapulco Night Club
3140 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Contact: (415) 648-6611
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Our Review:

First of all, let me say I love the bar here! Very big and spacious, and they make great drinks. If you like to drink when you go out dancing like I do, you will love this place.

Aside from the alcohol, Roccapulco is a great place to go dancing, with a spacious dance floor (just watch out for the pole in the middle) plus a lounge area upstairs.

Roccapulco also hosts an annual salsa team competition, and there are regular performances from the area's top dancers. It can be a little slow on some nights, but on a good night Roccapulco is a great place to dance with some of San Francisco top salseros.

Roccapulco is an underappreciated gem in the Bay Area. The club is huge and gorgeous, and feels like it's been ripped straight out of a movie set. A special note has to be made about the bar, which is equally opulent and a major draw at this venue. Sadly the crowd is what kills it for me, as Roccapulco inexplicably seems to appeal almost exclusively to the wild party type. Simply speaking this is just not a "dancer's" place - I'd still recommend it if you're looking for a fun time in the city though.

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User Reviews:

Aug 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

11 people found this review helpful

I may be wrong but something has gone desperately wrong with Roccapulco. This USED TO BE one of the great Salsa dance palaces in the city. With Cafe Cocomo on the verge of permanent closure you would think Roccapulco would pick up the their crowd but that’s not the case! I heard the struggling “Rock” has new owners and it appears they’re catering more to Cumbia than Salsa these days. I can’t put my finger on it but something has changed with Roccapulco. Go figure.

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Dec 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm

3 people found this review helpful

I’ve been here on both a Friday and Saturday. He place has all the potential to be great, but unfortunately it seems mismanaged. The staff seemed very unfriendly – kind of like jailors in television. The floor is wood, and it is huge, but it was wet with uncleaned spills. The good dancers were clickish, and there were a lot of beginners.

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May 30, 2015 at 10:42 am

1 person found this review helpful

This place is the worst when I comes to salsa special events, they let the salsa performance start very late, it’s not worth paying $$ to see anybody for a short time.

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Jun 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm

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Sep 18, 2013 at 10:41 pm


I love it, I travelled all the way from Australia and visit , best place ever. Going back next year hopefully.

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