Put the Disco in San Francisco: Here Are Six Ways to Get Your Groove On

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Do you miss the 1970s? Do you constantly find yourself searching for a place to get your groove on? Well have no fear! Scout’s got you covered with our favorite San Francisco disco spots.

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Roller Disco

A unique combination of church, roller skating and disco — this party is hosted by D. Miles Jr., the self-proclaimed “Godfather of Skate,” and the Holy Rollers of The Church of 8 Wheels. Miles converted the former church into a skating rink where roller disco takes place three nights a week. You’ll jam to old school funk and disco music while gliding on your eight wheels. Don’t know how to skate? No worries! It’s friendly to both newbies and experts, so you’ll have a great time no matter your skill level. But if you’re nervous, the Godfather also offers skating lessons for kids and adults in an effort to “spread the rolligion”. Cost for the disco is $15 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. They’ll take your ID for collateral on the skate rental. Bring cash since they don’t take cards.

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Silent Disco

The ultimate rave for introverts, Hush Concerts hosts pop up silent discos at a wide variety of events and festivals all over the Bay area. How does it work? When you enter the disco you’ll be given a set of headphones that tune into the DJs spinning at the front of the room. Everyone’s listening to their set through headphones, so the rest of the room stays silent. The best part is that there are usually 2-3 DJs you can tune your headset to, so there’s a good chance you and your dancing partner aren’t even listening to the same song! Singing loudly is highly encouraged :) Check out Hush Concerts’ calendar of events for this month.

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Disco Fries

The most delicious form of disco: disco fries! If you haven’t yet been introduced to the wonderful world of disco fries, prepare to be amazed. They’re an Americanized version of Canadian poutine — french fries with cheese and gravy on top. Originally a New Jersey diner staple, these days you can find them up and down the West Coast as well. Hands down the best disco fries in SF are at the Koja Kitchen food truck. This Korean fusion spot calls them Kamikaze Fries, and they’re piled high with Korean bbq beef, kimchi, Japanese mayo, red sauce and green onions. Yum. You can follow Koja Kitchen on Facebook and Twitter to track their ever-changing location.

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Disco Clothes

Wearing disco is probably the second best thing to eating disco. San Francisco-based company Betabrand has a whole line of disco-themed apparel, including the disco hoodie, disco jumpsuit, disco kippah and even a disco hammock. You can also purchase two yards of the signature disconium fabric from Betabrand for $25 and create your own disco fashion! Betabrand will feature your design on their website, and may even make your piece a staple item in their collection. Pinch me I’m in disco heaven.

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Disco Lyft

The now-famous themed Lyft car makes disco easy by conveniently bringing the party to you! This awesome San Francisco-based discomobile has a DJ system, LED lights, smoke machine and karaoke so you can party all the way to the party. Follow @DISCOlyft on Twitter to track their location and see where you’ll have the best chance of scooping a ride from this party on wheels.

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Good Old Fashioned Discotech

And finally, we couldn’t possibly talk about disco without telling you about our favorite discotech. If you like disco, and you haven’t heard of Audio, we have to wonder what you’ve been doing with your life. Once described as the altar of the disco Gods, Audio is our go to spot for disco tunes and dancing. We also love Kozy Kar, a 70s and 80s themed dive bar decked out with vintage vans, a disco ball and a waterbed!

Looking for more disco-related activities? Or want to visit one of these places? Download the Scout app and use access code: sfbeta.

Photos by: Men’s Journal, Hush Concerts, Koja Kitchen, Betabrand, Disco Lyft, Death Disco and David Vega
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