DNA Lounge is creating a nightclub and live music venue in San Francisco
344

patrons

$4,747
per month
DNA Lounge is a late-night, all ages San Francisco nightclub and has been one of San Francisco's most popular nightclubs for a quarter century.
DNA Pizza is our adjacent cafe and restaurant: open 24/7 with free wifi (a rare beast indeed!)
The umbrella of DNA is host to countless vibrant communities and thousands of regulars. We've had many years of the most diverse, weird, interesting calendar of any venue. A typical month here doesn't include just bands and DJs, but comedy, lecture series, circuses, robotic exhibitions, dance performances, hair shows... We always strive to provide a home for a whole lot of truly amazing art.
DNA Lounge has always been a political project: an attempt to move the needle of culture in this city. To provide a forum for a wide variety of art that makes this city a better place. DNA Lounge is putatively a business, but it is also activism.
A political, cultural and artistic project like this does not come cheap. While we consider DNA Lounge to be monumentally successful in all the ways that truly matter, monetarily, the club has always operated at a significant loss.
In the last few years, the financial situation has gotten particularly dire, and we're trying very hard to figure out how to keep the lights on. Details are on the DNA Lounge backstage blog.
So we are asking for your help.
Your sponsorship helps ensure that we can continue bringing you the kind of awesome, eclectic and weird events that you've come to expect from us! Your sponsorship keeps us independent, and lets us continue to take chances on the kind of local live entertainment that makes San Francisco great.
"But what's in it for me?"
Unlike most crowdfunding efforts, we are not selling you a "product" here. Your donation allows DNA Lounge to continue to exist, plain and simple. We think that's important. We think that's a pretty big deal. We hope that you do too!
Maybe you're one of those people who finds themselves at DNA Lounge three times a week. Or maybe you only come to three shows a year, but those three shows are really important to you, and you very much want to be able to come to them in the future. We want that too, and that's why we need your help.
"Wait, you mean I don't get free tickets?"
We thought long and hard about this, and came to the conclusion that doing something like that would send entirely the wrong message. We want you to donate to this cause because you want DNA Lounge to continue to exist. If we offered rewards like, "if you donate X dollars, you get Y free tickets", then what we're really doing is selling you a ticket bundle. That proposal makes you a customer, not a sponsor, not a partner. It forces you to ask the question of whether you're getting your money's worth: whether those tickets are a bargain.
But we don't want you to donate because it's a good bargain. We want you to donate because you believe in our mission, and want it to continue!
We may choose to offer some sponsor-only perks in the future, because you are awesome and we love you, but we don't want that to be the reason you signed up.
Tiers
TEN BUCKS
$10 or more per month 94 patrons
The price of one extra cocktail per month, call, and it's not even top shelf. Is the continued existence of DNA Lounge worth that to you?

FIFTEEN BUCKS
$15 or more per month 27 patrons
That's like a slice and a beer. Or one ticket to a medium-popular band.

TWENTY BUCKS
$20 or more per month 35 patrons
Each month you're donating the cost of a single ticket to a popular dance party. Not counting drinks!
THIRTY BUCKS
$30 or more per month 17 patrons
The cost of one cheap night out, if you're exercising moderation. (Pfffffff!)
FIFTY BUCKS
$50 or more per month 13 patrons
That's just one night out including your Lyft ride!
ONE HUNDRED BUCKS
$100 or more per month 4 patrons
Why, that's still just one night out including the ride home, for you plus your very special friend...

FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS
$500 or more per month 1 patron
Hey, Big Spender! "The minute you walked in the joint, I could see you were a man of distinction!"
A THOUSAND BUCKS
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
"Cause we are living in a material world, and you are a material girl."
FIVE GRAND
$5,000 or more per month 0 patrons
Five more of these besides you, and all of our problems are solved!
Goals
$4,747 of $8,000 per month
You paid one month's liability insurance!
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DNA Lounge is a late-night, all ages San Francisco nightclub and has been one of San Francisco's most popular nightclubs for a quarter century.
DNA Pizza is our adjacent cafe and restaurant: open 24/7 with free wifi (a rare beast indeed!)
The umbrella of DNA is host to countless vibrant communities and thousands of regulars. We've had many years of the most diverse, weird, interesting calendar of any venue. A typical month here doesn't include just bands and DJs, but comedy, lecture series, circuses, robotic exhibitions, dance performances, hair shows... We always strive to provide a home for a whole lot of truly amazing art.
DNA Lounge has always been a political project: an attempt to move the needle of culture in this city. To provide a forum for a wide variety of art that makes this city a better place. DNA Lounge is putatively a business, but it is also activism.
A political, cultural and artistic project like this does not come cheap. While we consider DNA Lounge to be monumentally successful in all the ways that truly matter, monetarily, the club has always operated at a significant loss.
In the last few years, the financial situation has gotten particularly dire, and we're trying very hard to figure out how to keep the lights on. Details are on the DNA Lounge backstage blog.
So we are asking for your help.
Your sponsorship helps ensure that we can continue bringing you the kind of awesome, eclectic and weird events that you've come to expect from us! Your sponsorship keeps us independent, and lets us continue to take chances on the kind of local live entertainment that makes San Francisco great.
"But what's in it for me?"
Unlike most crowdfunding efforts, we are not selling you a "product" here. Your donation allows DNA Lounge to continue to exist, plain and simple. We think that's important. We think that's a pretty big deal. We hope that you do too!
Maybe you're one of those people who finds themselves at DNA Lounge three times a week. Or maybe you only come to three shows a year, but those three shows are really important to you, and you very much want to be able to come to them in the future. We want that too, and that's why we need your help.
"Wait, you mean I don't get free tickets?"
We thought long and hard about this, and came to the conclusion that doing something like that would send entirely the wrong message. We want you to donate to this cause because you want DNA Lounge to continue to exist. If we offered rewards like, "if you donate X dollars, you get Y free tickets", then what we're really doing is selling you a ticket bundle. That proposal makes you a customer, not a sponsor, not a partner. It forces you to ask the question of whether you're getting your money's worth: whether those tickets are a bargain.
But we don't want you to donate because it's a good bargain. We want you to donate because you believe in our mission, and want it to continue!
We may choose to offer some sponsor-only perks in the future, because you are awesome and we love you, but we don't want that to be the reason you signed up.

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Tiers
TEN BUCKS
$10 or more per month 94 patrons
The price of one extra cocktail per month, call, and it's not even top shelf. Is the continued existence of DNA Lounge worth that to you?

FIFTEEN BUCKS
$15 or more per month 27 patrons
That's like a slice and a beer. Or one ticket to a medium-popular band.

TWENTY BUCKS
$20 or more per month 35 patrons
Each month you're donating the cost of a single ticket to a popular dance party. Not counting drinks!
THIRTY BUCKS
$30 or more per month 17 patrons
The cost of one cheap night out, if you're exercising moderation. (Pfffffff!)
FIFTY BUCKS
$50 or more per month 13 patrons
That's just one night out including your Lyft ride!
ONE HUNDRED BUCKS
$100 or more per month 4 patrons
Why, that's still just one night out including the ride home, for you plus your very special friend...

FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS
$500 or more per month 1 patron
Hey, Big Spender! "The minute you walked in the joint, I could see you were a man of distinction!"
A THOUSAND BUCKS
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
"Cause we are living in a material world, and you are a material girl."
FIVE GRAND
$5,000 or more per month 0 patrons
Five more of these besides you, and all of our problems are solved!