This is not your typical Marina bar. It's dark and dingier than most with a more diverse crowd and close quarters, especially on the cramped dance floor. Cover is cheap if they charge it at all and the bartenders and drinks aren't great. All that being said, you can still have a good time here as long as you set your expectations accordingly.
It's been about six months since I went to the Comet Club, mostly because I got five bones in my face broken there. I went on a crowded saturday night and it seemed like a typical crowded, sweaty S.F. bar that overcharged for drinks.
Towards the end of the night, I got popped in the face by some guy I didn't know with a fun trip to the emergency room and surgery shortly after. The "bouncers" didn't see it happen even though I was about 5 feet from the front door and didn't stop the guy that I pointed out.
Even worse though was the response from the bar manager when my friends went back looking for who did it. He said that I had been punched outside and it wasn't their issue. I've heard second-hand accounts of other people being randomly assaulted in the nearby vicinity.
Enter at your own caution.
Pros: It sells liquor
Cons: People there suckerpunch you for no reason
I was visited friends in the Richmond area for the weekend and we cruised over to the Marina. We were planning on going to Matrix across the street and just ended up staying at the Comet Club. The drinks were strong and the bartenders were friendly. We met girls right away that were down to dance. It was a good mix of locals and people from all around the city. The music wasn't just the same mainstream stuff you hear everywhere else. I thought we just went on a lucky night. Two nights later we went back and it was even better. I recommend this place to anyone who wants a mix of a trendy nightclub and a local dive bar.
Pros: Social scene, music, service
Cons: Small dance floor
We went to Comet Club last Saturday for our birthday and we had a blast. They played 80's and some hip-hop. The bartenders were cute too. Drinks were good and inexpensive. It got really packed and we danced our assses off!!!
Great place for dancing and happy hour!
left the matrix with some girls who wanted to dance. they took us here. it was dead at 11p on a Saturday - we literally walked right in and right out. left to go someplace else. needs a serious makeover.
Pros: no people
Cons: no people
i went to this bar there was a 3 dollar cover, the bar was going off -- great music great looking people - the best scene i have been too in a while- a great place to meet people music was loud and great- and it was crowded with 20-30 something people all looking for a good time me and my girl friends are definitly going back to this hot hot club in the marina - the bartenders were great one was from italy and he was cute -nice decor also comfortable dance floor
Pros: good prices, good drinks, cute bartenders
Cons: real crowded place
The DJ was horrible! He played no new music and would go from 80's Madonna to Nelly and then slow it down with impossible songs to dance too. The dance floor is way too small. Although it was nice to go to a "club" without having to pay between $10-20, the $3 cover was a joke. The drinks were OK. The service was OK. The place was just OK. If they change their music the place would be a lot more fun!
Does anyone else think Comet Club is out of place for the area??? Someone help! It's a nice place to shake your booty after cocktailing around at the other places on the street. In fact, it may be the only one?! It's dark, slighty dingy, the decor isn't much, get's extremely crowded. Drinks are not so good but the old-skool, pop- music is fun.
Cons: drinks, cover charge
$5.00 to get in to a small, dark bar with a dance floor about the size of my mattress.
Pros: Old skool dance music
Cons: Tiny dance floor, $5.00 cover charge
Fun place. Could have used another couple of bartenders to keep the drinks coming faster. The music wasn't anything unique, but you know all the words and can boogy your backside off on the dance floor. Good mix of people although you'll run into a few blockheads.
Pros: No Attitude
If what you are looking for is a place to dance and not much more then the Comet Club is a pretty good scene. When I have been there I have not seen it as a meat market - the people are casual and laid back.
Pros: Dance Floor, Location
Cons: Sometimes the people
Ok, so the club itself was actually pretty fun but it's all about Will the bartender. You better get there soon there, he'sleaving for China in January!
People who hang out there are young and fun. You don't need to pretend you make a lot of money. 70's and 80's music. Good place to hang out with your friends.
Pros: young, casual, fun
Cons: small dance floor, no fresh air coming!