Russian Hill: Like many others, we've taken a morbid curiosity in the deathtrap that is 2080 Van Ness, if for no other reason that the location might be the biggest revolving door restaurant space in the city, housing nearly a dozen failed projects in the last 20 years.
Since The Heights' sign went up, rumors have been swirling as to the nature of the operation, and thanks to a yellow-font event announcement on Craigslist, those rumors have been confirmed as true. Oh, but not only will The Heights be a nightclub, it's going be an ultra-lounge, "catering to a discerning audience with higher sensibilities." Even though nightlife is always a wild card (we suppose Rouge does OK in that nabe), the future does not look exceptionally bright for this latest incarnation of 2080 Van Ness. The announcement/introduction follows:
The Heights· Spotted: Another Comeback for 2080 Van Ness? [~ESF~]
Saturday, May 31st
@ Heights Lounge
2080 Van Ness Ave.
This Saturday we're proud to host the grand opening of San Francisco's sexiest new club, The Heights. In celebration of this momentus occasion, from 9:30-10:30 they'll be hosting an OPEN BAR with Champagne flutes filled with sparkling bubbly and Fresh Strawberries.
Heights Ultra Lounge is San Francisco 's premier nightlife destination, catering to a discerning audience with higher sensibilities. The exquisitely designed space encompasses everything a high society guest has come to expect in nightlife. Rich in the tradition of European bottle service and original design, Heights will flawlessly maintain its position as the most desirable cosmopolitan nightclub in San Francisco.
Offering unrivaled service, the exquisitely chic and stunning 5,000 square foot space make Heights a world class nightclub destination. Guests are greeted by a sensuous foyer previewing the entry into a nightlife fantasy. Entrance into the nightclub presents a dramatic perspective: elegant VIP booths, an exquisitely lit dance floor, and an amazing stretch bar all in an impressive multi-tiered environment. An amazing DJ booth raised in the dance floor creates a brilliant focal point in the center of the room.
Like its namesake, The Heights is a sanctuary for all things High Society–the décor and design are no exception. Attention to detail abounds where combinations of rich textures and modern elements create a harmoniously paired aesthetic. Vivid custom-designed ambient and mood lighting create an ultra-sensory experience and state-of-the-art sound system, built to suit bring the club to life every night. Simply stated, The Heights is elegant, exclusive and one of San Francisco 's most desirable places to party .... Last but not least, we'll once again be offering a FREE guest list for this event. We suggest arriving early to avoid the long lines. We have a dress code so please dress to impress.
· Signage Alert: Heights Officially Replacing Hue L'amour [~ESF~]
· Rumormongering: Heights to Become a Nightclub? [~ESF~]
· 5/31: Grand Opening of Heights Lounge (pacific heights) [Craigslist]