Entrance to Ruby Skye. Yelp photo by Andrew D.
After 17 years of EDM shows with saucer-eyed patrons, ~RUBY SKYE~ (or as I have called it, Boobie Sky) is closing in a month or so. Hoodline reports that Nate Valentine (Tipsy Pig, Harper & Rye, Padrecito, and Mamacita) is taking over the massive and historic space (the Native Sons of the Golden West Building). His partners are SnowBall Ventures founders Chad Donnelly and Scott Murphy (no, they aren’t coke dealers, they’re behind the SnowGlobe music festival in Lake Tahoe). They will be opening ~AUGUST HALL~ later this year, which will still be a nightclub, but “50 percent EDM/DJ nights, 45 percent rock bands and other live music, and a handful of comedy shows.” There will be an upstairs cocktail bar (the Green Room), and the downstairs Slide is going to be converted into a three-lane bowling alley (The Fifth Arrow), with food from Todd Shoberg, previously of Mill Valley’s Molina. 420 Mason St. at Geary.
After last week’s news that Speakeasy Ales & Lagers was closing its taproom and brewing operation, it ends up it will keep on brewing and selling beer for the next 45 days while a new owner is in line to buy the operation. So Big Daddy IPA is still here for you. [Via Hoodline.]