Thank you for helping us raise and donate $211,500 last year!

Over our 30 year history, we have raised $2.7 million that has been donated to various LGBT community and advocacy organizations – by being bad and doing good.

Ticket info available here!

Join us in 2018 for REAL BAD XXX on September 30, following Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. This 9-hour dance marathon turns 1015 Folsom into a spiritual sweat lodge. Are you ready to BE BAD… REAL BAD?

Main Room DJ

For our 30th anniversary party, we are honoring our past by bringing back REAL BAD XXVII DJ, DJ Charly! You’ll be delighted by the synergy of past and present with the amazing comingled talents of these stunning Spanish DJs!

Underground DJ

The Underground DJ for REAL BAD XXX is San Francisco’s own beloved Byron Bonsall! Enjoy his amazing vibe for an alternative awesome experience to the main dance floor!

REAL BAD Hosts provide the funding required to produce our parties, allowing 100 percent of the general admission ticket price to be donated to our beneficiary nonprofit organizations. They also serve as the primary source for tickets, selling to their personal Circle of Friends, creating REAL BAD’s uniquely familiar, intimate, and playful atmosphere. Learn More >

Is ID required to enter the club?

Yes, you must be 21 and over to attend REAL BAD. All patrons and guests will be required to show valid ID at the door. No exceptions! There is no in/out privilege for this event. REAL BAD reserves the right to search, expel or decline admission to anyone. Please party responsibly and safely.

Is there Will Call?

No, there is no Will Call, nor is there a Guest List.

Will there be pat-down searches?

Yes. Consent to pat-down and bag search is a condition of entry.

Can I take my own drink bottle into the club?

No. As a condition of entry, all liquids and liquid containers must be disposed of prior to entry.

Is there a Coat Check?

General Admission: Coats and any single clothing item on a hanger can be checked for $3 per item downstairs.

VIP Guests: Free coat check upstairs near the VIP room.

REAL BAD is not responsible for any lost items.

Is there a Lost & Found?

During the party, if an item is found, it will be dropped off at the general admission coat check downstairs.

After the party, you can inquire about a lost item using the club’s online Lost & Found form.

What is the dress code?

There is no official dress code. REAL BAD is a gay, leather dance event. Chaps, harnesses, boots and all other forms of leather, latex, rubber and uniforms are strongly encouraged.

Are cameras allowed?

Absolutely! We welcome you to take as many photos and videos as you like. Post them to our Facebook page later. And please follow Facebook rules and use common sense and don’t post anything you wouldn’t want posted if it was of you.

Is there an ATM inside the club?

Yes, there are three.

What type of bar is at the club?

Beer, mixed drinks, bottled water, energy drinks, juices and soda will be available at the event for purchase. Please party responsibly and do not drink and drive.

Event Details


Sunday, September 30, 2018


7pm until 4am


Club 1015 Folsom

Poster (2018)



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