Welcome to Madrone Art Bar
"What: What on earth could cause a line out the door of a Western Addition art bar on a Monday night? A sweaty, sexy, throwback dance party that is guaranteed to improve your mood the moment you set foot in the door. Motown Monday’s weekly dance party vibe is so infectious, countless self-imposed weeknight curfews have crashed and burned within these four walls."
The 20 best things to do in San Francisco,
"After a trip abroad, many long for Madrid's familial nightlife. The proprietors of Madrone are cultivating just that. Their multi colored venue resembles a Surrealist's studio. A light sculpture in the window, oil paintings snuggled close together on the walls, and a curious organ of spirits behind the bar. Patrons dress as they might for a sangria, at the house of a young spanish friend, casually extending their arms for hugs and handshakes, sharring drinks and chatting. There is as much variety to the nightly programing as there are berries on a madrone tree. Live MC's rap and local DJ's Spin into the calendar between popular funk and soul mixtape parties."
Louis Vuitton, Americas Cup City Guide. 2013
"A critical aspect of assessing the significance of Madrone was understanding how it subverts conventional and settled notions of art and its presentation, through a strategy of bringing and blending together a multitude of creative forms of expression to constitute a living artistic spatial assemblage. I began to seriously consider how Madrone serves as a vehicle for questioning and expanding common assumptions of what constitutes the nature of art, as well as its potential for challenging the notion of museums and galleries as the sole locations for exhibiting and defining the meaning and validity of art. " SF ARTS QUARTERLY by Anthony Torres
"Sometimes you're in the mood to gaze at inspiring works of art. Other times you're in the mood to drink potent cocktails. Now and again, you're even in the mood to dance your pants off. On a not-so-rare occasion, you're in the mood to do all three. If you're having an all-three kinda night, the hip and happening Madrone Art Bar is where to head." (AOL CITY'S BEST)
"Bay Area Female DJ's Shatter Sexist Notions....at Madrone Art Bar, a trendy little venue that looks as if it were interior-decorated by Jeff Koons and Banksy." (SF Chronicle)
"Madrone introduces a new frontier in the world of theme parties while it simultaneously expands people's minds in the world of art; the walls are covered with continuously changing artworks exhibited throughout the bar. Attendees are able to check out artists that are both new to the scene and who have been covering walls with their pieces for years. All forms of creativity have an equal opportunity as Madrone shares the work of sculptors, painters, photographers and anything else a person puts their mind to. This is beneficial for those who need to take a breather from dancing his/her ass off to Prince's "Erotic City" as they are continually submersed in the bar's atmosphere by admiring the work of Jerimiah Jenkins, Micah Rivera, or Dennis McNulty." (Breakthruradio.com)
Because the highest form of art is drinking with friends!