One part indie art gallery, two parts neighborhood hangout, Madrone caters to the late evening avant-garde looking for visual stimulation and eclectic entertainment. This lounge is dark, relying on small spotlights to draw the eye towards paintings, photographs, and mixed media exhibited by local artists. Short films play in the back on a projection screen when there's not live music or DJs spinning everything from "thug jazz" to electronica depending on the occasion.
On slower nights, young professionals and students lounge in plush chairs gathered around antique mahogany tables and play board games and listen to the jukebox. But art openings and music events will leave SRO (standing room only) and pack the dance floor. There are drink specials galore featuring infused vodka concoctions, well spirits and Bud tallboys to suit both the sophisticated and the happily unrefined. Locals can show their Panhandle pride on Mondays dedicated to "Tenancy In Common," encouraging BYO Food from the many eateries around the 'hood and offering additional drink discounts for residents of the 94117 zip code.
Madrone is an Art Bar featuring exhibits of emerging and established artists. Madrone features all kinds of art, including painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, video, film, design, fashion, spoken word, and dance.
Live music, djs, and special events are show-cased nightly with an emphasis on collaging a fun evening venue with great art, specialty cocktails, a full bar, and a great happy hour every day 5-8pm.
Everything at Madrone is created by artists from the eclectic design of the space, to the handmade menus, to the curation of each unique night.