Iconic SF Nightclub AsiaSF Reopens July 29
It takes more than the worst pandemic in 102 years to wipe out a legendary, internationally-known entertainment icon and nightclub.
Celebrating 23 years of sold out spectacles, AsiaSF, the storied San Francisco dinner theatre and cabaret featuring the world-famous transgender Ladies of AsiaSF, is set to welcome back its first paying customers on Thursday, July 29 at their newly remodeled and retrofitted iconic venue: 201 9th Street in the SoMa District of San Francisco.
“AsiaSF has always been about fun entertainment, fashion, food and family,” said Larry Hashbarger, Chairman and CEO of AsiaSF. “Especially as we come out of our COVID enforced cocoon, we’re once again raring to go — not only to entertain but also to educate and enlighten people about the transgender experience and human diversity.”
In 1998, a small business that celebrates diversity and multiculturalism was born: AsiaSF. Founded by Hashbarger and Skip Young, the world-famous restaurant, cabaret and nightclub quickly became an iconic entertainment landmark.
“AsiaSF has been a visionary pioneer in supporting the transgender community through empowerment by creating a safe space and unique employment opportunities that showcase our beautiful transgender stars, the Ladies of AsiaSF, said AsiaSF President/COO, Aaron Nelson. “The Ladies of AsiaSF, our star performers make you laugh, make you blush, make you go ‘WOW!’ and make you feel like a million bucks.”
Choreographed dance routines, lip sync numbers, live singing, comedy and special effects are just some of the talents the Ladies of AsiaSF bring to the runway stage, under the direction of show director and choreographer, Ronnie Reddick.
With Vegas commercial style choreography byReddick and award-winning Cal-Asian cuisine, AsiaSF is a unique interactive, cabaret and dinner entertainment experience. From the moment one enters, the internationally acclaimed “Ladies of AsiaSF” will entertain and enlighten you, complete with stand-out-performances featuring original creations by Julian Mendez Couture and Prime Kreations of Los Angeles who has designed for Beyoncé, Kendall Jenner and Megan Thee Stallion.
Voted “One of America’s Top 100 Restaurants” by Opentable, AsiaSF had hosted over 1 million patrons since it opened its doors in 1998. Then: COVID and the need for a seismic retrofit. During the last year and a half, the team at AsiaSF took the forced sabbatical to regroup, reform and undergo a Renaissance that will take the legendary San Francisco venue into the Roaring ‘20s.
“One of our missions of AsiaSF is to create a trans-positive environment that educates and raises awareness about living your truth and being your authentic self,” Hashbarger sums up, “while at the same time providing our guests with a ‘time of your life’ experience.”
All prices are inclusive of dinner and the shows, with cocktails priced separately. For individual reservations, groups and special events go to asiasf.com or call (415) 255-2742.