Best Underground Loft Party - 2002
41 Powell (at Market), no phone
For those lucky few in the know, this late-night loft party begins at 2 a.m. and goes until the wee hours of afternoon. Unlike most loft parties here in the city, this isn't located in SOMA or Potrero Hill but in the bustling heart of the city -- to be more specific, above Burger King at the Powell cable car turnaround. Run by Natasha, Queen of the Morning, you never know who you will be dancing beside, or sitting on the lap of, in the chill-out smoking room. The diverse crowd reminds us of why we go out in the first place, ranging from ravers to sports figures, Castro to North Beach, and everything in between. Watch as this party heads above ground in the coming weeks.