American fare gets an edgy makeover at The Cellar.
Put the diet on pause when you visit The Cellar — there are no low-fat menu items.
TVs are also readily available in the bar area to broadcast the best games.
Get your whole crew together at The Cellar, offering lots of special space for larger parties.
There's often a DJ spinning as well, and patrons are encouraged to step out on the dance floor.
The noise at the restaurant can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit The Cellar — it's strictly casual.
An average meal at The Cellar will set you back about $30.
The staccato beat of conga drums rises over the deep voice of a bass guitar and the higher trills of the timbales and piano. Head dancer Evan Margolin and his bevy of experienced instructors lead students in classes that take beginners through basic footwork and salsa rhythms, with intermediate and advanced sessions offering salsa aficionados more challenging instruction. The social class structure—partners rotate throughout every session—creates a low-pressure learning environment and keeps dancers from scrambling to locate a partner or human-shaped tupperware container. The one-hour beginner classes are mostly filled with salsa novices and new dancers, and Dance SF's experienced and engaging local salsateers are patient and friendly when showing new students how to bust well-timed moves. During intermediate classes, which require six months or more of social dancing experience, students focus on timing and cross-body leads with turns. After some evening classes, new dancers are invited to join an all-night salsa party where they can put their new moves in practice. Students should wear comfortable clothing, which includes dancing shoes, but does not include rear-flapped onesie pajamas.
At the end of a fruitful career that led her from the Cincinnati Ballet to the Sacramento Ballet, Jennifer Williams funneled her dance savvy into creating the barre-inspired exercise system taught at Pop Physique, a 2013 CityVoter finalist for Best Gym. Her fleet of handpicked and personally trained instructors pairs graceful ballet moves with other low-impact exercises in order to chisel cores without injuring muscles. Deep stretches further preserve tendons and leave each student more relaxed than a tortoise moseying past a state patrolman with a radar gun. Sessions run multiple times a day, seven days a week at an expanding network of SoCal locations. The roomy studios are lined with sprung dance floors and design accents that lend each location a distinct personality and a chance to forget its past as a storage room for defective food processors.
Helmed by dance instructor and talent agent Jessica Rae, RAE Studios provides fun ways to get in shape through dance and cardio sessions. In a studio with high ceilings and plentiful mirrors, guests can undertake classes that include kickboxing, cardio dance, Zumba, hip-hop dancing, and samba.
Equipment: 100+ classes (including martial arts), free weights, weight machines, cardio equipment
Students should bring: Comfortable clothes, a lock, and water bottle. Towels and amenities are provided.
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 25+ people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking garage
Pro Tip: Call ahead to book a class. We also have a cafe on-site.
Q&A with the Director, Sales And Marketing
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
There are so many different class options and workouts to choose from. There is something for everyone. In addition to classes, members can use the Strength Studio and cardio machines for solo workouts.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
[We have a] cafe and juice bar [and offer] massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, free WiFi, steam, sauna.
Has your business won any awards?
SF Best of the Bay 2013.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
[We are] locally owned and operated; no corporate hulahoops to jump through.