It looks like the storied and troubled venue space at 2565 Mission Street is about to start a new chapter.  What was 12 Galaxies (a most noble attempt at becoming a thing that, sadly, never managed to pack a room) and later The Blue Macaw is now a French/Cajun/Creole-inspired restaurant/bar/nightclub with a name I'll assuredly never learn to pronounce correctly.  Oy.

From their website:

Balançoire is a full service restaurant, bar and nightclub featuring French, Cajun/Creole inspired food, two dancefloors and bars and a performance stage perfect for a variety of events.

We'll be hosting:

  • Happy Hour Burlesque
  • B3- Balançoire's Brunch Bar (bottomless food and bottomless mimosas) and over 21 Tea Dance upstairs
  • Clam Jam (a new girl party)
  • House Deejays from all over the bay area
  • Comedy Night


Does this mean the club is returning to its weird roots?  Who knows.  But as the former 12 Galaxies event promoter who tipped us off to the change put it, “Maybe it won't be as high-brow as Foreign Cinema, especially with the comedy and burlesque stuff, so maybe there's hope.”

Comments (17)


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House music? Puke.

The following things made me laugh:
Bottomless food
Clam Jam
As high-brow as Foreign Cinema


I like to spread clam jam.

your mom’s recipe?

Aw, look who’s making with the big boy insults. How cute.

while 12 Galaxies ultimately failed, I saw a lot of very crowded, if not sold out, shows there…..High on Fire, Fucking Champs, Gris Gris, Green Milk From The Planet Orange, Hidden Hand, Spectrum, etc. It was a great club while it lasted.

12 Galaxies was a fun joint for sure. Hope this place rocks it!

Black Dice.

Though short- this piece made our staff laugh hard and personally tickled me red. This venture is not to be missed. REdid the venue, coming: LIVE bands- underground deejays- mashups, Comedy NIGHT, Brunch and Dinner served by a ridiculously amazing CHEF. Goodbye Blue Macaw and 12 Galaxies- this place rocks on its own… COME CHECK IT OUT.