Studio 1924

1924 Franklin St, Oakland, CA Map

Studio 1924 has quickly become one of the most popular milongas for early Sunday evening dancing.  It has all the right elements, a nice dance floor, cozy rooms for resting, friendly hosts, and excellent DJs.  Food and beverages provided.

Held every Sunday of the month.  Please note – you will need a passcode to get in the door.  2419.  Milonga is on the 3rd Floor.

5:00 – 6:00   Lesson by rotating guests teachers
6:00 – 10:00   Milonga on the 3rd floor, rotating DJs

Admission: $15 for lesson & milonga ($10 student discount)/ $10 milonga ($5 student discount)
Street parking is free and readily available on Sundays. 19th Street Oakland Bart is just a block away.
Bar: No, but complementary food and sangria provided
Dress: dressy

 Studio Gracia

Levy Studio, 19 Heron Street, San Francisco, CA map

Studio Gracia is a popular and friendly milonga on Sunday night hosted by Natasha Ng.  There are cozy couches and an amazing spread of food. Two drop-in classes are offered: Beginner class with Natasha starts at 6:45 and intermediate class with guest instructors at 7:30pm. Milonga starts at 8:30pm.

Admission: $12 beginner class & milonga/ $20 intermediate class & milonga/ $20 both classes & milonga/ $10 milonga only
Street parking on 8th or Harrison is a good bet. Please be careful in this neighborhood at night. A security guard does patrol the area and can walk people to their cars.
Bar: No, but complementary food, drinks and wine provided
Dress: Dress to impress

Alberto’s Night Club

736 W. Dana St., Mountain View, CA map

Alberto’s in Mountain View is a popular spot for dancing.  Hosted by Dorcas, this traditional milonga has air conditioning, bar snacks, and a first-class wooden dance floor. Alberto’s often hosts guest teachers and performers, occasional live music and rotating DJ’s. visit website

Parking: Easy on street near Milonga, relatively safe area
Bar: yes
Dress: Dress to impress

Sunday Afternoon

Belrose Milonga in San Rafael

1415 Fifth Ave (at E Street), San Rafael, CA map

This is a Sunday afternoon option for those living in the North Bay.  Group classes are taught by Jonathan and Olivia from 12:00pm-4:00pm in the Salon Milonguero Style of close embrace. The Belrose Milonga follows from 4:00-7-00pm. Classes are $16 each and milonga admission is $12.