So, my best friend is getting married at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. She lives there but I've never even been and I'm planning her bachelorette party which will be just a few nights before the wedding. No idea where to have it. Any suggestions?
It sounds like you plan on having it at one place, so we better pick a fun one! Here are three fun and sexy ones: AsiaSF is a drag club that has food, drinks, dancing, and of course, drag shows (the gals look fabulous!). Supperclub is a hot club and are in several major cities, with SF being one of them. There are no chairs; you sit and dine on beds while outlandishly dressed drag queens serve you and an acrobatic show goes on. If you want something a little more chill, DNA Lounge always has something going on. My favorite is Bootie SF every Saturday night, when they play mashups.
Have you looked into doing a bar/club/lounge crawl? That's something else to think about because there are so many good ones in SF! Some fun suggestions for stops are The Armory Club (BDSM-themed), Butter (white trash-themed), and a piano bar to round things out -- Dueling Pianos at Johnny Foley's.
By the way, I know some of these venues may sound a little scandalous, but trust me, they're more of a hoot than anything (at least by San Francisco standards) and made for mainstream public consumption. One of the main reasons I've listed these is because I've actually seen fun bachelorette parties at some of these venues!