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David Brinkley

Love and Propaganda
David Brinkley is an expert in the nightclub business who has owned and operated four of San Francisco’s most popular nightlife establishments. He is currently the co-founder and managing partner of Love + Propaganda Nightclub, Audio Nightclub, and Bergerac Bar. He was previously the co-owner and managing partner of Vessel Lounge that was open from 2007 to 2015.

Opening in 2015, Love + Propaganda has proven itself as one of San Francisco’s premier nightlife venues and events spaces. It was the winner of the “Dance Club of the Year” at the Bar & Nightclub awards in 2017. Audio and Bergerac opened in the fall of 2013 and have won several awards, including "Best New Club," "Best Sound," and was runner-up for "Best New Concept" at the Bar & Nightclub Awards and “Best Club on the West Coast” from DJ Mag.

David has a strong understanding of all elements of nightlife including bar management, entertainment, marketing, design, and lighting and sound. He played a pivotal role in the design of Audio, Love + Propaganda and Bergerac. He has 8 years of bartending experience and has worked at multiple different bars and restaurants during his 15-year hospitality career.

Prior to his 15-year career in the nightlife industry, David worked in advertising and marketing. He graduated from Babson College in 1995 with a B.S. in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He was born and raised in England. 

Awards and Nominations:
Winner “Best Dance Club 2017” Bar & Nightclub Awards (Love + Propaganda)
Winner “Best Sound”  2013, Nitey Awards (Audio) 
Winner “Best New Club” 2013, Nitey Awards (Audio)
Winner “Best Damn Discotech” 2014, San Francisco Bay Guardian (Audio)
Nominated “Best Club on the West Coast” 2017 DJ Mag (Audio)
Nominated “Best New Concept” 2013, Bar & Nightclub Awards (Bergerac)
Nominated “Best Small Club” 2016, Nitey Awards (Love + Propaganda)
Nominated “Best Small Club” 2014-16, Nitey Awards (Audio)
Nominated “Best Small Club” 2014, Nitey Awards Awards (Vessel)
Nominated “Best Sound” 2012, Nitey Awards (Vessel)

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, March 27

1:00pm PDT