I don't know what the fuss is about. This place is dirty, and downright depressing AND THEY CHARGE YOU $9 TO GET IN AFTER 4 PM!!!. Basically The Ramp is a cleared out concrete lot in the industrial part of SF. They have a bunch of plastic chairs and tables set up around a concrete dance floor. A live band plays a few songs, then puts on a recording for half an hour. A bunch of creepy (and drunk) old guys are trolling the corners, trying to pick up a girl for a dance. On the dance floor it's mostly middle-aged hippies, aging frat boys, pregnant women, and some odd characters who seem to be at The Ramp every night. The music sounded very bland, kind of like the band was just a bunch of guys who randomly got together and decided to play. There was no chemistry between them and the audience. I don't know what view of the bay people are talking about either. All you see is the concrete industrial structures and loading docks, maybe a few private boats tied up at the piers, nothing awe-inspiring. You get very little for your money here and if you are a serious salsa dancer, the concrete floor will tear up your feet and shoes. I went to check it out for the experience, but I won't be back. If you are looking for a casual place to dance and socialize, there are much better spots in SF.
Pros: Parking, fast seating, strong drinks
Cons: $9 cover charge, ambience