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8 San Francisco Venues That Should Be On Your Radar

There's no limit to the types of places where you can have your next San Francisco event.


The sheer variety of meeting venues found in San Francisco — from restaurants and state-of-the-art music venues to Victorian parlors and ping-pong social clubs — practically guarantee that there’s good food, good wine, and a memorable event for attendees. 

Enjoy San Francisco’s rich food culture by hosting your next meeting at one of its much talked about restaurants:

PABU (101 California St.)
Renowned Chef Ken Tominaga, in partnership with Michael Mina, has created a modern take on traditional style Izakaya-style Japanese cuisine with PABU. Located at the landmark 101 California space in the Financial District, you’ll find a delicious Ramen Bar seating up to 65 people, with an option for a whole restaurant buyout for parties up to 250 guests.

China Live (644 Broadway)
Like the Eataly of Chinese cuisine, China Live features four distinct dining settings for visitors to enjoy. It also has a fully-stocked marketplace and banquet and event space. The various venues within can accomodate anywhere from 10 to 825 people.

If you want to add music and entertainment to your next meeting, there are a variety of hot new venues:

The Chapel (777 Valencia St.)
Built in 1914 as a mortuary, the Chapel has been transformed into a hip space for live music. It still retains plenty of its old-world charm from its previous life; the vaulted ceilings are impressive with or without musical acts. With room for up to 80 people and outdoor seating, plus that killer stage, The Chapel is a great place for a party.

Verso (1525 Mission St.)
The newly opened Verso in SoMa is available for private events and features DJs and live performances with a state-of-the-art sound system. What makes this place so hot? NBA All-Star Steph Curry and his wife, Ayesha, recently celebrated their birthdays there.

Oasis (298 11th St.)
Check out this cabaret nightclub with 6,000 square feet of space including their Fez Lounge or Roof Deck Patio. Both can seat up to 100 people and their spacious Main Room has a capacity for up to 600 people.

The Dorian (2001 Chestnut St.)
A newly opened restaurant and bar in the Marina District, The Dorian offers classic American fare and craft cocktails amid a Victorian-inspired space. They have a variety of beautifully designed rooms for parties of up to 80 people.

SPiN San Francisco (690 Folsom St.)
For the ultimate in fun, have your next meeting at SPiN. This popular ping-pong social club, originating in New York City and backed by actress Susan Sarandon, is opening in San Francisco this spring. Featuring two bars and 19 ping-pong tables, it’s available for private events.

The Pearl (601 19th St.)
You can really get creative with all the possibilities available at The Pearl. Newly built, this meticulously designed event space offers the best in food and drink catering, lighting and audio/visual services, and indoor and outdoor spaces (including a rooftop farm).

Beyond San Francisco, there are plenty of other exciting venues to consider as well.  The iconic Robert Mondavi Winery features space for receptions and tastings for up to 300 people. The Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa can accommodate large groups up to 750 people. And the Hyatt House Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area offers 4,556 square feet of meeting rooms close to the city.

You can view more details about these venues and others by using our Venue Search tool.

Whatever your next meeting needs, San Francisco Travel sales representatives can help you find venues to make your next event a fantastic success and unforgettable for attendees.