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Bar/Club to host an event near Moscone Convention Center?

QforQ Feb 10, 2009 03:08 PM

Hi everyone!

I work for a company out on the east coast and we're going to be in SF in a couple months for a convention at the Moscone Convention center. I'm in charge of finding a bar/restaurant that we can rent a space in for an event we're throwing.

Could you give any advice for what a good restaurant/bar/club is for events (but also super convenient/within walking distance to the convention center)?


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    ceekskat RE: QforQ Feb 10, 2009 03:40 PM


    1. Chuckles the Clone RE: QforQ Feb 10, 2009 04:56 PM

      Thirsty Bear was more or less designed to solve this problem. Spanishy/tapasy
      food and homebrew beer. Beer is good, food has had its ups and downs (and I
      haven't been there in a long while so I don't know anything usefully recent on that
      front). It is about as superconvenient to Moscone as you can get

      Thirsty Bear Brewing Co
      661 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105

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        QforQ RE: Chuckles the Clone Feb 11, 2009 06:22 AM

        Thanks for the suggestion!

        I called up Thirsty Bear and The Roe and they're both booked. Are there any other suggestions you guys have?


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          kc72 RE: QforQ Feb 11, 2009 06:35 AM


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        virtualguthrie RE: QforQ Feb 10, 2009 05:15 PM

        I'm not sure exactly what kind of event you're needing to do. Restaurant Roe might fit the bill nicely. A restaurant and nightclub that is available for corporate events.

        Roe Restaurant
        651 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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          pumakat RE: virtualguthrie Feb 12, 2009 02:34 PM

          do not go to Roe. we hosted an event there and the food was terrible. our CEO almost spit out his food on the server because it was so bad.

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          ceekskat RE: QforQ Feb 11, 2009 07:52 AM

          Try Bong Su, contemporary Vietnamese/Asian with decent food, small plates as well as family style.


          1. larochelle RE: QforQ Feb 11, 2009 02:59 PM

            Both Samovar & B Restaurant in Yerba Buena Gardens are both great "secret" places and its not really possible to be any closer to Moscone They have big patios and nice calming views overlooking the gardens & fountains.

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              murdoch RE: QforQ Feb 11, 2009 03:04 PM

              Jillian's at the Metreon is cheesy but has space that can be rented for events. Kind of a nicer pool-hall / sports bar feel.

              Press Club is a beautiful space and great location for groups if you're looking to do a wine related event. It basically has 8 wineries in one chic tasting room.

              Tropisueno is a mexican restaurant that recently opened up nearby. It doesn't seem like they do super-strong evening business and I'm guessing they could be open to a buy-out for a group event.

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                grubber4 RE: QforQ Feb 12, 2009 06:23 PM

                Bong Su at 3rd and Folsom is one block away and perfect for an event. I went there during a conference last fall and it went very well.

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                  rahir RE: QforQ Feb 27, 2009 02:39 PM

                  We held an event at Two a few months ago, and it was a lovely space. 111 Minna may also be an option.

                  22 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105

                  Minna Street Gallery
                  111 Minna St, San Francisco, CA

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