Moscone Convention Center is one of San Francisco’s biggest convention venues where employees from all over the world come together for some of the most prominent conferences. Having so many people in your industry in town at the same time is the perfect opportunity to reach your target audience with a unique event to highlight your company and brand!

Make it Mariko is an all women of color led experiential events agency based in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district only one block away from Moscone Center! So naturally we know all the best spots to host any event before, after, and during Moscone Center conferences. Some examples of what kind of events we can do:

VIP Cocktail Parties
Client Happy Hours
Team Lunches
Intimate Client Dinners
Curated event experiences

If you’re looking for a team who can create a fun event experience near Moscone Center, look no further, we’ve got you! With all our events, we focus on uplifting people of color, women owned businesses, and local creatives.

See below for our list of favorite SoMa venues to host your next corporate event near Moscone Center.

*Businesses are listed in no particular order.

 Victory Hall

This woman of color owned bar is the perfect place for a laid back happy hour or a big celebration! The food is always delicious and the staff is fun. You can have a small intimate party in the back room or you can buy out the whole place. Victory Hall is spacious yet intimate with a patio to catch some fresh air. 

Perfect for: Big celebrations, parties, happy hours
Capacity: 170
Walking Distance from Moscone: 13 min

Website // Instagram
woman owned
poc owned

Trellis Co-Working & Events

This gorgeous co-working space is perfect to host a sunbathed luncheon or a glowing cocktail hour. Trellis staff is easy to work with and you are sure to have a seamless event here. In addition to the built-in bar and the huge skylight, Trellis has private conference rooms that you can use to have small breakout rooms for a single day team retreat. They also have plenty of monitors to activate for presentations or interactive displays. 

Perfect for: A luncheon or dinner, small conferences, happy hour, single day team retreats
Capacity: 200
Walking Distance From Moscone: 11 min

Website // Instagram
woman owned

Yerba Buena Center of the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (aka YBCA) is a spacious venue with a walkable art gallery. The lobby has sculptural details and a plethora of natural light. Forum is a bigger space with endless possibilities. YBCA is one of our favorite venues for so many reasons: central location, their expert production team, and all the beautiful artwork inside. 

Perfect for: Banquets, Presentations, Single or multi-day conferences or festivals, exhibitions, 
Capacity: 450 seated, 850 standing
Walking Distance from Moscone: 2 min

Website // Instagram

Parks at 5M

Looking for backyard party vibes? Look no further. The Parks at 5M is the perfect place for a big celebration! Lots of green space and plenty of room for bars and food vendors. Our team has produced a large scale street festival with 3 street closures in this venue and we’ve also done a smaller more intimate anniversary party. 

Perfect for: Backyard party vibes,  large scale festivals, community events
Capacity: 850+
Walking Distance from Moscone: 9 min

Website // Instagram

Executive Order

Hosting a party after your long day of conferences? Relax drink-in-hand at Executive Order. This local bar is Filipino owned & has plenty of space for a dance-off or a more personal conversation off to the side. You can utilize the main bar area downstairs and the upstairs private room that feels like a bar within a bar. 

Perfect for: Happy hours, Parties, Celebrations, Luncheons & Dinners
Capacity: 230 (50 upstairs, 180 downstairs)
Walking Distance from Moscone: 8 min

Website // Instagram
poc owned

Kapwa Gardens

Kapwa Gardens is a community-centered outdoor space designed to help the local community recover from the socio-emotional effects of COVID-19. It is an easily customizable outdoor space with lots of colorful and space for food vendors & food trucks.

Perfect for: Happy hours, Parties, Celebrations, Luncheons & Dinners
Capacity: 200
Walking Distance from Moscone: 8 min

Website // Instagram
woc led
poc owned

City View at Metreon

City View Metreon is a popular event space that offers a stunning view of the city skyline and is known for its modern, sleek design. One of the most unique features of City View Metreon is its outdoor terrace, which offers breathtaking views of the city and provides a perfect backdrop for cocktail receptions and outdoor events. 

Perfect for: Banquets, Presentations & Celebrations
Capacity: 2050
Walking Distance from Moscone: 5 Min

Website // Instagram

The San Francisco Mint

The Old San Francisco Mint is a popular event venue that can host a variety of events such as weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, and concerts. The building has been restored and renovated, while preserving its historic charm and character. The venue features multiple event spaces, including the grandiose Banking Hall, which can accommodate up to 1,200 guests and boasts beautiful architecture with marble columns and a stained glass dome.

Perfect for:  Corporate events, Galas, Banquets & Celebrations
Capacity: 1,000
Walking Distance from Moscone: 9 Min

Website // Instagram

Pandora Karaoke

Pandora Karaoke is a popular karaoke bar located in the heart of San Francisco’s Japantown neighborhood. The venue features private karaoke rooms with state-of-the-art audio and video systems, as well as a lounge area for guests to relax and enjoy drinks and snacks. With a vast library of songs in multiple languages and a fun, vibrant atmosphere, Pandora Karaoke is a great spot for a night out with friends or a unique private event.

Perfect for: Happy Hours, Celebrations & Parties
Capacity: 25
Walking Distance from Moscone: 13 Min

Website // Instagram
poc owned
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