Alternative Event Space In San Francisco

How two trendy businesses transformed a photo studio into an alternative event space.

Photo studio by day, event venue by night – the options for reimagining a space are endless when creative collaborations are involved. Perfect example: a delicious partnership between supper club Dinner Lab and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Here, we take a closer look at what happened when this duo hit SF.

The Space: A Mission District video and photography studio featuring a full-sized kitchen and floor to ceiling projection. Dinner Lab loves unique venues so we paired them with an alternative event space rather than a restaurant or hotel.

The Players: Dinner Lab and Wine Enthusiast Magazine took their food-and-wine pairing series to San Francisco with help from PeerSpace. Chef Paras Shah (Momofuku Noodle Bar, Per Se) prepared passed appetizers that were paired with wines from St. Francis Winery.


The Tastes: A crowd of well-heeled, engaged party goers came out to feast on the chef’s spoon-cradled scallops with yuzu kosho, calmansi foam, pickled lychee, and furikake (paired brilliantly with a 2013 Sauvignon Blanc) and tocinos sliders with cucumbers and banana ketchup (complemented with a 2011 Old Vines Zinfandel).

The Details: Bossa Nova music filled the room and a full-size screen playing scenes from Planet Earth added a worldly ambiance to the fete.

The Night: “The space had a great energy,” says Wine Enthusiast Magazine editor Virginie Boone. “The lively vibe contributed to a fun atmosphere.”

This gathering is a prime example of the creativity that is possible when a people book using PeerSpace. If you are looking for an alternative event space, the PeerSpace team has more than 100 different locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please download the App or email us for more information.