Bernal Heights, ,
4,000 square foot multi-use space in the Mission perfect for Holiday Parties, off-sites, cooking classes, team gatherings, educational meetings, and more. Beautiful concrete floors and brick walls, full PA system, chandelier, flexible lighting options, projector & 14 foot screen ready for slideshow presentations. Full commercial kitchen, 2 Wolf stoves, 80 linear feet of counter space, reach-in fridge, freezer, Ritual coffee. 2 bathrooms, 1 shower. Tons of tables available for use plus an additional 8 round cocktail tables. The space is punctuated with skylights and plants, as well as a set of 3 comfortable chairs, a couch, 2 benches and over 90+ stackable white chairs. Wifi is fast, outlets aplenty, 2 whiteboards, and the upstairs lounge is quirky and fabulous for either a lounge or a break out space. Backyard is for daytime use only and suitable for very small groups. A staff member is available to assist in set up and breakdown and is happy to answer any questions about the space.
-There will be a mandatory cleaning fee of $120 for all bookings. The cleaning fee covers the cost of a cleaning company to prepare the space for your rental. After the completion of the event, the renter shall leave the Premises in the same or similar condition as received within reason. -All events have a hard stop at midnight. -If booked for an event, we will require a House Manager to be present, billed at $35 per hour payable in cash. -In general, the venue discourages at-the-door ticket sales and encourages the renter to utilize online ticketing services such as Eventbrite. - Renter may use inhouse sound system for playing music from an iPod, iPad, or other mp3 player. -Any furniture or other items moved or rearranged by the renter must be returned to its original location. -The use of glitter or confetti on the Premises will result in a $250 fine and our enthusiasm for your future rentals will evaporate. -All booking start and end times are inclusive of setup and cleanup time.
Really great, large space with an amazing and giant kitchen, very friendly staff, and perfect for so many occasions. We used this space for our holiday party and it was wonderful- easy to get to from BART and from the freeway - close to stores in case you need stuff, great layout- they have tables, chairs, dishes, and everything in the kitchen you could ever need. Perfect space for parties, nice loungey area upstairs. We booked staff through the venue and they were very nice and a great decision. Would book again - apologies for the glitter that exploded out of the balloons :/
We had a fantastic wedding reception/party in John's amazing spot. John was super helpful and flexible when it came to dropping decor, food and drinks off prior to the event and again, when we cleared out. John helped book all the staff we needed for our ambitious event and this was a key part of us being able to focus on our wedding and our guests. I would definitely book the space again with John. It has a ton of charisma and is classily quirky - we absolutely loved it. Thanks for hosting us and for tolerating us and the glitches on the way.
My wives birthday party could not have been any smoother or better thanks to Nick, Lou, and Claudia. Their focus, care, attitude, and attention to detail was perfect! If you're expecting an upscale and lifeless venue, this place is not for you. This venue is a pure San Francisco experience that is sadly becoming something of the past. Can't wait for my next event at this venue with the Chicken John team.
This venue was incredible! John was more helpful than I could have imagined. He and the venue provided us with anything and everything that we needed to make our holiday party a success! The venue was exactly what is shown in the images and I would definitely book again!
We had a great experience here. John was quick to respond to my questions over email and by text. On the day of our event, he was there in person and offered a lot of guidance about how to adjust lights, where to set up tables, etc. He also provided us with two helpful night managers who made sure that the event ran smoothly while we concentrated on being with our guests. And everyone I spoke with said "this space is awesome, how'd you find out about it".
This space was very nearly perfect. We had an off-site for 50 people, and used the space with its screen and theater-style seats. If we had not also included two circles for break-out groups, the space would have felt spacious. Because we had those two circles, we could have used about 3 more feet in width. Aside from that, the space was very easy to use. We had caterers set up in the kitchen for minimum disruption to the meetings. The restaurant-style kitchen is fully-stocked with serving dishes, coffee, tea, water jugs, a cooler and pretty much any utensil you would need. The host, John, was extremely helpful. He arrived each day at 7 am and helped teh caterer get situated. When I arrived at 7:15, the coffee had already been made and put out, as had the water. He was also very flexible about set up, supplies that he had on hand, and working with our consultants who came to see the space before our booking time. There were only two major downsides. First, parking. You either need to spend $30 per day to park in St. Luke's hospital garage, or risk the meters on Van Ness or Valencia. Second, security. The neighborhood is too rough to leave the door propped open, and we didn't get the access code to give out. Anyone who wanted to enter the space had to call someone already inside. We were there on an especially cold day, and the heat was loud enough that it made it hard to hear soft-spoken guests. On most days, it probably wouldn't need to be turned up as high so it wouldn't cause as much of an issue. We ended up turning it on and off to alternate heat/silence. All in all, I would definitely rent this space again! It was a fun space with quirky upstairs rooms that were useful as lactation rooms and the host was very helpful and flexible.
Where do I begin? John was an absolutely amazing and accommodating host! We had a team of about 55 with 5 different break out groups for an all day working off-site... and I don't think it could have gone any better! Not only did the space have every amenity that we needed, but it was so FULL of personality - my team LOVED it. Also - amazing free coffee... major bonus points! Thank you John - it was truly perfect and our day went without a hitch! Cheers!!