The Moscone Center is San Francisco’s biggest convention center, located right in the middle of the city in the SoMa neighborhood. Whether you’re attending Dreamforce or another convention, you’re going to want some options around the area for breakout sessions, workshops, and other off-site meetings.
Fortunately, Peerspace has hundreds of locations available all over the city, many with all of the equipment and accessories you need. If you require something that isn’t available through your host, you can also arrange for additional services, such as catering and equipment rentals, through Peerspace’s Concierge service. Without further ado, here are the top meeting-ready spaces in and around SoMa to help you decide at which place to meet near Moscone Convention Center.
1. The Harry M. Smith Conference Room at Union Square
This sophisticated room has everything you need for a meeting: Wi-Fi, chairs and tables, a whiteboard, flipchart, projector, and more. At this location, you’ll have access to a beautiful, well-lit room with bookshelves lining the walls, as well as a fireplace adding to the elegant decor. The table and chairs are light enough to assemble in a circle or in rows, depending on your needs, and you can step out onto the balcony for city views. If you need additional space, book the Golden Gate Conference Room in the same building.
The Garage SFO is a “luxury live/work warehouse” in the heart of SoMa. With 3,000 square feet of space, you’ll have room for up to 80 people across two floors and a rooftop terrace. It comes with Wi-Fi, an Epson projector, Apple TV, and Sonos surround sound for all your A/V needs. You’ll also have access to two bathrooms and a kitchen, making it the perfect HQ for a remote team visiting San Francisco. Its unique decor and artsy vibe will make you feel right at home. Best of all, you can order catering directly through the Peerspace Concierge service.
3. A vibrant and whimsical space is located in Union Square
Boasting views of the city from the 15th floor, this stylish meeting room has hardwood floors, comfy couches, and a long meeting table that can easily fit 10 people. You’ll also have Wi-Fi, a chalkboard, TV, and audio equipment. Enjoy the complimentary coffee, or book a catered breakfast or lunch. There’s a separate reception area you can rent if you’ll be scheduling interviews or appointments during your visit.
4. A conference room and workspace in SoMa
This spot can be your office away from home. If you’re wondering where to meet near Moscone Convention Center, look no further than this industrial-chic meeting space with 600 square feet filled with couches, workspaces, and a kitchenette. There are two restrooms (including a shower), an HD TV, Wi-Fi, and 5 iMacs available for your team to work from. There’s even a Ms. Pac-Man machine!
It’s the perfect spot to meet with investors or high-ranking executives. The 700-square-foot room has views of Nob Hill and can seat 30 people at the conference table. You’ll have Wi-Fi, A/V equipment, and built-in microphones for long-distance conference calls. You can lower the privacy shades to keep your meeting confidential. Food isn’t allowed in the conference room, so if you need catering, please contact the host directly to see what can be arranged.
6. This private meeting/party room in SoMa
This humble spot is ideal for something a little more low-key. It’s attached to a boba tea cafe, so your team will have access to food and drink while gathering. There’s Wi-Fi and a projector, as well as enough room for around 12 people. Also included is a conference table for formal discussion, and several couches for relaxing after a long day at the convention. This is one of the most affordable options if you’re trying to decide where to meet near the Moscone Convention Center for a short get-together or social activity.
At this vibrant, modern space, you’ll have access to several seating areas, a kitchen, and a dining area. While there’s no formal meeting room or table, the dining table easily doubles as an afternoon workspace. There’s Wi-Fi, rooftop access, and a full bathroom, making this the perfect choice for a remote team traveling to San Francisco for a convention. Enjoy the artwork lining the walls or, even better, stage your own photoshoot. Just be sure to honor the no-shoes policy to keep this place spotless!
8. This chic SoMa secret garden
It’s the perfect retreat space for a small team. Get away from the crowds at Moscone Convention Center and enjoy this backyard paradise, which has an adjoining workspace. You’ll have 2,100 square feet of space that belongs to a florist and architect, so you can enjoy the flowers and design sketches throughout. You’ll have access to a meeting table that sits six to eight people, as well as Wi-Fi and A/V equipment. While the kitchenette is small, you can arrange catering through the Peerspace Concierge service to keep your team well-fed.
9. This urban museum in the Tenderloin
Need a space for lectures and presentations? Bring your team here for a fully accessible space with Wi-Fi, projectors, a chalkboard, and more. There are 80 chairs, as well as both round and rectangular tables. You’ll also have an onsite event manager to make sure all of your needs are met. Enjoy access to the exhibits, retail space, restrooms, and four reserved parking spots just a short walk from Civic Center.
10. This San Francisco Giants-themed sports bar in SoMa
The private room fits 30 people, and you’ll have access to Wi-Fi and up to 13 HD TVs. While there’s no large conference table, the seating area is ideal for small-group breakout sessions. Plus, it’s lined with over 800 bats used by the Giants themselves, placing you right in the middle of San Francisco sports history.
Meeting spaces in SoMa can get booked up fast when conferences are in town. Plan ahead for a chance to claim a unique space for your team to meet during your next big convention. Whether you need space for a presentation, breakout sessions, conference calls, or meetings, these 10 options should have you covered. And, if you’re still having trouble figuring out where to meet near Moscone Convention Center, the Peerspace Concierge service can provide assistance with your venue, equipment rentals, and catering — all with one phone call.