8 Awesome Venues for Oracle OpenWorld Parties in 2019
Oracle OpenWorld is a yearly convention of Oracle, one of the largest software companies on Earth. It takes place in September, but not just in one place — in four cities: New Delhi, India; São Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; and San Francisco, California. And the San Francisco location of the Oracle OpenWorld event alone draws tens of thousands of visitors. Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco ends with an appreciation event, with some of the world’s most famous musicians in attendance — in 2016, they had Gwen Stefani and Sting performing; in 2019, John Mayer will be at the Chase Center for Oracle OpenWorld’s appreciation event.
Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco takes place primarily in Moscone Convention Center (as well as at various hotels surrounding it). If you’re attending Oracle OpenWorld and looking to plan an event of some kind, you’re likely to need breakout spaces within a reasonable distance of the main venue. Whether you’re planning a launch event, a happy hour, a cocktail party, an after-party, or anything else, you’ll find plenty of fabulous venues for Oracle OpenWorld parties that aren’t too far from the center of the convention. Keep reading for a list of our favorite places!
1. A FiDi historic semi-private jazz bar
For a truly memorable party, choose this stunning jazz bar. The history alone makes it a standout — past performers here include Miles Davis, John Coltrane, James Moody, Lenny Bruce, and many more. So for those looking to incorporate music into their event, this is an especially ideal choice. Its 1,000 square feet accommodate as many as 80 guests, and the space includes the main bar, peacock booth, custom lighting, in-house sound system, and more. Details like Italian leather tufted couches, gold-foil wallpaper, exposed brick, an Art Deco-style back bar, and much more make it clear that this venue is more than worth the cost. As one reviewer put it ever-so-simply: “This space is so impressive!”
2. A bright and elegant intimate lounge
This lounge is a more intimate party venue, with space for up to 60 people. Although it’s filled with notably modern design, giving the whole location a sleek and stylish feel, it’s equally warm and welcoming — your guests will feel comfortable kicking back and relaxing here. One of the greatest features of this venue are the wide windows looking out over the neighborhood (the space is located between North Beach and Chinatown, quite close to the Moscone Center). What’s especially cool about this venue is that the hosts’ three-level complex contains a variety of spaces with different functions that can be booked together (including marketplaces and storefronts, as well as lounges and restaurants). This really opens up your event planning options.
This venue is normally a record shop devoted to celebrating global dance music culture. But sometimes they put the records away, turn down the lights, and host all kinds of fun and exciting events, from wedding receptions to dinner parties to corporate mixers. The industrial feel of this space, with lots of exposed brick, is offset by modern, sculptural lighting and other interesting and unexpected details.
4. A relaxed craft beer bar in SoMa
This space is located extremely close to the Moscone Center (within walking distance, in fact, as it’s just across the street). As many as 130 guests can enjoy events at this local craft beer bar — known as 3rd Street Tap Room — which offers 14 different styles of beer in addition to delicious food, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages. Bar minimums are included in the booking rate, which makes the process of dealing with catering a heck of a lot easier. All in all, this is one of our top choices among venues for Oracle OpenWorld parties.
5. A laid-back and unique North Beach gallery
This North Beach gallery specializes in original posters, so any event here will benefit from some thoughtfully selected and seriously great art. As one reviewer commented, “All my guests loved the venue and the different posters to look at — it is much easier than trying to decorate.” With its 17-foot ceilings and 1,300 square feet, this is a simple, huge, and airy space with great vibes. You can also add bar packages, additional furniture, security, and A/V services to the rental at an additional cost.
6. A swanky downtown rooftop with sweeping views
When you’re in the process of choosing a venue, there are few attributes that are more important than a great view. Perched on the 11th-floor, this 1400-square-foot rooftop in the Financial District, you’ll have an unforgettable 270-degree view of the surrounding city. Eighty to 100 guests can enjoy this space, which is bookable in the evenings. It features sleek modern design, lovely wooden furnishings, a built-in sound system, and more. Plus, they’re equipped with a full-service kitchen and bar, which will make catering a breeze.
7. A sophisticated boutique Victorian-style hotel
We’ve got one of the most impressive venues for Oracle OpenWorld parties, especially suited to history lovers. Built in 1902, this historic hotel holds 58 rooms and has hosted numerous events in the past: wedding ceremonies and receptions, prominent fundraisers, comedy shows, paint nights, and more. The hotel has a classic San Francisco feel, with features like bay windows and an overall Victorian aesthetic. Its dining room has hosted more than 140 people for events, and seats as many as 106 guests.
With more than 180 glowing reviews, this is one of the venues for Oracle OpenWorld parties that is a reliable and enjoyable one. It’s a multi-purpose gallery and performance space than measures 1,350 square feet and functions as a flexible, adaptable environment for collaborations and interactions of all kinds. The venue sits in the North Beach Chinatown and Historic Manilatown district, right near public transportation and affordable parking lots, and, of course, quite close to the Moscone Center — making it a highly convenient location for an event, as well as an enjoyable one. The fee to use this space includes the help of a staff person to assist in setting up and breaking down the event, as well as in running the gallery’s A/V equipment.