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from$105/hr
Tons of natural light, skylights, soaring ceilings!

SoMa, San Francisco, CA

4.9(359)
Venue capacity icon15

Meeting Room

Recently converted commercial building with 18' ceilings, massive skylights, galley-stylekitchen with Bosch dishwasher, plus new refrigerator and electric cooktop. Also provided: side-by-side tree swing, four indoor bike racks, 79" Sony 4K TV. (Note: the large blue rug shown in the pictures has been changed...
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from$499/hr
2,600+ ft² Industrial-Modern Museum Space in the Heart of SOMA ($499/h before 5pm)

SoMa, San Francisco, CA

4.9(31)
Venue capacity icon110

Museum

PLEASE NOTE that rentals after 5pm cost only $375/h. Booking is for use of the singlelevel museum. Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA/Yerba Buena district, minutes away from Moscone Center, this 2,625 sq ft urban-contemporary space accommodates corporate and social events...
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from$375/hr
Bright, Airy SOMA Space for Breakout or Popup (800 ft²)

SoMa, San Francisco, CA

4.8(41)
Venue capacity icon30

Museum

Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA/Yerba Buena district, and onlyminutes away from Moscone Center, this break out space in our urban-contemporary museum is perfect for pop-ups, break-outs, and small meetings. The space is available during business hours; it adjoins the museum...
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from$135/hr
Artist Sky Loft Penthouse, Spacious Deck, Views

Mission District, San Francisco, CA

5.0(176)
Venue capacity icon25

Art Studio

Located in the center of the Bay Area’s new AI tech neighborhood —this inspiring sunlitartist’s studio and gallery space is 1200 sq. ft and features high ceilings, abundant natural light, excellent fresh air flow and window/door access to the adjacent deck. Inside the space...
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from$120/hr
Elegant Lounge near Oracle Park

Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA

4.6(192)
Venue capacity icon25

Lounge

Our beautiful lounge is perfect for any social gathering, celebration or meeting(retreat). Flexible seating allows for casual mingling and dining. A pool table will surely entertain the crowd! You may use the outdoor patio, however, it is not exclusive to the booking. Space Features...
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from$99/hr
Beautiful Event Space - Mission District

Mission District, San Francisco, CA

4.9(489)
Venue capacity icon40

Loft

Strobespace. FOOD & BEVERAGE POLICY + SPACE DETAILS: • Guests are allowed to bring theirown alcohol • Outside food is allowed • Full kitchen • Cooking and food preparation is allowed on site • Speakers, Projector • Music Rules: Amplified music is allowed by connecting...
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from$200/hr
Brilliant SoMa Gallery

China Basin, San Francisco, CA

5.0(45)
Venue capacity icon80

Gallery

Radian Gallery. ...walls impresses your guests and commission is shared on any art soldduring your event. Fits up to 70-80 people at cocktail receptions, 50 seated in loft and up to 30 in main rooms. Small prep kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Rental...
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from$95/hr
Premier Downtown Gallery Salon

Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA

5.0(110)
Venue capacity icon15

Gallery

The front room as you enter is a light-filled, inspiring salon space conducive tosparking new ideas, resolving business challenges, or celebrating victories. The walls are filled with contemporary art and photography and double-stacked floor to ceiling bookshelves house a trove of some of the...
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from$450/hr
Stylish Private Outdoor Heated Garden in the Castro

Duboce Triangle, San Francisco, CA

5.0(28)
Venue capacity icon60

Terrace / Deck

...of-a-kind outdoor oasis – located within a private social club – is perfect forReceptions, Product Launches, Client Events, Fundraisers, Catered Dinners, Cocktail Soirées, and Premier Parties. The space is located within a LGBTQ+ social club, and has additional areas available including a gorgeous outdoor...
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Pricing and popularity information in this section is based on proprietary data from bookings made on Peerspace from 2016-2024.

Explore incredible San Francisco private cocktail party venues

San Francisco has no shortage of unique venues for your next cocktail party, from historic mansions to chic bars and loft spaces. Whether you’re in search of a cozy spot for a get-together with your closest friends or a venue big enough to host hundreds of guests, you can rest assured there’s a cocktail party space in SF to suit the occasion. Between spacious restaurants and upscale lounges, many cocktail party venues in San Francisco offer custom drink menus and an intimate atmosphere for setting a certain mood.
In addition, consider renting out an art gallery for a night and mix both socializing and education with fun cocktails in hand. And if you’re looking to dance the night away, flexible event venues are ideal for accommodating larger crowds. From multi-level ballrooms to outdoor terraces, most flexible event spaces provide full bar services that can be customized to fit any budget. No matter if you’re after bohemian vibes or sleek minimalism, loft cocktail party venues come with all the amenities you need to make your next soiree one to remember.

Uncover great places to have a cocktail party in San Francisco

With so many amazing cocktail party venues in and around the city, pinpointing the ideal spot for your gathering should be a breeze. When organizing a cocktail party watching party in San Francisco, keep in mind that choosing the right decorations and entertainment can make all the difference. When you've narrowed down your list of potential cocktail party venues, think about how you want to decorate the space to create the right atmosphere.
Not to mention, there are so many fantastic food and beverage options in the Bay Area, so do some research and find out which ones would complement your party. Factor in the location as well — is it central and easy to access? What's the square footage, and will it fit everyone on the guest list comfortably? And how flexible is the place when it comes to setup? All of these factors can make or break an event, so check them all off before making your final decision.

Book stunning cocktail party venues in San Francisco

Planning a private cocktail party in San Francisco doesn't have to be difficult — with a few savvy tips, you can make the most of your rental space, whether it's a private residence or a humble neighborhood bar. When throwing a memorable cocktail party, flexibility is key. Look for cocktail party venues with movable furniture, versatile seating arrangements, and different lighting options to give you more control and freedom to transform the ambiance of the place.
Plus, consider creating unique experiences for each guest with personalized drinks or special snacks. Alternatively, you could set up an interactive station like a photo booth or custom cocktails bar where guests can get creative. At the end of the day, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to cocktail party venues in San Francisco, whether you’re on the hunt for a casual outdoor space, an elegant ballroom, or an intimate dining room.

Reviews for cocktail party venues

Vanessa K.
The Garage SFO: Luxury Live/Work Warehouse
This was a great space that perfectly fit our needs. It transitioned well from daytime meetings to a nighttime cocktail party and we would gladly book again...
Stacey C.
The Garage SFO: Luxury Live/Work Warehouse
and chairs are good supplements. We had 30 guests plus the caterer (about 35 ppl total) and easily fit in the main area for cocktails and seated dinner. If we opted to do cocktails upstairs, we probably could have fit another 10-15. Only (minor) downside was the stairs - there...
Karen S.
20x60 Converted Warehouse Meeting Space
offsite. Only downside was that there were not quite enough chairs for everyone and it got a bit chilly. I'd recommend for a cocktail party or art show, rather than an all day offsite...
Alex W.
Mid-Century Style SOMA Warehouse
Gorgeous for a cocktail party, would rent again host extremely responsive/helpful
Christy O.
Tons of natural light, skylights, soaring ceilings!
perfect for our group of 15. All those attending really enjoyed the space and would have loved it if I had also planned a cocktail party after their sessions. Next time...
Kale N.
Bohemian Warehouse in Mission
and tons of 'San Francisco in the late 60's' character. Mikki was a phenomenal host and event coordinator for our private 25 person cocktail party and dinner. Commercial grade kitchen, beautiful dining area, inviting common area with tons of areas to explore, and bonus roof deck with memorable art...
Andrew W.
Cozy Modern Cafe w/ Commercial Kitchen
using this facility. I was able to tape up various 1920s newspaper listings on the wall and bring in alcohol to serve classic Prohibition cocktails. As for the mystery, I purchased the game from Night of Mystery. Each person had a detailed secret character description and objectives to complete and...
Deactivated U.
Historic Beautiful Brick & Timber Industrial Loft w/ Breath-taking Skyline Views
This space is incredible and was perfect for our wedding reception...it's very true to the pictures and is even more impressive in person! We had about 140 guest cocktail style reception and there was plenty of space to dance and mingle with impressive city views, nice bathrooms, and...