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Best Bars in SF for Private Events

Posted by Lyssa Test on Sep 6, 2017 4:30:00 PM
Lyssa Test

Whether you’re planning a friend’s birthday get together or a work happy hour, choosing the right bar is important when it comes to planning a successful event. You need to pick someplace that matches the vibe, taste, and size of your group. To help you out, we’ve assembled a list of the best bars in SF for private events. Take a gander and then reach out to book your next private group event.


The downstairs bar at Forgery

If you’re looking for a more casual, low key spot, Forgery is the place for you. Forgery’s high ceilings, brick walls and industrial chic decor add to its relaxed charm. The upstairs mezzanine is the perfect semi-private retreat for small gatherings of up to 30 people with delicious cocktails not too far away.

The Barrel Room

The Underground Lounge at The Barrel Room

Get down with your crew at The Barrel Room’s swanky Underground Lounge. This unique lounge is the perfect backdrop for a round of cocktails. It has a library room, chess table, piano, and a renovated bank vault with bench seating so you and your guests will feel transported.

The Sea Star

The bar at The Sea Star

This casual spot is dedicated to quality drinks and fantastic service. Gather your small group in the back where The Sea Star has a pool table that can be sectioned off with curtains for a little privacy. Challenge your group to a round of billiards, pick a song on the jukebox, and enjoy a mean drink at this semi-divey bar!

Bond Bar

The Booth Seating in the back of Bond Bar

For a more sophisticated option, swing by Bond Bar for its great craft cocktails. While Bond Bar doesn’t have any private areas, it does have huge, cushy booths that are perfect for catching up and kicking back with your group. It’s a really spacious spot so your group won’t feel over squished and the great service will make you feel like you’re the only ones there.


The Bonaparte Room and back bar at Hawthorn

Hawthorn is a swanky cocktail lounge and nightclub located just a few blocks from Union Square. Snag the Bonaparte Room for a truly unique event backdrop reminiscent of vintage Hollywood and the New York Underground scene or go with one of the many nooks and crannies of the lounge for a semi-private affair. With constantly rotating live music acts and daily happy hour specials from 5 - 8 PM, Hawthorn is sure to wow all your guests!

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For more great bar suggestions, be sure to check out our post on great bars for work happy hours!

Happy Booking!

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Topics: Venues, San Francisco