Dreamforce 2019 - A Guide to San Francisco

over 3 years ago by Nick Guy
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​If you’re a first-timer at Dreamforce, or even perhaps San Francisco, here is our guide on where to eat, the weather and how to get around.

Getting Around


Pretty easy to navigate and goes all over the city, Muni buses and Muni rail are great for travelling around during the day.

**PRO TIP – buy yourself a Clipper card. It’s the all-in-one transit card for the Bay Area and can be used on ALL public transport. Or, download the MuniMobile app (App Store/ Google Play) – which lets you buy tickets instantly through credit/debit card, PayPal, Apple Pay and Google Pay.


Although pricier, it is worthwhile having these apps to hand, especially if travelling at night when Muni is not as frequent.


The best advice we can give – pack layers! November can be quite warm but temperatures can drop considerably at night. The weather can also change suddenly, and if the fog rolls in, that’s when it REALLY gets fun!

Comfortable shoes are a MUST. Not only will you be walking miles at Dreamforce itself, but the SF hills are not for the faint-hearted.

If you’re really stuck, check out Salesforce’s guide on what to wear.

Where to Eat

Like most cities, in San Francisco, you will find pretty much ALL of your hankerings and food cravings catered for. Here is our selection of some of the best food establishments.

Mister Jiu’s

A modern take on Chinese classics – probably the best way to describe the food at Mister Jui’s. Not only is the food spectacular, so too is its setting, overlooking San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Location and opening times


Relaxed and simple food - but cooked to perfection – Nopa has redefined the meaning of a “classic SF restaurant”. Open until late, you can even hit this place after a few bars and enjoy one of their renowned burgers!

Location and opening times

Flour + Water

For some of the best pasta in the city, look no further. We’d recommend planning ahead of time as this place gets super busy. If you don’t have a reservation, you may find yourself queuing at 4:30 in the afternoon.

Opening hours - Monday-Saturday 5:30 – 11pm. Sunday 5:30- 11pm


Yank Sing

Here, you’ll find some of the best dim sum and dumplings in San Francisco. Yank Sing is perfect for a working lunch and just a few blocks from Moscone – you do not want to miss this place!

Opening hours – Monday-Friday 11:00am – 3pm. Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 10:00am – 4:00pm


Hog Island Oyster Bar

With breath-taking views of the Bay Bridge from the Ferry Building, and some of the freshest jewels from the sea, straight from Hog Island Oyster Farm – try to head here for lunch if possible!

Location and opening times


Arguably the best burger in San Francisco!  Need we say more?

Opening times – Lunch - Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm. Bar Menu - 2:30pm-5:00pm.

Dinner - Sun-Wed: 5:00pm-10:00pm. Thu-Sat: 5:00pm-11:00pm

Brunch - Sat-Sun: 10:00am-2:30pm


Zero Zero

Nestled in San Francisco's SOMA district, there really is something for everyone here! Delicious salads, thin crust, oven-baked pizza and other Italian favourites. Perfect for a quick bite, dinner with colleagues and everything in between.

Location and opening times

El Castillito

Mission-style burritos at their best! As well as burritos, this no-frills Mexican place in Castro serves up carnitas and other favourites.

Opening times – 10am – 11:45pm, every day.

Where – 136 Church St #1111, San Francisco, CA 94114

The Grove

With 4 locations across the City, you will never be too far away from sampling some of The Grove’s comfort food. Serving breakfast, light snacks and main dinners – The Grove is a great all-rounder, any time of day.

Location and opening times


A cosy and charming sushi restaurant - this place serves a wide range of delicious and fresh sushi. Due to its size and popularity, this place can get pretty busy.

Location and opening times

Where to Drink

Some of the below also have restaurants so you could make a night of it without having to move too far!


If you like sampling the local brews, here are 3 of the best in SF!

21st Amendment

563 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Monday – Saturday 11:30 am to 12:00 am. ‍Sunday 10:00am to 12:00am


Black Hammer Brewing

544 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Monday - Thursday: 12pm to 11pm. Friday – Saturday: 12pm to 12am. Sunday: 12pm – 10pm


Local Brewing Co

69 Bluxhome St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Sunday – Monday: 2pm – 8pm. Tuesday – Saturday: 2pm – 10pm


Bars near to Moscone

If you don’t want to venture too far from Dreamforce, here are some great bars, within only a few blocks of Moscone.

Soma Restaurant & Bar

85 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm. Friday: 11am – 11pm. Saturday: 10am – 11pm. Sunday: 10am – 10pm


Press Club

20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103

Monday-Thursday: 4pm - 10pm. Friday: 2pm - 12am. Saturday: 4pm - 12am. Sunday: 4pm - 8pm


Dirty Habit (this place also has a rooftop bar to take in the SF skyline)

12 Fourth Street, San Francisco, California 94103

Monday – Saturday: 5pm – 11pm


The View at the Marriott

780 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94103 USA

Open 4pm – 12am, every day.


Local Edition

691 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Monday - Thursday: 5pm – 2am. Friday: 4:30pm – 2am. Saturday: 7pm – 2am. Sunday: Closed.


The Creamery

685 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 8:00pm. Saturday: 7:00am – 4:00pm. Sunday: 7:00am – 4:00pm


Other Cool Bars in the City

Le Colonial

20 Cosmo Place, San Francisco, CA 94109

Opens at 5pm, daily


Bourbon & Branch

501 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Open 6pm – 2am, daily.


Top of the Mark

19th Floor, 999 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Monday – Thursday: 4:30pm – 11:30pm. Friday – Saturday: 4:30pm – 12:30am. Sunday: 4:30pm – 10:00pm


Piazza Pellegrini

659 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Monday – Thursday: 11am - 10pm. Friday – Sunday: 11am – 11pm


Vesuvio Café

255 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Open 8am – 2am, daily



56 Gold St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Opens Monday – Thursday: 4:30pm. Friday – Saturday: 5:30pm


Good for Music

Like some music to accompany your evening drinks? Check Tupelo or The Saloon out!


1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Monday – Wednesday: 5pm – 2am. Thursday – Friday: 1pm – 2am. Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 2am


The Saloon

1232 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Open 12:00pm – 1:30am, daily


Getting Outdoors

If you want to get some fresh air, San Francisco has some lovely and lush parks and POPOS (Privately Owned Public Outdoor Spaces) for you to enjoy – some just a stone's throw from Moscone.