There is no denying that San Francisco is one of the world’s most exciting foodie cities. With influences from Mexico, China, and Europe, the ‘City by the Bay’ is a melting pot of delicious flavors from all over the world. People travel to SF every year to eat, drink, and be merry, savoring local delicacies and international delights.
The Annual Eat Drink SF Festival
If you are thinking about heading to the Bay Area for a culinary adventure, you should time your visit with the annual Eat Drink SF festival. This is the city’s premier annual food, wine and spirits festival that celebrates the Bay Area’s world-class chefs and restaurants. It includes tastings, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, and beverage classes.
The annual festival, usually held each August, allows you to taste the best that the region has to offer, including bottomless wine, spirits, and craft beer. Your ticket includes everything so that you don’t have to buy individual tickets for things you want to savor and sample along the way. Check out the Backyard BBQ Yard and the Pizza Patio for mouthwatering ribs and pizzas, and check out the following San Francisco restaurants and bars that participated in Eat Drink SF 2019:
- August (1) Five
- Bistro Boudin
- Bluestem Brasserie
- Bob’s Steak & Chop House
- China Live
- Dirty Habit
- E & O Kitchen and Bar
- Le Colonial
- M.Y. China
- Nick’s Cove & Cottages
- Perbacco Ristorante & Bar
- Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
- Thirsty Bear Brewing Company and Spanish Cuisine
- Trader Vic’s
The event is held each year at The Midway, located at 900 Marin St, San Francisco, CA 94124. The Midway, found in SF’s Dogpatch neighborhood, is a dynamic and interactive setting with more than 40,000 sq. ft. of conference and convention space.
Upgrade your experience at the Eat Drink SF festival
If you want to upgrade your experience at the Eat Drink SF festival, you can do so in a variety of ways.
Upgrade to a VIP ticket
Purchase a VIP ticket in order to gain access to a special area within the festival where you can relax and chill out with your own private restrooms and ample seating. There will be food and beverage options made available solely to VIPs, and they will be allowed to enter the Grand Tasting 45 minutes before the general public.
Fly by Private Jet Hire to the Eat Drink SF Festival
San Francisco’s International Airport (SFO) can be crowded and chaotic, and commercial aircraft taking off and landing there regularly experience massive delays. If you want to travel in luxury without facing delays or hassle, you should instead arrive at the Eat Drink SF by private jet hire.
Stay at a 5-star hotel in San Francisco
If you truly want to experience San Francisco like a VIP, you need to stay somewhere luxurious that caters to all of your needs. The city is home to a number of 5-star options, including international brands and local boutique hotels.
Consider staying at one of the following hotels:
- The Battery – A timeless classic located inside of a private member’s only club and offering exquisite service. 717 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
- Taj Campton Place – 5-star luxury from this elite Indian brand, just a block from iconic Union Square. 340 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108
- Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco – One of the very best that SF has to offer, complete with white-glove service and 24-hour concierge. 757 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Frequently Asked Questions About Eat Drink SF
No, no one under the age of 21 is permitted to enter, including babies in strollers.
No animals will be permitted to enter, except for licensed service animals.
While there is a wide variety of food and different dishes on offer, the restaurants on-site will not be preparing food specifically for those with dietary restrictions.
The festival is committed to showcasing a wide range of San Francisco’s best, from time-tested favorites to hot up-and-comers. If you have a restaurant that would like to participate in 2020, please get in touch with Kory Cogdill at firstname.lastname@example.org.