August 24 - 27, 2017

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THE FESTIVAL

Eat Drink SF is San Francisco’s premier annual food, wine, and spirits festival that celebrates the Bay Area’s world-class chefs and restaurants.

Do you dream of caviar bumps and foie gras laybacks? Are you committed to eating your way through the Essential 38? Does a really good meal bring you a deep level of nearly indescribable satisfaction? Fancy yourself a light-weight food critic or devour the musings of the pros? Keep tabs on which kitchen to find the top Bay Area chefs? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, it sounds like you, friend, are our people. And as our people, there is a good chance that you’ve already attended Eat Drink SF (fka SF Chefs) as the festival is entering its ninth year. In which case, tickets go on sale May 23 and we can’t wait to celebrate the world-class culinary goodness of the Bay Area with you once again. If this will be your first time (nothing to be embarrassed about, we all have a first time) let us be the first to say: We can’t wait to eat, drink, and get down SF style with you at the festival August 24 – 27! Again, tickets go on sale May 23. To get the best price, we suggest you buy early. Prices increase throughout the summer. Don’t miss out. Eat Drink SF is the best food and drink festival in San Francisco. Period. Full stop.

Eat Drink SF brings together renown tastemakers to share with you the very best in food and drink alongside curated experiences and programming to keep you engaged and entertained. No other food festival puts as many things under one roof and still gives you room to breathe. Your ticket includes everything! Come meet and eat with the chefs and beverage community that make the San Francisco Bay Area a world-class dining destination. Experience the deliciousness for yourself. This is your year to join us.

Four days of events showcase our incredible dining region and the chefs and elevated cuisine we are known for.


EDSF’s TACO KNOCKDOWN presented by Milagro Tequila @ The Pearl (601 19th St. San Francisco 94107)

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Now in its third year, this launch party is an Eat Drink SF tradition. More than a dozen restaurant chefs compete with their fun and irreverent take on a taco (or in some cases a “taco”, as these chefs are known to really flex that creative muscle). Guests get to judge and vote (your ballot really counts here) on their People’s Choice Winner. A panel of experts decides a Best Overall Winner. Tickets include all tacos as well as beer, wine, and cocktails. Look out for the return of the Milagro Maragarita Mix-Off competition. Last year’s reigning taco champs (Trick Dog and Palm House) will return to defend their titles against a spicy batch of new competition. It’s a whimsical battle of foldable food honoring the legacy of The Taco. Tickets on sale May 23.


SIGNATURE GRAND TASTING EVENTS @ Festival Pavilion in Fort Mason Center.

Friday evening, August 25, 2017,  6:30 pm – 10:00 pm (VIP entry is 6:30, GA is 7:15.)

Saturday afternoon, August 26, 2017  12:00 – 3:30 pm (VIP entry is 12:00, GA is 12:45.)

Saturday evening, August 26, 2017  7:00 pm – 10:30 pm (VIP entry is 7:00, GA is 7:45.)

Sunday afternoon, August 27, 2017, 12:00 – 3:30 pm (VIP entry is 12:00, GA is 12:45.)

Festival Pavilion is transformed for the ultimate culinary extravaganza. Our fans describe it many ways: “A foodie dream”, “Foodie mecca”, “Totally awesome”, “Coachella for foodies” and probably other flowery things they haven’t told us. We couldn’t agree more. Guests enjoy tastes from more than 35 restaurants (over 160 chefs and restaurants are featured throughout Eat Drink SF festival weekend, with participating restaurants changing at every session), unlimited pours of beer, wine, and cocktails from more than 70 beverage purveyors, wine education in the San Francisco Wine School Beverage Classroom, main stage demonstrations by top chefs and personalities, oversized lawn games in the Backyard Bites zone, amazing photo ops and more.

Time and venue information here.

We can’t wait to indulge with you! Tickets on sale May 23, 2017.