The Festival is Thursday, August 24 – Sunday, August 27, 2017.
TIMES & LOCATIONS:
Thursday, August 24 – Taco Knockdown. 6:30 – 9:30 pm @ The Pearl 601 19th St. San Francisco, 94107
Friday through Sunday, all Grand Tastings @ Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center.
Evening Grand Tastings are 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm.
Afternoon Grand Tastings are 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm.
Friday, August 25 – Friday Evening Grand Tasting. VIP entry 7:00pm GA entry 7:45 pm – 10:30 pm. @ Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center.
Saturday, August 26 – Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting. VIP entry 12:00pm GA entry 12:45 pm – 3:30 pm. @ Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center.
Saturday, August 26 – Saturday Evening Grand Tasting. VIP entry 7:00pm GA entry 7:45 pm – 10:30 pm. @ Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center.
Sunday, August 27 – Sunday Afternoon Grand Tasting. VIP entry 12:00pm GA entry 12:45 pm – 3:30 pm. @ Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center.
Eat Drink SF’s Grand Tastings are incomparable and your ticket includes everything (except merchandise if you want to purchase shirts). They feature delicious flavors and one of a kind experiences enjoyed under one roof on San Francisco Bay’s waterfront. Delicious dishes from more than 36 restaurants with exclusive offerings for VIPs, drinks from over 70 beer, wine, and spirits makers, demonstrations on the main stage and cooking demonstrations on the food stage, and expert lead beverage classes. For an even more highly-curated experience, our VIP ticket holders will enjoy access to a special area within the festival to relax (with seating and private restrooms), enjoy food and beverage offerings available exclusively to them, and early entrance to the Grand Tasting (45 minutes prior).
No. No one under the age of 21, including children or babies in strollers accompanying their parents, will be admitted.
We do our best to balance the menu options for all attendees. To allow our participating restaurants to showcase their best dishes, we don’t cater to specific dietary restrictions. Thank you for your understanding.
All restaurants inside the Grand Tasting are members of the GGRA. This year, we will curate the list of 160 restaurants to participate in each Grand Tasting – everything from the Bay Area’s classic restaurants to the hot newcomers. If your restaurant would like to participate, please contact Jenais Zarlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us in our goal of achieving a zero waste event creating no landfill. Through our partnership with San Francisco Conservation Corp, all paper products will be recycled, all disposable silverware and glassware is made from corn resin and will be composted after use. We encourage you to arrive to Festival events via public transportation, carpool, walking, and/or bicycle.
GETTING TO EAT DRINK SF
Bay Bridge to Fremont Street Exit; on Fremont (100 yards north) take first right on Howard; left on Embarcadero & go 2 miles; left on Bay, about 2 miles. Right on Buchanan. Cross Marina Blvd. & sharp right into Fort Mason Center.
Golden Gate Bridge (US 101) to Marina Exit; go 1.5 miles. Turn left at Buchanan & turn right into Fort Mason Center.
US 101 North to 9th St. Exit; 9th across Market & left on Hayes; right on Franklin; about 2 miles. Turn left on Bay St, right on Buchanan. Cross Marina Blvd. & sharp right into Fort Mason Center
For More Information:
Bay Area-Wide: www.511.org or call 817-1717 or 511 from any area code
East Bay BART: www.bart.gov (510) 465-2278
There is parking on campus, for a minimal charge, which supports the preservation and restoration of the buildings. However, parking can be limited, in particular on Friday evening. We encourage guests to take public transportation or a car service, when possible. As this is an event with alcohol, we wish to remind you to NEVER EVER EVER drink and drive.
The Lombard Garage is located at 2055 Lombard (between Webster & Fillmore Street). It is approximately a 15 minute walk to Festival Pavilion. As this is an event with alcohol, we wish to remind you to NEVER EVER EVER drink and drive.
We won’t tell you it will be easy. There’s no way of guaranteeing that. But we have heard it can be done. And if you like to roll the dice, there are streets nearby that allow for parking. As this is an event with alcohol, we wish to remind you to NEVER EVER EVER drink and drive.