Data Cloud Summit 2024: Getting To Know San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Neighborhood

Summit 2024 is coming soon to the Moscone Center in San Francisco's Yerba Buena neighborhood. Here are some great local spots to explore while in attendance.
May 21, 2024
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Data Cloud Summit 2024 begins in less than two weeks, and the Snowflake partner ecosystem is buzzing with anticipation as sessions, expos, dinners, and breakouts are beginning to pile up. With so much to see and do around this year’s venue, the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, we’ve rounded up a short list covering some of the best places to relax, unwind, be inspired, and fill your belly in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood. 

SoMa (South of Market Street) is a vibrant neighborhood in San Francisco, California that sits, as the name suggests, south of Market Street. Smaller sub-neighborhoods found in SoMa, such as South Beach, Rincon Hill and Yerba Buena, are home to an eclectic collection of cultural and modern entertainment, drawing many visitors to the area each year. 

You will undoubtedly have moments in your day to sneak away – whether it be for lunch, a breath of fresh air or a late night drink. Yerba Buena boasts fantastic cultural museums, performing arts, delicious bites, nightclubs and easy access to public transportation.

Disclaimer: Hakkoda is not an affiliate or partner of any of the businesses listed in this article; this information is intended as a travel guide to help you to get the most out of your time at Snowflake’s Data Cloud Summit 2024.

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Coffee Lovers

Delah Coffee

Location: 370 4th Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 7 minutes

Arabian coffee brewed with sustainably sourced beans to perfection is what you can expect here. The menu is delightful, featuring housemade specialty coffee creations, crafted to perfection. In addition, the shop features an espresso bar, pour over, cold press, chai, Yemeni lattes, smoothies, and scrumptious pastries. Order online or at the coffee shop. 

 

Outset Coffee

Location: 90 New Montgomery Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 7 minutes

This is no ordinary coffee house – coffee mocktails are what the buzz is about here! You can certainly grab a plain cup of joe if that’s your desire, but if you’re in the mood to embrace coffee mixology, there are loads of treats on the menu to try. Grab a Black Sesame Mudslide or a Donut Latte and pair it with one of the thick cut toasts on the menu for a snack or breakfast. Order online or at the coffee shop.

 

Iron Horse Coffee

Location: 25 Maiden Lane

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 9 minutes

Tucked back in an alley, this is the speakeasy version of a coffee shop. With just a bar area for seating (it doubles as a cocktail bar at night), it can be hit or miss if you can grab a seat, but either way, you can order a delicious cup of traditional coffee drinks along with coffee cocktails at the bar from the barista. Not an order ahead establishment, but that’s the intrigue!

Lunchtime Bites

 

Wise Sons Jewish Deli

Location: Contemporary Jewish Museum

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 7 minutes

With a handful of locations around the city, this local eatery serves up California inspired Jewish deli cuisine, all handmade in house. From double baked rye bread, smoked pastrami, fresh bagels and matzo soup, you can’t go wrong. Order online or at the deli. Delivery and takeout available.

 

Ayola Greek & Mediterranean

Location: 327 Kearny Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 13 minutes

If you’re in the mood for gyros, falafel, shawarma, hummus and other Mediterranean fare, Ayola serves up delicious food and generous helpings. Order online or at the restaurant. Delivery and takeout available.

 

Joyride Pizza

Location: Yerba Buena Gardens, 730 Howard Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 1 minute

With vegetarian, plant based and meat lover’s options, everyone can enjoy Detroit style pizza as this local pizzeria. Dine on the patio overlooking the gardens while enjoying a cold beer, local wine, signature cocktails, pizza, salad and dessert. Order online or at the restaurant.

 

Tropisueno Mexican Kitchen

Location: 75 Yerba Buena Lane

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 6 minutes

This quick-service, charming taqueria is perfect when you want Mexican cuisine in the middle of the day. With a menu featuring street-style tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas and more, it’s easy to love. Dine in the hacienda-style eatery by day or order online for pick up. By night, full service bar and table service restaurant options are available with a more extensive menu.

 

Mehfil Indian Cuisine

Location: 88 2nd Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 9 minutes

Mehfil has been praised as one of the top Indian dining spots in San Fran! Delicious, affordable, authentic Indian home cooking is on the menu here. With a lunch menu offering $7-$8 dishes, you can’t go wrong.

Places To Pause & Relax

Yerba Buena Gardens

Location: 750 Howard Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 1 minute

5-acres of carefully designed gardens are found right outside the Moscone Center. This oasis in the center of downtown is the perfect place to catch your breath. Search out the Butterfly Garden, Reflection Garden and the East Side Garden where you can enjoy the peaceful fountains.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Waterfall Memorial

Location: 750 Howard Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 6 minutes

A wonderful place for reflection and contemplation, this waterfall memorial, dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr., can be found within Yerba Buena Gardens. At 50 feet wide, 20 feet tall and ending in a 120,000 gallon reflecting pool, the cascading water is mesmerizing. You can walk through a tunnel behind the waterfall, where city noises are drowned out, while reading quotations from Dr. King’s speeches.

 

Public Art Walking Tour

Location: Yerba Buena Gardens, 37°47’03.3″N 122°24’09.4″W (coordinates for first stop)

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 3 minutes

If you love art, spend some time alone admiring the diverse public art on display in Yerba Buena. Download a free audio walking tour that will guide you to 15 art installations in the neighborhood featuring pieces from both renowned and emerging artists. Sculptures, murals and light installations are all featured and are just steps from the Moscone Center.

 

Temple Immersive Yoga Studio

Location: 540 Howard Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 8 minutes

Take a deep breath, literally, at one of the many classes offered at Temple Immersive. Various yoga classes, sound immersions, dance and meditation are all offered. When you sign up for a class, you have access to the community Ar tBar Lounge and herbal tea.

Team Building & Personal Leisure

American Bookbinders Museum

Location: 355 Clementina Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 6 minutes

Book lovers will love this unique, one-of-a-kind museum. Learn all about the history of bookbinding, including the tools and processes used in its early days to the automation of the process that was later invented. Self-guided and audio tours are available, but also group tours can be arranged if your group is in search of a unique way to spend a few hours.

 

Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center

Location: 750 Folsom Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 4 minutes

If you or your group needs a chance to stretch out after a day of events, spend an hour or two at the bowling lanes or on the ice. No reservations are needed, but they are suggested if you plan to bowl with a large group.

 

Eagle Club Indoor Golf

Location: 840 Folsom Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 7 minutes

Designed for players of all levels, this indoor driving range is perfect when you want to swing a club, even when the weather isn’t. Food and drink are available on site as well as lessons.

 

Museum Of The African Diaspora

Location: 685 Mission Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 5 minutes

“MoAD celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora.” – MoAd

This museum is a must visit when in Yerba Buena, whether as a team or personally. This Smithsonian Affiliate museum exclusively showcases the art and cultural heritage of the people of Africa and of African descent. 

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Late Night Bars & Entertainment

The View Lounge

Location: Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 7 minutes

For cocktails and city views, head to the top of the Marriott Marquis. The views of the city here are stunning, the cocktails are handcrafted and the small bites you can order are tasty.

  

Dawn Club

Location: 10 Annie Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 8 minutes

Featuring art deco design, live jazz music after 8pm every night and an extensive collection of whiskey and cocktails, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the Prohibition era. If you want table side service, reservations are recommended, but if you don’t mind standing while sipping your drink, don’t hesitate to just walk on in.

 

Kona’s Street Market

Location: 32 3rd Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 6 minutes

Voted as one of the top bars in San Francisco by Conde Nest, you will find an eclectic array of global-market inspired cocktails on the menu. This is definitely the place to go if unconventional drinks are what you’re searching for. 

 

Tequila Mockingbird

Location: 86 2nd Street

Walking Distance from Moscone Center: 9 minutes

A local favorite, this tequila and mezcal bar has a chill vibe with fair prices, especially for San Francisco standards. Reservations can be made for groups over 15.

Stepping Off the Stage Floor: Hakkōda Happenings in and Around the Yerba Buena Neighborhood

These are just a few of our top recommendations for exploring the Yerba Buena neighborhood from a long list of incredible options. Be sure to let us know if you stumble upon a hidden gem we didn’t mention so we can add it for next year!

We hope you enjoy Data Cloud Summit 2024 and all the neighborhood has to offer. The Hakkoda team would love to grab a coffee with you at any of the above places, or see you at one of the exciting events we have planned during the weekWhether you come enjoy the music and aerial displays at our Kickoff Soiree or attend one of our executive events, we hope to see you there!

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