Best of the Bay, held at the Ferry Building, is back and better than ever. All-inclusive tickets cover amazing food, cocktails, wine, entertainment and more.
Three years is a long time to wait due to the pandemic, but San Francisco magazine’s legendary Best of the Bay party is back this year at the historic and gorgeous Ferry Building.
On Thursday, August 25, from 7-10 pm, guests can expect the party of the summer, with incredible food and drink, live entertainment and a setting like no other.
Here’s where you can get your tickets now to this exclusive night of fun that showcases the best of San Francisco.
“Since COVID threw a wrench into our big annual bash for the past three years, we wanted to come back stronger than ever,” says San Francisco magazine publisher, Autumn O’Keefe. “From incredible food, wine and cocktails to exceptional entertainment, this event truly showcases the best of the region. It’s the perfect way to end the summer. We’re so pleased with the lineup, and I know our guests will love what they see, taste and explore.”
Among the many culinary highlights, award-winning chef Charles Phan is bringing in his beloved Slanted Door, which has been the anchor of the Ferry Building for years and closed during the pandemic. The restaurant’s renovation will be final soon, so Phan is offering exclusive tastes of what’s coming—all for Best of the Bay guests.
Foodwise, the local organization that, for 30 years, has operated world-class farmers markets and education programs to connect the Bay Area community with fresh, local food and sustainable family farms, is the Best of the Bay’s beneficiary.
If that hasn't convinced you, San Francisco magazine is now offering 20% off all tickets—simply use code SFMAGFRIENDS20 when checking out!
Here’s the impressive lineup for this year’s event:
Best of the Bay Sponsors
SF Ferry Building
Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance
Schug Carneros Estate
1AM Artists (large mural backdrop for Instagram photos)
Batch & Bottle
Fort Point Beer
Domaine Carneros sparkling wine (can be found with Tsar Nicoulai Caviar)
Best of the Bay Restaurants
Crumble and Whisk
FOOD LA LA
FP Wine Merchant
Best of the Bay Entertainment
DJ Weekend Girl
Berber (restaurant is bringing in belly dancers)
Photography by: KELSEY CHANCE/UNSPLASH; KAMIL KALBARCZYK/UNSPLASH; JOHN ARANO/UNSPLASH; MICHAEL DISCENZA/UNSPLASH