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Dreamforce 2023: Here’s where the San Francisco after-parties are

Dreamforce 2023 attendees play roulette at the Moscone Center. | Source: Kevin Truong/The Standard

If you’re one of the 35,000-odd attendees at Dreamforce 2023 in San Francisco, you might be in serious need of a drink after a long day of speeches and tech-speak.

You’re in luck: The Standard has gathered a list of Dreamforce after-parties and meet-ups near the convention. From ChatGPT-themed parties to mixers hosted in the Twitter—sorry, X—building, Downtown San Francisco is the tech industry’s playground this week.

Events are filling up fast, and some—including the Salesforce-hosted Queer Happy Hour on Tuesday—are already full. Most mixers will require registration and a Dreamforce badge.

“It’s all a bit overwhelming,” said Tetyana Pavych, a first-time Dreamforce attendee from Chicago. “We haven’t really decided what we’re going to do yet; there’s so many parties around.”

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff delivers the keynote speech at the annual Dreamforce conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco on Tuesday. | Source: Justin Katigbak/The Standard


Dreamforce After Party Bash in the X building

The After Party will host—unsurprisingly—an after-party at the Twitter/X building on Tuesday evening, complete with dim sum and 20% off drinks. The event organizers are plugging the party’s networking opportunities, games and raffle. 

WHERE: Northern Ducks, 1355 Market St.  #180

WHEN: 4-11:30 p.m. 

AfterParty GPT

Salesforce Ben, founded by Ben McCarthy, is a group of writers who create content about Salesforce and its technology. The members also appear to be the most plugged-in attendees at Dreamforce, hosting an afterparty at popular club 1015 Folsom. Organizers say the party is “inspired by the Summer of AI” booming in San Francisco.  

WHERE: 1015 Folsom St.

WHEN: 7 p.m.-1 a.m.

Drag queens pose at Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco in 2022. | Source: Samantha Laurey for The Standard

Bingo with Drag Queens

If you’re feeling a little sick of Patagonia vests and lanyards, go to the Vonage Happy Hour, where Dreamforce attendees can play bingo, sip margaritas and mingle with drag queens. 

WHERE: Hyatt SOMA, 50 Third Street

WHEN: 4-6 p.m.

A ‘Cosmic Celebration’ 

Salesforce marketing company Sercante is hosting an “Intergalactic Night Party” that organizers say includes a live DJ, open bar and snacks. A reservation is required. 

WHERE: 715 Harrison St.

WHEN: 7 p.m.-midnight

The Foo Fighters perform at the Lands End stage during Day 2 of Outside Lands. | Source: Morgan Ellis/The Standard



Rock out to the Foo Fighters at the Chase Center on Wednesday evening—it’s included with your Dreamfest ticket. The event, dubbed the “biggest Dreamforce party,” will benefit the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation. 

WHERE: Chase Center, Warriors Way

WHEN: 6 p.m. 

Pickleball DF 2023

Avoid the masses with pickleball at Dreamforce: Data company Squivr is hosting a round-robin style pickleball event on Wednesday morning. Better get there early—335 people have already marked their interest in the event, as of Tuesday morning. 

WHERE: The Crossing, 200 Folsom St.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon 

Stella Kwak-Johnson extends their arms after hitting a backhand in San Francisco on June 22, 2023. | Source: Jeremy Chen/The Standard

Dreamforce Soberforce 

Fancy a mocktail and some food? Dreamforce will host a sober event during the Foo Fighters concert, with drinks served up by Ocean Beach Cafe’s Joshua James. 

WHERE: Salesforce Tower, 27th Floor Social Lounge

WHEN: 5-8 p.m.


Elements Wine Down 

Three days of networking and tech talk is exhausting. Wind down at the Wine Down, hosted by Salesforce partner Elements. 

WHERE: 95 Third St.

WHEN: 4-9 p.m. 

11th Annual Cigar Shindig 

Dubbed one of the “longest-running community traditions” at Dreamforce, the Cigar Shindig will wrap up the last day of the conference with a smoke sesh in Downtown San Francisco. Drinks and cigars will be provided. 

WHERE: Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery St.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. 

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff delivers the keynote speech at the annual Dreamforce conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023. | Source: Justin Katigbak/The Standard

Pingpong Tournament 

Pickleball may not be your thing, but never fear: Attendees can participate in a pingpong tournament, the second of its sort hosted at a Dreamforce event. 

WHERE: Spin San Francisco, 690 Folsom St. #100

WHEN: 4-7 p.m.