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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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