Cloud & Technology By Steve / 5 years ago Type “Dreamforce” in this site’s search bar (top-right corner) and you will see I’ve posted several articles related to Dreamforce 2012. This post is a bit different as it will serve as my personal reference for all Dreamforce after parties, DF events, and places to grab a bite or a beer which surround my hotel, the Sir Francis Drake near Union Square, or the Moscone Center. Just because this post serves my own selfish needs, it doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of it. Most Dreamforce 2012 attendees are staying in a hotel located near the Moscone Center or Union Square. If you fall into this category, the below DF2012 information is a good resource for you as well. In full disclosure, I’ve attended several Dreamforce events in the past, but I make no claim to my knowledge of the area. I’ll be trying out many of the restaurants, pubs, bars, and coffee spots listed below for the first time this year at DF2012. If you are a San Francisco native or have good familiarity of areas surrounding Union Square or the Moscone Center, please leave recommendations below in the comments section. Dreamforce 2012 After Parties & Events Monday, September 17th Who: Subscribed 2012 Conference by Zuora When: 9am to 6pm Where: Ritz Carlton, 600 Stockton St. Info: This is actually a separate conference unrelated to Dreamforce 2012. I’m flying in on Monday, the day before Dreamforce, and signed up for the free Zuora conference to see what it is all about. Search this site for “Zuora” if you would like to see my post regarding this conference. Who: Bluewolf Dreamforce Tech Meeting When: 530pm to 8pm Where: 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Mina St. Who: Subscribed 2012 Networking Cocktail Reception When: 6pm to 8pm Where: Ritz Carlton, 600 Stockton St. Info: See my comments above. This is an after party unrelated to Dreamforce 2012. Who: Informatica Cloud Connect Dreamforce Kickoff Party When: 7pm to 11pm Where: Parc 55, 55 Cyril Magnin St. (5th at Market) Tuesday, September 18th Who: Beer Garden with Silverpop When: 4pm to 6pm Where: Jillian’s Pocket Park (corner of 4th and Howard) Who: Do.com Dreamforce Happy Hour When: 5pm to 8pm Where: Mint Plaza, 14 Mint Plaza (5th between Mission and Market St.) Who: Masterpieces 2012 by the Marketing Alliance When: 7pm to 11pm Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard) Who: Capgemini Cocktail Reception (private – invite only) When: 7pm to 11pm Where: The W Hotel Upstairs Lounge (2nd Floor), 181 3rd St. Who: Deloitte After Party (private – invite only) When: 8pm to 11pm Where: ROE, 651 Howard St. Who: Klassy Cocktails and Karaoke by Kell Partners When: 8pm to 12am Where: Butter Bar, 354 11th Street (cross streets are Folsom and Harrison) Info: The site claims this is for non-profits only. Considering the other DF after parties close out at 11pm, it may be worth attempting to crash this gig for another hour of networking and free drinks. Wednesday, September 19th Who: Cirruspath Happy Hour When: 4pm to 7pm Where: Thirsty Bear Brewery, 661 Howard St. (half block from Moscone) Who: Dreamforce Global Gala Concert with Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) When: 630pm to 10pm Where: City Hall, 1 Polk Street Who: CoreMatrix Cocktail Reception (private – invite only) When: 6pm to 8pm Where: Marriott Marquis View Lounge, 55 4th St. Who: 2012 Dreamforce Modern Marketing Mixer by Eloqua, Netprospex, & Influitive When: 530pm to 830pm (just before the SF Global Gala RHCP Concert) Where: The Great Room at the W Hotel, 181 3rd St. Who: Appirio After Dark When: 830pm to 2am Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard) Who: Accenture (private – invite only) When: 11pm to 2am Where: Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St. (Geary St. and Mason St.) Thursday, September 20th Who: Cloud Sherpas Party When: 6pm to 8pm Where: Zero Zero, 826 Folsom Street Who: Zuora Block Party When: 6pm to 11pm Where: Mint Plaza, 14 Mint Plaza (5th between Mission and Market St.) Who: Enterprise Corporate Sales Reception by SFDC & Google (private – invite only) When: 7pm to 10pm Where: Town Hall, 342 Howard St (between Beale St. & Fremont St.) Who: Exact Target’s Detour When: 7pm to 11pm Where: Four Seasons, 757 Market St Who: FinancialForce.com Dreamforce After Hours Party When: 7pm to 1am Where: 25 Lusk, 25 Lusk St. (off Townsend St. between 3rd and 4th St.) Who: DF12 Pliney The Elder Home Brew Off When: 7pm to 10pm Where: ROE, 651 Howard St. Who: Astadia Cloud Connection Party When: 9pm to 1am Where: City View at Metreon, 135 4th St. Who: DocuSign After-After Party When: 9pm to 2am Where: Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St. (Geary St. and Mason St.) Who: de.lyrium by Lyris When: 8pm-2am Where: Supperclub, 657 Harrison St. Friday, September 21st Who: FinancialForce.com Say Goodbye Party When: 830am to 1130am Where: B Bar Yerba Buena Gardens, 720 Howard St. Places Near Moscone Center – Eat. Hydrate. Beer. What: Food Where: Super Duper, Zero Zero What: Food and Beer Where: Thirsty Bear Brewery What: Coffee Where: Coffee Choice, Starbucks, Pete’s Coffee and Tea What: Frozen Yogurt Where: Icebee Yogurt, SoGreen Yogurt, or Yogen Fruz @ Metreon What: Fruit Smoothies Where: Jamba Juice or Froots Places Near Sir Francis Drake and Union Square – Eat. Hydrate. Beer. Sorry, even when I’m on company dime I still prefer hole-in-the-wall spots. What: Breakfast Food Where: Lori’s Diner What: Day Food Were: Daily Grill, Dojima-Ann (cheap sushi), Cafe La Taza, Cable Car Cafe What: Late Night Food Where: Chabaa Thai Cuisine (1am), Hana Zen (sushi till 1am), Burger House (230am) What: Bars and Lounges Where: Summer Place Cocktail Lounge, Tunnel Top (cash only), Owl Tree, Chelsea Place, Lefty O’Doul’s Dreamforce 2012 Mobile App – After Parties, Events & Places Appirio Party App SFGuide.com Dreamforce 2012 Lounges – Free Wi-Fi, Coffee, & Power Outlet Charging Stations Who: DesksNear.me When: Sep 18-21st from 730am to 530pm Where: Desks Near Me Hosted Coffee Shop @ 678 Folsom St. – Google Map Well, that is it for now. I hope you are able to utilize this list to help organize your Dreamforce 2012 activities. Feel free to add anything I missed in the comments below. Please share this link with your friends and business colleagues and see your at #DF12!