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253 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA


Solutions for private events of under 40 people: a downtown San Francisco venue, event services, and a sharp collection of rentals.

Location & Contact

Here, you'll find our address, maps, parking, drop-off tips, and public transit directions. Also, there are options for how to contact us by phone or email, and how to sign up for a visit to see the space.



We’re in the heart of downtown San Francisco at 253 Columbus Avenue between Pacific and Broadway. Our bright red door is next to Vesuvio’s entrance, and we’re across poetry-filled Jack Kerouac Alley from City Lights Books.

Cookhouse is easily walkable from the Financial District, North Beach, Embarcadero, and Jackson Square. We've also got taxi and drop-off metered zones right in front, and plenty of public transportation nearby.


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Phone: 415-796-3757 (availability is subject to our event schedule)

Mail: 253 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133


Would you like to visit? Sign up for a tour here:


Street parking meters are free after 6pm. There are also plenty of garages nearby. Here are two 24-hour options:

Note for early load-ins: Columbus Avenue on our block is a no-stopping zone from 4-6am and 7-9am.

Drop-off Hints

If you are taking a cab, there is a convenient taxi pick-up/drop-off zone right out front.

If you need to drop things off at the start of your event and then go park your car, there are two yellow meters you can use if you've got commercial plates, and one 15-minute green zone for non-commercial vehicles, also in front.

Just don’t park in the bus stop zone - that fine is quite pricey!


From the Montgomery St BART station, walk north on Montgomery St and turn left onto Columbus Ave.  

The Embarcadero BART station is also nearby: walk west on California St or Pine St, turn right at Montgomery St, and turn left onto Columbus Ave.


MUNI stops within a block of Cookhouse include:

  • Columbus Ave & Broadway (lines 8, 41)

  • Broadway & Grant Ave (lines 10, 12)

  • Columbus Ave & Kearny St (lines 8, 8BX, 41)

  • Pacific Ave & Kearny St (lines 10, 12)

Ryan Yount’s hand-drawn line illustration of Cookhouse from the outside, with the balcony door half open, and showing some of the external columns, rosettes, and architectural detail. The iconic bar Vesuvio is just downstairs, adjoining Jack Kerouac Alley and City Lights Bookstore.

We’re very grateful to illustrator Ryan Yount for the above. Fun fact: he got married here! It was a surprise wedding - well, a surprise for everyone but the couple, a few friends, two photographers, and our team. What a fun and seriously memorable night!