Understanding New Construction Projects in Your Neighborhood

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New construction projects are bringing much-needed housing to San Francisco, but you may have questions or concerns about the impact that a particular project might have on your nearby nightlife business.

In order to address any concerns you might have, it’s important to engage with the developer of the project and the San Francisco Planning Department; engagement can be most effective if it happens as early in the planning process as possible. Thankfully, the Planning Department offers a number of tools that can help keep you informed about construction projects in your neighborhood.


San Francisco Music Spotlight #3

Megan Slankard

San Francisco is home to a wide variety of talented musicians. This playlist showcases just some of the many great local artists performing in local venues over the next few months.

See the Artists in this Mix Perform Live:


Working Group Formed to Study Improving Late Night/Early Morning Transportation

Muni at night

In June 2014, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the San Francisco Entertainment Commission formed a Late Night Transportation Working Group comprised of local transportation providers, representatives from nighttime and early morning businesses, nightlife advocates, labor unions with employees who work late nights or early mornings, and other stakeholders interested in late night transportation issues.

Over the next six months, the working group will create a Late Night Integrated Transportation Plan to improve late night and early morning transportation options for San Francisco workers, residents, and visitors. At the end of the year, working group staff will present a report to the Board of Supervisors that identifies short-, medium-, and long-term strategies to improve late night and early morning transportation to and from businesses in San Francisco.

Below, you can find the working group’s schedule of meetings, relevant documents and the group’s full roster. Please send any inquiries about the working group — including requests to be notified about future meeting agendas — to latenighttransit@sfgov.org.


Welcome to NightlifeSF

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San Francisco’s nightlife and entertainment sector – which includes restaurants, bars, nightclubs, live music venues, and other performance spaces – is an integral part of the City’s fabric. Nightlife and entertainment businesses attract residents and visitors to our diverse neighborhoods and provide social spaces that are critical to the development of our unique and vibrant cultural life.

Nightlife isn’t just a cultural benefit; it’s also a major economic driver within the City. The nightlife industry includes 3,200 businesses that create over 52,000 jobs citywide. According to a 2012 economic impact study, the sector accounts for $4.2 billion in spending by 80 million customers annually.

NightlifeSF collects resources to support prospective and existing nightlife businesses, resources for local musicians, and tools to help visitors and residents experience what San Francisco nightlife has to offer.

NightlifeSF is a project of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. For more information about OEWD’s work to attract and support nightlife businesses across San Francisco, please contact:

Benjamin Van Houten
Project Manager, Nightlife & Entertainment Sector


The information on this site is maintained by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. All information contained herein is expected to be accurate, complete and timely, but the City and County of San Francisco does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of this information. The City and County shall not be liable for any loss caused by reliance on such information, including, but not limited to, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use this site.

Inclusion of a business or other entity in resources on this site does not constitute advice, endorsement or recommendation of the business or entity by the City and County of San Francisco. All critical information pertaining to any business or entity listed here should be independently verified. The City and County of San Francisco does not certify the authenticity of information that originates from third parties. In no event shall the City and County of San Francisco be liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of any business or entity listed on this site.

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