Assisting Nightlife and Entertainment Businesses

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OEWD is committed to assisting San Francisco’s nightlife and entertainment businesses with these resources:

  • If you own a restaurant, bar, cafe, or art gallery, you can help your business attract and retain patrons by hosting live performances, thanks to a new program that makes it easy and affordable.
  • Nightlife is a major economic driver within the City. A 2012 economic impact study conducted by the Office of the Controller found that the nightlife sector accounts for $4.2 billion in spending by 80 million customers.
  • In 2009, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a policy “to foster, promote, and sustain music and culture in San Francisco.” Find out more about the music and culture sustainability policy.