See you in San Francisco, FutureStackers!

Are you as excited as we are for our first-ever FutureStack conference right here in our fair city of San Francisco? While some of you are already well aware that SF (that’s San Francisco for short) is one of the best cities in the world, for those less familiar with the city, we’ve put together a short guide of attractions near FutureStack, taking place in the beloved Union Square, to help you get acclimated.

You might find yourself leaving your heart here, as many do.

Where to Sleep?

The Grand Hyatt in Union Square is hosting the conference. If you miss the event discount cutoff or have trouble booking a room there, the Hyatt concierge can assist you in finding an alternate. Using a travel search engine like is another option.

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Alternative Hotels are:

 herbert hotel  $

Herbert Hotel

Address: 161 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone:(415) 362-1600

This historic San Francisco hotel is along the Powell Street Cable Car line, one block from shopping at Union Square. It features contemporary rooms with free wifi internet. Guest rooms at Herbert Hotel boast colorful bedspreads and wall art.


Hotel Adagio

Address: 550 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: (415) 775-5000

This Union Square boutique has 171 up-to-date, well-appointed rooms that deliver the right luxuries. A fitness center, business center, great service, and an on-site restaurant make this hotel one of the best options in its area and price range.
 2631759-Clift-Hotel-Guest-Room-17  $$$

The Clift

Address: 495 Geary St,  San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone:(415) 775-4700

Known for its Redwood Room bar and Asia de Cuba restaurant, the Clift’s hip scene is typical of the Morgans Hotel Group. The lobby and the 350 small but comfortable rooms are short on amenities but high on scene and style.
 Where to Eat?
  Super Duper Burger $

Super Duper Burgers 

Address: 721 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone:(415) 538-3437 

Super Duper Burgers offers fast food style burgers, fries and shakes made of the finest organic ingredients and served on environmentally friendly packaging. They made the list for Zagat-rated ‘best burgers in SF.’
 Sushi  $$

Akiko’s Restaurant

Address: 41 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone:(415) 397-3218 

Akiko’s offers charming and boutique setting, with a warm and inviting atmosphere for those wishing to indulge in culinary delights. Upon entering the restaurant, one is met with rustic earth tones, imported rosewood floors, and exposed brick walls. Affordable and melt-in-your-mouth good.
 Bluestem  $$$

Bluestem Brasserie 

Address: 1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone:(415) 547-1111 

Bluestem Brasserie is a San Francisco urban neighborhood restaurant, offering a lively dining experience with a familiar brasserie menu of fresh, simply composed dishes, distinct cocktails, a satisfying wine list and 12 wines on tap, sourced directly from some of Napa and Sonoma’s finest producers and offered at a great value.
 Where to Drink and Be Merry?
  cantina-bb-0608-lg  $$


Address: 580 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone:(415) 398-0195 

Esquire Magazine says, “Now, having this many good choices is like having no choice at all, and when you’ve got no choice, you punt. So because Cantina not only makes excellent drinks but, unlike the others, is also within easy football-kicking range of most downtown hotels, it gets our nod.”
 Django-Live-at-50-Mason5a  $$

50 Mason Social House 

Address: 50 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone:(415) 433-5050 

One of the best beer and wine lists in the city with local music Tuesday through Sunday, showcasing the best of San Francisco’s world-class music scene. Made Zagat’s list of best blues bars in SF.
 swig  $$

Swig Bar 

Address: 561 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone:(415) 931-7292 

Located just off Union Square in the heart of San Francisco, Swig is the City’s quintessential modern classic bar. Its contemporary decor presents an inviting, vibrant space, complemented by a serious collection of the finest spirits and libations. 
 slanted-door-bar  $$$

The Slanted Door 

Address: 1 Ferry Bldg Marketplace #3, San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone:(415) 861-8032 

The drink menu consists almost entirely of bourbons. Along with an impressive two-page list of bourbons, there are bourbon flights and cocktails that are dangerously easy to drink, like the refreshing Roffignac, made with Rittenhouse 100 rye, lemon, grapefruit, German raspberry-vinegar syrup, and soda.
 wv_2008-09-15_Press_Club_FoodWineBar  $$$

The Press Club

Address: 20 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone:(415) 744-5000 

Press Club, a wine bar and lounge, offers California’s finest wines and beers in a sophisticated, social atmosphere. The menu of seasonal small plates and thoughtful pairings offers the ultimate wine experience in one of San Francisco’s most notable destinations. 
 Gitane  $$$


Address: 6 Claude Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone:(415) 788-6686 

Named after the freewheeling gypsy, Gitane is a modern, funky, and artistically bold Spanish restaurant and bar. A hidden gem, Gitane’s interior exhibits the sexy playfulness of a 1930’s cabaret, the swagger of Serge Gainsbourg, and the audacious spirit of the 70’s disco era.
 Ruby Sky  $$$

Ruby Sky

Address: 420 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone:(415) 693-0777 

Located just a block west of Union Square, Ruby Skye is a massive dance club that features local and international techno, house and electronica DJs Wednesday through Saturday nights. There is always a cover and usually a line but, with two levels and four dance rooms plus several VIP areas, this is the place to see and be seen in the Union Square area.

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