January Events

January 2019 Events at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

We look forward to welcoming you to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf in the New Year! If you plan to visit in January or beyond, there are fun attractions to visit, things to see and do, hotels to stay, restaurants and bars to dine and drink, andplenty of sights and sounds.  

 

Looking for more details on visiting Fisherman’s Wharf, or a list of restaurants and hotels?  Please visit our website at www.fishermanswharf.org.  See you soon!

Here's what's happening at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Dine About Ghirardelli Square

Enjoy an evening of San Francisco-inspired fun provided by Ghirardelli Chocolate Marketplace, Subpar Miniature Golf, and The Pub!

Eat and play the evening away while taking in gorgeous views of the Bay and Alcatraz. Rediscover charming and vibrant Ghirardelli Square without long lines or wait times. Present your pass and walk on in!

Dining Pass includes: Prix fixe dinner at The Pub; Round of miniature golf, plus 8 arcade tokens at SubPar; Glass of wine at Wattle Creek Winery; FREE personalized chocolate bar courtesy of Ghirardelli Chocolate Marketplace; Priority service at each location. This event is self-guided, allowing guests to visit the participating businesses in any order and at any time interval they see fit.

 
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Street
 

New Year's Resolutions for 2019!

Spend more time with family.  Check!  Learn something new.  Check!  Enjoy life more.  Check!  Get a head start on your New Year’s Resolutions by going on one of our fun segway tours!  Save $10.00 per person New Year’s Eve Weekend.  Simply mention promo code NEWYEARSEG at checkout.  Valid 12/29/18 – 12/31/18.  
 
We offer 7 fun guided Segway tour routes:  Wharf & Waterfront Tour, Golden Gate Park Tour,  Sunset Chinatown & Little Italy Segway Tour, Advanced Hills Tour, Park Segway tour to Ocean Beach,Waterfront Quick & Fun Tour (1.5 Hours), and Park Quick & Fun Tour (1.5 Hours).  (Must be 12 years or older and 100 to 250 lbs.)  You will love gliding through the city on a Segway!  Don’t believe us?  Click here to check our reviews!
 
Winter Hours: Our office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with 4 daytime departures and 1 sunset tour departure on weekends! 
Location: 757 Beach Street (near Hyde) or 82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (near Japanese Tea Garden) or 417 Beach Street (near Taylor)
For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-474-3130 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)      
 

Blue Mermaid Happy Hour 7 Days A Week!

Maybe you’ve heard the siren’s call for superb seafood in San Francisco, but wondering where the best catch would be.  Lucky you!  The Blue Mermaid Restaurant has an authentic, richly textured oceanfront ambiance accented with sea-faring touches like renderings of mermaids, rough-hewn timbers and thick braids of rope. 

Join us for our daily Happy Hour in the Patio from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., where everything is $8.00 and under:  Draught Beer – $5.00; Champagne/Wine – $6.00; Cocktail of the Day – $7.00; and Small Food Plates – $8.00.  

Dates: January 1 through January 31, 2019

Happy Hour: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily
Location: Right next to the Argonaut Hotel, 495 Jefferson Street
For more information: Call 1-415-771-2222 or email BlueMermaid@noblehousehotels.com    
 

Toast the New Year with Bubbly at the BV!

A festive atmosphere and convivial company make the Buena Vista a cheerful choice of venue to usher in the New Year with old friends and new on New Year’s Eve.  At midnight, enjoy a glass of complimentarybubbly to toast an effervescent 2019.  And on January 1st, whether you’re still in party mode or simply trying to recover from New Year’s Eve revels, a hearty brunch, lunch or dinner and a rejuvenating Irish Coffee is sure to jump-start a happy 2019. 

 
Later in the month, on Friday, January 25th, stop by to celebrate National Irish Coffee Day, and the Buena Vista’s world-famous contribution to the the popularity of this pleasing potion! 

 

If you’re still catching up on holiday present-buying, or just want to indulge in a little therapeutic self-gifting, drop by our gift shop where you’ll find an appealing selection of stylish BV logo apparel, collectibles and souvenirs.
 
Hours: Lunch, Dinner & All-Day Breakfast.  Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.; Weekends: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Location: 2765 Hyde Street (at Beach)
For more information: Call 1-415-474-5044 
 

California Twilight Cruise®

Cruise with Red and Whitealong the illuminated skyline of San Francisco — with its modern skyscrapers and historic landmarks, under the legendary Golden Gate Bridge, past the infamous Alcatraz Island, and under the iconic Bay Bridge while sharing drinks with friends and family.  Many of San Francisco’s famous structures and landmarks have special holiday lights, making the views even more spectacular!  
 
Some sights on our twilight cruises include the San Francisco Ferry Building, Coit Tower, Treasure Island, Yerba Buena Island, and AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants).  You’ll instantly understand why so many people through the years have made San Francisco their home.  If you’re visiting from out of town, you may just want to stay an extra night or two for added opportunities to sightsee!
 
Dates: Beginning Thursday, January 3, 2019 (Thursdays and Mondays Only) 
Departure Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Pier 43 1/2 
For more information: Call 1-415-673-2900
 

AT&T Park Tours

It’s a ballpark where home runs can be “splash hits” and the breathtaking bay view rivals the action on the field.  It’s where one of baseball’s most hallowed franchises plays inside an architectural landmark.  Come visit the Home of the San Francisco Giants and go behind the scenes with one of our seasoned Tour Guides.  Get a player’s-eye view from the Dugout, the Visitor’s Batting Cage and Clubhouse.  Tour stops may also include the Bob Stevens Press Box, a Luxury Suite, and our Giants memorabilia display on the Club Level.
 
Dates: Now through January 31, 2019
Times: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  (Tours last 1.5 hours long.)
Location: AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza
For more information: Call 1-415-972-2400 or email toursinfo@attpark.com 
 
 

Live Music with Marcus Cappellazzo

Marcus Cappellazzo Music is a unique presence to watch on stage.  He offers a band-like performance using a set-up consisting of a loop station, harmonizer pedal, electric kick, snare, crash, and high hat pedals that are triggered by his feet, accompanied with guitar.  
 
Come enjoy dinner or a few drinks at the Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco, PIER 39, while listening to this unique performance.  Entry is free!  We can’t wait to rock out with you.  See you there!
 
Dates: Tuesday, January 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Location: Entrance of PIER 39
For more information: Call 1-415-956-2013
 

Bay Lights Cruise

Join  Blue & Gold Fleet on the Bay Lights Cruise and watch the illumination of The Bay Lights, the world’s largest LED light sculpture, from the best seats on the Bay!  Ticket includes (1) drink ticket (good for 1 house alcoholic beverage or 2 non-alcoholic beverages).  Cruise departs promptly and is 90-minutes long.  This is not a seated event.  $3.00 of proceeds will be donated to Illuminate.  Learn more about The Bay Lights by Leo Villareal and dedicate a light at illuminate.org.
 
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20, 2019
Departure Time: 5:00 p.m.  (Boarding begins at 4:40 p.m.)
Location: PIER 39
For more information: Call 1-415-705-8200 or info@blueandgoldfleet.com
 

29th Anniversary of the Sea Lions' Arrival!

Join us to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the sea lions’ arrival to PIER 39!  The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake hit San Francisco in October 1989.  With a protected environment and plentiful supply of food from the Bay, the sea lions quickly decided to make PIER 39’s K-Dock their new home. Click here to learn more about the sea lions’ arrival.

Join us to celebrate with free Sea Lion Encounter Walking Tours given by Aquarium of the Bay naturalists.  Tour participants also receive a complimentary beverage and special discounts at select PIER 39 businesses.**  Check back for more information.
 
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20, 2019 
Location: PIER 39, Sea Lion Center
For more information: Call 1-415-705-5500      
 

Holidays at the Exploratorium

Celebrate the holidays Exploratorium-style as two winter traditions return — the whimsical handmade machines of Curious Contraptions and the dazzling lights of Glow.  Then, explore hundreds of perception-altering exhibits, awaken your senses in our famous Tactile Dome, and savor adults-only Thursday nights at After Dark.  Plus, you’ll find unusual holiday gifts here for everyone on your list, from unique gadgets to an entire year of memorable experiences.  

 

Located at Pier 15 along San Francisco’s Embarcadero between the Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ferry Building, the Exploratorium is easy to get to on public transportation.

 

Dates: Now through Sunday, January 20, 2019
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Sunday; all ages); 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Thursday evenings; ages 18+); Closed Mondays, except select Monday holidays.
Location: Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)
For more information: Call 1-415-528-4444 or email visit@exploratorium.edu    
 

Tailor-Made for Transportation and Tours

If you are thinking prestige, you have come to the right place. Serving the entire Bay Area, Protocol Transportation offers the Finest in Official and Proper Transportation.  
 
For your Holiday celebration events, we provide a first-class transport experience.  We can also take you on a San Francisco City Tour, including the San Francisco City Tour (Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Garden, Lombard “Crooked” Street, Seal Rock); Monterey/Carmel Tour; Muir Woods/Sausalito Tour; or a Wine Country Tour.
 
For business meetings, conferences, or team-building outings, Protocol is also ready to help plan an event of any scale including airport services, point to point transfers and as directed.
 
Location: 514 Presidio Avenue
For more information: Call 1-415-923-0934
 

Let Ben & Jerry's Keep You Warm!

Keep warm with a yummy Ben & Jerry’sHot Fudge (or Caramel) Sundae!  Mention this newsletter listing and get 20% off your purchase!
 
Dates: Now through January 31, 2019
Locations: 475 Jefferson Street (next to Argonaut Hotel) and Pier 41
 
Hours of Argonaut Hotel Location: 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday through Wednesday); 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Friday); 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.(Saturday); and 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Sunday).  Closed Thursday.

 

Hours of Pier 41 Location: 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Monday through Thursday); 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Friday); 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Saturday); and 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Sunday).  
For more information: Call Janna Kaufman, 1-650-465-8001  
 

It's Dungeness Crab Season at Fog Harbor Fish House

Fog Harbor Fish House, the quintessential waterfront dining experience, is proud to be named a Top 5 Seafood Restaurant in San Francisco.  Family owned and operated, spanning through three generations, Fog Harbor offers 100% sustainable seafood favorites, ranging from Award-Winning Clam Chowder, Dungeness Crab, Jumbo Scallop & Crab Risotto, Cioppino, and Seafood Platters.  As Dungeness Crab Season continues and the winter months roll through, Fog Harbor has developed a Dungeness Crab menu that is available for guests to explore the fresh, local crab dishes Fog Harbor has to offer.
 
Located on the second level of PIER 39, Fog harbor’s dining room offers spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, while guests sip on California Wines, Draft Beers and Award-Winning Handcrafted Cocktails.  Make your reservations now!
 
Dates: Now through January 31, 2019 
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday); 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Location: Second Level of PIER 39
For more information: Call 1-415-421-2442 or email fogharbor@simcorestaurants.com       
 

Dungeness Crab at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant

Pier Market Seafood Restaurant offers a 100% sustainable seafood, and a  waterfront dining experience with views of the San Francisco Bay, the infamous PIER 39 Sea Lions and Alcatraz.  As winter and local dungeness crab season continue, Pier Market offers a variety of local Dungeness Crab dishes, ranging from Whole Oven Garlic Roasted Crab, infamous Clam Chowder topped with Crab, Crab Cocktail and more.  Pier Market sources their crab from local fishermen that are 100% sustainable, and they are excited to continue serving high quality crab for the winter seasons.
 
Dine with us and enjoy winter festivities, and the bustling PIER 39 while sipping on California Wines, Draft Beers and Handcrafted Cocktails.  Get a behind the scenes view of our chefs at work with an open kitchen and grill overlooking the Bay.  Make your reservations now!
  
Dates: Now through January 31, 2019
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday); 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Location: Lower Level in the middle of PIER 39
For more information: Call 1-415-989-7437 or email piermarket@simcorestaurants.com
 

California Winter and Surf Vibes at Wipeout Bar & Grill

Wipeout Bar & Grill is open every day during the winter months!  Experience the California winter season and surf vibes from breakfast to after-dinner drinks with local draft feers and handcrafted cocktails outdoors by the fire pit, or indoors with cozy lights and bumpin’ music. Wipeout starts everyday with breakfast favorites, including Combos, Omelettes, Huevos Rancheros and more.  As the afternoon and evenings commence, enjoy the bustling of PIER 39 and sports on flat screen TV’s seen from every table, while dining on a variety of appetizers and entrees ranging from 100% sustainable seafood to Wipeout Burgers, Paddlin’ Pizzas and Big Wave Bowls.
 
In our strides toward sustainability and environmental protection, Wipeout is a San Francisco Green Certified Business and has proudly made the switch to paper straws.
 
Dates: Now through January 31, 2019
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  (Breakfast daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
Location: The end of PIER 39 (across from the carousel)
For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-986-5966
 

Winter on the Waterfront -- No Wait, Local Specials, Easy Adventures

Play in your own backyard and be rewarded with amazing views and fun for all ages!  Ride BART, hop on a tour along the Embarcadero’s Waterfront,
experience “The Rock”, Submarines, Chocolate, Fresh Crab, Cool Rooms, and a Neighborhood Fly Over.
 
San Francisco Winter on the Waterfront (SFWOW) includes several of the waterfront’s most popular attractions featuring special offers during the off-season to provide locals with an opportunity to craft an affordable, local adventure.  Some of the partners include:  Alcatraz Cruises, the Exploratorium, Hotel ZoeSimco Restaurants, SF Flyer7D Experience, the USS Pampanito, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Alioto’s RestaurantHornblower Cruises & Events, Ghirardelli Square, and BART.
Dates: Now through the first week of March 2019
 

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Winter Favorites at Pompei's Grotto

It’s been said that cioppino was invented on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf by the Italian fishermen returning from a day at sea and each boat contributing some catch to a community pot, resulting in a delicious combination of various fresh fish and shellfish cooked with wine, garlic and tomatoes in a hearty stew which they would share with each other and their families.  Their wives would bring wine and bread, and they would feast on the fresh caught stew as the night grew cold.
 
Pompei’s Grotto proudly continues this Italian tradition with our hearty Fisherman’s Stew — prawns, clams, mussels, calamari and fresh local fish in a garlic tomato broth — and our savory Crab Cioppino — fresh Dungeness crab in the shell, mussels, clams and prawns in an herbed tomato sauce to warm you up on chilly San Francisco days.
 
Enjoy our full menu: salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, meat & poultry, and our seafood combinations.  Lunch specials include: $6.00 Clam Chowder Bread Bowl; $7.00 Fish & Chips; $4.00 Bloody Mary; and $4.00 Pompei’s Lager pint.  Daily Happy Hour special menu from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday); 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
Location: 340 Jefferson Street (between Jones and Leavenworth)
For more information: Call 1-415-776-9265 or email info@pompeisgrotto.com
 

The Gregangelo Museum -- the "Weirdest Home in the City"

The Gregangelo Museum is a one-of-a-kind artistic spectacle that has become known as the “Weirdest Home in the City.”  Dreamed up by native San Franciscan and Artistic Director of Velocity Circus, Gregangelo Herrera, the tour explores the unique history of San Francisco, the artistry that founded it, and the diverse cultures that make up its residents.  

 

Disconnect digitally and reconnect to the world around you as you are led on an imaginative journey that explores a myriad of immersive installations.  Rich with earnest conversation, laughter and dynamic storytelling, this interactive experience is sure to ignite the imagination and captivate the senses.

 

Tours by appointment only.  Half-tours are $55.00; Full tours are $85.00.
 
Hours: Tours available year-round by appointment only
Location: 225 San Leandro Way, San Francisco
For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-664-0095 or email greg@gregangelo.com 
 

Big Bus Tours

Explore San Francisco’s famous landmarks on a Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour.  Sit back and enjoy the ride as you cruise through the city on an open-top bus and learn about San Francisco’s unique history.  You have the choice of a personal recorded commentary, available in 10 languages, or an entertaining live commentary.  Our unique city tour has 20 stops for guest to hop-on or hop-off the bus to visit attractions and points of interest.  Other tour options include Panoramic Night Tour and Sausalito Trolley Tour.  Immerse yourself in San Francisco’s diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture and one-of-a-kind views.
 
Tour Hours: Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (every 15 minutes)
Location: 99 Jefferson Street (at Mason Street)
For more information: Call 1-855-854-8687  
 

CoCo's New Catering Program

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice is excited to introduce our new catering program.  Order a minimum of 30 drinks for the office, for the fam, or for fun!  Call the Fisherman’s Wharf store or visit our Facebook page.  Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance of delivery.
 
Need a quick tea pick-me-up?  CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice is also available on UberEats and DoorDash.
 
Location: 2699 Taylor Street (at Mason)
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For more information: Call 1-415-441-1627

Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours

Create your own journey or enjoy one of our road-tested itineraries showcasing the gems of San Francisco and beyond. Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours has bikes for all ages, levels and tastes to explore San Francisco on your own.  By offering the largest selection of adult bikes, kids bikes, and specialty equipment, we can satisfy anyone’s biking needs. Our local guided tour experts proudly feature four Daily Guided Tours. Our professional guides can take you to explore San Francisco up close and personal.  We also provide detailed riding maps of our favorite routes, locks, and helmets for a flawless journey!
 
Hours: Open daily at 8:00 a.m. Tour times vary.
Locations: 501 Bay Street, 2661 Taylor Street, 2830 Jones Street, and 2800 Leavenworth Street
For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-346-2453
 

Annual Events at Fisherman’s Wharf