November Events

November 2019 Events at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Planning to visit San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf?  The holiday season will be kicking in soon.  For the month of November and beyond, there are fun attractions to visit, things to see and do, hotels to stay, restaurants and bars to dine and drink, and plenty of sights and sounds.  
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Here's what's happening at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Discover San Francisco's Newest Event Venue!

Book your holiday party this year at Lefty’s by November 15th and enjoy a WAIVED Room Rental Fee!  Explore brand new event space and holiday banquet menus, including a Lobster Feast — a 1 lb. Maine lobster, coleslaw and potato chips for only $31.95 per guest.  

We have private and semi-private options for up to 1,000 guests at a value.  Inquire here for more information and pricing.

Location: 145 Jefferson Street, Second Floor

For more information: Call 1-415-982-8900  

Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

Book your hotel holiday party at the Argonaut by November 30th and choose a special gift* from us:  Eggnog & Hot Cider Station; Welcome Glass of Champagne; or International & Domestic Cheese & Fruit Station.

The demands of the social calendar — we know, it can be just a little stressful, especially when choosing the venue.  That’s where the Argonaut and our Four Diamond service comes in.  First, consider our waterfront setting in the iconic, turn of the last century Haslett Warehouse building on the grounds of the San Francisco Maritime Museum.  Our five flexible events spaces totaling close to 9,000 square feet are also dressed to impress, with elements such as exposed brick, wide plank floors and a rich color scheme of navy blue, reds and golds.  Pair all this with the culinary magic crafted by our adjacent Blue Mermaid Restaurant, and you have the all the ingredients necessary for one memorable occasion.

*Offer is subject to food and beverage minimum of $6,000, excluding tax and gratuity.

Location: 495 Jefferson Street (at Hyde)

For more information: Call Marsha Augustin, 1-415-345-5552 or email

Book Your Holiday Parties at Bistro Boudin!

Book your holiday party with Bistro Boudin by December 1st and be rewarded!*  With a party of 15 or more, choose one of the following as a free gift:
  • Complimentary 30-minute wine reception before your event.
  • Complimentary bread gift for all guests to take home.
  • $150 Gift Card for a future visit to Bistro Boudin
*Event must be held between December 1 and January 31, 2019.  Minimum guest count of 15.  Food and beverage minimum spend requirement, signed contract, and $500 deposit required.

Location: 160 Jefferson Street, Second Floor
For more information or to book: Call 1-415-928-8860 or email 

Celebrate the Season at Hotel Zoe!

Book your hotel holiday party at Hotel Zoe by December 1st and receive a one-hour hosted wine/beer bar!

Experience timeless social events with a refined flair.  With space for parties ranging from 25 to 90 people, Zoe can help design the perfect party.  Enjoy the following amenities:

  • Four-star dining at our onsite restaurant
  • More than 2,700 square feet of fully revamped event space, private catering and banquet facilities
  • Unique location in the heart of historic Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Screens and full audio-visual services available
  • Onsite parking available

Location: 425 North Point Street (at Mason)

For more information: Call Debbie Jimenez, 1-415-292-4545 or email  

Tailor-Made for Transportation, Tours & Executive Services

If you are thinking prestige, you’ve come to the right place. Serving the entire Bay Area, Protocol Transportation offers the Finest in Official and Proper Transportation.  

For your events or holiday needs, we provide a first-class transport experience.  We can also take you on a San Francisco City Tour

(Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Garden, Lombard “Crooked” Street, Seal Rock).

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 or reservations: Call 1-415-923-0934 

Topgolf Live at Oracle Park

The San Francisco Giants and global sports entertainment leader Topgolf are bringing back the Topgolf Live experience to Oracle Park.  Topgolf Live San Francisco will give sports fans, golfers, and non-golfers alike a chance to hit golf balls from Oracle Park’s Alaska Airlines Club Level into colorful targets on the field.

Dates: Friday, November 8 through Sunday, November 10, 2019

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: 24 Willie Mays Plaza

For more information: Email 

Join Us in Celebrating 67 Years of World-Famous Irish Coffee!

On November 10ththe Buena Vista celebrates the 67th anniversary of the debut of its legendary Irish Coffee.  Join us in a week-long tribute to this cream-crowned concoction, from November 4-10.  On Sunday the 10th, the celebration will culminate with a selection of gift give-aways, so don’t miss out! 

Raise a glass to our intrepid former service men and women on Veteran’s Day, Sunday, November 11th (when retired members of the US Armed Forces will receive a 20% discount on food orders). 

Later this month on November 28th, we’ll be serving Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings (from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.), in addition to our usual breakfast, lunch and dinner menu favorites. 

Visit our retail shop (located adjacent to the restaurant) where you’ll find our exclusive BV 67th Irish Coffee Anniversary tees, as well as a selection of BV logo merchandise, perfect for holiday gift-giving.


Hours: Restaurant and Gift Shop Open Daily, 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

Holiday Nights & Sights City Tour

Put on your complimentary Santa hat and hop aboard a Hornblower Classic Cable Car for a 90-minute Holiday Nights and Sights City Tour of San Francisco!  

This holiday-themed interactive tour, led by a professional Hornblower guide, features breathtaking views of San Francisco during the festive season, holiday music, live narration, and fun for the whole family.

Dates: Friday, November 22 through December 30, 2019.  Closed on November 28, December 25, and December 31, 2019.

Times: 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

Location: 2766 Taylor Street

For more information or Tickets: Call 1-844-922-2532 

Happier Holidays at PIER 39!

PIER 39 is spreading Holiday cheer on San Francisco’s Waterfront!  The PIER is once again unwrapping its nightly tree- lighting experience on its 60′ Christmas tree, which will come to life every half-hour from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Synchronized to holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors, adorned with thousands of specialty lights and ornaments.  These dazzling tree-lighting moments take center stage all season long.*

Check our website in mid-November for all the details on how you can get into the holiday spirit this season at PIER 39.

*Events and event activities are weather-permitting and subject to change without notice.

Dates: Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, January 5, 2020

Location: PIER 39 Entrance Plaza

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

For more information: Call 1-415-705-5500 or email 

Indigenous Peoples Day Sunrise Gatherings

This event* commemorates 527 years of Indigenous resistance and survival in the Americas, honors the cultural resiliency of Indigenous Peoples in California and around the world, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz by Indians of All Tribes in 1969-1970.  It has been sponsored and coordinated by the International Indian Treaty Council for the past 40 years.

The Ticket booth opens at 3:00 a.m., and ferries will depart Pier 33 every 15 minutes from 4:15 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.  We encourage visitors to purchase tickets online in advance. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 1-415-981-ROCK (7625) or from the Ticketbooth at Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing.

General admission is $14.00 per person.  Toddlers under 5 years of age are free.

*This is not the standard Alcatraz Island tour and all areas with the exception of where the ceremony takes place will be closed and inaccessible to the general public.

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019

Location: Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing

For more information: Call 1-415-981-ROCK (7625) or email

Thanksgiving at the Blue Mermaid

On Thanksgiving Day, come to The Blue Mermaid Restaurant to enjoy a bountiful feast with all of the trimmings, including traditional roast turkey with gravy, cranberry sauce, and sage stuffing.  A 3-course pre-fixe menu is available from $35.00++ to $38.00++ per person.  Half-off for children under age 12; complimentary for kids under age 5.  Thanksgiving dinner reservations are from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Holiday beverages available at an additional cost.

Our full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner is also available during our regular hours of operation.

Location: 471 Jefferson Street (next to the Argonaut Hotel)

For more information: Call 1-415-345-5532 or email 

Join Us for Thanksgiving at Eagle Cafe

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28thEagle Cafe will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., serving a traditional holiday dinner special — along the lines of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce — plus our full regular menu.
Excellent pier and bay views, plus validated parking in an easily accessed and conveniently located garage, all add to the allure of the dining experience.
Location: Entrance to PIER 39, Second Level
For more information: Call 1-415-484-1282 

Thanksgiving Day Celebration at Fog Harbor Fish House

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28thFog Harbor Fish House will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., serving a traditional holiday dinner special — turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin bread pudding — along with our full regular menu.

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.  We also have validated parking in the PIER 39 Garage.  Make your reservations now!


For more information: Call 1-415-421-2442 or email

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant

Pier Market Seafood Restaurant will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, serving a traditional dinner — turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin bread pudding — in addition to our full regular menu.

Dine with us and enjoy the iconic PIER 39, while sipping on California wines, draft beers and handcrafted cocktails.  Make your reservations now!


Location: The end of PIER 39 (across from the carousel)

For more information: Call 1-415-989-7437 or email

Thanksgiving at Wipeout Bar & Grill

Enjoy the bustling PIER 39 and sports on our flat screen TV’s seen from every table while enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving dinner — turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.  Our regular menu will also be available.  

Wipeout Bar & Grill will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving DayNovember 28th.  We offer validated parking in the PIER 39 Garage, conveniently located across the street.  


Location: Lower Level in the middle of PIER 39

For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-986-5966

The Blue & Gold Fleet Sunset Cruise Featuring Bay Lights

Come aboard Blue & Gold Fleet’s Sunset Cruise featuring Bay Lights and enjoy the many sights of the San Francisco Bay!  This 90-minute cruise will take you from PIER 39, past the famous California Sea Lions, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, and around Alcatraz Island.  Be treated to a dazzling display of illumination as the western span of the Bay Bridge transforms into the world’s largest LED light sculpture. 

Cruise departs promptly.  This is not a seated event.  Don’t miss this breathtaking experience from the best seats on the bay!  

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Departure Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: PIER 39 (Embarcadero at Beach Street)

For more information: Call 1-415-705-8200 or 

Crab and Rock Fish Combo Trips Aboard the Bass Tub

Well, it’s that time again!  The Bass Tub is getting the boat ready for crab and rock fish combo trips during the beginning of November.  Enjoy fresh Dungeness crab for the holidays!  There are several days full already, so give us a call now or book online to reserve your trip!

Bass Tub has been in the business of sport fishing for decades.  Whether you’re looking for a half-day trip with other parties trolling for many species, or you want to charter a full-day trip to the remote reaches of the Pacific Coast in search of that coveted species, we are the crew and boat you want for your trip.  Bass Tub is the largest and most modern boat at Fisherman’s Wharf.  On Bass Tub, you’re in the right hands!

Location: 286 Jefferson Street (Berth #4)

For more information: Call 1-415-456-9055 or email

15% Off Locals Discount at Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shops

Enjoy 15% off your purchase at San Francisco Ghirardelli Chocolate Shops by showing that you live in the San Francisco and greater Bay Area!

The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop and 2 other shops are located in historic Ghirardelli Square.

Hours: Varies

Locations: Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Street

For more information: Call 1-415-474-3938 

Happy Hour at the San Francisco Cheese School!

Join us at the Cheese School of San Francisco every weekday evening for our popular Happy Hour specials on wine, beer, and tasty, shareable eats like queso fundido, cheesy garlic bread, cheese boards, smokey shrimp and more.  Sit outside by the fountain in Ghirardelli Square if the weather is glorious, or enjoy spectacular bay views inside at the cozy tables in our cafe.  

If eating and drinking away the late afternoon leaves you wanting more of all things cheese and wine, we encourage you to wander through our retail shop and explore our extensive artisan cheese counter while you’re there.

Happy Hour: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

Location: Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Street

For more information: Call 1-415-346-7530 or email 

California Twilight Cruise™

During the winter months, Red and White Fleet offers visitors and locals alike, the opportunity to see San Francisco’s skyline and the Bay Lights shimmer in the evening, while appetizers, live guitar music, and drinks are served onboard.  The California Twilight Cruise™ is the perfect way for couples, friends and families to enjoy the sights and sounds of one of the most talked-about cities in the world.  

Cruise along the illuminated skyline of San Francisco with its modern skyscrapers and historic landmarks, past the infamous island of Alcatraz, under the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge, and the legendary Golden Gate.

Dates: Now through March 29, 2020

Departure Time: Daily at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Pier 43 1/2 

For more information: Call 1-415-673-2900 

Seafood 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, with 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 shared with one other and their families.  Their wives would bring wine and bread, and everyone 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 with 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, including salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, meat, and poultry, and our seafood combinations.  Lunch specials include $6 Clam Chowder Bread Bowl, $7 Fish & Chips, $4 Bloody Mary’s, and $4 Pompei’s Lager pint.  

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

For more information: Call 1-415-776-9265 or email 

Now Showing at 7D Experience: Carnival

A disturbed clown is out for revenge!

Trapped in an abandoned amusement park and played with like helpless mice, players are thrown, pulled and toyed with by the evil clown.  Maneuvering through decrepit rollercoasters, empty funhouses and possessed bumper cars, one thing doesn’t stop — the clowns don’t stop coming!   Will you be able to survive?

Combining 3D video, motion seats, special effects and play guns, this 7D video game experience is a virtual roller coaster unlike any other! You’ll be immersed in another dimension as you compete with other riders to take down a variety of virtual enemies!

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (last show at 9:30 p.m.)

Location: PIER 39 (directly across from the Carousel)

For more information: Call 1-415-658-7372 or email   

The San Francisco Sightseeing Pass

The San Francisco Sightseeing Pass allows cash-free entry into 30 top attractions, tours, and experiences while visiting this iconic U.S. destination.  For 24 hours, San Francisco Sightseeing Pass holders can enjoy unlimited use of MUNI, MUNI Metro, trains & streetcars.  No need to book in advance or worry about picking anything up.  Simply purchase online at a discounted price to instantly receive your sightseeing pass.  Once you arrive and are ready to sightsee, just show your pass on any mobile device for instant access to your chosen attraction.  

Sightseeing passes can be purchased up to 12 months before your San Francisco trip.  Should your travel plans change, The San Francisco Sightseeing Pass insurance gives peace of mind, offering a full refund on non-activated Passes.  No questions asked.  To see a full list of inclusions and special offers, click here.

Sightseeing Pass Desk: 501 Bay Street (at Taylor)

For more information: Call 1-844-400-PASS (7277)  

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 

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 and closing hours 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