Events & parties at Workshop

are you done with karaoke in japantown? wanna avoid another blackout birthday night at the 500 club? then throw your next party, event, meeting or soiree at workshop! we will deliver all the fun (without all the planning hassle) to make your party so hot, you’ll be turning people away at the door!

we offer:
* DIY screenprinting parties
* cocktail parties with how to demos
* birthday, anniversary, bachlorette & bachelor parties
* company teambuilding workshops
* private classes & workshops
* community, meeting & private class rentals in our annex space next door
* live screenprinting at your event

our most popular theme parties include:

* terrarium party: make terrariums for your next party. we supply everything you need, including adorable woodland creatures. we can also layer in a little plant based mixology where we show you how to make herb and fruit infused cocktails. and there may even be a little gnome in the bottom of your drink. what a perfect pairing.

* screen & sew baby shower: welcome that baby into the world a wardrobe waiting. we host a onesie screening party and even layer in making little sock monsters. something interactive for everyone (uh, dudes too) and your baby comes out the luckiest one of all with all that cool stuff.

*screenprinting parties: bring all your peeps. send us some custom images. we throw you a party where people walk out with your name all over them…literally. we teach you, we help you print, we’ll even print up things for those a little ink shy. we can supply tees and stuff to print OR you can bring your own. great for birthdays, team building, bachlorette & bachelor parties and more.
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we have an in- house events planner. a photographer.  DJ’s.  caterers. a photobooth we can rent. you name it.  for more info & rates email us at


hi res flier below with listings.

Workshop Events 2014 flier combo flier

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Workshop Presents: Comrades Brewing Pop-Up #00008 Featuring McVicker Pickles And The Beaver Cafe on Friday, November 17th!

Workshop will be hosting Comrades Brewing’s Happy Hour #0008 in celebration of the receding of the polar vortex. As always, Comrades will furnish the masses with delicious winter brews just in time to remind you of the recent excesses of the holiday season, and to wash away your New Year’s resolutions to get in shape and stop lying to everyone all the time.

Rejoice in the triumphant return of the Hostess brand Ho-Ho in beer form! The popular-yet-irreverant Ho-Ho-Hoatmeal Stout will headline this event with its smooth, dark and chocolatey so-and-so.

We’ll also be serving the ubiquitous Mala Hot-Pot Double IPA, La Birra Fernet and the NorCal Winter Gluten-Free Saison. Good times will be had, great beers will be imbibed.

McVicker Pickles will bring the pucker to the party with an array of pickled delights. This is your chance to pick up some of our new seasonal winter pickles including Butternut Squash, Watermelon Radish, Brussels Sprouts and Curried Cauliflower. We”ll also have limited stock of last season”s favorites like Good Ole Garlic Dills and Spicy Dilly Beans to remind you of those warmer days. And last but definitely NOT least, we will have a very limited supply of Bacon Jam!! Bacon Jam is only sold at pop-ups and this is our only one in January, so if you snooze, the door to bacon bliss will be closed until February rolls in!

WORKSHOP SPECIAL: As a special thank you to Workshop supporters, we’ll offer 10% discount on all McVicker Pickles products for anyone who has taken either Pickling 101 or Make Your Own Mustard from Kelly of McVicker Pickles. Thanks for the love guys!

Pickle Pantry:

Curried Cauliflower Pickles
Pickled Watermelon Radish
Sweet & Savory Sprouts
Cumin-Pepper Pickled Carrots
Butternut Squash Pickles
Spicy Dilly Beans
Gold Ole Garlic Dills
Margarett’s Bread & Butter Pickles

Other Goodies:

Red Wine & Rosemary Mustard
Payback Porter Mustard
Bacon Jam

Eats provided by The Beaver Cafe

Menu TBA!

Starts at 5pm, free admission, bring cash for food and brews. Open till we run out (usually 10pm). NO TICKETS NEEDED, JUST SHOW UP – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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Workshop’s 4th Birthday Party @ Virgil’s Sea Room!

It’s party time!!

Join us this Thursday, November 7th at Virgil’s Sea Room(SF Bay Guardian’s 2013 Reader Pick for Best New Bar what what!!) to celebrate our fourth birthday! We’ll have crispy fried chicken from Wing Wings, birthday cake, cocktails, giveaways, a photo booth, and more.

To top off the night, we’ll have a DIY Olympics competition at 9pm(sign-ups beforehand). We can’t announce any deets til the party, but expect some ridiculously fun DIY-themed shenanigans.

Join the event page on Facebook to stay updated on the party, and check out our little note of thanks.

See you there!


Workshop’s 4th Birthday Party
Thursday, November 7th, 7pm-2am
Virgil’s Sea Room
3152 Mission Street (next to El Rio)



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Workshop’s Camp DIY at Treasure Island Music Festival!


Treasure Island Music Festival is pretty much our favorite weekend all year. It’s not only an amazing music festival, but it really captures DIY spirit, creativity in SF and is just the best time EVAHHH! So we are proud to kick off our 4th year, as we also turn 4 years old (how cool is that?)
We have spent weeks planning our camp. This isn’t any other camp- we bring together over 20 creatives to help build out amazing installations, create art and literally build out a mock camp. We even dress the part with our 50 volunteers decked out in tube socks, denim cutoffs and headbands. It is the biggest tent in the whole festival and we work super hard for months on this, so we are pretty proud. ‘Nuff about that- here is a little preview of what we’ll have:
  • FLOWER CROWNS- $8-10, 2-4PM
Come by and say hello, make things, check out our art installations and all the things we built. You can’t miss it- we’re right below the giant lady statue. See you there!

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Drink Beer Make Stuff party at the Treasure Island Music Fest Pop-Up!

We’re gearing up for Treasure Island Music Festival with a pre-game party! We’re joining Noise Pop to bring you this TIMF Pop-up  at San Franpsycho on Divisadero on Friday, October 11th, from 8-11pm. We’ll be creating a large scale installation at our Camp this year, which you can be a part of and see at the festival.

Come on by the party, have some drinks, and help us make stuff – whether contributions to the art installation or just something fun to take home. We’re happy to be throwing down in our hood for the night. Also expect giveaways, our full calendar of things to do at Camp DIY, and a special holiday fold up schedule of over 14 new classes added to the docket so you can plan your DIY through the new year.

See you there!

WorkshopSF Drink Beer Make Stuff Party
Friday October 11th, 8-11pm
San Franpsycho
505 Divisadero Street


No Comments October 4th, 2013 01:56 PM

Speakeasy Ales and Lagers’ 16th Anniversary Block Party!


Join us this Saturday, September 7th, as we celebrate 16 years of Speakeasy Ales and Lagers! What could be better than SF’s finest food trucks and pop-ups, tons of unique artisan vendors, unlimited beer including the never before served Untouchable Pale Ale, and bumpin’ live music? All while supporting SF Made‘s efforts to boost local manufacturing! This is a celebration that is not to be missed!!

Plus, as a perk for being Workshop peeps, you can get 20% off when you enter “drinkbeermakestuff” as the promotional code!


Unreleased & Rare Beers

  • Blind Tiger Imperial IPA
  • Untouchable Pale Ale
  • Wet Hop Big Daddy
  • San Francisco Lager
  • and much more!

Killer Food

  • Southpaw BBQ
  • Kasa Indian Eatery
  • Rosamunde Sausage Grill
  • Ritual Coffee
  • Hot Wes Burger Pop-up
  • Hey, Cookie!
  • Beaver Mobile Cafe

Live Music

  • Burn River Burn
  • Custom Built Empire
  • Vagabondage
Local Vendors
  • Workshop’s DIY crafts!
  • McVicker’s Pickles
  • Alite
  • Plus more!
$35 entry gets you:
-Collectible Speakeasy tasting glass
-Unlimited tastings of Speakeasy beers
-Rare and limited release beers
-Access to awesome food trucks
-Live music, DJs, entertainment

$55 Godfather’s VIP Club tickets:
-All of the above, plus:
-Exclusive entry into our VIP tap room
-First access to unreleased & barrel-aged brews from our cellar
– Commemorative 16th Anniversary poster

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Etsy Birthday Craft Party Extravaganza at Workshop this Friday, 5:30-7:30pm.

Celebrate’s crafty birthday at the Craft Party Extravaganza!

Hi crafty San Francisco peeps! This Friday we’re giving you reason to cut out of the office early. Say whatever you need to….dentist appointment, your Aunt popped a flat on her Little Rascal Scooter, your cat coughed up a hairball in that resembles Justin Bieber, New Kids on the Block is back in town for a one afternoon only performance at the Stonestown Mall Olive Garden. Bring your crafty supplies on over to Workshop at Baker and McAllister, 5:30-7:30, for a Friday Crafty Hour. We will have music, crafty kits for everyone, giveaways and oh yeah…beer! Thanks to K’poene at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art…Thanks K’poene!

So far Etsy is bringing by: embroidery and plushie supplies, hat-making wonders, beading stuff, paper, scissors, glue and more. Come hang out, make something fun, meet some crafty peeps and get your happy hour on!

Friday, June 18, 2010
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

1798 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA
$5- cover for beer & a crafty kit!

Can’t wait to see you all there!

No Comments June 15th, 2010 02:23 AM

Workshop Field Trip!!!

How many local DIY peeps does it take to rock the wheels off the school bus?
Well, 50, to be exact, and that’s exactly the number of DIY’ers that we’re inviting to the first annual Workshop Field Trip!! Permission slip? Naaah. Overnight suitcase? Nope. Ambition to make out in the back. YUP! Only other things you’ll need for this outing are the clothes on your hide, the desire to mix creativity with booze, and a shiny, can-do attitude!

Did someone say pre-game? The fun begins at Workshop where we’ll be getting our Field Trip pre-game on with everybody’s favorite: Free Beer, compliments of good ol’ uncle PBR. We’ll show you how to master a button machine to make name tag buttons and other assorted flair. Then, we’ll show you how to screen your own custom public beverage carrying device. (it’s a brown bag…don’t act like you don’t know.) Once you’ve taken everything you need from the Workshop arsenal, its time to head ’em up, and move ’em out!

Where are you taking me? You might as well be Patty Hearst bound in duct tape and tossed in the trunk, cuz we’re keeping the destinations totally a surprise! Think dive bar. Three to be exact. Think ultra fun with negative pretension. Think hip-shakin’ rock’n’roll blastin’ from the moment you step on that bus. That’s all you need to know!

Creativity and booze? Huh? Uh, yeah… Its Workshop. Have we met? Each stop on the Workshop Field Trip includes a DIY craft project or challenge that will keep those synapses firing despite your best efforts to drown them in IPA. We don’t wanna give TOO much away about the crafts, but you will definitely walk away from Workshop Field Trip with something to remember it by…even if you don’t remember it.

And…. we’ve got our favorite party boys, SAN FRANPSYCHO, who will be following in their very own short bus that doubles as a screenprinting party on wheels. Throw in a few giveaways, a few more free PBR’s, and ass-kickin’, name-takin’ Field Trip headmaster Kelly Malone, and you’ve got one ridiculous(-ly fun) night out on the town!!

All tickets and donations go to support Workshop in its continuing endeavor to bring you low cost, unique DIY classes and help get it a few steps closer to becoming an actual non-profit.

Workshop Field Trip: $42

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The Bold Italic: A Screen Printing Party

You’ve seen the crazy class schedules that included Heavy Metal Aerobics, Pimp My IKEA, and Rock’n’Roll Sewing for Dudes. You’ve contemplated attending Screenprinting for Newbies, but you can’t quite pull yourself away from Keeping up with the Kardashians for long enough to take the class? (I mean…it is showing on Sundays AND Mondays now…) Well, how about if we throw a little booze, a killer DJ, and screen printing demos into the mix? Come on out to Workshop and The Bold Italic’s screen printing party where Workshop owner Kelly Malone and friends will help you try your hand at one of Workshop’s most popular crafts. We’ve got the beer koozies covered, but bring your own t-shirt, totes or vintage items and we’ll give you a quick demo and help you print them on the spot. The Accidental Tourist (Mag 7) will be spinning records and Nooworks, the t-shirt wonderland next door, will be there offering a 25% discount on everything in their store next door.

So now, you have no excuse.

Your $20 ticket covers all-you-can-drink beer, nibbles, screen printing, giveaways and maybe even a little dancing.

Wednesday, February 24th – 7pm

This event is 21+.

Refunds will only be granted up to 48 hours in advance of the event.


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