PUBLIC WORKS is a multifaceted, multipurpose community and event space located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. We think of ourselves as a blank canvas, designed to host any kind of event or happening.

OUR VENUE consists of two performance and event spaces, multiple full bars, an art gallery, an outdoor patio space, and a workshop, which can be reconfigured for use as a breakout room, conference room, or artists’ green room.

OUR EVENTS include regular parties and club nights featuring the world’s best DJs; live bands; independent film screenings; performance art; random creative outbursts; and much more. Over the last 5 Years some of our headline acts include:

Todd Terje (Live) Seth Troxler Magda Carl Cox Laurent Garnier (Live Booth Sessions) Dixon Bob Moses Richie Hawtin Claude Von Stroke NU Rampue Sasha Gorgon City Blond:ish Matthew Jonson Basement Jaxx (DJ set) Maceo Plex Boombox Dusky David August Live Rhadoo HRDVSION Nina Kraviz DJ QU Craig Richards Moodymann Martinez Brothers Adriatique Pete Tong LTJ Bukem Jamie Jones Axel Boman Maya Jane Coles Recondite Benoit & Sergio Hybrid Jeff Mills Lee Burridge Henrik Schwarz Solomun Daniel Bell Steve Bug Green Velvet andhim Stanton Warriors Gaiser Paco Osuna Diplo Josh Wink DJ T. Ryan Crosson Snoop Dogg (DJ set) Job Jobse Black Coffee Claptone Efdemin Lake People Psychemagik Black Madonna Mind Against MJ Cole Matthew Dekay Matias Aguayo Solar Jamie XX John Talabot (Live) Funkagenda D’Julz Deep Jesus Radio Slave Satori doubtingthomas (live) Matador Eduardo Castillo Hot Since 82 Shaded Untold Galcher Lustwerk Cyril Hahn Joey Anderson Jacques Greene Jon Charnis Mood II Swing Osunlade Cosmin TRG Bonobo (DJ set) Yacht Marc Houle Francesca Lombardo PBR Streetgang Martyn Capital Cities Efdemin Midland Panjabi MC Rebolledo Damian Lazarus Speedy J Galen Rodriguez Jr. Heidi DOP (live) DJ Dan Mark Henning Alex From Tokyo tINI Z-Trip Mr. Scruff Ida Engberg Hobo Young Marco Shall Ocin Thugfucker Dusky Danny Tenaglia Bedouin Michael Mayer Bwana Mind Against DBX Live Crazy P Animal Trainer Hoj Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) Julian Jeweil Huxley Paul Van Dyke the revenge Tiger and Woods Too Short (Live) Vincenzo Adnan Sharif Levon Vincent Gilles Peterson UMEK Luxxury Harvey McKay Atish Joris Voorn Floating Points Dance Mania Echospace Ed Rush & Optical Woolfy Cold Cave Max Graef Brenmar Roman Flugel Just Be Hardkiss Pete Tong Lonely Boy Matmos Peaking Lights Mix Master Mike Mr. Saturday Night Aphrodite Nico Stojan Plump DJ’s Gerd Janson Bicep Tom Trago Marco Carola QBert Justin James John Roberts MANIK (NYC) Liv (Still Going) DJ Hell Wolf + Lamb vs Soul Clap Matthew Dear (Live) Legowelt Carl Craig Max Cooper BokBok Andy Stot Oceanvs Orientalis Slick Rick (Live) Tiga Del the Funky Homosapien Hercules & Love Affair Live Derrick May Mumford & Sons Ambivalent Krafty Kuts Amirali Little Dragon (DJ set) Simian Mobile Disco Rolando Mark E Delroy Edwards James Murphy (DJ set) Elite Force Acid Pauli Popof Pat Mahoney & Nancy Whang (of LCD Sound System) Juan Atkins H-Foundation Amon Tobin (DJ set) SLAM Eats Everything Regis Lee Curtiss Sydney Blu Delhi to Dublin (Live) Mount Kimbie Questlove Martin Buttrich UOne Otto Von Schirach Bill Patrick Rye Rye Live Eprom The Black Lips Edward Sharpe Kirk Hammet (Metallica) Big Freedia Kevin Saunderson Jesse Rose Nosaj Thing Martin Brothers Layo & Bushwacka! Ripperton Subb-An Groundislava Houses (Live) Michael Menert Gramatik Eric Duncan Demdike Stare Danny Daze Prosumer Barem Anthony Collins D33J Lee Foss Marty Party Sonny & the Sunsets (Live) Lee Coombs Octave One Scuba Session Victim (Live) Derrick Carter Art Department James Teej John Talabot (DJ set) Paco Osuna Tornado Wallace Death Angel Judgement Day Blockhead Munchi Virgo Four Tim Green Dubtribe Sound System Julio Bashmore Midnight Magic Audiofly (Luca) Fred P Tale of Us Jozif Crystal Method (DJ set) Aphrodite Terrence Parker Gerd Janson Quivver Nickodemus Sandra Collins Miike Snow (DJs) OoOoo Ewan Pearson Mayer Hawthorne (DJ set) Groundislava Quantic (DJ set) Pictureplane Deniz Kurtel Ursula 1000 Desyn Masielo Steffi John Tejada Mark E Chateau Flight Joey Negro Marques Wyatt Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra Fort Knox Five Nitin Robert Babicz Heyoka Balam Acab Africa Hi Tech Mike Huckaby Ssion No Regular Play Maus Haus (Live) Sandwell District (Rrose / Silent Servant & Function) Shaun Reeves Adultnapper Savoy Juan MaClean MaryAnne Hobbs Mochipet Ben Klock Eprom Freq Nasty Demdike Stare Zev Girl Unit Colombo (Spain) Three Fred Everything SubSwara Ill Gates Lee Curtiss Robert Hood Gerd Metro Area Vibesquad Craze Gadi (Wolf + Lamb) Lazer Sword Kim Ann Foxman NAPT Jon Charnis Horse Meat Disco Voices of Black DamFunk Random Rab Maria Minerva Butterclock DVS 1 Kink J-Phlip Tim Sweeney Sabo Scumfrog Superdre Scratch DVA Jacques Renault MK OoOOo DJ Sega + Rashad Addison Groove Pillowtalk Le Loup Actress DNTEL Christian Martin Theo Parrish Paul Devro Guillaume & the Coto Dumonts Geddes Jeno Pawas Teengirl Fantasy Camea Heather Matt Tolfrey Optimo Pumpkin Adnan Sharif Doc Martin Calvertron Todd Edwards Drumcell Peanut Butter Wolf DJ G Soulico J Boogie Digitaline Lee Jones James What Garth Vinyl (Live) Worthy Kingdom Santiago Salazar Kentaro Tensnake Ramadanman DJ Assault Zed Bias Tedd Patterson Harvey Jeno Atish Miguel Migs Mark Farina Chris Lum Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation) Ancient Astronauts Orchard Lounge Friendly Fires (DJ set) Paul Woolford Afrolicious House of House Creep Solvent Talib Kweli Barbara Tucker Trackademics Bronze Thee Oh Sees Christopher Willits Jonas Reinhart Ghosts on Tape BoomBox Dark Party Mexicans With Guns Egyptian Lover Virtual Boy Blondes Miracles Club Old Crow Medicine Show ++

Many many thanks to our local promoters + DJ’s that consistently rock it out with us. We are missing a few names that will be added to this kickass list shortly. And thanks to the PEOPLE for the support!

WE’VE HOSTED food festivals, daytime technology summits, networking events, comedy shows, science conferences, film festivals, holiday parties, storytelling contests, corporate meetups, and well beyond. If you have an event that needs a home, we can work with you to make it everything you want it to be.

OUR VIBE is a hangout, a happening, an adventure, and much more. We encourage and foster the growth of art and creativity both in the Mission and San Francisco as a whole, and are proud to provide a forum and a physical space to assist in this endeavor.

WE ARE committed to the betterment of our neighborhood. We donate a portion of our proceeds to various local nonprofits, in addition to assisting them with promotions and events.

OUR MISSION is all about bringing together the wide array of San Francisco’s underground scenes and styles under one roof, and providing a space for them to flourish, create, and thrive.


  • Sprung hardwood floors throughout — perfect for dancing, mingling, moving
  • Crystal-clear Funktion One sound and visual projection capabilities throughout
  • Multiple spaces, differently sized, designed to fit your event  
  • Friendly, personable staff
  • Safe and spacious coat-check facilities
  • Full range of beverages offered, alcoholic and otherwise
  • A walk-through visual art gallery