Everything You Need to Know About The Midway
Get your culture on at this creative compound in Dogpatch
Can’t decide between visiting a gallery and going to a movie? Maybe you want to stroll through a garden and your bestie wants to chill at a café?
Luckily, at The Midway in Dogpatch you can do it all.
The huge creative complex (we’re talking almost 40,000 square feet) is now open and expected to be fully complete by fall. Here’s what you need to know…
Come fall, the venue’s events calendar will be chockablock with performances, art and music. In the meantime, check out this year’s San Francisco Street Food Festival (August 15 to 16) at Pier 70 in the Dogpatch, hosted by La Cocina, Noise Pop and The Midway. We’ve got our eye on Saturday night’s Spit Roast (tickets here), where you’ll enjoy live music, cocktails and a five-course, meat-centric feast.
A long, narrow strip through the midway of the complex, the gallery runs the length of an entire city block. Rotating shows will feature work by the nine artists in residence, and an accompanying screening room will showcase artists working in film and digital media.
The Music Venue
Bigger than the Fillmore, the warehouse-like space has an open floor plan perfect for dance parties and headlining musicians. Local artist Mike Shine designed the rustic bars, and there’s a smaller lounge behind the main venue that will host performance, theater and dance.
The Test Kitchen
Run by former Bi-Rite Market general manager Chris Fry, the kitchen here will be a place for both performance and experimentation. On one side, you’ll have an auditorium-like setting with a stage that will host celebrity chefs passing through town. On the other side, you’ll find three cooking stations for a series of culinary workshops.
By day, you’ll be able to come here and hang out over a cup of joe. By night, you’ll be ordering pies from Lonesome Pizza, which will offer late-night delivery. Bonus: Each pizza box will feature a design by a local artist.