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Quick: You’ve been tasked with organizing this year’s office holiday party. The ball’s in your court to find something cool--no stuffy corporate spaces with a punch bowl of mulled wine, thank you very much. Here are five places to start booking stat. (Pro tip: Keep these spots on file for when your birthday rolls around.)


Angel's Share at Dirty Habit

Rent out the city’s best rooftop patio for a swank soiree. No need to worry about the cold--it’s fully enclosed with a big modern fire pit and plenty of seating. (Capacity: 75)

12 Fourth St.; 415-348-1555 or


Modernism West Gallery at Foreign Cinema

Did you know this Mission hot spot had its very own art gallery? Situated next to the restaurant’s enclosed patio, it’s got a private entrance, a full bar, surround sound and a rotating art exhibit. (Capacity: 100)

2534 Mission St.; 415-648-7600 or

Alex Leber

Barbarossa Lounge

Sleek meets edgy at the recently opened Barbary Coast-inspired space (formerly Bubble Lounge). Steamer-trunk ottomans, black leather banquettes, wrist shackles and photos of famous criminals conjure images of the city’s seedy past. Just know your audience before booking this fun new space. (Capacity: 25 to 500)


714 Montgomery St.; 415-434-4204 or


The Eden Room at Park Tavern

The classy private space at North Beach favorite Park Tavern feels like your interior-designer friend's living room--think cobalt-blue walls and black-and-white magnolia wallpaper. You can choose to keep a cocktail-lounge vibe or have the room set up for a seated dinner. And, of course, there’s a private bar. (Capacity: 80)

1652 Stockton St.; 415-989-7300 or

Melissa Love

The Office at Churchill

Perfect for a casual affair with a smallish startup, the private upstairs room at Duboce Triangle favorite Churchill is just right. The guys can get rowdy around the shuffleboard table, while you and the gals sip whiskey cocktails on leather banquettes. (Capacity: 120)

198 Church St.; 415-570-9198 or

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