You work with your team all day. In fact, you may see your coworkers more than your family! However, sometimes you need space with your team — away from the muck of the day-to-day — to bond together, to communicate, to laugh. It's what keeps your team strong.Therefore, behold the definitive list of team building activities in San Francisco for 2020. From classes and games, to events and beyond, we've got plenty of ideas for your next company outing, retreat, offsite, or getaway. Enjoy!
With enough space for up to 25 individuals, cooking classes include freshly sourced ingredients, two glasses of house wine for everyone, and a wide variety of menus to pick from.
Select from one of many menus including but not limited to: "A Night in San Francisco", "Jazzy European Soups", and "The Uptown Gourmet"! The options are seemingly endless, and many recommend multiple experiences from Chef Joe!
The Tinker Kitchen hots numerous private events such as Chocolate Making, Pasta Extrusion, or a cookie competition.
The Paella Boys offer private classes perfect for team bonding events. Learn how to prepare three different kinds of paella in their base class, or add to the experience by upgrading to a full course meal!
Hands On Gourmet gets your team cooking. You'll split up into groups, and learn to cook delicious, gourmet meals. Started in 2014, Hands On Gourmet have hosted teams Google, Genentech, Facebook, and more.
Learn how to build a terrarium, pot your very own bonsai, hang a kokedama, or house a succulent! Mix and match according to your preference and get those hands dirty!
Take classes from the artists that make the beautiful pieces found in 3 Fish Studios! Take a class on printmaking and learn how create a piece from scratch, or, take a collage class and realize the power in the materials found in your day to day life
1AM offers exciting workshops on graffiti, hiphop culture, and street art designed to bring any team together. Split into teams and learn how to express yourself through graffiti, DJing, and the mic!
Clay by the Bay will teach your team how to work a pottery wheel. Each person will sculpt their own ceramics out of clay, so you can add a whole new set of dishes to the company cupboards. Learn the basics of wheel throwing, or take it to the next level and make a planter for your desk! Clay by the bay offers a variety of classes so pick your favorite and get ready to get your hands dirty!
The only way to learn is to do - learn more about yourself and your team in this illustrious cocktail course!
SF Mixology offers team building classes that offer a comprehensive overview on how to make the perfect drink.
Learn Mixology from the Founder of SoMa Bartending, Jeremy Vassey himself! All participants will learn how to make three current leading cocktails in the industry!
Improv workshops are comprised of warm ups, games, and reflection. No two workshops are alike; so take a note from "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and strengthen your relationship with your team.
Secret Improv Society can provide classes for your team to boost their creativity and communication skills. You can also hire the group as entertainment for your next retreat.
EndGames can create an improv workshop for your team that focuses on communication and team-building skills. It'll get your team laughing — and listening to each other.
The theater company at The Flight Deck offers offsite and onsite playshops that focus on fostering communication. Explore team dynamics through story telling and visual communication!
Brewcade is a venue in the Castro boasting arcade games and handcrafted beers. Book a private event for 20+, or buy out the whole venue for parties of 50+.
Coin-Op Game Room offers old school video games, like pinball and Pac-Man, that your group will love. You can get a semi-private area, complete with food and craft beers.
PanIQ escape rooms come in seemingly cinematic packages - free yourself from medieval madness, participate in a wizard's trial, or run along the "Red Wire". Your life will become a movie, and you've only got an hour to escape!
Team Building Description: Can your team escape? If your team is going to emerge victorious, they'll have to work together! The games are challenging, fun and there are always a few great laugh out loud moments. Improve team communication and collaboration + get a huge morale boost. You'll be surprised who on the team takes charge and who has the big "aha" moment. Pro Tip - Ask About the John Maxwell Team Development Package
Reason offers a number of team building experiences including escape rooms, portrait painting workshops, lock picking workshops, and defibrilator workshops. The escape room takes two hours and uses state of the art technology like drones, holograms, and robotics. You and yout team will be faced with challenges and will have to work together to finish the game.
Clockwise Escape offers four escape room challenges, as well as a lounge, where your group can play vintage games and music.
The Go Game can plan group events for your team, including scavenger hunts, game shows, or spy games. They'll customize the content to your group and host activities your team will laugh about forever.
Foxbound Urban Adventures creates spy adventures. You'll be split into teams and then you'll need to strategize how you'll pull off some serious espionage to defeat the other teams.
If your team is looking for excitement and adventure, Let’s Roam San Francisco scavenger hunt will help you find it. Their top-rated team building scavenger hunts will connect your team and lead you to the city’s remarkable ‘must-see’ sights. Let’s Roam plans custom team events for your company, including scavenger hunts, game shows, or spy games. Let’s Roam’s team of expert event planners make sure that your team building scavenger hunt is seamless, fun-filled, and goal-smashing.
The Dinner Detective is an interactive murder mystery, played over dinner. It's an event that will keep your team on their toes, as they figure out whodunit.
Jax Vineyards offers a wonderfully intimate Tasting Room experience in San Francisco lead by sommeliers who care about the wine that they pour. Enjoy artisinal cheeses and good company for the best hour of your week!
The Collective's San Francisco Wine Tasting Room is perfect for any corporate event. Winery Collective's offers a multitude of options for your event, including elaborate cheese platters, blind wine tastings, and many more!
Slate bar is a great venue for groups of 50-180. A full service bar, full sound system, projector, TV hookups, pool table, and skeeball will provide any group a great venue for team building.
Not only is Barbarossa Lounge a chic, interesting place to kick back as a group (it's one of the oldest buildings in SF and survived the 1906 earthquake!) but its rotating menu of specialty cocktails are reason alone to book your next team happy hour here.
A few words to the host gets you escorted downstairs through a secret door. The basement speakeasy is accessed through a hidden bookshelf (or via private side entrance), and features a cool "underground" atmosphere filled with unique decor, games, music, and a private bar with direct access to the outdoor patio.
El Techo is known for its street food, fabulous cocktails, and sweeping rooftop views from its location in the Mission. Book a happy hour for 20 or more, and don't worry about unpredictable SF weather — a retractable roof cover and heat lamps ensure it'll be enjoyable no matter what!
A curated wine tasting in which one of our wine stewards leads your party through 5 domestic and international wines from our producer portfolio. We directly represent over 50 producers in the tasting room and we love sharing insight and personal stories on the wines and the producers who make them.
Boasting San Francisco Bay's "only floating wine tasting room," San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises Inc. is an entirely unique cruising experience. Hop aboard and enjoy a tour of the bay, drinks, cheese, baguettes, crackers, and candy for a "grape" team outing.
Red and White Fleet is an excellent way to enjoy sweeping views of the city. Whether you choose a traditional one-hour cruise with a headphone audio tour, or you go for a Cruise & Dine combo, there's no more spectacular way to experience San Francisco Bay.
Hornblower Cruises & Events boasts a fleet of seven yachts, accommodating groups of all sizes looking to cruise San Francisco Bay. Customize everything from decor to food and entertainment in order to truly "deck out" your team event.
Looking to volunteer as a group, but not sure where to get started? HandsOn Bay Area connects companies with custom volunteer opportunities, matching teams with the communities issues they feel most passionately about.
Family House serves families of children with cancer, and volunteer groups are a pivotal part of the nonprofit's ability to help. Sign up for a "Done in a Day" project — cleaning, organizing, hosting a family meal, or hosting a birthday party — and give back as a group.
Help end hunger in the Bay Area by volunteering as a team with San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Give back by assisting in a warehouse or a pantry, delivering fresh groceries, or even teaching a class on nutrition.
Looking to enjoy some good, ol' fashioned mini golf as a team? Book a group round at Subpar Mini Golf, or even buy out the venue to have all those putting greens to yourself.
Stagecoach Greens, located in SOMA's Parklab Gardens, is the ultimate multi-activity venue. Its rentable cabanas, food trucks, and bar make it an awesome place to relax, while its locally-themed mini golf course takes you on a special "tour" of San Francisco's landmarks.
You've never seen an indoor mini golf course until you've experienced the fun that is Urban Putt. Enjoy the course's elaborate obstacles in between trips to the full bar, which boasts craft beer, speciality cocktails, and delicious bar bites.
Mission Bowling Club is a 21+ bowling venue boasting specialty cocktails and a delicious, locally-sourced food menu. If you're looking for a place to eat, drink, and be competitive with your teammates, this gem in the Mission is the place to go.
Fifth Arrow is a bar, restaurant, and gaming parlor, with a little bit of everything to entertain your team. Kick back and relax with a drink, or pop on those bowling shoes in pursuit of some friendly competition. Either way, you won't be bored. Partial buyouts for parties under 50 people, full venue buyouts for 60 -200 people. Rent out the entire venue and bowl to your hearts content, set to your own personal soundtrack!
A beloved bowling alley in the heart of the Presidio, Presidio Bowl accommodates small groups looking to rent a few lanes as well as 200-person parties looking to rent out the whole venue. Enjoy the full bar and grill menu while you're playing.
Planet Granite is a climbing gym focused on customized experiences for your team's needs. They offer everything from two-hour workshops to multi-day programs, including all rental equipment necessary to get your climb on!
Dogpatch Boulders is a SF climbing gym, where you can take your team to new heights with its world-class walls and bouldering. Book a private group lesson (equipment included) to climb exclusively alongside your colleagues.
Bond as a group at Mission Cliffs, San Francisco's oldest climbing gym that features five-story walls and a whopping 2,000 square feet of bouldering. Book a group private lesson, and enjoy climbing side-by-side with just your teammates.
Experience San Francisco Bay up close and personal via kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals through City Kayak. Whether you prefer a guided group excursion or you want to venture off alone, you can explore everywhere from McCovey Cove to Downtown.
House of Air is a trampoline park nestled in the Presidio on Crissy Field. Take your team outing to new heights with one or two-hour jumping packages. Opt for the VIP private room, complete with tables, chairs, and a flatscreen if you'd like a place to decompress after all that jumping.
Learn about the art discipline of axe throwing! Rent your own lane and work with a professional axe throwing coach, and most importantly, have a blast!
Get your kickboxing on with the team during a private class from the experts at Hwa Rang Kwan. Practice self-defense, bootcamp fitness, and beyond either at their martial arts center or a remote location of your choice.
You don't have to time travel back to summer camp to enjoy the dizzying heights of a ropes and obstacle course: Fort Miley Adventure Challenge Course, located right here in SF, is a thrilling way to bond as a team. Book a part-day or full-day program for as many as 100 people.