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 2019. From classes and games, to events and beyond, we've got plenty of ideas for your next company outing, retreat, offsite, or getaway. Enjoy!
Want to learn how to make sushi? Why not introduce a little healthy competition? Bolster relationships within your team through a regular Sushi Class, an Iron Chef competition, or a Sushi mixer!
Make magical mochi, radiant ramen, or succulent sushi! Feeling adventurous? Try the A La Carte cooking class and customize your experience entirely!
The Tinker Kitchen hots numerous private events such as Chocolate Making, Pasta Extrusion, or a cookie competition.
Classses tend to focus on specific dishes such as but not limited to: Tom Yum Kha (Coconut Soup), Papaya Salad, Yum Pla Dook Foo, and more! Private parties may customize the menu to their liking.
In this tantalizing two hour class, you'll learn what it takes to make the perfect bowl of ramen, without having to wait on broth to sit! Make the noodles, choose your broth, and add all the toppings you want!
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!
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!
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!
Just starting out? Take a beginner wheel learning class. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, take a deep dive and learn how to use a pottery wheel, create a vase, or make your own mugs!
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
Elixer To Go offers numerous team building activities, examine spirits in their tasting experience, learn how to make delicious cocktails, or go back to school for mixology 101!
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.
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!
Leela teaches how improv can help teammates listen to each other and build on each other's ideas. They can help with public speaking, leadership skills, and more.
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.
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.
Emporium SF is a huge 21+ arcade bar in NoPa with everything from billiards to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Groups under 40 can get a free table reservation online.
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
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!
Clockwise Escape offers four escape room challenges, as well as a lounge, where your group can play vintage games and music.
EscapeSF has four escape challenges for your group. They can also tailor a unique experience to your team if you have a specific theme or needs in mind.
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.
Tyler's Mystery Tours plans mystery trips. Your group will only know what to pack, when to show up, and when they'll be back. The rest is a team building adventure.
Bond over drinks with your teammates and expand your collective palettes, or, reserve the space for your own custom team-building event and enjoy the flavors of California's best wines.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.