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Eat and Drink in San Francisco in May 2021

From a Mexican fiesta to Shark Tank premiere specials, have a whale of a time in San Francisco in May 2021.

The Golden City says hello to summer. May is right upon us with Mother’s Day and Memorial Day to celebrate along with the lovely weather. It’s been a year since going to public events was considered normal and all social spirits had to settle for virtual events. But the good news is that events are finally happening again, and we may participate with social distancing in place.

Jump into summer with your favorite cocktails, food cuisines, and the beautiful bloom of flowers, live music, art, and fun activities. Here is a round-up of drinks and food events happening in San Francisco in May. 

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Date: Saturday, May 1

For this lively event, San Francisco Events and Entertainment are collaborating with District Six SF to bring you fine dining with TBD foods and Nucha Empanadas. Dance to the tunes of Bay Area Legendary Salsa with celebrated DJs Tony O and Antonio. 

Keeping in check social distancing norms and Covid regulations, this year there are activities planned for kids too. Step out and enjoy this merry Mexican fiesta with friends and family.


Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, Source: Eventbrite

Price: $40-$200

Location: DISTRICT - SoMa StrEat Food Park
428 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

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Food Pairing Lab with tasting kits

Date: Sunday, May 2

Learn wine-pairing concepts and the progression of flavors for a wide variety of wines. Explore the experiences and interests of each participant, and master the art of hosting a lovely dinner with the perfect food and wine pairing. Several food combinations will be analyzed for the best pairing results. This event is available for "remote" learning, but limited seats are available, so book your tickets fast.


Food Pairing Lab with tasting kits, Source: Course Horse

Price: $145

Downtown South San Francisco
415 Grand Ave Ste 301
San Francisco, California 94080 
Or, Online

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Virtual Holiday Party Mixology Experience in San Francisco

Date: Monday, May 3

This virtual mixology class is an ideal way to get the troops together, learn something fun and blow a bit of steam from your daily routine. Consider it to be an immersive travel experience that brings together enjoyable games and discussions. Learn how to make 3 amazing cocktails from home with the surprise host who has extensive experience working at one of the world's leading artisan cocktail bars.


Virtual Holiday Party Mixology Experience in San Francisco, Source: Eventbrite

Price: $45

Location: Online

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Mother’s Day Mixology 

Date: Sunday, May 9

This is a perfect day out with your mom or family on Mother’s Day. Start with the orchard tour, followed by piping hot pizza from the oven and learning five classic cocktails from renowned bartenders and professional instructors. There are two classes offered at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Limited spaces are available, book your spots now!


Mother’s Day Mixology, Source: Eventbrite

Price: $79 

Location: City Of Cocktail
1046 Metro Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303
United States

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Truffle Shuffle Drive-Up Shark Tank Viewing Party with DJ Skee

Date: Sunday, May 16

Gear up Shark tank fans! Join the viewing party to watch the premiere episode of Shark Tank and a behind-the-scenes of the Truffle Shuffle documentary. Along with food and drink trucks, add a plus to your evening with a special, live performance by DJ Skee. 


Truffle Shuffle Drive-Up Shark Tank Viewing Party with DJ Skee, Source: Eventbrite

Price: $85

Location: 4501 Pleasanton Ave
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
United States

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Anderson Valley Passport to Pinot Weekend

Date: May 14-16

Wine lovers celebrate the Anderson Valley Pinot Month this May by taking a passport ticket to a special Pinot weekend. Offering you VIP library tastings, gourmet food pairings, games, one-of-a-kind Pinot Noir experiences, and more. Reserve your place to enjoy a magical drinking ride from more than 20 wineries. 


Anderson Valley Passport to Pinot Weekend, Source: Cellarpass

Price: $95

Location: 7000 Highway 128
Philo, CA 95466

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Percomaniacs: Outdoor Dining with Rybo, Lubelski & Wyatt Marshall

Date: Saturday, May 22

Step out to have a fine outdoor dining experience with elegant live music. Party with stars like Rybo, Lubelski, and Wyatt Marshall and have a scintillating evening with friends and family. Enjoy the spring flowers with delicious food and cocktails.

Percomaniacs_Outdoor_Dining_with_Rybo_Lubelski _&_Wyatt Marshall

Percomaniacs: Outdoor Dining with Rybo, Lubelski & Wyatt Marshall, Source: All Events

*Tables are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Price: $120 (Up to 4 people)

Location: The Midway SF, 
900 Marin St, 
San Francisco, United States

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Live Outdoor Comedy Night at San Francisco Brewing Co.

Date: Wednesday, May 26

Live comedy and drinking in San Francisco are back together for this epic night! Watch one of the Bay's best shows while sipping craft beer from the San Francisco Brewing Co. The event includes comedians who have been featured on Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, James Corden, SF Sketchfest, and more. Grab your seats by 6:30, because the show starts at 7 pm.


Live Outdoor Comedy Night at San Francisco Brewing Co., Source: FuncheapSF

Price: $20 (2 people)

Location: 3150 Polk Street, 
San Francisco, CA

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Moon Boots + Arnold and Lane: Outdoor Dining

Date: Friday, May 28

This Memorial Day weekend Madam Zola's Fortune, the Midway’s onsite cafe is ready to serve up delicious spring-themed bites. Celebrate the summer with live music, outdoor dining, and your favorite cocktails with artists like Moon Boots, Arnold, and Lane. All tables are first come first serve basis, so don’t be late and grab your tickets now!

Moon_Boots _ Arnold_and_Lane_Outdoor_Dining

Moon Boots + Arnold and Lane: Outdoor Dining, Source: All Events

Price: $140 (Up to 4 people)

The Midway SF, 
900 Marin St, 
San Francisco, United States

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*Before booking your tickets, please make sure to check the event websites for updates or cancellations. It is recommended to have prior reservations, where offered before going to any of the above events, as limited seats are available due to Covid limitations.*

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