Information overload isn’t the only source of anxiety for RSA attendees. Talking security all day can work up an appetite, but the conference crowds downtown make finding a table more difficult than passing a compliance audit. We consulted with our local gourmands to provide recommendations for convenient downtown eateries. Fuel up at these nearby SF favorites so you don’t miss any of the great educational sessions.
Veteran conference goers know sometimes a granola bar doesn’t cut it. To fuel up for a full-day at RSA, you may opt for a hearty breakfast. Trace at the W Hotel, Boulange, and Café Venue all offer more substantial dishes with unbeatable proximity.
Address: 181 Third Street
Address: 781 Mission Street
Hours: 7AM–3:30 PM
Address: 67 Fifth Street
Fuel Your Caffeine Addiction… Er, Habit…
San Francisco’s craft coffee purveyors are the watering holes of choice for local techies. The quintessential choices are Blue Bottle and Sightglass. For those who can’t stand java, Samovar Tea Lounge offers an alternative caffeine fix.
Address: 66 Mint Plaza
Address: 270 Seventh Street
Address: 730 Howard Street
Power Lunch, SF-Style
Skip the boxed lunch with a trip to one of San Francisco’s signature California-style bistros. Blue Stem Brasserie and Salt House both cater to the more casual foodie, while The Rotunda is a good option for a more traditional business lunch. If you’re going to eat a sandwich, at least make it a good one. Daniel’s Café is a local favorite just down the street from Moscone.
Address: 1 Yerba Buena Lane
Address: 545 Mission Street
Address: Level Four, 150 Stockton Street
Finding a sit-down dinner near Moscone during RSA can seem like a Sisyphean task. Zero Zero, Town Hall, and Lulu are all a couple blocks away and should help you escape the mob. Annabelle’s, right down the block, hits the sweet spot between a regular diner and an executive dinner.
Address: 826 Folsom
Address: 342 Howard Street
Address: 816 Folsom Street
Address: 68 Fourth Street
Business Over Drinks
For a libation to take the edge off the daily information overload, you can’t do better than the House of Shields, a storied San Francisco institution. For a more laidback environment, the wine bar at Press Club is the perfect lounge for unwinding.
Address: 39 New Montgomery Street
Address: 20 Yerba Buena Lane