Drinks by Design is a monthly networking happy hour designed to bring the SF Bay Area architecture and design community together to network, foster existing relationships and create new ones, and connect with like-minded individuals over cocktails. Started in January of 2008, the first guest list was about 25 people, and today our list is comprised of 2,500.

Here's how it works: Each month, we get in touch with the designers behind the newest, hippest bar or dining spot in town. We organize a happy hour at said hot spot, inviting our 2,500+strong guest list of local designers, architects and other luminaries of the SF design community. Everybody gets to meet up and ogle the snazzy new digs, and in return for all the buzz the designer and product reps for the space foot the bill for drinks–a true win-win for everybody.

Monthly efforts for this event include:

  • Selecting the local hot spot for each month's event
  • Coordinating with owner and architect to make the event happen
  • Procurement of event sponsorship
  • Digital and print signage to showcase sponsors


Van Dyke Productions | 415.373.2700 | 241 Collingwood Ave. Suite A | San Francisco, CA 94114 | stephanie@vandykeproductions.com