San Francisco

40 Gold Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

Allison+Partners opened our San Francisco office in 2001. In little more than a decade, it evolved to set the pace for a tech-savvy team determined to do peerless work, meeting the needs of a diverse, dynamic client roster. We revel in a genuine entrepreneurial spirit, ongoing innovation, and results-driven determination. And while we do stay very busy we find time every Thursday for a staff Happy Hour that proves we celebrate as well as we communicate.

24 Hours in San Francisco

With just 24 hours to spare, start the day early at the Ferry Building Marketplace, a foodie’s utopia that houses a vast collection of gourmet food shops, fresh produce stands and local culinary delights. After chowing down on the pier with the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island in the background, grab a cup of the award-winning Blue Bottle Coffee to go and head west to begin your SF adventure.

Make a pit-stop at Alamo Square Park to take in the iconic postcard view of the colorful Victorian houses known as the “Painted Ladies” with the city skyline off in the distance. Next, head to the Haight-Ashbury district, known for being the epicenter of the 1960s hippie movement, and browse the vintage boutiques and the massive independent record store, Amoeba Music. Once you’ve gotten your retail therapy fill, follow Haight Street straight into Golden Gate Park and take the scenic route to the de Young Museum, where you can check out famous works of art from the Americas, Africa and Oceana. If rainforests and planetariums are more your thing, the California Academy of Sciences is right across the way. Next, make your way to the far-West end of the park and enjoy an ocean-side lunch at the Beach Chalet. After lunch, head North up the shore to Lands End and wander the trail for stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the epic ruins of Sutro Baths.

As the sun sets over the city, head to the Mission District, San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood now home to many of its hottest new restaurants and hippest galleries. Grab dinner on the patio of Foreign Cinema, where you can munch on fresh California cuisine while enjoying a foreign film screening in the courtyard background. After dinner, explore the nightlife on the lively Valencia Street corridor one block away, or nurture your competitive spirit at the newly opened Mission Bowling Club, where you can down classic cocktails and craft beers in between strikes.

San Francisco in The Hot Seat

We asked members of our San Francisco office to sound off on food, TV and music and more. Here’s what they had to say:

Favorite Watering Hole


Office Anthem

"Don't Stop Believing" - Journey

What are the first three things people should see when they visit/move to your city?

The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill, The St. Stupid’s Day Parade, and the bison herd living in Golden Gate Park.

What is your office's favorite sports team?

San Francisco Giants...World Series champs, by the way.

What do you love most about your city?

San Francisco is a city where invention and renewal are a part of everyday life. It’s also a place that to drives innovations.

What food is most associated with your city?

All things Fusion – we’ll try to combine anything! We’re also known for our stellar mixology.

If your office was a TV show or movie, which one would it be?

Modern Family