Originally founded in 1893, Schroeder's offers a longstanding history, friendly atmosphere and convenient downtown location--all of which has made the Bavarian-inspired beer hall a favorite of San Francisco residents and business professionals for more than 120 years. 

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The original structure was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire before reopening at its current location of 240 Front Street under Henry Schroeder--who was actively involved in downtown San Francisco's reconstruction. Famous exclusively among downtown male clientele--until opening its doors to women in the 1970s--Schroeder's continues to be known as a destination for drinks and dining in the Financial District. 

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More recently, breathing new life into the historic restaurant, new owners Andrew Chun and Jan Wiginton have revitalized and remodeled the space to include a new facade, interior detailing and communal seating, and a modern German menu under Chef Manfred Wrembel. Oh, and they added rentable stein lockers. 

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As for private events, Schroeder’s is pleased to offer several private dining options for your every occasion. With 5,000 square feet of available space, they can host everything from a 275-guest cocktail party, to a special intimate dinner for 12, to a happy hour with your 20 colleagues. For example, Schroeder's Beer Hall is one of the Financial District's favorite Happy Hour locations. The Beer Hall has tables to accommodate parties of all sizes, from an intimate happy hour of 6 guests to an office party of 20. The Beer Hall also boasts large screen televisions for your sports viewing needs.

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The Private Dining Room is the most secluded semi-private space. Historic oak mill woodwork surrounds the space, and the lighting is provided by lamps salvaged from the pre-1906 restaurant location. An ideal spot for a business lunch or a birthday dinner party, the space is flexible to your event needs. The Private Dining Room has one large square table for up to 12 guests or standing room for up to 25 guests.

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The Rear Dining Room is a multi-use space that can accommodate up to 30 guests seated or for a standing reception. Herman Ritcher Murals adorn this location, adding character throughout your event. Finally, of course, a full buyout is also available.  No matter how you slice this piece of San Francisco history, your next private event is sure to please. And don't forget to ask about the stein lockers--those are in high demand!

Topics: san francisco, private events, german cuisine, beer hall

Written by Keir Beadling

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