Public Works is a multipurpose space in San Francisco’s Mission District, with space for a bar, live music venue and club, art gallery and workshops. The venue is equipped with hardwood floors, a Funktion-One soundsystem and multiple bars, with simple, spare decor to maximize space and allow adaptation to suit all sorts of settings or events. Public Works also has a community-oriented focus, offering discounted gallery space to local artists as well as donating a portion of its profits to charities and nonprofit organizations.
Some highlight acts over the last 5 years include: Todd Terje (Live), Jeff Mills, Maceo Plex, Robag Wruhme, Acid Pauli, Dixon, Laurent Garnier, Moodyman, Bonobo (DJ set), Lee Burridge, James Murphy, Hot Since 82, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Magda, Claude Von Stroke, Seth Troxler, Danny Tenaglia, Mount Kimbie, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Four Tet, Questlove, DJ Harvey, John Talabot and more..
- The space has 2 levels with ample room that includes two DJ booths, 2 bars,coat check, outside smoking area, and even a small art gallery
- Make sure you buy your tickets in advanced because these shows tend to sell out fast and the line to buy tickets at the door is pretty slow and long.
- Cash only bar
- The bathroom downstairs is a lot bigger and there was no line when I went in. It might seem like the upstairs one is your best bet, but it’s not (one stall, one sink, no good mirror so people stand in front of it forever).
Where is Public Works located?
Public Works is located in the Mission at Erie and Mission.
How much is cover charge at Public Works?
Cover ranges from $15-$40+ depending on the night and the talent. Cash only.
How long will I have to wait at Public Works?
Average wait times are usually less than 30 minutes.
When is Public Works open?
Public Works is open from 10 PM – 4 AM Fridays and Saturdays, sometimes weekdays depending on date and time of events.
What are the best nights to go to Public Works?
Fridays and Saturdays are both good. Check the Discotech app to see who’s spinning!
What is the dress code at Public Works?
Public works has a pretty chill vibe. No need for dress shoes & dress shirts here.
Is there parking near Public Works?
There is street parking in the area. Make sure to double check the signs!
How much do drinks cost at Public Works?
The drinks are on the cheaper end – $8 for a cocktail, $5 for a beer.
Who are the resident DJs?
Public works brings in a wide variety of talent. Past DJs have included: Todd Terje (Live), Jeff Mills, Maceo Plex, Robag Wruhme, Acid Pauli, Dixon, Laurent Garnier, Moodyman, Bonobo (DJ set), Lee Burridge, James Murphy, Hot Since 82, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Magda, Claude Von Stroke, Seth Troxler, Danny Tenaglia, Mount Kimbie, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Four Tet, Questlove, DJ Harvey, John Talabot and more..
What kind of music do they play at Public Works?
Public Works is pretty much always some sort of minimalist / deep house / techno / electronic music.
Does Public Works have a guest list?
No. For a complete list of guest list clubs SF click here.