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A taste of Italy in North Beach—America's favorite neighborhood

About the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club

Welcome to the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC), San Francisco's premier Italian fraternal organization located in the heart of San Francisco's Little Italy, North Beach. The SFIAC traces its roots back to 1917 and since 1936, has been located at its present location at 1630 Stockton St.

The SFIAC is the heartbeat of the Italian community in San Francisco and has catered weddings, parties, and cultural- and community-based events to Italians (and non Italians) for generations. Each year, the SFIAC hosts one of America’s oldest foot races (the Statuto Race), a Columbus Day celebration, an Italian Festival, a bocce tournament and picnic, regional dinners and spectacular member-only events.

Membership in the SFIAC is open to males aged 18 years or older who are either Italian born or of Italian descent. For information about membership, please contact the Membership Chairman at or to download an application, please click here

The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Facilities & Amenities:
One of the many benefits of membership in the SFIAC is the availability of our facilities for dinners, dances, parties, and other events.

With our versatility and exceptional location, the SFIAC can accommodate occasions ranging from intimate receptions and private parties to large scale events.Our first-floor Grand Ballroom seats up to 300. The room has 2,800 square feet of hardwood flooring, making it versatile for dining and dancing. The high ceilings create a more spacious ambiance. Amenities include conveniently accessible restrooms, a coat room, state-of-the-art sound, a high-definition projector and a 9 foot by 16 foot screen, a sectional large stage, a dance floor, and bar area.

The Grand Ballroom’s measurements are 58.5 feet by 47 feet (2,866.5 square feet). Guests are greeted by a welcoming foyer, a convenient coat check room with a coat check system. The room is also equipped with a 50-foot granite bar with the capacity to serve large groups efficiently.

The Park View Room on the third floor, overlooking Washington Square, may can seat 40 or accommodate 75 standing. Amenities include an ample balcony overlooking Washington Square Park and Saint Peter and Paul church—a unique panorama that only our facility can offer. There is a wet bar, fireplace, high-definition television, projection video with large screen, and private restrooms. We also provide complimentary high-speed wireless internet for your connectivity needs. If additional space is needed, we have a gymnasium that can be utilized as a showroom, auction area or additional seating. There is an eight-person elevator that accesses the third floor, and our entire facility is ADA compliant.

Our exceptional staff and executive chef will work with you to host your special event from menu planning to beverage options, with fully equipped facilities and an immaculately-maintained, licensed banquet kitchen.

Discounted validated parking with valet service is available upon request.

Room Capacities
Grand Ballroom: 300 seated / 350 standing
Park View Room: 40 seated / 75 standing

We’re located at 1630 Stockton Street, between Union and Filbert streets, just minutes from the Financial District, Union Square, the Embarcadero, or Fisherman’s Wharf. Our historic North Beach landmark building and its two distinctive event venues are in the heart of San Francisco, overlooking famous Washington Square, and is within walking distance to all that Little Italy has to offer, including Coit Tower, North Beach restaurants and bars, artisan bakeries, celebrated cafés, boutique shopping, historic landmarks, important independent bookstores, and legendary music halls. North Beach, Telegraph Hill, and Little Italy: This is San Francisco.

For additional information or to check availability, please contact the SFIAC at 415.781.0166 or by email at

Language Classes:
The SFIAC offers a full range of reasonably priced Italian classes and was recently named the Best Place to Learn a Romance Language by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Enjoy a glass of wine while learning la bella lingua! For information on class schedules and descriptions or for signing up for classes, please contact the office administrator at 415 781 0166 or click Purchase Online from the main menu. 

The SFIAC is open to members at 1PM Monday - Saturday and 10AM on Sunday.

Bar Hours are Monday 2pm -10pm --- Tuesday 3pm -11pm --- Wednesday 2pm - 10pm --- Thursday 2pm - 10pm --- Friday 3pm - 11pm --- Saturday: 3pm - 11pm ---Sunday 10am - 5pm

Contact information
If you would like to reach the office for ticket purchases or general information, please call 415.781.0166 or email:  The office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.