History & Location

The space is housed in the “Order Sons of Italy in America” building, built in 1957 as a historic Italian American social club. It was a venue for dancing, dining and socializing for nearly a half century. 5051 Mission breathes new life into this space, opening it up to the entire San Francisco and Bay Area community to restore it to the vibrant space it once was - a space for anything.

In the 1950s, the Excelsior was predominantly Italian, Irish and Swiss. Many of the streets in the area are named after European countries and cities. This building was the Order Sons of Italy in America’s first chapter on the West Coast. Today this district is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco and is home to a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and small businesses. It also boasts some of the best weather in the city. 5051 Mission provides an affordable, flexible space for creativity, collaboration, and celebration.

The space is easily accessible. It is a 10 minute walk from Balboa Park BART or accessible by the 14, J, KT, M MUNI lines. It is also conveniently located near the 101 and 280 freeways. Off-Street parking for up to 25 vehicles is included in the rental cost.