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What is Noisebridge?

Noisebridge an anarchist hackerspace in San Francisco, and one of the oldest hackerspaces in the US. We grew out of conversations between attendees of Chaos Communication Congress 2007 (24c3), and were originally modeled on c-base in Berlin and Metalab in Vienna. We aim to provide a space for people to hack, create, learn, and explore in a safe, welcoming, and accessible environment.

You don't have to be a member or pay anything to participate in Noisebridge, we're free and open. You just have to follow the one rule: Be Excellent to Each Other!

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Getting here and getting in

We are located at: 2169 Mission St. (3rd floor), San Francisco, CA 94110. Common transit options include 16th Street Mission bart just a block and half up mission street, taking the "14 mission" Muni bus to the 18th and Mission bus stop, biking (we have a bike rack inside of our space), or taking a car.

Once you make you way to Noisebridge, you probably want to get in. On your first couple trips, you can ring the doorbell labeled Noisebridge on the right side of the gate. The gate is on the left side of a small grocery store "Mi Ranchito", made obvious by the large red awning hanging over the sidewalk in front of it. Once the light on the top of the box with the doorbell turns green (it may be a bit faint so look carefully) or you hear a buzzing sound from the gate, push the gate open and walk up the colorfully painted stairs to the third floor. At the top of the stairs there is another door; if it is not open, you may need to ring a second bell. You can ring the upstairs door bell by pressing the power button on the keyboard to the right of the door. Hopefully someone will open the door and ask if you'd like a tour.

We aim to be open from 11AM to 10PM daily. In practice, we're open as long as there's someone in the space willing to answer the doorbell. This results in us often not being open at precisely 11AM and usually not closing until well after 10PM. If you have a non-expired daytime access token, it should get you into the space between 10AM and 11PM.

For more information on how to get to and get into Noisebridge, take a look at our pages on Getting Here, Getting In, Hours, and visitor advice.

Noisebridge is growing

... and we need a new bigger space! We plan to leave our current location by the end of August 2019. It’s all very exciting, but we need your help to pull it off! Join Noisebridge in building the largest non profit hacker community in San Francisco by contributing your volunteer hours, or your tax deductible monetary donations!

Donate now

on Patreon, with a credit card, via paypal, or use one of our other supported payment methods!

State of the Lease

With the hard work and recurring support of many community members, our donations these past few months have been high enough to afford the new rent. We can't thank you enough.

We have partnered with professional non-profit fundraising firm Scandiuzzi Krebs, to raise enough for a deposit for our own building. Noisebridge's destiny will no longer be dependant on the rental market. Our biggest needs right now are recurring monthly donations, and volunteer hours. If you have time to spare and any experience raising money for non profits, we are especially interested in talking to you.