Getting Here (83c)

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This page describes our old space at 83C Wiese Street. Our old space is now closed. For our current space, see Getting Here.

The first Noisebridge space was located at at 83C Wiese Street San Francisco, CA 94103-5920, (37.76527 N, 122.42050 W). Noisebridge is located between 16th and 15th Streets and Mission and Valencia Streets, 60 meters (200 feet) from the 16th Street/Mission BART station. In September 2009, Noisebridge moved to 2169 Mission Street.

If you are new to the idea of hackerspaces, it's recommended you review our visitor advice.

Public transit

The BART system provides service from around the San Francisco Bay Area, including connections to San Francisco and Oakland International Airports and the Caltrain and Capitol Corridor commuter rail systems. The nearest airport is San Francisco International (SFO), 25 minutes by BART. BART service ends around midnight each day, depending on line and direction.

From within San Francisco, 16th and Mission is served by the Muni bus network. Some, but not all, Muni lines run 24 hours a day. Lines that pass particularly close to Noisebridge are:

14 Mission
22 Fillmore
33 Stanyan
49 Van Ness-Mission
53 Southern Heights
26 Valencia
12 Folsom

16th and Mission is a 10 minute walk from the Church St MUNI Station, served by the Muni light rail K, L, M, and T lines underground, and the J, N and F aboveground. (When riding the J Church line, it is slightly closer to exit at Church and 16th rather than Church and Market.)

You can get real-time bus arrival information from NextBus. You can plan a detailed public transit itinerary with


See the official San Francisco bike map for bike directions to Noisebridge. Noisebridge can be found in the center-right portion of this map.

Note that Valencia Street is an official route of the San Francisco Bicycle Network, with designated bicycle lanes in both directions. Noisebridge has a bike rack inside capable of holding five bicycles at a time. For security reasons, storing bicycles inside is preferred; if there isn't space, bicycles could be parked outdoors (with caution), perhaps locked to a bike rack on Valencia between 16th and 17th, or attached to a parking meter along 16th. There may be a relatively high incidence of bicycle theft in the vicinity of 16th and Mission.


Street parking in the area is difficult, since the 16th and Valencia area is a popular entertainment district. There is no parking available on Wiese Street. There is a commercial parking garage at 42 Hoff Street (Hoff Street is immediately across 16th Street from Wiese). Several BART stations outside of San Francisco city limits also have parking available. The driving directions below are to Noisebridge itself; if you'll need to park, you may prefer driving to the garage on Hoff instead.

East Bay

From the East Bay, take I-80W (across the Bay Bridge) to US-101N, exit at Mission (you will be going north on Mission at this point), right on South Van Ness, right on 16th, right on Wiese.

South Bay

From the South Bay, take US-101N, exit at Vermont, left on Vermont, left on 16th, right on Wiese.

Alternatively, take I-280N towards San Francisco and exit at San Jose Avenue, follow it to the left as it turns into Guerrero Street, right on 16th Street, left on Wiese.

North Bay

From the North Bay, take US-101S (across the Golden Gate Bridge). Continue on US-101S within San Francisco (local San Francisco streets signed as US-101S are Lombard Street and then Van Ness Avenue) until it crosses Market Street and becomes South Van Ness Avenue, then follow South Van Ness, then right on 16th, right on Wiese.