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Getting in is as simple as ringing the doorbell during open hours. Noisebridge is located at 272 Capp St. in the center of San Francisco's Mission District.

  1. Ring the Noisebridge doorbell, a large red button attached to the front gate, and wait a few minutes.
  2. Please be patient. Someone will probably buzz you in but they have to get up from hacking to answer the door.
  3. If no one answers, wait a bit for people to get there. You can ring again after a bit.
  4. Check the front page of this wiki for current hours.
  5. If you want an access code, ask for a temporary code or attend meetings and apply for philanthropy.

Keep in mind we have limited hours while we reboot from the pandemic and our move to a new building!


How Do I Get Into 272 Capp Street?

If you've never been to the space before, press the Doorbell and wait. There is generally someone available to answer the door when Noisebridge is open.

You can use Noisebridge free, without being a member! Of course, donations are welcome!

Good times to catch us is in the afternoons during the week, and 11am-10pm on weekends. Other times we may be open but it's not peak hours.

RFID Token

If you are around for a while and apply to be a Philanthropist or Member, you can get an RFID Token and a key, and therefore can enter without using the doorbell.

Some of the RFID tokens give you 24/7 access. For more info please read Opening the space.

What should I do when I get there?

Noisebridge is a space that has been designed since its inception to be open to pretty much all hackers. We especially welcome those who like to tinker and hack on things, and those who are generally nice.

Read here for more Visitor advice on our culture and some suggestions on how to interface with it. Our collectivist Do-ocracy -style anarchy is often strange to people who are accustomed to more authoritarian structures, and many new visitors are initially confused on how things work or who they should talk to about things. If it's your first time here, ask the person who let you in, or other friendly looking people for a tour! This can be a great way to jump into the Noisebridge culture and learn more about how we work.

What should I bring?

Noisebridge is most fun if you bring tools like a laptop and a project or project idea to work on.

If not, you might find a project idea in one of our classes!

Photos Needed

We should post photos of the access control system showing how to use it.

PHOTOGRAPHY WANTED: We need some updated photos of this. Does anyone have or want to take some photos they can Upload? | Category | Edit