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SF Babel: San Francisco's International Language Exchange Meetup


We try to provide a fun, friendly, relaxed group where you can practice speaking a new language and meet people from all over the world!

Our gathering takes place in a bar environment, so there is usually music playing and we hope to have a lot of people so it will be busy and bustling. This is obviously still a fairly new meet up, so invite lots of friends and just come hang out and practice another language!

All SF Babel Members get discounted draft beer! All you have to do is present your name tag (which you will receive at the event)


The idea of the group is that you give help to the group (helping those who are learning your native language) and you get help from the group (you are helped by others who speak the language you want to practice). This way everyone benefits!

We typically have native speakers of French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, German, Polish, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Mandarin, Russian, Armenian, Arabic and many other languages.

When you arrive, just introduce yourself to Marcus and Matt and they will introduce you to others who speak the language you want to practice to get you started. It's fun and FREE!



We get started at 7:00 pm and the group is usually there until at least 10pm, but you can arrive and leave at whatever time you like.


If you have any comments, questions, problems, concerns or ideas, just talk to Marcus or Matt about it. We will do our best to make sure you have a positive experience!

Remember, this group is a hobby for us; we run it just for fun, we love it and we hope you will love it too!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Global fun

    February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry lads. Last minute change of plans. Can't make it for this one.

    January 28, 2014

  • Iya

    i am so sorry but my schedule has changed and im not coming to the city tonight :( I hope i can make it next time for sure.. :(

    January 28, 2014

  • Issac K.

    Hi there. Im isaac. Hope see you soon.

    January 28, 2014

  • Issac K.

    Hi there. Im isaac. Hope see you soon.

    January 28, 2014

  • Laura M.

    I want to check the address of the place, is it at 449 Powell St or 525 Sutter St?

    January 25, 2014

    • Marcus J.

      There are two entrances.

      January 28, 2014

  • Marcus J.

    Just an FYI. We have a lot of people now who are coming to the event without RSVP'n on the meet up sight.

    January 28, 2014

  • Paul K.

    I'm fluent in French and Russian, have a good level of Spanish and know basic Japanese, German and Italian. Can't make it before 8pm. I hope there will be name tags left after 8pm :)

    January 27, 2014

    • Marcus J.

      Usually many people stay till 9 to 11!
      I'll keep one saved just for you!

      January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking to practice Portuguese and/or Spanish.

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member


    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Clement

    Found this pretty cool video made by Disney that sounds right out of Babel I thought I'd share.

    1 · January 23, 2014

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