One of the great things about this being the 2nd annual Foursquare Day is that we get to work with some of the same people who made the 2010 event so special. Last year Pacific Catch was one of the first venues to join us and we had a great time working together. We even had a swarm-to-swarm video call as part of the “Global Swarm” series.

This year Pacific Catch is going above and beyond. They have an extremely cute kickoff video. And immediately after the earthquake in Japan they were thinking about ways to use Foursquare to benefit the Japanese people. We’re please to feature their effort.


Pacific Catch Restaurants have announced that, on April 16th, its Ninth Avenue location will host an Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fundraiser in honor of Foursquare Day.

In 2010, Pacific Catch was one of the first to join Foursquare Day creator, Nate Bonilla-Warford of Tampa, to host a San Francisco 4sqday Swarm Badge party. Pacific Catch’s event specifically resulted in over 100-guest check-ins.

For this year’s event, Pacific Catch will be adding a charitable fundraising component to further spread the theme of “Connecting with the Community.” The restaurant will be partnering with Sapporo Beer to raise money for Japan earthquake relief.

“After talking to our Sapporo beer rep and hearing about how their company has personally experienced loss through the recent tragedy, we no longer needed to figure out who we were partnering with,” says Chamin Mills, Marketing Manager & Event Planner for Pacific Catch.

Proceeds from Sapporo beer sales, the sale of the limited-edition “4sqdaySF” tee shirts as well as a raffle from local San Francisco businesses will be donated to help sustain and rebuild Japan.

The event will also feature a “Pacific Catch-style” barbeque featuring tacos off the grill, beer & wine, live music provided by Latin Reggae/Salsa band, Manicato, as well as a special “Super Swarm” period between 2:00-4:00 pm where guests will gather and check-in to unlock the much coveted “Super Swarm” badge.

The 2nd Annual Pacific Catch Foursquare Day celebration will take place on Saturday, April 16th from 1:00-5:00 pm at Pacific Catch’s Ninth Avenue location (1200 9th Avenue) in San Francisco.

How can you be a part of Foursquare Day?

Check out the Foursquare Day Website and 4sqdaySF events page.

Follow on Twitter: @pacificcatch & @4sqdaySF

If you would like to donate a raffle prize or learn more about 4sqdaySF, contact Chamin Mills at