Guidebook for San Francisco

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Guidebook for San Francisco

Drinks & Nightlife

Friendly and cheap neighborhood bar with a pool table.
Uptown
Friendly and cheap neighborhood bar with a pool table.
Friendly dive with live music including Beatles karaoke on Tuesday nights.
Rite Spot Cafe
Friendly dive with live music including Beatles karaoke on Tuesday nights.
Nice neighborhood bar with whiskey lounge tucked away in back.
Dalva
Nice neighborhood bar with whiskey lounge tucked away in back.
Pool and bicycles. Funky but hip.
Benders Bar & Grill
S Van Ness Ave
Pool and bicycles. Funky but hip.
A welcoming mix of ages and backgrounds + excellent cocktails. The Mission at its best.
Homestead
A welcoming mix of ages and backgrounds + excellent cocktails. The Mission at its best.
Live music. Small and funky.
Amnesia Bar
Mission St
Live music. Small and funky.
Still hip after all these years?
Beauty Bar
Still hip after all these years?
Very loud hip bar but excellent cocktails and creative food.
183 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Trick Dog
3010 20th St
183 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Very loud hip bar but excellent cocktails and creative food.

Food Scene

One of the best coffee bars on earth.
Fourbarrel Coffee
One of the best coffee bars on earth.
Excellent coffee house.
12 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Ritual Coffee Roasters
12 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Excellent coffee house.
Best pastries in SF. Always a line.
7 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Tartine Bakery
7 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Best pastries in SF. Always a line.
Excellent Italian restaurant fancy yet friendly.
17 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Delfina Restaurant
17 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Excellent Italian restaurant fancy yet friendly.
Hipster breakfast and lunch place set in an old-school fountain.
St Francis Fountain
Hipster breakfast and lunch place set in an old-school fountain.
Excellent taqueria with a huge selection of hot sauces.
Pancho Villa Taqueria
Excellent taqueria with a huge selection of hot sauces.
Hang out with the Mission characters in a drive in almost no-one drives to. Excellent fries and shakes from real ingredients.
Whiz Burgers Drive-In
Hang out with the Mission characters in a drive in almost no-one drives to. Excellent fries and shakes from real ingredients.
Real Mexican food. Best chilaquiles in the Mission. Funky and cheap.
La Quinta Restaurant
Real Mexican food. Best chilaquiles in the Mission. Funky and cheap.
A regular on any "best burrito" list. Not for vegetarians.
13 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
La Taqueria
13 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
A regular on any "best burrito" list. Not for vegetarians.
Considered by many to be the best burrito in San Francisco--but everyone has their favorite. Vegetarian friendly.
Papalote Mexican Grill
Considered by many to be the best burrito in San Francisco--but everyone has their favorite. Vegetarian friendly.
Scotch ice cream and other weird, but mostly wonderful concoctions.
9 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream
9 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Scotch ice cream and other weird, but mostly wonderful concoctions.
A pioneer of the bacon maple donuts . . .
10 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Dynamo Donut & Coffee
10 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
A pioneer of the bacon maple donuts . . .
House made organic ice cream. long lines even in foggy weather. Pick-up a cone on your way to Dolores Park.
Bi-Rite Creamery
Dolores St
House made organic ice cream. long lines even in foggy weather. Pick-up a cone on your way to Dolores Park.
Wonderful, somewhat rarified restaurant with fixed price and a la carte menu with a good selection of wine and beer. A nice retreat from the more typical Mission restaurants. https://www.commonwealthsf.com/
Commonwealth
Mission St
Wonderful, somewhat rarified restaurant with fixed price and a la carte menu with a good selection of wine and beer. A nice retreat from the more typical Mission restaurants. https://www.commonwealthsf.com/
Long lines for the best pizza in town. Run by the Delfina folks next door.
Pizzeria Delfina
Long lines for the best pizza in town. Run by the Delfina folks next door.
On the list of every food-focused traveler. It can be hard to get a reservation, but they save seats for walk-ins. Dine early or late to avoid a long wait.
Flour + Water
Harrison St
On the list of every food-focused traveler. It can be hard to get a reservation, but they save seats for walk-ins. Dine early or late to avoid a long wait.
Tasty vegan, organic Mexican keeps the crowds coming.
Gracias Madre
Mission St
Tasty vegan, organic Mexican keeps the crowds coming.
A fancy locavore restaurant with a famous wine list. On the corner of Folsom and 21st.
Heirloom
Folsom St
A fancy locavore restaurant with a famous wine list. On the corner of Folsom and 21st.
Japanese hipster whiskey bar also serving food.
Nihon Whisky Lounge
Japanese hipster whiskey bar also serving food.
Just around the corner open for breakfast and lunch. Good coffee and food in a beautifully renovated historic building. Wifi and outdoor courtyard. (Also a busy wedding venue in the summer) http://www.stablecafe.com/
Stable Cafe
Folsom St
Just around the corner open for breakfast and lunch. Good coffee and food in a beautifully renovated historic building. Wifi and outdoor courtyard. (Also a busy wedding venue in the summer) http://www.stablecafe.com/
Wonderful neighborhood institution. Great for weekend brunch or dinner. Beautiful interior by Sand Studios and South Park Fabricators. https://universalcafe.net/
Universal Cafe
Wonderful neighborhood institution. Great for weekend brunch or dinner. Beautiful interior by Sand Studios and South Park Fabricators. https://universalcafe.net/
Decent coffee and food early to late.
Coffee Bar
Mariposa St
Decent coffee and food early to late.
The original Philz: a quirky joint offering a full menu of Philz's special, high-octane blends. This is not single-origin, craft coffee, but it has a dedicated following.
7 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Philz Coffee
7 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
The original Philz: a quirky joint offering a full menu of Philz's special, high-octane blends. This is not single-origin, craft coffee, but it has a dedicated following.
True artisan super high end delicious coffee plus excellent waffles and salads.
24 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Linea Caffe
3417 18th Street
24 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
True artisan super high end delicious coffee plus excellent waffles and salads.
Excellent coffee and limited but delicious breakfasts and lunch locayed on our block.
Robin's Café
3153 17th Street
Excellent coffee and limited but delicious breakfasts and lunch locayed on our block.
Excellent home cooked Mexican food open early every day.
Gallardo's
3248 18th Street
Excellent home cooked Mexican food open early every day.
Excellent local coffee roaster with beautiful interior space.
75 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Sightglass Coffee
3014 20th Street
75 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Excellent local coffee roaster with beautiful interior space.
Considered one of the best new restaurants in the country when it opened, Mission Chinese continues to serve a delicious take on familiar and no-so-familiar Chinese dishes. Go for a lunch or early dinner to avoid waiting. They also deliver in the Mission. https://www.missionchinesefood.com/
98 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Mission Chinese Food
2234 Mission Street
98 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Considered one of the best new restaurants in the country when it opened, Mission Chinese continues to serve a delicious take on familiar and no-so-familiar Chinese dishes. Go for a lunch or early dinner to avoid waiting. They also deliver in the Mission. https://www.missionchinesefood.com/
Serving matcha and other delicacies, from or inspired by Kyoto. Long lines always.
18 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Stonemill Matcha
561 Valencia St
18 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Serving matcha and other delicacies, from or inspired by Kyoto. Long lines always.
Pan American menu with hints of the Yucatan, Costa Rico http://www.cafelataza.com/menu1.html
6 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Cafe La Taza
2475 Mission Street
6 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Pan American menu with hints of the Yucatan, Costa Rico http://www.cafelataza.com/menu1.html
Part of the Flour + Water collection, Salumeria features delicious soups, salads and sandwiches as well as brunch dishes and selections for the pantry.
64 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Salumeria
3000 20th Street
64 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Part of the Flour + Water collection, Salumeria features delicious soups, salads and sandwiches as well as brunch dishes and selections for the pantry.
aka Tartine 2.0 features a full menu from morning to night. Reservations for dinner suggested.
88 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Tartine Manufactory
595 Alabama St
88 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
aka Tartine 2.0 features a full menu from morning to night. Reservations for dinner suggested.
Like being in Japan.
18 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Izakaya Rintaro
82 14th St
18 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Like being in Japan.
Excellent cocktails and small dishes to share.
14 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
True Laurel
753 Alabama St
14 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Excellent cocktails and small dishes to share.

Arts & Culture

Premier modern dance venue in San Francisco.
ODC Theater
17th St
Premier modern dance venue in San Francisco.
Live theater with many interesting shows.
Brava For Women In the Arts
Live theater with many interesting shows.
Women's cultural center with a large event space. Worth a detour just for the mural covering its facade. https://womensbuilding.org/
Women's Building
Women's cultural center with a large event space. Worth a detour just for the mural covering its facade. https://womensbuilding.org/
A pirate store (you can buy lard), plus a creative writing program for youth. Founded by Dave Eggers, the novelist who wrote "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius".
826 Valencia
A pirate store (you can buy lard), plus a creative writing program for youth. Founded by Dave Eggers, the novelist who wrote "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius".
An artist-run, non-profit organization supporting culturally-aware, underground media and experimental art. http://www.atasite.org/
Artists' Television Access
An artist-run, non-profit organization supporting culturally-aware, underground media and experimental art. http://www.atasite.org/
Offers a mix of contemporary performing arts.
Project Artaud
Offers a mix of contemporary performing arts.
Art cinema.
Roxie Cinema
16th St
Art cinema.
Local theater founded in 1978, brings the Japanese arts of Noh and Kyogen to the West.
Theatre of Yugen
Local theater founded in 1978, brings the Japanese arts of Noh and Kyogen to the West.
Live music and art in a tiny space.
Red Poppy Art House
Folsom St
Live music and art in a tiny space.
A small modern and experimental art museum. http://soex.org/
Southern Exposure Gallery
A small modern and experimental art museum. http://soex.org/
Live music with a bar and restaurant.
81 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
The Chapel
777 Valencia St
81 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Live music with a bar and restaurant.
A place for writers and performers to developer their work. https://themarsh.org/
21 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
The Marsh
1062 Valencia Street
21 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
A place for writers and performers to developer their work. https://themarsh.org/
Dance and exercise classes for all ages.
14 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
ODC Dance Commons
351 Shotwell Street
14 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Dance and exercise classes for all ages.

Essentials

A small, family-owned restaurant offering top quality local produce, meat, fish, pantry items and prepared foods.
17 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Bi-Rite Market
17 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
A small, family-owned restaurant offering top quality local produce, meat, fish, pantry items and prepared foods.
Worker-owned ultimate vegetarian market. You won't find anchovies, but you will find an excellent selection of bulk items as well as supplements.
Rainbow Cooperative Grocery
Worker-owned ultimate vegetarian market. You won't find anchovies, but you will find an excellent selection of bulk items as well as supplements.
They've been making ravioli here for many years, back before the Mission was a food destination. Sliced meats and cheeses, sandwiches as well. Great selection of amaros.
Lucca Ravioli
They've been making ravioli here for many years, back before the Mission was a food destination. Sliced meats and cheeses, sandwiches as well. Great selection of amaros.
Good bike shop.
Valencia Cyclery
Good bike shop.
Locally-owned version of Whole Foods. Not as good as Bi-rite, but much closer.
55 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Gus's Community Market
2111 Harrison Street
55 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Locally-owned version of Whole Foods. Not as good as Bi-rite, but much closer.

Entertainment & Activities

Bowling! Plus excellent food and drinks. Reserve a lane if you plan to go during peak times. https://missionbowlingclub.com/
70 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Mission Bowling Club
3176 17th Street
70 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Bowling! Plus excellent food and drinks. Reserve a lane if you plan to go during peak times. https://missionbowlingclub.com/

Parks & Nature

The next best thing to having a beach in your neighborhood.
765 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Mission Dolores Park
Dolores Street
765 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
The next best thing to having a beach in your neighborhood.