Guidebook for San Francisco

Matt
Guidebook for San Francisco

Essentials

A great walk to get some great food. Yes there is a hill, this is SF.
100 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Whole Foods Market
399 4th Street
100 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
A great walk to get some great food. Yes there is a hill, this is SF.
A great Northern California grocery store.
66 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Mollie Stone's Markets
2435 California Street
66 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
A great Northern California grocery store.
Don't go here if you are on a budget but if you got money to spend and want TOP notch food with great service stop by. I prefer Whole Foods but this place is mellower though $$$
Bryans Grocery
3445 California Street
Don't go here if you are on a budget but if you got money to spend and want TOP notch food with great service stop by. I prefer Whole Foods but this place is mellower though $$$
Okay if you know Trader Joe's you know it will be crowded and yes there will be a line for parking but the prices are great and they have booze and great wine cheap here, too.
83 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Trader Joe's
3 Masonic Avenue
83 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Okay if you know Trader Joe's you know it will be crowded and yes there will be a line for parking but the prices are great and they have booze and great wine cheap here, too.
A great place to shop on Wednesday and Sunday. Not as glamourous as the Ferry Building Market but well worth it and the few organic vendors there are a better value.
34 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Heart of the City Farmer's Market
34 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
A great place to shop on Wednesday and Sunday. Not as glamourous as the Ferry Building Market but well worth it and the few organic vendors there are a better value.

Food Scene

Great place a bit of old SF with a great up to date feel. Just one of dozens of great places to eat nearby
26 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Elite Cafe
2049 Fillmore Street
26 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great place a bit of old SF with a great up to date feel. Just one of dozens of great places to eat nearby
Great food, great pizza one of the city's best
85 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Pizzeria Delfina
2406 California St
85 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great food, great pizza one of the city's best
So very good. Outdoor seating, near shopping and Alta Plaza Park.
14 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Peet's Coffee
2197 Fillmore Street
14 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
So very good. Outdoor seating, near shopping and Alta Plaza Park.
Coffee, pastries, savory sandwiches, bread and cookies. This place is great for picnic supplies, some amazing bread or rolls with dinner or some amazing pastries.
La Boulange
2325 Pine Street
Coffee, pastries, savory sandwiches, bread and cookies. This place is great for picnic supplies, some amazing bread or rolls with dinner or some amazing pastries.
In a city of many great Thai restaurants this one is outstanding. Delivery or eat in.
8 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
My Ivy
1901 Divisadero Street
8 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
In a city of many great Thai restaurants this one is outstanding. Delivery or eat in.
Okay you will have to wait to eat here but one of the city's best. Take turns waiting while exploring the neighborhood
152 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Burma Superstar
309 Clement Street
152 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Okay you will have to wait to eat here but one of the city's best. Take turns waiting while exploring the neighborhood
Eliza's is this Great Chinese right across the street. Classic, fresh excellent food, white or brown rice but you gotta go downstairs to pick it up, cause they don't deliver.
Pacific Heights Cleaners
2437 Fillmore Street
Eliza's is this Great Chinese right across the street. Classic, fresh excellent food, white or brown rice but you gotta go downstairs to pick it up, cause they don't deliver.
Great, GREAT great sushi. Check it out and yes it is worth the wait. They have Happy Hour (5 to 7pm) specials if you want an early bite.
25 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Tataki Sushi and Sake Bar
2827 California Street
25 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great, GREAT great sushi. Check it out and yes it is worth the wait. They have Happy Hour (5 to 7pm) specials if you want an early bite.
After the walk back from Crissy Field or Fort Point stop here, have a great meal and enjoy the Marina District. Kind of a SF preppy haven here.
Pluto’s
3258 Scott Street
After the walk back from Crissy Field or Fort Point stop here, have a great meal and enjoy the Marina District. Kind of a SF preppy haven here.
A more low rent jazz club and terrific Ethiopian Restaurant. Bands are less well known but the music is great and the cover, when they charge one, a lot cheaper than Yoshis.
Rasselas Jazz Club
1534 Fillmore Street
A more low rent jazz club and terrific Ethiopian Restaurant. Bands are less well known but the music is great and the cover, when they charge one, a lot cheaper than Yoshis.
Love this small seafood joint. Get the dungeness crab if its in season. If you have to wait, enjoy the Castro. Great beer and wine though no dessert. Tell them Matt sent you
94 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Anchor Oyster Bar
579 Castro Street
94 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Love this small seafood joint. Get the dungeness crab if its in season. If you have to wait, enjoy the Castro. Great beer and wine though no dessert. Tell them Matt sent you
Okay I've actually never eaten here but it gets raves, it's open very late (for SF that means 1am) and the people eating there always look sexy when I pass it riding the bus.
368 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Nopa
560 Divisadero Street
368 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Okay I've actually never eaten here but it gets raves, it's open very late (for SF that means 1am) and the people eating there always look sexy when I pass it riding the bus.
Great burgers and a variety of nights that have live music that makes this little place buzz.
Bistro SF Grill
1305 Castro Street
Great burgers and a variety of nights that have live music that makes this little place buzz.
Great place for a quick bite, drink some wine on the sidewalk or get some takeout.
Food Inc.
2800 California Street
Great place for a quick bite, drink some wine on the sidewalk or get some takeout.

Everything Else

A great park with AMAZING views in two directions. Tennis courts here too.
72 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Alta Plaza Park
Jackson St.
72 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
A great park with AMAZING views in two directions. Tennis courts here too.
Can be windy here but the price is right (ITS FREE) and the setting spectacular. Usually not too long of a wait either
Alta Plaza Tennis Court
2499 Steiner St
Can be windy here but the price is right (ITS FREE) and the setting spectacular. Usually not too long of a wait either
Walk Lyon Street west to the famous Lyon Street steps for a great walk, past some amazing mansions and breath taking views of Golden Gate Bridge
13 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Lyon Street
13 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Walk Lyon Street west to the famous Lyon Street steps for a great walk, past some amazing mansions and breath taking views of Golden Gate Bridge
Nice yoga studio with pilates. Better sun and light int the studio than the yoga place next door, but but are great.
16 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
YogaWorks San Francisco
1823 Divisadero Street
16 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Nice yoga studio with pilates. Better sun and light int the studio than the yoga place next door, but but are great.
Great yoga studio right next door. They have a weekly unlimited pass for $25 bucks. Also great Massage too
12 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Mindful Body
2876 California Street
12 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great yoga studio right next door. They have a weekly unlimited pass for $25 bucks. Also great Massage too
Traditional Japanese baths. GO DO THIS. They have men only and women only days as well as a COED day. They also do massage and other treatments.
61 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Kabuki Springs & Spa
1750 Geary Boulevard
61 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Traditional Japanese baths. GO DO THIS. They have men only and women only days as well as a COED day. They also do massage and other treatments.
A grand hotel on the top of Pacific Heights and very close to this apartment (although with a steep hill between the two) . A great place to know about if there are too many folks for here.
Hotel Majestic
1500 Sutter Street
A grand hotel on the top of Pacific Heights and very close to this apartment (although with a steep hill between the two) . A great place to know about if there are too many folks for here.
Great hip and sophisticated former motel. Great for when you have too many folks for the apartment or some you just can't spend 24-7 with.
The Laurel Inn
444 Presidio Avenue
Great hip and sophisticated former motel. Great for when you have too many folks for the apartment or some you just can't spend 24-7 with.

Sightseeing

A great neighborhood with amazing Chinese, Burmese, Vietnamese and other restaurants, grocery stores and cafes. You could eat here all week and never end up somewhere bad.
15 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Clement Street
Clement Street
15 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
A great neighborhood with amazing Chinese, Burmese, Vietnamese and other restaurants, grocery stores and cafes. You could eat here all week and never end up somewhere bad.
Even without the museums you can easily spend a day here.
804 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Golden Gate Park
804 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Even without the museums you can easily spend a day here.
Lovely.
91 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
San Francisco Botanical Garden
1199 9th Ave
91 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Lovely.
Great food, the IFC Cinema, shopping! Get some noodles here at any of the great noodle shops.
133 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Japan Town
133 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great food, the IFC Cinema, shopping! Get some noodles here at any of the great noodle shops.
So beautiful you might have to move here. Walk up the hill and down to the beach. Great exercise, great views and you might see some dolphins or seals, too.
266 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Crissy Field
266 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
So beautiful you might have to move here. Walk up the hill and down to the beach. Great exercise, great views and you might see some dolphins or seals, too.
Amazing brick octagonal civil war fort under the G.Gate Bridge. Walk from here to Crissy Field and there. You will LOVE it
57 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Fort Point National Historic Site
57 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Amazing brick octagonal civil war fort under the G.Gate Bridge. Walk from here to Crissy Field and there. You will LOVE it
One of SF's most photographed spots. Perched on a hill it overlooks some grand old Victorian painted ladies while the city'd skyscrapers loom in the distance.
256 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Alamo Square
256 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
One of SF's most photographed spots. Perched on a hill it overlooks some grand old Victorian painted ladies while the city'd skyscrapers loom in the distance.
Walk around the neighborhood, stop in the park itself (Duboce Park, that is) watch the dogs play as the streetcar rolls in or out of the tunnel.
10 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Duboce Triangle
10 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Walk around the neighborhood, stop in the park itself (Duboce Park, that is) watch the dogs play as the streetcar rolls in or out of the tunnel.

Shopping

The great bookstore of SF. Used and new, don't miss this one if you love books.
64 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Green Apple Books
506 Clement St
64 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The great bookstore of SF. Used and new, don't miss this one if you love books.
An amazing shop with everything from cheap housewares to beautiful imports. Make sure you see both halves of the shop as it has expanded into what was once 2 storefronts and can be confusing
Kamei Housewares & Restaurant Supply
525 Clement Street
An amazing shop with everything from cheap housewares to beautiful imports. Make sure you see both halves of the shop as it has expanded into what was once 2 storefronts and can be confusing
Great neighborhood to eat, shop on the fancy side...Betsy Johnson, Marc Jacobs, Kiehls, Design Within Reach and more.
52 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Fillmore Street
Fillmore Street
52 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great neighborhood to eat, shop on the fancy side...Betsy Johnson, Marc Jacobs, Kiehls, Design Within Reach and more.
Great used clothes store. Lots of terrific stuff for men and women both and of course since its 'previously loved' you can save your money for food and drinks.
10 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Crossroads Trading
1901 Fillmore Street
10 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great used clothes store. Lots of terrific stuff for men and women both and of course since its 'previously loved' you can save your money for food and drinks.
This Thrift Store is hit or miss but its with a look. Right next to Japantown and the IFC Cinemas
Goodwill
1669 Fillmore Street
This Thrift Store is hit or miss but its with a look. Right next to Japantown and the IFC Cinemas
Amidst a ton of high-priced shops on Sacramento Street Good Byes has two stores and great high end used clothes that will make you walk taller. Okay maybe not but the shop is great.
9 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Goodbyes
3464 Sacramento Street
9 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Amidst a ton of high-priced shops on Sacramento Street Good Byes has two stores and great high end used clothes that will make you walk taller. Okay maybe not but the shop is great.
Great art gallery that is also a bookstore that sells other great stuff too.
12 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Park Life
220 Clement St
12 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great art gallery that is also a bookstore that sells other great stuff too.
High end retail that is out of my price league but great for window shopping or buying (you guessed it) high end retail.
Sacramento Street
Sacramento Street
High end retail that is out of my price league but great for window shopping or buying (you guessed it) high end retail.

Arts & Culture

Sundance Cinemas, with a mix of Indie/Art House movies and some broad release. Right next to JAPANTOWN so perfect for before or after dinner.
137 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
AMC Kabuki 8
1881 Post Street
137 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Sundance Cinemas, with a mix of Indie/Art House movies and some broad release. Right next to JAPANTOWN so perfect for before or after dinner.
Great blues club. Part of the old music legacy of the Fillmore. Check it out.
32 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Boom Boom Room
1601 Fillmore Street
32 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great blues club. Part of the old music legacy of the Fillmore. Check it out.
Local movie theatre playing new releases. Love that they are still in business as it never seems very crowded. Not that I;m complaining
18 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento Street
18 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Local movie theatre playing new releases. Love that they are still in business as it never seems very crowded. Not that I;m complaining
One of SF's premier art movie houses. Lots of great eats nearby before or after the show.
17 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Landmark's Clay Theatre
2261 Fillmore St
17 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
One of SF's premier art movie houses. Lots of great eats nearby before or after the show.
The preeminent old theater in SF. Live organist most shows and great shows, either classics or new release indie flicks.
219 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
219 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The preeminent old theater in SF. Live organist most shows and great shows, either classics or new release indie flicks.
Great music venue. Small place and convenient to everything you might want before or after the show
24 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Cafe Du Nord
2174 Market Street
24 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great music venue. Small place and convenient to everything you might want before or after the show
If I have to tell you why I recommend it you probably won't want to go.
50 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
San Francisco Symphony
201 Van Ness Avenue
50 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
If I have to tell you why I recommend it you probably won't want to go.
If I have to tell you why I recommend it you probably won't want to go.
37 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
San Francisco Opera
301 Van Ness Avenue
37 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
If I have to tell you why I recommend it you probably won't want to go.

Drinks & Nightlife

A great mostly gay (but mixed and friendly) bar that serves terrific drinks. At times it can take a while to get your cocktail so be strategic.
74 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Blackbird
2124 Market Street
74 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
A great mostly gay (but mixed and friendly) bar that serves terrific drinks. At times it can take a while to get your cocktail so be strategic.
A gay bar for guys who don't preen. Wednesday is buy one get one free night. The 24 Bus runs right outside the apartment straight into the Castro. Check Nextbus.com for times
7 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
440 Castro
440 Castro Street
7 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
A gay bar for guys who don't preen. Wednesday is buy one get one free night. The 24 Bus runs right outside the apartment straight into the Castro. Check Nextbus.com for times