Over the past few years, our neighbor, Dogpatch, has been on the up-and-up as it has become a hub for local artists, designers, restaurateurs and artisans of all kinds. From small retailers and restaurants to wineries and art studios, it’s definitely worth exploring what’s new.
According to The New York Times, “In the last five years or so, Dogpatch has lost many of its rough edges and become a hub for creative industries, from brewing to branding. David Fletcher, a landscape architect, helped create several new green spaces in the neighborhood, including its first playground, and works in the American Industrial Center, a former cannery that stretches along Third Street, from 20th to 23rd Streets. He described the complex as “an aircraft carrier of creativity.” Fellow tenants include a chocolate maker, a roboticist, a bookbinder, a sex-toy inventor, a messenger-bag manufacturer and an organizer of cooking parties.”
We’ve rounded up a few of the latest projects in Dogpatch that caught our attention:
Minnesota Street Project
Inhabiting three warehouses in Dogpatch, the 100,000+ square-foot building offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists and related nonprofits. Currently, there’s nearly 20 new exhibitions on display for the public to explore with some of the most popular being The Golden Decade by Andersen North, Leiko Ikemura: Unknown Voices by the Bransten Gallery and The Speak of Trees by Alter space. http://minnesotastreetproject.com/exhibitions
Dogpatch Dance & Yoga
If you’re in the mood for a new kind of workout, Dogpatch Dance & Yoga is the newest studio in the neighborhood and offers a mix of classes from hip hop dancing and twerking to urban burlesque, yoga and belly dancing. Classes are available seven days a week and a variety of different times to fit with every schedule. http://www.dogpatchdance.com/
Named among Thrillst’s “SF’s Best New Restaurants & Bars” in October 2016, ‘aina is a modern Hawaiian eatery new to the Dogpatch neighborhood. Best known for weekend brunch and also open for Hawaii-inspired lunch and dinner, some of ‘aina’s most popular dishes include the guava-filled malasadas, Spam musubi and loco moco. http://www.ainasf.com/