EXPLORE THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Minnesota Street Project
This free art space features 12 unique galleries with rotating exhibitions, plus Alta, an on-site, chef-driven eatery
Hunters Point Shipyard Artists
One of the largest creative communities in the United States, HPSA accommodates more than 250 artists in working studios.
Hilltop Art Walk
This iconic SF site–home to a 70-foot-high steel giant sundial–boasts a new playground, wellness trail, picnic and barbeque area, scenic overlook, and fitness zone, in addition to the City's first public skate park, which has recently been refurbished.
Museum of Craft and Design
Gallery showcasing a variety of contemporary craft & design work with monthly events and an excellent gift shop stocked with local and global goods.
Part maker studio, part maker boutique, this Dogpatch outpost offers an eclectic selection of arts, crafts, and design items for sale --many of which were made on-site.
Bayview Opera House
This historic landmark built in 1888, holds the distinction of being San Francisco's first theater. It is still a thriving cultural institution, offering arts education and cultural enrichment to locals on a low or no cost basis.
Decades in the making, artist Todd Thomas Brown established this studio and creative incubator with a fellowship from the de Young Museum. Now, he offers monthly painting workshops, artist salons, studio exhibitions, and martini mixers for friends and visitors. Contact him via Facebook for more info and/or an appointment.
For two decades, this non-profit organization has offered San Franciscans a full curriculum of glass art classes taught by renowned artists. Visitors can also visit the on-site gallery.
Artist and resident Cameron Moberg has curated this "outdoor museum"--part of ImprintCity's quest to cultivate a shared sense of community and pride. It hopes to eventually span 20 blocks in the Bayview with colorful murals by local talent.
Bayview Rise Mural
Artist team Haddad|Drugan painted these bright, striking murals on the Pier 92 grain silos that represent the ever-changing Bayview neighborhood. Check them out from a distance or up close. Make sure to see them illuminated at night.
Ritual Coffee (at Flora Grubb)
One of the city's favorite caffeine stops is a must-visit when you're shopping for garden goods. Enjoy a coffee on one of the benches in the heated back patio.
Huli Huli Hawaiian Grill
Huli-Huli is known for its juicy grilled chicken--"huli" means turn in Hawaiian, and the bird is flipped over and over again--and this Bayview outpost is operated by local individuals who have turned their lives around.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
This Bayview craft brewery no longer offers tours, but still produces barrels and barrels of a variety of delicious beer.
Radio Africa & Kitchen
Ethiopian chef Eskender Aseged opened this Bayview brick-and-mortar in 2012 after a successful pop-up run; dishes include organic vegetables, greens, grains, nuts, wild fish, shellfish and fruit.
Old Skool Café
This youth-run, jazz-themed supper club has a delicious soul food menu and full calendar of musical teen performers--well worth a visit for a special night out.
Auntie April's Chicken Waffles, Soul Food
Executive chef April Spears learned to love food at an early age from her grandmother, and now owns and operates this Bayview mainstay with an extensive menu of Southern faves.
Pasta doesn't come fresher than the hand-milled and hand-rolled organic varieties offered here by chef and owner Joshua Felciano.
This rustic neighborhood joint offers Fox & Lion Bread and Gratta wines, plus coffee, sandwiches, beer, and dedicated pizza nights.
Craftsman and Wolves
Come for the unbelievably special pastry selection, stay for a coffee, or a sandwich, or a morning granola. The options are endless at this neighborhood fave.
Smokin' Warehouse BBQ
For the meat-lovers out there, this spot has lots (and lots!) of BBQ and burger options, plus a nice selection of sides.
Craft cocktails & locally sourced New American fare offered in an airy, industrial-chic setting.
A modern-rustic trattoria serving seasonal Italian fare, creative small plates & thin-crust pizzas.
Long Bridge Pizza
Thin-crust pies made with local & organic ingredients served in a simple, industrial-chic space.
Laid-back local chain specializes in custom-blended coffees, plus teas, specialty drinks & pastries.
Smokestack at Magnolia Brewing
Grab a tray of BBQ meat and sides, then sample the freshest brews that Magnolia makes on-site (they also offer a full-bar for non-beer drinkers).
Step into this Dogpatch warehouse for an incredible selection of site-brewed cold beer, plus tasty snacks from local food trucks.
See the magic happen at this Dogpatch bakery that serves up delicious morning pastries and sourdough breads. Hot tip: Everything is a winner.
Seven Stills Distillery
Visit this distillery for tastings of craft whiskey distilled from craft beers, or take a tour and see how these spirits are made.
Laughing Monk Brewery
This small-batch, craft brewery specializes in uniquely Californian Belgian-style ales. Indulge in snacks and beers on-site, then take a growler home for later.
After establishing All Good Pizza, owner Kristin Houk opened this Mexican eatery across the street; enjoy authentic, inexpensive fare with locally sourced ingredients.
A San Francisco take on Louisiana soul food, this family-owned local fave is the place for fried chicken.
All Good Pizza
Grab a seat at a picnic table and order a pie at the adjacent pizza truck, offering a variety of pies and salads.
Casual waterfront restaurant on the bay serving lunch, brunch & evening appetizers year-round.
Fox and Lion Bread
Organic, locally sourced ingredients make up each loaf at this bakery/cafe. You can also pick up sandwiches, salads, or a coffee.
Grab a bottle (or two) to go at this small-batch winery, or stay a while at the shared tasting room at Butchertown Gourmet Marketplace.
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous
Creamery cravings are satisfied–and then some–at this scoop shop offering unique flavors for rotating selection of ice cream and frozen yogurt. Don’t forget the toppings!
Yvonne’s Southern Sweets
Yvonne Hines has been baking delicious cakes and pies for the neighborhood for over a decade now. Indulge in a red velvet, or pecan, or German chocolate, or sweet potato confection… they’re all really, really good.
The Plant Café Organic
Pop by The Plant for a hearty, veg-driven breakfast, brunch, or lunch–they also serve meat–and top it off with a thick fruit smoothie.
Just For You Café
Weekends bring the crowds at this brunchy forever-fave, but it’s always worth the wait; the epic menu will hit any craving you’ve got going. Whatever you decide to order, be sure to get a beignet, too.
Part performance space, part creative laboratory and art gallery, part event venue, The Midway hosts all kinds of exhibitions and happenings, with a rotating lineup of cool goings-ons.
ATT Park (Giants Stadium)
#WeAreGiant! Baseball fans come to see the home team play, but everyone can enjoy an afternoon eating, drinking, and enjoying the park. (Bring a jacket--it's going to get chilly!)
Chase Center (Warriors Arena)
Work is underway on this incredible new venue that will be the new home of the Golden State Warriors (currently based at the Oracle Arena in Oakland).
This kid-specific gym helps youngsters aged six weeks to ten years old to develop physical awareness and fitness in a fun environment.
3rd Street Boxing Gym
Within its 5,700-square-feet, this multi-purpose gym houses a huge array of boxing-specific equipment, plus a variety of other machines, weights, and training options.
24 hour Potrero
Weights, group classes, equipment, and a lap pool come with this gym membership.
Heron's Head Park
This shoreline wildlife habitat is populated with a wide variety of native plants, and home to over 100 bird species throughout the year. Visit the Eco Center, the first LEED Platinum, zero net energy building, for recreation and education events.
A grassroots initiative to beautify the residential blocks in Bayview has become a movement of multiple community gardens, murals, art stairs, and gathering places.
A brand new park with a scenic overlook that boasts an art walk and BBQ stations.
Shipyard Hilltop Park
This iconic SF site–home to a 70-foot-high steel giant sundial–boasts a new playground, wellness trail, picnic and barbeque area, scenic overlook, and fitness zone, in addition to the city's first public skate park, which has recently been refurbished.
Bayview/Linda Brooks-Burton Public Library
Borrow books, and keep an eye on the events calendar which features a variety of kid- and family-friendly programming.
Luxurious Nail Boutique
Perfect manis, flawless pedis, and an array of waxing services make this Bayview Spa a great place to get pampered.
Dogpatch Barber and Shave
Finding a trustworthy barber is a big deal; the crew at Dogpatch Barber and Shave will treat you–and your ‘do–to an impeccable cut, not a hair out of place.
From two-buck Chuck to craft beer, snacks or dinner fixings, TJ’s has you covered. Stock up on seasonal faves or old faves.
A one-stop shop for fresh and healthy groceries, organic personal care products, and prepared meals.
Duc Loi's Pantry
This family-owned grocery has been an SF mainstay since 1987, and opened this Bayview location in 2015. Pick up fresh veggies, meat, snacks, organic goods, Vietnamese sandwiches, and more.
A general store with an incredible array of locally made refreshments, featuring everything from coffee to scoops of ice cream to breads and baked goods. Pop by for a sandwich and pick up some snacks for later.
Spicer on Third
Run by mother-daughter Bonnie Gemmell and Sarah Stanley, this boutique offers a wide range of unique gifts and homegoods, in addition to the duo's signature handmade Spicer Bags line of durable cork, textile, and vegan totes.
Simply the loveliest array of plants, large and small, plus pots and other garden accoutrements. Stop by to browse the goods to green up your space, stay for a Ritual coffee and pastry.
Westfield Shopping Center
All the retail brands you could want in a city-central mall, plus department stores and a multi-screen Century Theater.
From messenger bags to backpacks to laptop totes, Rickshaw's SF-made collection is some of the best the Bay has to offer.
Gus's Community Market
This fave neighborhood grocery plus cafe stocks lots of local goodies, plus fresh fruit and veg, butcher and fish counters, and prepared mains and sides.
Go meat-free at this long-time local market, offering a wide variety of organic options, bulk bins, apothecary, vitamin, and supplement selection, and other locally made foods.
Everything in this impeccably curated shop is a delight: handmade homewares and decor, jewellery, and more in beautiful materials like ceramic, wood, and textile.
The handcrafted leather clogs at Bryr come in a variety of styles and perfect palate of colors, and each pair is made to order.
Everything you need to get (safely) riding on two wheels: bikes to gear to apparel to tune-ups and more.
Take the bus to the Sunset, across Golden Gate Park and the Richmond, to the Presidio.