This distinctly charming coffee and cocktail bar is just the place to get a warm meal and commune with literary giants. Inspired by a Krakow bookstore, a Vienna coffeehouse, and a local bar in Pari... read more
Occupying a highly visible corner on the urban highway known as Fell, this unassuming café may help open many a Frisco foodie’s eyes to the joys of Lebanese food. Smart, simple d&eacut... read more
Insert pirate joke here: San Francisco theme bar and Tiki culture have reached their highest expression, with fully baked retro concept, décor and artisanal rum menu. In tiny former Jade spa... read more
A super-welcome addition, if for no other reason than to educate people here that there's more to Mexican cuisine than gigantic greasy burritos (which are really an American thing, y'all). Occupies... read more
Tiny, dare-we-say romantic sushi spot hidden away on a slightly random block off the Hayes Valley thoroughfare, grew a devoted following in a few short months after opening with soft, tender, burst... read more
Opened with a bang on New Year’s 2009, quickly established itself as a legit choice for young people who like loud house music in dark spaces. From owner DJ M3 of the Green Gorilla Lounge col... read more
Nestled between a pizza parlor and corner store deli, in the unsuspecting Lower Haight, lies a vintage store gem. Tiny in size, CC Rider's got style and soul. You could easily walk right by, but yo... read more
Discreet “off the beaten path” location, Acrimony is undisputable style. Vibe is street tough meets refined sophisticate with a solid mixture of contemporary and designer brands inspiri... read more
What started as a pop-up traveling sample sale is now in a permanent location with no crazy lineups or New York sample sale beasts with claws (and credit cards) ready to attack. Current samples f... read more
An atmospheric favorite, Encore’s assortment of vintage style brings any cowgirl out of the blues. Hailing from estate sales across the Wild West they’ve hand picked the best cameo neck... read more
A gem with a comfortable, sunny neighborhood vibe, lives somewhat in the shadow of next-door superstar Suppenküche. All ingredients on the constantly evolving menu are made from local, sustain... read more
Sensuality comes first at this lavish, lingerie palace with high ceilings and spacious room to browse making Alla Prima SF’s sophisticated bra and panty enclave. Friendly, soft-spoken staff g... read more
Located in a neighborhood once known for low-income housing and random shootings Backspace joins an influx of boutiques making this one of the cities cooler hoods. Pretty exterior and modern interi... read more
Local store selling hipster basics: skinny jeans, soft t-shirts floral thermals, you get the point. However, staff is friendly, goods are quality, and they support the locals with enthusiasm and lo... read more
Homespun haven among the uber-trendy, Cotton Sheep rocks Tokyo-chic. Careful attention to style and environment, Japanese owners have a well trained eye for the minimal detail, and skillful mix of ... read more
Of-the-moment clothing labels (Alexander Wang, Cloak and Dagger, Graham & Spencer) in a chic, spare space, Dish is for the no nonsense shopper. The safest of stylish name brands fill the clean ... read more
Conceived on route from NY to Paris, high-style travel store's stocked with novelty gear designed to ease your in-flight experience. Best sellers such as the “Shame on You Kit”—on... read more
The closest to a Barney’s Co-op SF has to offer, Azalea is where the mainstream hipness of Hayes Valley started. An imitation of C., this industrial space is filled with edgier, funky styles ... read more
Modern furniture with retro appeal, hip house wares, personal accessories from emerging designers all the way from Brooklyn to Japan, housed in one cozy shop. All items are design-mag worthy, uniqu... read more
As the gaudy sign outside describes, this is a combination of Persi...
Surreal cocktailing in SoMa. Heady mix of gothic and steampunk deco...
With just 18 seats (plus 12 bar seats), exposed brick, unglaze...
Hakkasan takes its Cantonese cuisine west with signature swanky sty...
The storied New Orleans venue named after the legendary band has ma...