• November 12, 2003
  • Posted by Marc

‘The Essentials’ of San Francisco…according to Dave

Today we continue our exclusive series of
insider’s city guides, moving from Amsterdam to San Francisco.



‘The Essentials’ of San
Francisco…according to Dave

/>My favorite places to see graffiti and murals are:

href="http://samasama-yourewelcome.com/sf/sf.html">Clarion Alley (in between
Mission and Valencia)
(off 24th Street)
Norfolk Alley (off Folsom)

src="http://www.woostercollective.com/images/daveess.jpg" align= "left">When you
get hungry, wander over the the Mission District in search of burritos. The
Mission is full of great Mexican restaurants, try them all. Also check out href="http://www.sfstation.com/restaurants/tulan/">Tu-Lan, on 6th Street off
Market It’s a hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant, on perhaps the worst
street in the city.  The food is always good and cheap.

For people
who enjoy looking at stickers,  take a walk down Haight Street. When you get to
Haight also check out the Kid Robot store,
Red Five, href="http://www.sfstation.com/bars/nocnoc/">The Noc Noc Bar, The Zim Zam
and Escape from New
York Pizza

If you’re into cheap beer, a colorful crowd, pin
ball, a pool table and free popcorn, then head over to the href="http://www.sfstation.com/bars/500club/">500 Club on the corner of
Guerrero and 17th. Also has the city’s best neon sign.

The href="http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2002/apr/musee/">Musee
is an arcade full of old fashion mechanical games and toys. It’s
on the lower level of the href="http://www.sanfranciscomemories.com/cliff/house.html">Cliff House,
near Ocean Beach It’s a ton of fun and has some of the best views in the area.
Overlooking Ocean Beach and the Pacific. Bring extra quarters!

best bathroom graffiti is at the Uptown Club, on the corner of Capp and 15th

If you’re interested in seeing art indoors go to:

/> The Cartoon Museum, on Mission
The Yerba
Buena Center For The Arts
, also on Mission.
href="http://www.culturecache.com/"> Culture Cache Gallery, on Bryant.
/> Jack Hanley Gallery, on
The Luggage Store
, on Market
And href="http://www.lizabetholiveria.com/">Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, at 49
Geary Street.

If you’re planing on making some art while you’re in
the Bay Area, then Pearl Paints on Market street is the place to shop for

When you’re done eating and looking at art go see a film at
one of these movie theaters The Castro, on Castro Street; href="http://www.redvicmoviehouse.com/">The Red Vic, on Haight or href="http://www.roxie.com/">The Roxie, on 16th Street.