One of the few areas untouched by the fire after the quake of 1906, the Dogpatch district is home to some of the oldest houses still standing in San Francisco. Its breathtaking views of the city skyline makes it ideal for loft living, and you'll find a few spectacular buildings designed for live/work habitation.
The Dogpatch doesn't have rows of retailers and trendy restaurants; no sculptures and attractions for tourists to take photos of, but what makes it great is the small community of young, enterprising, passionate people. Today, the Dogpatch is gearing up for its turn in the spotlight as the next "it" neighborhood, with new business opening shop in the area with every year passing.
During the day, the streets are bustling with professionals working in nearby warehouses and office buildings housing hundreds of businesses. At night, it may just be the quietest part of San Francisco with very little traffic and ample parking.
With a lot of development in sight, don't be surprised to find yourself walking down 3rd Street, enjoying what the community of Dogpatch has in store for the future.
Here are some of the district's highlights in food and fun.
Yield Wine Bar
2490 3rd Street
5 dollar food plates and organic wines by the glass.
Just For You Cafe
732 22nd Street
Best Beignets west of France!
Hard Knox Cafe
2526 3rd Street
Soul Food so delicious you'll be back for seconds and thirds!
Mr. & Mrs Miscellaneous
699 22nd Street
Creative flavors of organic ice cream made with a lot of love.
2496 3rd Street
Neighborhood saloon for a non-scene night of fun.