Top things to do in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Top Choice Street in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Haight Street

Was it the fall of 1966 or the winter of ’67? As the Haight saying goes, if you can remember the Summer of Love, you probably weren’t here. The fog was laced with pot, sandalwood incense and burning military draft c…
Top Choice Californian in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Rich Table

Impossible cravings begin at Rich Table, where mind-bending dishes like porcini doughnuts, sardine chips, and burrata (mozzarella and cream) funnel cake blow up Instagram feeds nightly. Married co-chefs and owners S…
Top Choice Jazz in The Haight & Hayes Valley

SFJAZZ Center

Jazz legends and singular talents from Argentina to Yemen are showcased at North America's newest, largest jazz center. Hear fresh takes on classic jazz albums and poets riffing with jazz combos in the downstairs Jo…
Top Choice Arts Center in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Haight Street Art Center

Jeremy Fish's bronze bunny-skull sculpture hints at the weird wonders inside this nonprofit dedicated to works on paper and San Francisco's signature art form: screen-printed posters. Glimpse rock-concert posters cu…
Top Choice Live Performance in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Booksmith

Throw a stone in SF and you'll probably hit a writer (ouch) or reader (ouch again) headed to/from Booksmith. Literary figures organize Booksmith book signings, raucous poetry readings, extra-short fiction improv, an…
Top Choice Books in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Bound Together Anarchist Book Collective

Since 1976 this volunteer-run, nonprofit anarchist bookstore has kept free thinkers supplied with organic-permaculture manuals, prison literature, and radical comics, all while coordinating the annual spring Anarchi…
Top Choice Music in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Amoeba Music

Enticements are hardly necessary to lure the masses to the West Coast's most eclectic collection of new and used music and video, but Amoeba offers listening stations, free zines with uncannily accurate staff review…
Top Choice Bar in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Smuggler's Cove

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum…wait, make that a Dead Reckoning (Nicaraguan rum, port, pineapple, bitters), unless you'll split the flaming Scorpion Bowl? Pirates are bedeviled by choice at this Barbary Coast–shipwrec…
Top Choice Park in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Alamo Square Park

Hippie communes and Victorian bordellos, jazz greats and opera stars, earthquakes and Church of Satan services: these genteel 'Painted Lady' Victorian mansions have hosted them all since 1857, and survived elegantly…
Top Choice Bakery in The Haight & Hayes Valley

The Mill

Baked with organic wholegrain stone-ground on-site, hearty Josey Baker Bread sustains Haight skaters and start-uppers alike. You might think SF hipsters are gullible for queuing for pricey toast, until you taste the…