SAN FRANCISCO’s BEST ●Attractions●Neighborhoods/Shopping+Restaurants
3rd St./22nd St.
Getting here by public transportation: From Union Square area/Powell St., take the T streetcar that runs down Third Street.
The historic Dogpatch neighborhood has working-class roots and is home to some of the city's oldest structures, including sweet Edwardian Victorian cottages as well as dockside warehouses and factories. It feels remote from the rest of the city and is a neighborhood in transition. There’s a lot to see and do in here–restaurants, breweries, wine tasting, an ice cream shop, two chocolatiers, a butcher, a cheese shop, a museum, artist studios, shops, a bouldering gym, and more. Take time to explore.
Museum of Craft and Design 2569 Third St./22nd St.
Arch 2349 3rd St. Currently a pop-up, this shop has been all around the town for going on 35 years. It is due to move yet again in July of 2015. Meanwhile, it offers a delicious selection of art and drafting supplies as well as sweet gifts. Stop in for a browse.
Rickshaw Bagworks 904 22nd St./Minnesota St. This factory-front shop displays a large selection of bags--messenger, shopping, backpack—and many are made from recycled materials. The motto here is “Fresh bags made daily.”
Triple Aught Design 660 22nd St. Operating in a warehouse-style shop, the mission here is to provide well-made upscale military-style clothing and gear.
Branch on Hayes St.
Dogpatch WineWorks 2455 3rd St. White tasting flights go for $11, red flights for $15, and wines are also available by the glass or bottle.
Sutton Cellars 601 22nd St./3rd St. No pets. Here your get four tastes for $10. Pours are generous, and tastings might include cider, red table wine, vermouth, and vin de noix.
La Fromagerie Cheese Shop 2425 3rd St. In addition to purveying cheeses, this little shops serves up classic sandwiches and salads.
Little Nib 807 22nd St./Tennessee St. This branch of the shop at The Ferry Building Marketplace sells mostly candies and chocolates packaged for gifting. Owner and master chocolatier Michael Rechiutti schedules wine, beer, and whiskey pairings with chocolate.
Magnolia Dogpatch 2505 3rd St./22nd St. Hidden in a long row of converted warehouses, this rustic restaurant serving modern American fare operates inside one of them. It features an indoor beer garden, plus a high ceiling and a library ladder that bartenders move along a tall wall of shelves loaded with bottles to find just the one they need. This is a branch of the Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery operating in Haight-Ashbury.
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous 699 22nd St./3rd St. This ice cream shop features around eight flavors daily. It is known for its creative flavors--pink squirrel, Jameson, salted mango, Amaretto, basil chip, Porter—but also offers more basic flavors--cookies and cream, sweet cream, and the essential birthday cake with sprinkles. The house-made chocolate chip cookies and nut brittle are excellent, too.