Dockside warehouses have turned into artists' studios, wine shops, and small manufacturing businesses.

Dogpatch is a can-do neighborhood that rose from waterfront ruins. Having recently converted dockside warehouses and factories into live-in artist studios and hip shared spaces, it's steadily gaining notoriety as a neighborhood to watch. Dogpatch is a gastronomically enticing destination, and foodies are flocking to its farm-to-table restaurant scene. Better known for its culinary offerings than its late-night culture, Dogpatch's public transit options take after-8 party animals anywhere they want to go.

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On the Map

Dogpatch is bordered by Bayview, Mission Bay, and Potrero Hill

SFO Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Golden Gate Park: 60 minutes by public transit
Fisherman's Wharf: 50 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 22 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Dogpatch: One Neighborhood, Distinct Differences

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Across the canal from AT&T Park, Dogpatch's rusting industrial spaces and chain-link fences share the neighborhood with vibrant homes and well-tended gardens.

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Vacant lots and defunct warehouses swiftly transform into coffee bars, ice cream parlors, design studios, workshops, and restaurants.

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Dogpatch continues to grow. Trace the evolution of its burgeoning businesses along Third Street.

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The Rise of the Repurposed Warehouse

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In Dogpatch, a warehouse's vast empty space is merely an invitation for entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, and create new businesses.

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The neighborhood is especially known for its enterprising spirits.

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From wood ties to wineries, Dogpatch's adventurous pursuits are beginning to attract attention.

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Dining and Drinking In Dogpatch

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Dogpatch's converted warehouses offer plenty of room for culinary trendsetters to experiment with new concepts and improve old classics.

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From home brews to hand-made chocolates, Dogpatch's entrepreneurs know what they want when it comes to crafting food and drink.

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We'll have what they're having.


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Originally trained as an architect, Odessa has shifted her passion to photography of all sorts. She specializes in family, children and newborn photography but enjoys pursuing architectural photography as well. She calls San Francisco home with her husband and daughter.