Lower Haight

A more intimate enclave than its counterpart, Haight-Ashbury, this neighborhood is where SF goes to chill out.

This artsy little niche below Haight-Ashbury shares a similar eclectic character, but its bars and restaurants offer a more intimate (and less abrasive) vibe. Although it still sports trendy hotspots with slightly seedy allures, they feel decidedly less traversed than its counterpart's untamed establishments. Lower Haight's cool nonchalance and convenient location make it a choice destination for casual entertainment, day and night.

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On the Map

Lower Haight is bordered by Alamo Square, Duboce Triangle, Hayes Valley, Haight-Ashbury, The Castro, Western Addition/NOPA, and Mission District

SFO Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic or 52 minutes by BART
Golden Gate Park: 33 minutes by public transit
Fisherman's Wharf: 40 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 26 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Laid-Back Cool in Lower Haight

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Tattooed professionals and professional tattoo artists contribute to Lower Haight's casual counter-culture inclinations.

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SF LowerHaight OdessaShekar
SF LowerHaight OdessaShekar

Whether you're sipping, shopping, or studying, Lower Haight's recondite nonchalance draws you in.

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SF LowerHaight OdessaShekar
SF LowerHaight OdessaShekar

Vast murals and wall-encompassing street art lend the neighborhood a progressive edge.

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SF LowerHaight OdessaShekar

And four-legged neighbors add instant charm.

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San Francisco’s Lower Haight is a hidden gem. Most city residents are even surprised by its easy access to lovely cafes, shops, and restaurants."

The Local Side of Lower Haight

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Colorful homes and camaraderie-filled sports bars call Lower Haight home.

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SF LowerHaight OdessaShekar
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Lounge culture is as important to Lower Haight as laconic counter-culture is to its neighbor, Haight-Ashbury.

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SF LowerHaight OdessaShekar

Lower Haight's decidedly down-to-earth disposition makes it a local favorite.

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SF LowerHaight OdessaShekar
SF LowerHaight OdessaShekar

Welcome home.

The neighborhood is best for people interested in dining, bars, live music venues, and parks. The Independent and Cafe du Nord are in close walking distance and many additional venues like Filmore, Boom Boom Room, Great American are accessible very quickly via bus or cab."

Photography

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Odessa Shekar

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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.