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San Francisco Walking Tour: Hayes Valley

Explore one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 2.2 miles
Duration: Unknown

Overview :  Wedged between the Civic Center and the Western Addition neighborhoods, Hayes Valley is home to some of the best food, design, and... more »

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An extensive number of top-rate German, Austrian, and Belgian beers on offer makes waiting for this always busy spot’s sausage, sauerkraut, spätzle its own pleasure. For the thirsty, beer is available in a 2-litre boot or a massive 5-litre stein.

Address:
525 Laguna St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

Phone:
(415) 252-9289

No beige money belts or quick-drying underwear here. Flight 001 approaches travel with a future-forward style. Their selection of brightly colored suitcases, cheeky luggage tags, and indulgent grooming products brightens up the business of getting somewhere.

Address:
525 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA, 94102
United States

Phone:
(415) 487-1001

This standout modern design showroom stocks gold-painted piggy banks, angular Bensen furniture, and lighting options that include a paper chandelier by Moooi.

Address:
555 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA, 94102
United States

Phone:
(415) 501-9182

4. True Sake

When True Sake opened in 2003, it was the first wholly dedicated sake shop outside of Japan. Their most popular offering is “Nama Ginjo Genshu,” an unpasteurized sake packaged in a stylish can.

Address:
560 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

Phone:
(415) 355-9555

5. Proxy Food Carts

A series of shipping containers offering Ritual Roasters’ coffee, Smitten ice cream, Avedano’s meat, and Suppenküche’s beer have turned this once desolate parking lot into a delightful place for people.

Address:
Octavia between Fell and Linden
San Francisco, CA, 94102
United States

6. Absinthe

Located within walking distance of the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, this Hayes Valley brasserie is ideal for pre-show French fare and inventive absinthe-based cocktails. The popular bar area contains backlit bottles and lanterns shaped like miniature hot air balloons, while the dining room has a Parisian-inspired design... More

Long lines are the norm at this tiny, cash-only outpost of Blue Bottle Coffee, located down a quiet alleyway in the Hayes Valley neighborhood. Named after a 17th-century Viennese coffeehouse, Blue Bottle specializes in organic brewed blends, espresso blends, and single-origin coffees, all of which are roasted in vintage equipment and poured into... More

Miette translates to “crumb” in French, and is a small, boutique-style pastry shop with four California locations. At this Hayes Valley branch, the store is decorated with pink and yellow floral wallpaper, pastel-hued tables, and white shelves lined with glass candy jars and vintage cake stands. The shop carries nostalgic and imported candies,... More

Bar Jules, a brightly colored, neighborhood café in Hayes Valley, serves a new menu daily, written on the café’s signature blackboard. Dishes are created from local produce and ingredients, including sustainable meat and fish, and offerings include wood-grilled skirt steak with chickpeas and peppers and fennel gratin with anchovy and... More