LOWER NOB HILL
Lower Nob Hill is San Francisco’s goldilocks neighborhood. Wedged between sophisticated Nob Hill and rock n’ roll Tenderloin, this urban bedroom community is just right for Tech and FiDi commuters, and anyone wandering the woods looking for a good time. Walking distance from Market Street, the Financial District, Chinatown and Union Square, this is a highly coveted location. The vibe is a mash-up of energy from the buzzing Tenderloin area, and old school elegance wafting down from Nob Hill.
Start your day right – with a midnight breakfast at Lower Nob Hill fave Grubstake, a no-frills Portuguese diner that stays open until 4am. Twelve hours later, when lunchtime is calling, there’s Shalimar, for delicious hole-in-the-wall, Indian grub – that’s also really easy on your wallet. Happy hour already? Post up at Owl Tree bar for a blood orange margarita served by friendly bartenders in old-school yet elegant surroundings. Ready for dinner, and craving an upscale atmosphere combined with some innovative-yet-downhome flavors drawing from Japan, China and Hawaii? How about neighborhood newcomer Liholiho Yacht Club, where you can feast on generous portions of tuna poke, lamb ribs, beef tongue steamed buns (don’t skip the baked Hawaii dessert) served by an enthusiastic staff. How about heading to a classic dive for a nightcap, featuring pinball machines, a fireplace, great jukebox tunes to choose from? Summer Place is calling your name – don’t you hear it?
Generally bounded by Geary Street to the south, California Street to the north, Hyde Street to the west, and Powell Street to the east, Lower Nob Hill (parts of which are referred to as “Tendernob”) will fit the bill if you’re looking for a mixture of excitement and convenience.
Ready to spread your wings? Hop BART to the East Bay, OAK, or SFO from the Powell Street Station. Myriad MUNI lines and tech shuttles are also standing by for your convenience.