San Francisco

Esquire names this San Francisco bar one of the best in the country

There are dozens of critically lauded, extremely popular bars in San Francisco, so it's especially an honor when a publication dedicated to all things cool — Esquire Magazine — plucks just one and adds it to the ranks of their Best Bars in America.<p>This week, two editors, Jeff Gordinier and Kevin …

San Francisco Bay Area

See Dizzying Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge Under Construction

Workers install the first section of a huge safety net, at a cost of $98,000, that will extend from shore to shore benea<p>... VIEW MORE<p>AP Photo<p>1 of …

San Francisco Bay Area

The Best Beaches in San Francisco

Okay, though you may not be reaching for your two-piece when you’re in San Francisco—the weather here doesn’t exactly lend itself to that—the Bay …

Golden Gate Park

I Lived above an Illegal Massage Parlor

Or, Unhappy Endings in the Inner Richmond<p><b>Written and illustrated by</b> <b>Kelly O'Grady</b><p>Two years ago, my roommate Jake and I were walking past the …

San Francisco Bay Area

The Golden Gate Bridge through the years

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco dive bar delivers one of America's best burgers, according to one site

San Francisco’s burger joint Garaje just landed the top 10 list of hamburger spots in the country in a recent review by Thrillist.<p>It was Garaje’s Cali-style burger that swayed Kevin Alexander, Thrillist’s national burger critic, to put the SoMa sports bar on his list. He praised the burger’s soft, …

Restaurants

Memorial Day Weekend in Full Color: Wu-Tang, Malaa, Carnaval, Free Arcade Play, Thai Food Festival

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and things are about to get turnt up in the city! If you missed your chance to go camping this weekend, we have a bunch of …

SF Guide

The top 5 things to see and do in San Francisco - including the sights you won't want to miss

With its spectacular hilltop surroundings, a vibrant nightlife and picturesque landmarks, it's no wonder that San Francisco has long been a firm …

Golden Gate Park

Make A Splash: Where To Watch Whales In San Francisco And Beyond

This year, local whale watchers have been thrilled as the majestic marine mammals have been sighted across the Bay Area.<p>The easiest way to see the …

San Francisco Bay Area

The 5 Most Expensive Homes For Sale in San Francisco

San Francisco is a dream city for many, but it comes at a cost—it's the most expensive city in America. But, if you had an unlimited budget and the …

San Francisco Bay Area

Newswire: San Francisco is opening a rat café

As a person existing on the internet, you’ve presumably heard ofcat cafés, the widespread dine-in phenomenon that allows diners to supplement their tea and cake with the attention of a bunch of cuddle-friendly felines. The popularity of the cat café concept has quickly branched out, allowing …

San Francisco Bay Area

How would engineers build the Golden Gate Bridge today?

Ever since the Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic on May 27, 1937, it’s been an iconic symbol on the American landscape.<p>By 1870, people had …

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco to Open New York-Style Café

What if I told you you could sip a latte and stare at a blank Final Draft page while surrounded by rats? You’d say, of course you can—at every single …

San Francisco Bay Area

No First Amendment right to political public nudity — even in San Francisco

So the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held Thursday, in <i>Taub v. City & County of S.F.</i>:<p>Plaintiffs Oxane “Gypsy” Taub and George Davis …, self-described body freedom advocates, appeal the dismissal of their claims … against the City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Police …

San Francisco Politics

Not Accepting Donations. Crowdlending is Bringing Bay Area Bars & Restaurants to Life

Sky Wegman is definitely no newb when it comes to conceptualizing and successfully starting new bars and restaurants in the Bay Area. A decade ago, …

SF Guide

Robber Tackles Woman For Wallet, Jumps Onto Muni

At least one San Francisco mugger is using a disturbing strategy to rob Muni passengers then flee: Wait on a Muni Metro platform for a rider to …

Crime

For its 80th birthday, the Golden Gate Bridge’s greatest movie moments

A golden vision on the silver screen<p>For the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge this weekend, Curbed SF looked at the never-ending grandeur of the sparkling span in the eyes of photographers and at the most colorful highlights of its eight-decade history.<p>But that’s only part …

San Francisco Bay Area

13 Nonprofits Receive City Funding To Stay In San Francisco

Today, Mayor Ed Lee announced the recipients of $2.7 million in grant awards that will help several nonprofit organizations secure permanent or …

San Francisco Bay Area

Bay Area Pending Home Sales Continue to Plummet

• <b>California pending home sales decreased for the fourth consecutive month in April, while the Bay Area registered the seventh straight month of</b> …

Real Estate

Looking for a Place to Call Home in the Bay?

If you like high rent prices, poor living conditions and being complicit in neighborhood displacement, then we’ve got just the place for you:<p>G<i>reat</i> …

San Francisco Bay Area

1 man wounded, another arrested in SF Muni bus stop shooting

A 50-year-old man was rushed to a hospital Thursday after being shot at a Muni bus stop in the Portola district of San Francisco, police said.<p>The victim, whose names was not released, was shot about 10:30 p.m. when a man he was arguing with at the 9-San Bruno stop on San Bruno and Silver avenues …

Crime

RIP: Mary L. Booker, Civil Rights Activist, Bayview Community Theater Leader

Mary L. Booker, a longtime associate of Bayview Opera House and civil rights advocate, passed away at Coming Home Hospice in San Francisco on May 11 …

San Francisco Bay Area

Man killed in officer-involved shooting ID’d as South San Francisco man

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — A shotgun-toting man who was fatally shot by police earlier this week has been identified by the San Mateo County Coroner’s …

San Francisco Politics

Cool, cloudy Memorial Day weekend in store for most of Bay Area

It may be the unofficial kickoff to summer, but Memorial Day weekend in the Bay Area is expected to be mostly cool and cloudy.<p>The sun is forecast to make few appearances, primarily peeking through the clouds, said Roger Gass, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.<p>“Look for a mix of sun …

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Tarantulas crawl into the spotlight at San Francisco Zoo

Begin Slideshow 2<p>Spiders of all colors and sizes have come to San Francisco Zoo & Gardens for a new special exhibit opening Saturday, the zoo announced.<p>The stars of the show are the 18 different kinds of tarantulas, whom the zoo calls “misunderstood gentle giants.”<p>Some, like the <i>Brachypelma boehmei,</i> …

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8 Late-Night Eats Along Muni's All-Night Bus Routes [Sponsored]

If the early shift, late shift or just good old-fashioned <i>midnight cravings</i> keep you out and about before first light or during the wee hours of the …

San Francisco Bay Area

'Precarious:' Hope Mohr Dance Explores Role of Labor In Changing City

Through a series of performances commemorating local artists and laborers losing their place in San Francisco, Hope Mohr Dance is celebrating its …

SF Guide

Suspect Arrested In Bayview Bus Stop Shooting

An arrest has been made in a shooting at a San Francisco bus stop at San Bruno and Silver avenues today, a police captain said.<p>Officers responded to …

San Francisco Politics

Hot Off The Tipline: Castro Collision, Minivan 'Beached' In Duboce Park, More

Have you noticed a new construction site or an empty storefront in your neighborhood? Are you wondering about helicopters hovering over your …

San Francisco Bay Area

'Two Sisters Bar & Books' Bids Hayes Valley Farewell This Sunday

As we reported in March, Two Sisters Bar & Books is shutting down their literary Hayes Valley cocktail spot.<p>Bar owner Mikha Diaz tells us that this …

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