Half the field has already been eliminated in the Curbed Cup, our annual award to the San Francisco neighborhood of the year. This week we'll have one matchup per day—with the polls left open for 24 hours—and by Friday only four contenders will be left vying for the prestigious fake trophy. Let the eliminations continue!
The Dogpatch has an excellent mixture of old and new. It's home to the Hells Angels Clubhouse but also the recently built Milwheel South development, where condos quickly sold for more than $750K. When local nonprofit BAYCAT had its campus robbed in July, folks from all over San Francisco helped with donations to get it back on its feet. And hey, its residents are already partaking in a bit of turf war over a proposed 19,000-square-foot medical office building. The Chocolate Lab on 22nd Street made it onto Eater SF's list of where to eat right now, which adds to the neighborhood's growing popularity.
While known to some as a tourist trap, folks who live and work around the Upper Haight know it's far from that. Grab a drink the Alembic Bar while you gossip about the renovations to the former Red Vic space, followed by some shopping at Amoeba records or one of the many vintage clothing shops. And hey, if you live in the neighborhood you're just steps from Golden Gate Park—the third most visited city park in the United States.