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Mapping the 10 Best Free WiFi Spots in SoMa and FiDi

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San Francisco is on its way to being a truly connected city, with free WiFi slated for parks and rec centers all over town (hello, future Dolores Park work-from-home day!) In the meantime, spring is approaching and you probably want to get out and enjoy the city while staying online. Need to know where to go? If you're working downtown, in the FiDi, SoMa or nearby, here are the best spots with free WiFi. Any we missed? Put them in the comments after the jump.

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1. Maritime Museum

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900 Beach St
San Francisco, CA 94109

As of last month, The Maritime Museum became one of the first National Park Service sites to offer free WiFi. Use it now in the library or museum and expect it soon in the outdoor lagoon, Aquatic Park, Muni Pier and historic ships.

2. Mid-Market Street

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Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Late last year, San Francisco went live with a free WiFi network along the entire stretch of Market from the rainbow flag in the Castro to the Embarcadero. This is just the start of the city’s plan to roll out a free network across the city.

3. San Francisco Public Library

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100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 557-4400
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The main branch of the public library has natural light, stunning architecture and lots of outlets to use. However, watch out for slow connections and messy bathrooms.

4. BrainWash Cafe & Laundromat

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1122 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 255-4866
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This is a laundromat, café, bar, and venue for live music and stand-up comedy rolled into one. Perfect for multi-tasking.

5. Workshop Cafe

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180 Montgomery St Ste 100
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 322-1048
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The Internet is fast and the outlets plentiful in this combo café/workspace. Either hang out in the lounge and patio for free or pay $2/hour for additional features like widescreen monitors and printing.

6. Whole Foods Market

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1765 California St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 674-0500
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San Francisco’s first-ever Whole Foods offers free Wi-Fi in its small downstairs café. Other Whole Foods outlets around the city, like the one in Potrero Hill, have started charging for WiFi unless you make a purchase.

7. Asian Art Museum

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200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 581-3500
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Get some culture, or at least some fantastic food from the museum café, while you work. Museum entry is $12, but you can enter the café for free.

8. W Hotel Lobby

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181 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 777-5300
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Although you have to pay for WiFi in rooms at the W, it’s offered for free in the hotel’s always busy lobby and Living Room Bar. The people-watching is also a plus.

9. Ferry Building

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1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 983-8030
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Okay, this is really just part of the Market Street WiFi network, but this is probably the best place to use it. Accompany your work with Blue Bottle and fresh farmer’s market produce.

10. Mechanics' Institute

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57 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 393-0101
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This private library isn't exactly free - it costs $100 per year to join, but it's worth the entry if you're serious about getting some real work done.

1. Maritime Museum

900 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109

As of last month, The Maritime Museum became one of the first National Park Service sites to offer free WiFi. Use it now in the library or museum and expect it soon in the outdoor lagoon, Aquatic Park, Muni Pier and historic ships.

900 Beach St
San Francisco, CA 94109

2. Mid-Market Street

Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Late last year, San Francisco went live with a free WiFi network along the entire stretch of Market from the rainbow flag in the Castro to the Embarcadero. This is just the start of the city’s plan to roll out a free network across the city.

Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

3. San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

The main branch of the public library has natural light, stunning architecture and lots of outlets to use. However, watch out for slow connections and messy bathrooms.

100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

4. BrainWash Cafe & Laundromat

1122 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

This is a laundromat, café, bar, and venue for live music and stand-up comedy rolled into one. Perfect for multi-tasking.

1122 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103

5. Workshop Cafe

180 Montgomery St Ste 100, San Francisco, CA 94104

The Internet is fast and the outlets plentiful in this combo café/workspace. Either hang out in the lounge and patio for free or pay $2/hour for additional features like widescreen monitors and printing.

180 Montgomery St Ste 100
San Francisco, CA 94104

6. Whole Foods Market

1765 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109

San Francisco’s first-ever Whole Foods offers free Wi-Fi in its small downstairs café. Other Whole Foods outlets around the city, like the one in Potrero Hill, have started charging for WiFi unless you make a purchase.

1765 California St
San Francisco, CA 94109

7. Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Get some culture, or at least some fantastic food from the museum café, while you work. Museum entry is $12, but you can enter the café for free.

200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. W Hotel Lobby

181 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Although you have to pay for WiFi in rooms at the W, it’s offered for free in the hotel’s always busy lobby and Living Room Bar. The people-watching is also a plus.

181 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. Ferry Building

1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111

Okay, this is really just part of the Market Street WiFi network, but this is probably the best place to use it. Accompany your work with Blue Bottle and fresh farmer’s market produce.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

10. Mechanics' Institute

57 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94104

This private library isn't exactly free - it costs $100 per year to join, but it's worth the entry if you're serious about getting some real work done.

57 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94104