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Lower Haight
Home to a diverse crowd of young artists and post-college vagabonds who spend altogether too much time waiting for tables at Kate's Kitchen and downing pints at Mad Dog, Lower Haight has hosted an off-center night life for years. Although infamous housing projects like the "Pink Palace" are now dismantled, the neighborhood's reputation hasn't fully recovered and rent is still relatively low.

The small stretch is bounded by Webster and Divisadero but residents don't seem need much more than the small strip of shops, restaurants and bars, conveniently wedged between Market Street and Alamo Square. There's a distinct neighborhood feel here as people gather around impromptu tag sales or pack it in for a night at Nickie's. Unlike nearby Hayes Valley, Lower Haight doesn't seem to be rushing toward gentrification, but that suits the locals just fine.

Restaurants Best Lower Haight Eats & Drinks
Memphis Minnie's
Cafe du Soleil
Thep Phanom
Estela's Fresh Sandwiches
The Grind
Nickie's BBQ (bar)
The Underground (bar)
The Toronado (bar)
Hanabi Sushi
Ali Baba's Cave
Indian Oven
Mad Dog in the Fog (bar)
Bean There Cafe
Cafe International
Noc Noc Bar
Axum Cafe
Kate's Kitchen
Rosamunde Sausage Grill
Metro Burger
Naan & Chutney

Shopping Best Lower Haight Shops
Callou Designs
Upper Playground
Groove Merchant Records
Costumes on Haight
Future Primitive Sound
Zebra Records

Links Links
Haight Street Dot Com
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