Lying North of the Panhandle, west of the Golden Gate Park, and east of the vibrant Divisadero Street stretch, NoPa is a sampling plate serving all the fundamental ingredients of San Francisco. This quirky region is dappled with parks, including Alamo Square with its view of the city skyline extending beyond the Painted Ladies row. Plentiful cafes, restaurants, and bars have established it as a destination for dining and nightlife, while the heart of the neighborhood remains peacefully residential.
Its namesake restaurant, Nopa, graces multiple “Best in the Bay Area” lists, and Bar Crudo is a staple famous for its fresh seafood offerings. The eclectic Divisadero bar scene ranges from Madrone Art Bar, where cocktails meet art gallery meet concert venue, to Fool’s Errand, a casual hangout spot that oozes local charm.
Neighbored by Haight-Ashbury, Hayes Valley, the Fillmore District, and Lower Pacific Heights, NoPa is central to the San Francisco action while remaining a tree-adorned, community-oriented oasis. Walking paths, bike lanes, and Muni lines proliferate here, guaranteeing easy access to the rest of the city.