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Civic Center

Historic, Activated, Iconic and Vibrant



Civic Center

About Neighborhood


Civic Center is a friendly neighborhood where almost everyone gets around on foot and bike, rather than in cars. An abundance of independently owned shops, bars and restaurants makes it an inviting neighborhood among some of San Francisco’s largest buildings and most iconic locations. A vibrant entertainment district includes the War Memorial Opera House, Herbst Theater and Davies Symphony Hall. Classic music and theater coexists beautifully in the neighborhood alongside Rock & Roll mainstays Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Hemlock Tavern and Regency Ballroom.

The main branch of San Francisco Public Library and Asian Art Museum are located right on the square facing City Hall, where some of the city’s best loved public festivities take place – from an annual Pride Celebration to the city’s famous St. Patrick’s Day parade and recent spell of Giants World Series victory laps. Popular eateries range from legendary San Francisco Hofbrau Tommy’s Joynt, to hip brewery and gastropub Fermentation Lab. Explore SF’s longest running non-profit Heart of the City Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays and Sundays at UN Plaza.

Located in the virtual heart of the city, Civic Center is anchored to Market Street, earning an elusive transit score of 100. Just about any time day you can find a way to get around town. A number of buses, street cars and underground BART and Muni to whisk you away to all corners of San Francisco and beyond.