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Polk Gulch

Lively, Artsy, A Little Edgy, A Hidden Gem, Up and Coming



Polk Gulch

About Neighborhood


This little strip of Polk is getting the once over with an infusion of cool bars and new restaurants – while still keeping true to its funky roots. Its great location makes it a gem of a neighborhood, close to Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Union Square, Pacific Heights and great public transportation.

A neighborhood perfect for social butterflies, Polk Gulch is dotted with quirky boutiques, live music venues, eclectic dining and movie houses. The Gulch is home to bars and taverns of every flavor from divey, hip and posh. Highlights include the Regency Ballroom, Hemlock Tavern, Tacorea, Great American Music Hall, Marufuku Ramen, Lush Lounge and Trader Joe’s. Close to Civic Center BART and a block away from several Van Ness bus lines, commuting in Polk Gulch is a cinch.