Establishment neighborhood
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota St., Dogpatch
This corner of Dogpatch is dedicated to providing accessible and affordable (on a long- and short-term basis) space for artists to thrive. Founded by collectors Deborah and Andy Rappaport, the project spans three cavernous warehouses and provides living space for San Francisco’s contemporary artists to call home. Two of these warehouses are open free to the public. Here. you’ll find ten galleries, each with its own hours. Don’t miss the current Raymond Saunders retrospective (until June 25th).
Daily Driver
2535 3rd St., Dogpatch
The Daily Driver is a collaborative effort between several makers, all united in their love of the perfect bagel. David Kreitz makes the boiled, wood-fired bagels, his wife Hadley churns the organic cultured butter and organic cream cheese, while David Jablons and Tamara Hicks scouted the space and brought the vision to life. That vision encompasses the bakery, creamery, coffee roastery, and dining space. And once you bite into an everything smeared with cream cheese and topped with gravlax, there’s no turning back. Luckily, you don’t have to. Aside from dining in and pickup, the Daily Driver has an up and running bagel club. Order your goods on Wednesdays for pickup or delivery on Fridays. Not only will you get half a dozen of organic bagels and all the toppings, but you can also mingle (virtually) with other club members and taste new Daily Driver flavors first. Images courtesy of Frankie Frankeny.
Smokestack at Magnolia Brewery
2505 3rd St., Dogpatch
As one of the pioneers of the vibrant microbrewery culture in San Francisco, Dave McLean has been passionately making craft beer for more than 15 years. His pub in Haight Ashbury is a cozy place to sample their wide selection, and their Sunday brunch comes with a beer pairing for brave souls. McLean used to keep all of his brewing equipment in the basement underneath the pub, but after outgrowing that space last year, he moved production to an enormous converted warehouse in Dogpatch. The tasting room in the shiny new brewery offers up some wickedly good BBQ and stays open until 2am on weekends.
MAC (Modern Appealing Clothing)
1003 Minnesota St., Dogpatch
Focusing primarily on Belgian and Japanese designers (Engineered Garments, Dries Van Noten, Comme des Garçons), the long-standing MAC is one of the city's primary destinations for edgier labels. It's enduring power probably has something to do with the owners, a brother-and-sister team with a seemingly bottomless well of design knowledge which they pass onto their employees and customers. The original location is in Hayes Valley.