SF’s charming and industrial Dogpatch was named one of the “51 coolest neighborhoods in the world,” according to a popular online ranking.
Located south of Mission Bay, the Dogpatch is the city’s most rapidly developing area which includes the ambitious Pier 70 project. It’s home to artists and makers looking for airy warehouse spaces that are otherwise rare in the city. Few SF residents would call it affordable but it’s undoubtedly cool.
The 2022 list is the result of an annual survey given to over 20,000 city dwellers and local experts by the travel and entertainment website Time Out.
Dogpatch snagged the #36 spot due to its bounty of independent shops, urban wineries, and popular restaurants like Souvla and RH’s Palm Court near Pier 70.
They also point to the neighborhood’s thriving art scene which includes Minnesota Street Project and the exciting new Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco.
The top neighborhoods on the list include:
- Colonial Americana in Guadalajara, Mexico
- Cais do Sodré in Lisbon, Portugal
- Wat Bo Village in Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Ridgewood, Queens in New York City, USA
- Mile End in Montreal, Canada
If you’re inspired to go explore the Dogpatch yourself, consider grabbing a coffee or meal at famed cafe and restaurant Piccino, relax by the water at Crane Cove Park or tackle a rock climbing wall at Dogpatch Boulders.
It’s a fairly small neighborhood but is overflowing with charm and creativity.
Featured image: @piccinosf via Instagram