Bernal Heights Park
In a town full of spectacular vistas, this off-leash dog park delivers some of the best. Take in the 360-degree San Francisco panorama, hop on the tree swing, stroll the park’s trails and keep an eye out for the Bernal coyote, beloved mascot of the neighborhood.
Bernal Heights Boulevard. San Francisco, Calif. 94110
Barebottle Brewing Company
Three home-brewing friends created a beer-lover’s haven in a Bernal warehouse, where groups gather around picnic tables; kids and dogs are welcome; and there’s always a hazy IPA on tap.
Barebottle Brewing Company, 1525 Cortland Ave. San Francisco, Calif. 94110
One part nursery, one part workshop, this horticulture shop boasts a backyard full of cactuses and a DIY planting bar stocked with all the tools you’d need to assemble a stylish pot, vertical garden or terrarium — or just pick up some new skills while you’re in town.
Succulence, 402 Cortland Ave. San Francisco, Calif. 94110
Come ready to wait at this petite noodle bar, where the chefs serve steaming bowls of spicy miso ramen and khao soi gai made with egg noodles in a coconut-based curry broth.
Nute’s, 903 Cortland Ave. San Francisco, Calif. 94110
The Epicurean Trader
Like a candy shop for adults, the walls of the Epicurean Trader are lined with grown-up delights. Think booze from indie distillers, locally roasted coffee, California wine and chocolates streaked with salted caramel or studded with chiles.
The Epicurean Trader, 401 Cortland Ave. San Francisco, Calif. 94110
Chef Greg Lutes takes the neighborhood restaurant up a notch, transforming California ingredients into dishes that travel all over the culinary map. Opt for the tasting menu or order a la carte items like uni creme brulee, crab ramen or the “big ass pig plate” with wild boar.
3rd Cousin, 919 Cortland Ave. San Francisco, Calif. 94110