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Haight-Ashbury

1500 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-2913
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    Not for everyone, but... If you have a taste for the alternative, let the shops (and unique people) along Haight Street captivate your imagination! Steampunk apparel at Distractions? Herbs for whatever ails you at The Happy High Herb Shop? Galleries, interesting shoes, Ben and Jerry's, LOTS of great vintage shopping!

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    Famous Hippie neighborhood in SF. It's colorful with a lot of unique shops, where you'll get cool clothes or souvenirs.

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    I live in this neighborhood and am a fan. Yes, there are homeless people. No, it's not the cleanest street in the city. But there is an incredible amount of variety in terms of places to eat, drink, shop and wander. Alembic, Magnolia Brewery, and Toronado have some of the best beer selections in SF. Cha Cha Cha has food to die for. There are great legitimate thrift stores like Wasteland and Buffalo Exchange, as well as some higher end vintage thrift stores. Don't forget to wanter a block down to beautiful Page Street, tree lined and full of beautiful houses. Another block down and you can wander along the panhandle! Great area overall.

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    You can't not go to see the famous Haight-Ashbury. If you're expecting something super exciting, you'll be disappointed. it's just a street intersection with shops on it. It's what the street means that makes it powerful as you walk down it.

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    Haight Ashbury, so rich , such a plethora of history. If you are a flower child or the spawn of one, you will fit right at home here. From the ever famous " Hippie Hill" to Amoeba Music, this place is just jam packed with bohemian culture. The colors are bright and the people are friendly, it is a great easy going place to be.

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    I can't say I love this area of the city. For a tourist, it's fun and the shops are incredibly unique. For me, it's not my favorite place to visit unless I'm headed to a particular bar. There's a bit of aggressive panhandling here from kids who I wonder if are even poor. That said, the area offers some of the best fine drink, food and clothing establishments in the city.

    Some notable bars are Alembic, a great cocktail and craft gastropub, Magnolia, which brews their own beer, and Hobson's Choice, which I rarely go to but offers a huge selection of rums. If you're a dive bar fan, Murio's offers a great beer selection, friendly staff and a chill crowd. You can even get a 21st Amendment beer on tap here for less than what you would pay at 21st Amendment itself.

    Amoeba Records is also a must-see. Quite possibly San Francisco's best record store, you'll find everything from foreign films and music to a huge collection of vinyl.

    Legendary and iconic, Haight-Ashbury doesn't really reflect the free love and peace that I had known it for from before. If you're visiting the city, it's still a unique place to check out.

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    I know this was the hippy capital in the 60s and 70s but walking down the street today, I feel that it's the antithesis of the hippy spirit (more like the capitalistic spirit) with rows of shops. Having said that it is a great place to go shopping for your burning man gear. Lots of vintage and steam punk shops.

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    The 60s still hangs in the air on Haight-Ashbury, seen through boutique windows displaying tie-dyed garments and an extraordinary number of weirdly-shaped pipes. The thing I love about this area, though, is its unmistakable community feel. Everyone knows each other here -- a pleasant rarity in such a big city. I recommend spending an afternoon perusing the shops before grabbing coffee in one of the many cafes along the way.

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    Made famous by the 'Summer of Love', today the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood bordering Golden Gate Park retains something of its erstwhile counterculture vibe, though no one would seriously argue that it hasn't gotten heavily commercialized. Still, for cool restaurants and funky bars and clothing stores (or if you want to get something tattooed or pierced on a whim), the Haight is a neighborhood worth paying a visit to. Also home to the enormous Amoeba Records store, an SF institution, and an alarming number of gutter-punks offering 'green buds' of questionable provenance.

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    Haight-Ashbury is an awesome neighborhood. There are tons of cool and quirky shops. It's a great place to take an afternoon stroll.

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    Having grown up a 60s girl (born a few decades late), it would not be far off to say my whole life has been leading me to this side of town. The famous hippie hub of San Francisco did not disappoint. I could have walked into any shop with my eyes closed and arms outstretched, grabbed anything, and come out completely satisfied. Even if you are not a flower child, this area is home to some of the coolest spots around. I’m sure you know the kind of places I’m talking about – record stores, used book stores, vintage clothing stores, family-owned cafés, funky coffee shops. In most cities, there is just one of these gems, maybe two if you are lucky. Now imagine all those little places tucked together in harmony, and you have Haight-Ashbury.

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    Haight street has roots back to the hippie movement of San Francisco. You will find many unique sights here such as an anarchist bookshops and curious shops. Please do see it, the atmosphere here is friendly and inviting.

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    The epi-center of the hippie movement, there is still the vibe hanging out, but the street has really been overtaken by expensive clothing stores.

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    Cool and unique street with some of the best restaurants, thrift stores and roadside entertainers.

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    A great hippy vibe to the place, murals and art all over the place.

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    The intersection famous for the start of the original hippie movement in the the 1960s. The area keeps the hippie vibe alive with vintage clothing, coffee and trippie shops radiating out from the intersection.

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    This is the place where the Bohemian Movement started in San Francsico.
    You will find a lot of interesting bars/restaurants here. People are dressed in very interesting costumes. Definitely worth a visit.

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    What used to be hippy central is now a tourist trap where you come to buy hippy stuff man!

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    Not like it used to be. Most of the hippies are gone and now it is just too commercial. Some cool shops here and there but I expected more.

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Haunted Haight is an award winning evening tour of the Haight Ashbury neighborhood at night with an emphasis on ghost scouting, spooky history, and the supernatural in San Francisco! Catch it this Sat, Sept 20th, or pretty much any Saturday night through Halloween!
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Centered around the intersection of Haight St and Ashbury St, the neighborhood was the epicenter (and in some ways the genesis) of the hippy movement in 1960's San Francisco. Today it is home to bohemians of all types-- hipsters, hippies, recent college grads, and the weird-and-wonderful. While the neighborhood has retained much of its former hazy glory, commercialization has certainly gotten its foot in the door and made its mark. Good or bad, along side the tried-and-true, haight-authentic establishments, you'll also now find a few more upmarket bars, restaurants, and stores-- something to satisfy everyone.

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