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  • 80%
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 79%
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  • 78%
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    History Buffs
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    David Handler
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    want to look at the other side? you will find it here. Music, and architecture of the city theatres. some are sleasy, but fun.

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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    I know it gets a bad rap, and yes there are plenty of drugged-out people in half of the district, but the TL still has some of the best bar and food places in the city. The crowds are usually unpretentious and the values are great.

    The area between Polk, Taylor, O’Farrell and Post is perhaps my favorite. I suppose most locals would now call half of this the Tendernob or Lower Nob Hill, but I don’t care to make that granular distinction in this review. Here, you’ll find a number of fun places to hang at night along with great food options. Located in the geographic center of the city, it’s fairly easy to get to, as it’s located only a few blocks from Union Square.

    If you’re new to the city, you may want to stay off the streets south of O’Farrell (at least at night) as they tend to get a bit sketchy.

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    Dave M
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    2 May 24, 2014

    Be VERY careful here. It can get sketchy and dangerous FAST.

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With a name like the Tenderloin, it's hard for this neighborhood to catch a break. Plagued with drugs and crime, San Francisco's most gritty district is often overlooked by visitors. But its rich history in music, art and theater can't be denied, and its thriving nightlife - including a proliferation of reinvented speakeasies - makes the Tenderloin one of the best Friday night destinations in the ... read more
city. And if you're craving some Indian food, O'Farrell St. is lined with delicious, hole-in-the-wall Indian eateries.

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