Cine Latino (formerly
2555 Mission Street
Francisco Chronicle details
the first round of opposition which claimed that Latins don't go to
gyms, despite the many popular kids
programs at the nearby related gym at 19th & Harrison
Planning at risk" details
escalating 2002 rezoning battle many business people found discriminatory and
hypocritical according to this testimony before small business
located across from the New Mission
and saved more than once since it was shuttered in the mid-eighties.
Finally it will open with interactive high drama entertainment. The current tenant Mission
Cliffs was able to overcome a Planning Commission no vote a plan to save it as a rock-climbing gym.
Located next to the New Mission theatre on Mission between 21st & 22nd
Streets. Mission landmark since 2000 with 4 large
spaces for functions including the outdoor cinema courtyard. valet
white movies shown on the outside wall, and when I first went there was
artists being shown in a side room. I like how the films are part of the
space but not overpowering (they don't do silly things like use
film-speak in the menu, for example). The art gallery is cool and
definitely worth a look.
Abada Capoeira Brazilian Arts Center
ACSF offers professional instruction and performance of capoeira at its
Mission-based Brazilian Arts Center, and at over 30 sites throughout the Bay
3221 22nd Street @ Mission San Francisco, CA 94110
phone: 415-206-0650 website: http://www.abada.org
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
3316 24th Street (corner Mission) San
Francisco CA 94110 phone:415.826.4441 fax: 415.826.4498.
MORE THAN 50
Theatre may be rented for Fri, Sat Sun shows it features 30
ft. ceilings risers for
120 seats in an 1800 square foot room
never had the opportunity to shake my ass like dat before and feel so
comfortable about it. Great place for drop-in dance classes - hip hop,
salsa, afro-cuban across the street from the 24th and Mission Bart
2868 Mission Street (Right off 24th St. BART) San Francisco, CA 94110415.821.1155 l Fax us: 415.648.0933
San Francisco's most active
community arts center with many after school arts program.
Theater with over 120 seats, large gallery area,
3 dance studios
This is a
great facility for San Franciscans. Located right next to the Bart
station on 24th and about eighteen different MUNI lines, its easily
accessible to everyone in the Mission and beyond.
3024 Mission Street
Shotwell studios is a community-based rehearsal, class and performance space provided by Footloose at low cost to teachers and artists in the performing arts. It is located in the Mission near Valencia St., making it accessible to one of the most thriving are communities on the west coast. For more information: 415-920-2223 (shown by appointment only)
Located at: 3252-A 19th Street in San Francisco at the corner of Shotwell between South Van Ness and Folsom [map]
2789 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
is a beautifully restored neighborhood theatre close to a huge parking
garage or you can pleasantly stroll the length of lower 24th Street, the
heart of the SF Latin quarter if you use the 24th St BART
Capacity: 371 total ( Orchestra 246, Mezzanine 125) Stunning large
Brava was founded in 1986 at the nearby Galeria de la Raza on 24th
St. and is deeply rooted in the Mission District neighborhood.
|brava.org's two missions
are one of the few theaters in the country that specializes in the
creation of new work, and the only one whose primary purpose is to
produce outstanding world premieres by women of color and lesbian
Our plans to
renovate and increase programming at the Brava Theater Center have
been designed from a driving imperative: to contribute to the
neighborhood by providing cultural, economic and social
opportunities that will improve the lives of the primarily Latino
resident population, particularly its youth.
In 1996, BRAVA, with support from SF Redevelopment and the 24th
Street Revitalization Committee chaired by then Supervisor Susan Leal,
Brava, led by founder/ex. director Ellen Gavin, purchased the historic
York Theatre last used as an art movie house but which had been closed for
several years because it could not afford to fix its heater. The
project still has the potential to become an anchor in the revitalization
of 24th Street.
Five stars for being there for voices that might
otherwise go unheard... I've seen a bunch of superb productions here,
always with heart and passion.
a 1926 former vaudeville house
Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street at Bryant
An interdisciplinary Chicano/Latino space for art,
thought & activism.
John O'Connell High School
2355 Folsom St. @ 20th St.
Spanish/Basque, Night Life,
2327 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Really huge portions of tapas at a not so steep price.
The layout for this place is cool and the atmosphere is very laid back.
Great place to hang out in groups or just alone. Also their speciality
drinks are really exotic, not to mention potent too... I cannot put into
words the glory that is Cha Cha Cha's fried plantains. A great place for a
birthday dinner... a huge dramatic U-shaped bar, cool informal decor, and
huge portions of carribean-inspired tapas for reasonable prices.
Night Life, Restaurants
2389 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
It seems like a throwback to another era with its welcoming red dining
booths and well-stocked bar. There is music - mostly jazz, but some hip-hop
and rock - almost every night of the week. They've moved to a New
Orleans-style menu, which surprisingly works... Great mojitos, but don't
order them when its crowded. The bartenders make them by hand and it just
messes the whole thing up...
La Solea Dance Cafe
Dance Studio, Cafe
3376 19th Street
La Solea is a community space for to
relax, generate new ideas, and make connections.
Enjoy organic coffee, natural teas, exotic
juices, delicious pastries, homemade tarts, quiches and sandwiches, and
experience dance classes from all over the world.
2534 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
The bar is hot looking, its got an extremely high
ceiling and a neat mezzanine. You can even bring a drink out to the little
front patio to drink and smoke and talk and pretend you're in Europe.
Dangerously close to the best burritos in the city (El Farolito at 24th and
mission). Its got a clean bathroom. Let me repeat. A fun bar....in the
mission....with a bathroom that won't scare you with jumping syphilis. Did
i mention the strong drinks? ... I enjoy mainlining places like Laszlo on a
calm Tuesday or Wednesday evening, when you can spend some quality time
alone with a great bartender (and when I say great that ain't no f***ing
joke - he gave us happy hour prices on non-happy hour beer) and some great
people who, if you had known them in the eighth grade, you may have smoked
an illicit cigarette with in the girls bathroom during sixth period.
Night Life, Live Music
2565 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Nice space--I liked the wraparound balconies above the
stage. The acoustics were ok, but you have to get there early if you
actually want to see the band... Nice open space, cool upstairs which
doubles as a balcony overlooking the downstairs. The second floor also
houses the pool table, some tables and an additional bar... The building is
narrower than a birth canal and, like a birth canal, the sound system is
Night Life, Games
2575 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
It's dive-y and friendly but not really hip. The
space is really narrow and it gets pretty crowded on the weekend so you may
find yourself striking up conversations with spirited strangers as you
squeeze by. It's comfortable and I had a fun time... great vibe with smiley
happy people. the shuffleboard table was a cool idea. what better way for a
bunch of drunks to spend their time? and i had a friend who randomly got a
bingo game going in the back as well...hilarious... A true Mission hipster
bar, it's good for drowning some sorrows. They have a great shuffle board
table in back as well.
Night Life, Salsa,
3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
the music is hypnotic; i cannot say no to it.
definitely a great place to dance the night away- a venue that encourages
shamelessly practicing your salsa moves as opposed to dancing in closed-off
circles to avoid the usual meat being marketed... The second you walk into
Make-Out Room, you get the sense that everyone lurking in the inside is more
beautiful than had you passed them while walking down the street. But here,
fellow Missionites are united by the common bond of cheap beer specials,
frothy glasses of Pabst and the love of great indie music which shines down
onto the crowd as brightly as the beautiful red glow that is cast upon the
walls and 70s era decor.
2522 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
I especially like the size of the place, 3 levels and the rooftop bar is
nice! (if you're under a heater that is). The dance floor is a little small
but it wasn't too crowded which was nice. I will def say that I will be
back! ... our waiter was Awesome....he let us have separate checks, drinks
were timely, and he brought extra tables when we complained that ours were
too small... Best place to go on a full moon evening....the
perspective from the rooftop view is a very clear and positive one..
Night Life, Pool, Dive
2695 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
I am bestowing five delicious stars on this fine
tippling establishment based on the sheer awesomeness of their Tuesday night
special. FREE POOL & $1 PINTS OF PABST. Do the math, friends... it's dark,
it has stiff drinks and is in a kind of shady part of town. But it's all
good when you go inside. The people are cool and the music is loud... I
needed a local dive bar when I moved to the mission, and what could be
better than walking to the corner and seeing in bright red letters "BAR".
This place isn't just about convenience. It's chill, cheap, and the drinks
The Attic Club
Night Life, Dive, DJ
3336 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
the drinks are cheap and the crowd is mellow. even the
bartenders are cool. man, this is a great place to brood... A great place to
hang out if you don't mind random loud tunes from djs that spin anything
from dub to classical music. This is my favorite old dive bar. I keep coming
back for more.... It's got these nice red booths in the back if you want to
bring a group of friends, and a big enough bar with friendly patrons who
look like they've been coming there since the dawn of time. I'm so glad I
Night Life, Jazz, Restaurant
2937 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
the drinks are ok and the entertainment is great.
Regardless of the food - all attending said they'd go back for the
atmosphere. It feels like you're driving through Tijuana on the way, but
the inside is romantic and cozy - a great 5th date place... I had a good
time, found it entertaining and found a new appreciation for jazz music.
Everyone else there except for my friends seemed old enough to be my mother
or father, but it was all good. No cover charge, but a 2-drink minimum is
required (will cost you about $12)... Good place to chill and listen to
jazz. It was pretty empty when we went, but the music was good.
The Phoenix Bar &
Irish Gathering House
Night Life, Restaurants
811 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Go for the brunch, Very friendly cute & flirty
bartenders and has that cool "neighborhood feel" ... The food far, far
outstrips any other bar food anywhere... In heaven, the Guinness & whiskey
will flow like water and we will all eat heavy Irish bread, potato nachos &
chips & skins from the Phoenix without fear of diabetes, cirrhosis, high
cholesterol and general lard-ass ness. I always forget about this place and
it's so delicious.
Night Life, Live Music, DJ, Karaoke
853 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
You know, it's small, it gets crowded, but damn if
they don't have some of the best low-maintenance yet high-energy ambiance
and dance music in the City ... The management has not only done a great job
decorating the spot, but they also have done well mixing up the nights.
That is, each night varies from bluegrass to karaoke to live bands to
deejays of varied genres. The spot is quite cozy and getting a drink is not
a problem given their attentive bar staff... Two thumbs up for one of the
best karaoke spots in SF and home of AIREOKE! I heart the faux instruments
and back-up vocals provided by the VJ.
1074 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 826-5750 x5
The 90 minute show at the The Mock was great, absolutely as good as
anything you'd see at say Cobbs and unlike 50 Mason, the audience was
into it, not tourists looking for a San Francisco experience. Lots of
mission restaurants surround it, and customers are more than welcome to
bring in the tasty beverage of their choice.
Latin American Club
Night Life, Pool
3286 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
It's a good place to hang with friends, no attitude,
cheap beers, decent amount of seating, and a pool table... Beer
selection is standard, decor is visually interesting, and there's cool art
on the walls. The pool tables are accessible on weeknights, but quickly turn
into convenient seating on the weekends.... other than the pinatas though,
there's really not too much about the bar that reflects its name. instead,
it's a typical mission bar. not exactly a dive, but definitely has a chill
dive type atmosphere and strong drinks.
3394 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Its dark, but not too dark: your table lit by a small
tea candle. The music is loud, but the seating is such that you can hear
your date. The decor is Art Deco-ish with a touch of the surreal... When you
were thirteen, this is the kind of bar you imagined that your really cool
older cousin hung out in. Probably the kind of place Phillip K. Dick would
have frequented if he were a child of the '80s. The darker version
latter-years Miami Vice neon chic seems to have been cryogenically preserved
and then implanted into this place, the ne plus ultra neighborhood undive.
The perfect place to escape the warm happy sunny smiling afternoon and lurk
in its shadowy womb. They also serve a great Manhattan.
Night Life, Dive
1401 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
DEFINITELY the liveliest 6 A.M. bar crowd I've ever
seen... All in all, it's a classic neighborhood bar, and one who's culture
has remained fairly unchanged over time. It's far enough off the
ever-so-trendy Valencia Street nightclub scene to be free from it's
influence....but not so deep in the Mission as to put it off the beaten
path... The horseshoe shaped bar is classic and clientele are an interesting
lot as well. Envision a scene strait out of Bukowski. Picture painters,
contractors, mechanics, pensioners and your random "entrepreneur",
professional drinkers one and all. This spot is strait up working class so
if you haven't got paint or oil on your trousers, prepare for the stink-eye.
Come ready to get your drink on and you should be alright. They pour them
1498 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
I like this place and I like its friendly and
interesting bartenders. I also fancy the canine patrons that tend to
frequent this comfy bar. Sweet jukebox too. What more can I say? ... Nice
prices and a pool table make it worth stopping by. Besides who wouldn't want
to buy a drink from a real Irishman named Elvis... door swings in like a
saloon and we find cold beers, lots of Irish stuff on the walls and plenty
of places to take a load off. Exactly what we were looking for.
2301 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
The wallpaper is wonderful, the pressed tin ceiling
is gorgeous, the bartender friendly, the beer selection vast, and the
fireplace in the corner is cozy. Add bowls of peanuts in their shells, easy
parking, and not too many people, and you have exactly my kind of bar...
Imagine Dylans with less lighting, a shiny gold ceiling and Victorian
wallpaper, and paintings of naked women...The decoration alone in this
revamped neighborhood spot is worth the visit. The new owners are from New
Orleans and you can see these touches in the tin-tiles and complementary
Night Life, Pool
3349 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
A very manly bar. No fancy cocktails, brads from
marketing, or groups of bacholerette parties. It's a great place to come on
the weekends when you want to escape the usual crowds of 'woo' people that
infest Valencia Street... Two giant pool tables and the best bartenders a
guy or girl could ask for... It's a regulars-heavy crowd, and one that's
straight-male centric. The lack of female patrons seems to suffocate the
competitive vibe that's ever so prevalent whenever they're around, and the
lack of hard liquor helps to keep the eight-dollar martini set at bay.
Cafe, Music, Art
3049 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
The menu is perfect for a healthy lunch or afternoon
snack. The sandwiches are inspired. My favorite is the smoked trout sandwich
with fig-chile chutney and arugula. Or maybe the grilled cuban beef on
toasted baguette. Or maybe the roasted yam and feta.... great venue to see
americana roots music. Check out the Open mike night on certain thursdays
during the month.... I like the decor, the bold logos on the walls, the
stocked magazine rack, and the crowd that gathers there.
Jay'n Bee Club
Night Life, Pool
2736 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
They have a lot of jazz music in the juke box, which
is great. I did not eat anything but the bar tender was really nice and
attentive. Also, they serve Chimay and there is an area in back with tables
for smoking... $1 PBRs during happy hour, $3 pints,a backyard patio for
those inclined to light up while tossing back a few, and backyard BBQ on
Sundays! good jukebox, with a pool table to boot... everything is cozy and
comfy, a little on the loungy side but not edgy or hip. Good neighborhood-y
vibe on a weekday. Nice back deck. The jukebox selection is quite broad
(reggae, jazz, oldies, alternative, etc). Reasonable drink prices.
Night Life, DJ, Dining
2730 21st Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
What's important to SF clubbers is here: available
parking, inexpensive cocktails, and a someone spinning plastic till the
lights come up ... Very cool bar/lounge in the Mission. The drinks are
reasonably priced and good (try the Mojito). The DJ was spinning some kind
beats but not too loud that you can't talk. A nice change of pace.
The Napper Tandy
Night Life, Pub, Karaoke
3200 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
This is great clean bar which is somehwat uncommen in
the mission. The service is great (ok the bartnder may have bought a round
or two)... Had several rounds of blood mary's and the first couple were
spicy and good. They went a little downhill towards the end, but still is a
good spot to watch some sports and have a few drinks. As for the food, not
sure why anyone would actually eat here, considering all the other options
in the vacinity...
Treat Street Cocktail
3050 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
enjoyable spot to get hammered. roomy interior,
excellent jukebox, "the redneck special" (shot of beam + can of pabst),
friendly bartenders and interesting clientele. plus, all the taxidermy you
can eat. i want to live here... Boasting one of the finest jukeboxes in the
city, you can get boozy to the strains of '70's punk, jangly old-time
country and the best in cretinous cheese-metal. The bar staff generally
manages to remain friendly despite the steady stream of chaotic antics from
the neighborhood riff-raff. If you have a taste for slurping suds amongst
desperate loners, surly hipsters and foul-mouthed barflies, then this is
Bars, Pool, Games
2800 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Pop's used to be one of my favorite hangouts in the
city. Fun to be had any night of the week. On weekends by midnight it's
usually packed to the brim with hipsters leaving art shows or broken up
parties & whatnot... A neighborhood dive with an eclectic clientele that
includes nearby residents, hipsters, lesbians, and geeks. Among the
amenities are an arcade game with Dig-Dug and Ms. Pac-Man, a pool table, an
old-fashioned photo booth, a wall-mounted juke box offering a kitschy
variety of genres, and vintage kid bikes mounted on the wall... but it was
nice. Nice and crowded, and although I had to shout to talk to friends, the
drinks were good, the bartenders were friendly, and I never had to wait very
long to order some booze. Oh! And the champagne in a can!!
Karaoke, Live Music
2545 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Karaoke twice a week and live local bands on Saturday,
keep this place hoppin' regularly... I arrived early in the night with
a group of friends. Upon entering, we found it to be inhabited by only a few
Latino guys and their girlfriends singing love ballads in Spanish. Awesome.
We got some beer, and sang some songs. A drunk dude bought us two pitchers
1398 S Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
Asking me why I love the Phone Booth is like asking your soulmate why she
loves you. It's just this incredibly strong feeling inside. Small as the
name implies, smoky, drinks about fifty cents cheaper than most places, an
excellent jukebox and central location ... Nobody comes here to get stinking
drunk, just to have a great time and leer at the occasional tragic hipster
who stumbles in... the drinks are generous, the crowd very relaxed and the
pool table a fun way to spend a dollar. A nice queer and straight mix. It's
the kind of place that's fun if you want to go out for a drink, but don't
really want to "go out." Love the music people pick here too.