Formerly called “South of the Slot” in reference to the cable cars that ran up and down Market Street, South of Market is a patchwork of warehouses, nightlife, art spaces, high-rise condo and apartment buildings, and technology companies.
ART & CULTURE
World-renowned museums, eclectic art galleries, live music venues and thumping nightclubs make SoMa a cultural hub. Residents who want to take in an afternoon of cultural activities can walk to SF MoMA, the Yerba Buena Center, or the Jewish Contemporary Museum. Baseball enthusiasts head over to watch a San Francisco Giants ballgame, while others can walk a short distance down Market Street to enjoy a stroll along the waterfront and gorgeous views of the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the East Bay.
FOOD & NIGHTLIFE
Cheap eats and food trucks fuel the neighborhood’s hungry workforce, but high-end restaurants also abound throughout SoMa. The area offers an interesting mix of upscale restaurants and popular nightclubs. More and more warehouses are being converted into hip bars, clubs and specialty coffee cafes.