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Things to do in Financial District, San Francisco

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Book Store
“World famous as one of the institutions that helped to launch the 60s, which has inspired today's environmental and other social change movements.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Amazing cocktails, and cool vibes with occasional jazz concerts and almost a New York vibe.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Taverna-inspired cuisine served in a candlelit, wood-beamed dining room that lures a chic crowd.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Famous bar where the great Bob Dylan once hung out. Located right next to City Lights bookstore, it's the place where the great poets of yore gathered for drinks and fun.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great place to grab a drink. Great ambience, sometime they have a live jazz band on the weekends. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The Financial District is the city’s business center. Among the skyscrapers that dominate the skyline is the striking, spire-topped Transamerica Pyramid building. There is a wealth of happy-hour hot spots and elegant date-night destinations, including the classic Tadich Grill, the city’s oldest restaurant. The Jackson Square Historic District features remnants of the Barbary Coast, a 19th-century red-light district.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The HYPE is real folks. This very famous place for Egg Tarts is the bomb, but beware the line can be very long. Go here around 6PM and shouldn't be too long. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cantonese Restaurant
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“My favorite Chinese food in the city, in Chinatown proper - also happens to be Jackie Chan's go-to when in SF, and was one of the restaurants featured in Bourdain's SF episode (RIP Anthony, we love you so) It's hard to get in, go during the day or call to book. I love the R&G beef, so delicious.. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Dim Sum Restaurant
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“Our personal favorite dim sum. If you haven't had dim sum you haven't lived. Reservations recommended.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Jiangsu Restaurant
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“There will likely be a line out the door, but it's worth a wait. Yummy Chinese food.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Looks like a library and has a great menu of mixed drinks you won't find elsewhere. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Iconic bar and restaurant in North Beach where the great bar and drinks are matched by the menu (which you can order at the bar!). And when you are done, you can walk around North Beach and explore one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Casual laid back bar with a cozy ambiance in the financial district. Tons of working professionals flock to this venue.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“A great local burger joint that will not hit the wallet too hard! Would come here for lunch or dinner.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The best coffee / pour-overs in the neighborhood. Excellent fresh pastries and avocado toast.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The oldest restaurant in San Francisco. This old school restaurant serves great steaks and seafood among other American dishes.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Greek Restaurant
“Taverna-inspired cuisine served in a candlelit, wood-beamed dining room that lures a chic crowd.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Great place to grab a drink. Great ambience, sometime they have a live jazz band on the weekends. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Cantonese Restaurant
“My favorite Chinese food in the city, in Chinatown proper - also happens to be Jackie Chan's go-to when in SF, and was one of the restaurants featured in Bourdain's SF episode (RIP Anthony, we love you so) It's hard to get in, go during the day or call to book. I love the R&G beef, so delicious.. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Dim Sum Restaurant
“Our personal favorite dim sum. If you haven't had dim sum you haven't lived. Reservations recommended.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Jiangsu Restaurant
“There will likely be a line out the door, but it's worth a wait. Yummy Chinese food.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Iconic bar and restaurant in North Beach where the great bar and drinks are matched by the menu (which you can order at the bar!). And when you are done, you can walk around North Beach and explore one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“A great local burger joint that will not hit the wallet too hard! Would come here for lunch or dinner.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The best coffee / pour-overs in the neighborhood. Excellent fresh pastries and avocado toast.”
  • 21 locals recommend

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