Neighborhood

The Independent is located in the bustling NOPA district – a thriving area with highly-rated restaurants and bars in the center of San Francisco. We encourage our patrons to come to our neighborhood ahead of the show and check out the many fantastic restaurants, cafés and bars that surround us on Divisadero Street!

Here’s a list of our favorites: 

4505 Meats

4505 Meats

705 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Butchery and BBQ joint with a massive woodfired grill and patio.

Alamo Square Seafood Grill

Alamo Square Seafood Grill

803 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Romantic neighborhood gem serving French-influenced seafood for over 20 years.

Bar 821

Bar 821

821 Divisadero St, San Francisco 94117

A welcoming, dimly lit, dive with refreshingly intriguing spirits offerings.

Bar Crudo

Bar Crudo

655 Divisadero St, San Francisco 94117

Modern raw bar serving pristine oysters and creative presentations of raw fish preparations.

Barvale

Barvale

661 Divisadero St, San Francisco 94117

Tapas, spirits & Spanish wines in a casual, colorful setting, from the team behind Beretta & a Mano.

Bean Bag Cafe

Bean Bag Cafe

601 Divisadero St, San Francisco 94117

Casual local favorite, serving breakfast, sweet and savory crepes, sandwiches, beer and wine since the 90s.

Che Fico

Che Fico

838 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Cozy, bustling restaurant serving California-inspired Italian cuisine.

Emporium

Emporium

616 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Bar with retro video games & live music.

Fool’s Errand

Fool’s Errand

639 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Cozy wine bar with some of the best wine selections in the city.

Horsefeather

Horsefeather

528 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Low-key tavern for New American plates & eclectic cocktails in a space with vintage American style.

Little Star Pizza

Little Star Pizza

846 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Popular pizza joint known for their deep-dish and thin-crust slices.

Madrone Art Bar

Madrone Art Bar

500 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Neighborhood-favorite dive bar with constantly changing art on display and for-sale. Ask for “The Lemmy!”

Mangrove Thai Kitchen

Mangrove Thai Kitchen

312 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Casual Thai-restaurant that offers contemporary takes on traditional Thai food.

Mini Bar

Mini Bar

837 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Local watering hole with a lounge feel & contemporary art on the walls, serving classic cocktails.

Namu Stonepot

Namu Stonepot

553 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Self-described “CaliKorean” eatery serving stone pot rice bowls, ramen, and sisig.

NOPA

NOPA

560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Very popular upscale restaurant specializing in organic wood-fired cuisine.

Nopalito

Nopalito

306 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Mexican kitchen celebrating the traditional cookery of Mexico, focused on purchasing local, organic and sustainable ingredients.

Ragazza

Ragazza

311 Divisadero St San Francisco 94117

Neighborhood restaurant featuring Neapolitan-style thin crust pizzas, seasonal salads, and antipasti in a casual, convivial setting

Saffron Grill

Saffron Grill

1279 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Contemporary Indian restaurant offering curries, kebabs & biryanis, with several veggie choices.

Souvla

Souvla

531 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Extremely popular fast-casual Greek restaurant serving roasted meats over sandwiches and salads.

The Little Chihuahua

The Little Chihuahua

292 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Counter-service Mexican restaurant serving tacos and burritos.

The Mill

The Mill

736 Divisadero St, San Francisco CA, 94117

Coffee shop serving a simple menu including coffee, toast, and pizza on Tuesday-Saturday nights.

The Page

The Page

298 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Rustic dive bar with a large selection of beers.

Wine Kitchen

Wine Kitchen

597 Divisadero St, San Francisco CA 94117

Casual neighborhood wine bar and small plates restaurant.