SoMa (South of Market Street)
- Type: Entertainment and Nightlife, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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The SoMa (South of Market) neighborhood, located between Market Street and Townsend, has seen vast redevelopment in the past decade, attracting young, hip professionals seeking new types of nightlife in the city by the bay. The neighborhood is known to hold some of the best clubs in the city, and also contains an assortment of mid-range and luxury restaurants, as well as the San Francisco Shopping Center. If you're browsing, be sure to check out Grand Central Station Antiques, which features three stories of European and American antiques, small icons of San Francisco's vintage style. If your feet get tired, head to Alice Street Community Gardens, a tranquil oasis tucked away at the intersection of Bonifacio and Lapu Lapu
SoMa's nightlife also heats up during the week and on the weekends. 111 Minna -- an art gallery, nightclub, and bar in one -- draws a hipster and techies to its eclectic galleries. Happy hour starts at 5p.m. during the week and Wednesdays features a four-DJ happy hour. For more details, check out the 111 Minna website. SoMa is also home to several dive bars and gay nightclubs.