Groove Out in Lower Haight
Whether you’re new to the city or a native that wants to discover a discreet tucked away gem, you are sure to find something to you liking in Lower Haight. With an array og record stores, boutiques, and cafes sprinkled on Haight Street between Divisadero and Octavia, try opting out of the same old upper Haight experience and come check out the lower side.
For the Music Buff
Lower Haight is one of the best places in the world to find rare music from all over the world. There are three records stores that stand out from the rest if you are interested in vinyl records. Groove Merchant Records is a really small store that focuses on stocking only quality music. You won’t have to look to long to find something you like and you won’t walk out with an empty wallet either. Prices are reasonable even for the rare and obscure records you can’t find anywhere else. Also be sure to check out:
45s / R&B / Jazz
House / Electronic
For the Adventurer
Costumes on Haight: 735 Haight Street (at Pierce)
Halloween is coming up and there’s no better place to find a unique selection of costumes and party accessories.
Buena Vista: Haight at Lyon
Take a short walk or have a picnic at Buena Vista where you’ll be accompanied by locals enjoying the views and letting their dogs roam free at the dog park.
For the Shop-a-holic
Check out these trendy boutiques: Upper Playground, P-kok, Revolver, Haight Street Work Clothes.
For the Foodie
The Grind Café – Great place for brunch after a long night. 783 Haight Street (at Scott)
Love n’ Haight Deli – Vegan friendly and great quality ingredients.
Metro Café – Great burgers, great services.