This village high above San Francisco has a bustling brewery, restaurants and destination-worthy views. This is local Sarah Feldberg's guide to the best spots to eat and things to do in Bernal Heights.Less
In a town full of spectacular vistas, this off-leash dog park delivers some of the best. Take in the 360-degree San Francisco panorama, hop on the tree swing, stroll the park’s trails and keep an eye out for the Bernal coyote, beloved mascot of the neighborhood.
One part nursery, one part workshop, this horticulture shop boasts a backyard full of cactuses and a DIY planting bar stocked with all the tools you’d need to assemble a stylish pot, vertical garden or terrarium — or just pick up some new skills while you’re in town.
Like a candy shop for adults, the walls of the Epicurean Trader are lined with grown-up delights. Think booze from indie distillers, locally roasted coffee, California wine and chocolates streaked with salted caramel or studded with chiles.
Three home-brewing friends created a beer-lover’s haven in a Bernal warehouse, where you can grab a picnic table with friends; kids and dogs are welcome; and there’s always a hazy IPA on tap.
At this petite noodle bar, chefs serve steaming bowls of spicy miso ramen and khao soi gai made with egg noodles in a coconut-based curry broth.
Chef Greg Lutes takes the neighborhood restaurant up a notch, transforming California ingredients into dishes that travel all over the culinary map. You’ll find a la carte items like uni creme brulee or chestnut pappardelle.