Locals love Thee Parkside, a dog-friendly bar and eatery with outdoor seating, and JB’s Place, a down-home place to get coffee, breakfast, or lunch, both on 17th. Sunflower Vietnamese fills up for lunch and dinner, offering favorites like garlic noodles, savory pho, and top-notch imperial rolls. And don’t miss the flaky, inventive tarts and other pastries at Neighbor Bakehouse, a popular bakery on 3rd and 20th in the neighboring Dogpatch neighborhood. Wash them down with the delicious coffee at Farley’s on 18th, which offers space to read and relax, too. Don’t miss Mochica, a Peruvian spot known equally for its delicious fare and its cocktails. Then catch a concert at Bottom of the Hill, Potrero’s own, favorite small venue known for its acoustics and friendly staff.

Sweeten the deal at Sunday Social, where uniquely flavored ice creams like Ube Doodle, Milk & Cookies, and Butterbeer delight kids of all ages. Readers will love Christopher’s Books on 18th, a neighborhood favorite since 1991. Gardeners love the Potrero Hill Community Garden on San Bruno Ave, which, despite its long waitlist for plots, doubles as a public area where residents can stroll through and admire the work of the 51 gardeners who tend to it.