The Best Neighborhood for a Performance and a Nightcap:
Civic Center / Hayes Valley
A majority of San Francisco’s performance halls are located in this neighborhood. Go to Davies Symphony Hall to hear the San Francisco Symphony, as well as guest orchestras and a classic film series accompanied by music. If you like arias with your instruments, try the San Francisco Opera, located in the historic War Memorial Opera House. Jazz lovers will delight in the SFJAZZ Center, where an ever-changing calendar of performances runs the gamut from Grammy winners to rising stars. The San Francisco Ballet season runs January through May, with performances of "The Nutcracker" in December. Theatre fans can take in a show at either BroadwaySF's Orpheum or Golden Gate theaters, or, for a unique, mind-bending sound-space experience, try out Audium.
End a night of arts and culture with a nightcap at a classy place like Charmaine's Rooftop Bar & Lounge or White Chapel. Charmaine's has a European feel, great city views, and the fire pits will keep you cozy. Gin—and only gin—is on the drink menu at White Chapel, which offers the largest gin selection in North America. Step inside and be transported to an underground Tube station somewhere in East London.