Dining & Entertainment

USF straddles the Panhandle and Inner Richmond neighborhoods.  This part of San Francisco is relatively quiet and primarily a residential area, but there are still great restaurants and fun activities nearby. Most restaurants are at least a mile away, but there are a few within a 10 minute walk of lower campus (where the conference is located) or Loyola Village residence halls. Sites like Yelp, Zomato and Eater SF can help you locate and find reviews of local restaurants and activities.  

Restaurants near lower campus:

Green Chile Kitchen: 1801 McAllister Street


Casual spot serving New Mexican inspired dishes; beer, wine and agave wine margaritas; moderate

Barrelhead Brew House: 1785 Fulton Street


Late-night brewpub with cocktails, inspired pub fare; moderate to expensive

Papalote Mexican Grille: 1777 Fulton Street


Casual Mexican eatery known for their burritos and salsa; beer; inexpensive

Restaurants near Loyola Village:

The Pig and Whistle: 2801 Geary Blvd
English style Bar specializing in quality Ales from around the world. Serving traditional English Pub Grub

Moz Cafe: 5 Masonic Ave at Geary
Casual spot serving crepes, breakfast, sandwiches, and dinner items.

Grocery Stores

There are plenty of nearby options if you want to make your own meals (or in need of snacks or essentials), Campus apartments have kitchenettes, but no cooking utensils.

Lucky grocery store
1750 Fulton at Masonic, across the street from Starbucks

2675 Geary Blvd, at Masonic

Trader Joe’s
3 Masonic Ave

Fun activities nearby

Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park is just a few blocks away from USF. The park is home to the de Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Conservatory of Flowers, the Botanical Gardens, and Stowe Lake, just to name a few.

Cal Academy of Sciences Nightlife
Thursday nights from 6-10pm the Cal Academy offers reduced priced admission, cocktails, and music, a fun way for adults to enjoy the amazing science and natural history museum.

Haight Street
Haight Street is located just across the Golden Gate park panhandle from USF. Visit the birthplace of the 1960s counterculture movement, currently home to Amoeba Music, shopping, restaurants, and cafes.

Land’s End
Drive or take the 38 Geary or the 5 Fulton out to Land’s End for a hike featuring truly breathtaking views of the Pacific ocean and Golden Gate. Walk down the path to the ocean to get an up-close look at the ruins of the Sutro Baths. Have a meal at Louie’s Diner, or the newest iteration of the Cliff House.