san francisco's potrero hill and dogpatch

Potrero Hill rests atop steep streets just south of San Francisco's skyline, near SOMA and The Mission. It has one of my favorite views of the city, which is why Joe and I decided this was where we wanted to take our engagement photos. The Dogpatch is the adjacent neighborhood to Potrero Hill, just at the foot of the hill. Both of these little neighborhoods are really cool. The Dogpatch has developed more and more of a residential, bar, and restaurant scene in the past couple of years. Potrero Hill is also full of lots of really cool restaurants, cafes and shops, and is a relatively quiet neighborhood where you'll often find families and 30-40-somethings living. I think it's just so cute! Here are a few of my favorite Potrero Hill/Dogpatch spots and a few that I are on my list to try:

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  • Serpentine: This trendy spot in the dogpatch serves modern American cuisine in an industrial-chic venue. They have excellent craft cocktails and a cool ambiance.