Best Place to Hear Music, See Art, and Eat Food (All At Once)

The Midway

Savvy San Franciscans already know this, but the Dogpatch is the place to be right now. The neighborhood's industrial roots means it has space to play with, and several new, artistically minded projects are doing very exciting things with that space. The Midway, located where Marin and Illinois streets intersect, is, roughly speaking, a music venue masquerading as an art gallery — with serious cross-cultural ambitions. Right now, the space is home to live music (of the club variety, mostly), with a bright, airy art gallery presenting works local and otherwise, plus subsidized studios for working artists. The future will bring 3-D surround-sound installations courtesy of a team called ENVELOP, plus daily bites from an on-site cafe.

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