A favorite destination for festival attendees heading into the park.
San Francisco’s southwest corner is a hidden gem.
Check out the incredible merchants in the Balboa Village
San Francisco’s southwest corner is a hidden gem. Cradled in the fog, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the Outer Sunset has plenty to explore before, after, and between sets at the festival! Stay warm with some Shanghai Soup Dumplings from Kingdom of Dumpling, grab some unique coffee blends at Henry’s House of Coffee or Java Beach Café, or bring home a San Francisco souvenir with a “The Avenues” t-shirt from the Hard Wear Store. Before the festival, grab a hearty Breakfast Sandwich at Devil’s Teeth Baking Company, and walk across the street to Establish, where you can find unique jewelry, home goods, and post cards. Once called the “Outside Lands” the west side of San Francisco has many great things to offer!
4001 Judah Street
Outerlands is a gathering place for sea goers who seek warmth, shelter, food, and fellowship- a retreat from the saltwater chill, or a place to hang your hat after a long day's frolic in the sun. Locally sourced, organic fare served in a cozy, handcrafted setting: Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday and Sunday brunch.
3138 Noriega Street
For over fifty years, Polly Ann Ice Cream has been delighting residents and visitors alike with their collection of over 500 flavors of ice cream, all made by Polly Ann staff. If you’re feeling adventurous, spin the big wheel and see what flavor you land on. Polly Ann offers unique flavors such as lychee, black sesame, and pink lemonade. You can also get all of the classic flavors, and many with a twist.
1618 Noriega Street
Six days a week, Henry hand-roasts premium blends, some of them only available in rare locations. For 45 years, master coffee roaster Henry Kalebjian and his family have been roasting daily in their Noriega St. store. Customers come by regularly to watch Henry roast, and the store has a loyal following of customers that travel from throughout the Bay Area to the store. This hand-roasted coffee has been voted "Best of the Bay" by San Francisco Bay Guardian. The only way to describe the difference between the coffee we drink on a daily basis and hand-roasted coffee is to compare the quality of fast-food to a gourmet meal.
1825 Irving Street
Irving Pizza was born in NYC, but raised in San Francisco. Open into the wee hours of the morning, for your convenience, Irving Pizza offers not only pizza, but hot sandwiches, burgers, salads, desserts, and more. Recent specials include the "Irish Special" with chicken, ham, sweet corn, and bell peppers.
1816 Irving Street
PPQ serves up fresh Vietnamese food including Five-Spice Chicken, Spring Rolls, and their delicious varieties of Phở noodle soup. Phở (pronounced “fuh”) is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, noodles, herbs and meat. Phở at PPQ has a variety of delicious ingredients including sprouts, lemon, jalapeno, basil, onions, cilantro and your choice of egg noodles, vermicelli or round noodles. You can have chicken, beef or seafood or even vegetarian Phở at PPQ. Don’t forget about the iced Vietnamese coffee!
1396 La Playa Street
Java Beach is an independent, mom ‘n pop shop co-owned by San Francisco husband and wife team, Patrick and Buffy Maguire. Ocean Beach is where they live, work and play. Their days are devoted to making Java Beach the best it can be. This process starts with the coffee, where they engage in meticulous standards of sourcing, cupping and roasting. They apply these high standards to every aspect at Java Beach. Their menu features an array of unique coffees, bagels, sandwiches, salads and fresh pastries.
1824 Irving Street
From the a taco done Nick’s Way to one of their special burritos, the kitchen prepares each item with careful attention. Meats are slow cooked and infused with flavor. Produce and fish are fresh as they are purchased each morning to ensure an unsurpassed quality. Even the margaritas are prepared fresh and for each customer using agave nectar. The result is a mouthwatering goodness that will leave you wanting to come back for more!
3901 Noriega Street
The chef/owners, who both live nearby, opened The Pizza Place on Noriega because they wanted to serve their community and make it a gathering place for all. Specials include “The Rocha” with kale, garlic, roasted potatoes, bacon, tomato sauce and cheese; and the “Meathead” with pepperoni, sausage, ham, salami, red onion, tomato sauce and cheese as well as many other delicious pizzas and appetizers. Pizza is also served on a “create your own” basis as well as by the slice.
3817 Noriega Street
La Playa Taqueria serves fresh Mexican fare by the sea. You can’t go wrong with their fresh classics such as the Super Burrito with your choice of meat or the Fish Tacos; but they also have a Super Veggie Burrito, a Chille Relleno Burrito, and a Three Pepper Burrito with grilled chicken or steak with rice, beans, bell peppers, onions and fresh salsa.
3420 Judah Street
Located in the Outer Sunset, Tazaki Sushi serves a variety of Japanese fare. Their Sizzling Fish Specials are served on a sizzling hot plate and comes with your choice of Chilean Sea Bass, Ahi Steak, Butterfish, Swordfish, Salmon, Orange Roughy, Halibut, Ono, Scallop Steak, Monk Fish, Mahi Mahi or Tazaki Clams. Tazaki Sushi also carries classic Maki and Nigiri sushis as well as Udon, Cold Soba and Ramen. They are open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday 12pm – 3pm and Dinner Sunday through Thursday 5pm – 10pm and Friday and Saturday 5pm – 11pm.
3876 Noriega Street
Devil’s Teeth is open Wednesday – Monday, 7am – 4pm, and serves Bicycle coffee, Scharffen Berger hot chocolate, breakfast, lunch and sweets and desserts. They are famous for their Breakfast Sandwich – two eggs scrambled with cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, all on a homemade buttermilk biscuit. They have BLTs, chicken curry salad, lasagna, and a delicious cinnamon roll among many other sweet treats. Stop by on Sunday mornings for freshly made beignets. Enjoy all of these treats while sitting outside in their award-winning parklet!
1713 Taraval Street
Chinese Dumpling (Jiaozi) is a traditional Chinese food and is one of the most widely loved foods in the world. Shanghai-style dumplings are served up hot and fresh at Kingdom of Dumpling. Enjoy their Pork Dumplings, Chicken and Corn Dumplings, or their famous Shanghai Soup Dumplings along with a crispy Onion Pancake.
3811 Noriega Street
Our purpose is to integrate our style with the landscape of the developing neighborhood, while offering unique goods and services to the area. Our partners include interior designers, artists, woodworkers, jewelry makers, florists and photographers. The space is an energetic variety of creative processes - open to all who are searching for inspiration and collaboration. Our style blends the influence of the beach, treasure seeking and travel culture - while escalating what it means to be part of each of these ways of life. We offer affordable, quality products that are sustainably made and support local crafts people.
4035 Judah Street
General Store is a collective design community originally founded by Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter. General Store features carefully curated items from both new and vintage sources. Local Artisans and Craftspeople contribute to the mix of furniture, clothing, tools, plants, household items, books, jewelry, cards and small treasures, a little bit of everything useful. Stop by for a visit!
2401 Irving Street
We are a local store, owned and operated by a local resident of the Outer Sunset in San Francisco, California. At The Hard Wear Store you will shop for great trusted brands and unique local designs in a relaxed atmosphere. The Hard Wear Store carries mean and women’s clothing including Levi’s, Carhartt, Ben Davis and Dickies. Some of their most popular apparel items include their local t-shirts sporting San Francisco street signs such as "Fillmore" or "Avenues" or their sweatshirts representing "Ocean Beach".
3655 Lawton Street
Founders Michael McCrory and Lauren Crabbe aim to make their space a welcoming, functional, and extraordinary experience for the customer. In just over a year, Andytown has gained a loyal following and for good reason. Try their specialty coffee, griddle-baked Irish soda bread, or the Snowy Plover: a housemade espresso soda topped with whip cream.
2045 Irving Street
Swich provides a place for dessert aficionados to mix and match a variety of ice cream flavors, cookies, and toppings to create a delicious ice cream sandwich. Cookie flavors include chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, butterscotch, red velvet and gluten-free walnut fudge. If you’re torn between two types of cookies, go with both. Choose your ice cream flavor, and finally have your freshly assembled sandwich dipped in toppings such as almonds and white chocolate pearls.
4033 Judah Street
Trouble Coffee's quirkiness is apparent in its signature offering "Build Your Own Damn House", which includes a coffee, coconut, and toast. This small coffee shop is accompanied by an open area with a tree trunk serving as furniture, and it is here where the artisanal toast was born. Their thick slice of toast comes slathered in butter, cinnamon, and sugar.
4300 Judah Street
Located at the end of Judah Street and right by the ocean, this Java Beach extension distinguishes itself with a large menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With items such as fried egg sandwiches, Belgian waffles, and 6oz grass-fed beef burgers, you'll be sure to come back to test another one of their numerous offerings. Don't forget to grab a coffee to prepare for the fog you are sure to face.
4002 Irving Street
This neighborhood bike shop provides friendly and knowledgeable service for the bicycle community in the area. Whether you're looking into purchasing a beach cruiser or need servicing on a bike, Swell Bicycles will work hard to make sure your ride is the best it can be.
4019 Judah Street
Serving Mexican comfort food and margaritas since 1960, Celia’s is a popular destination in the Outer Sunset. Celia’s uses fresh ingredients and family recipes to serve up classics like enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. They also offer “north of the border” options such as their Guacamole Chicken Burger and their Deluxe Burger along house specialties such as Pollo en Crema and Steak a la Mexicana. Of course, Celia’s by the Beach also offers surf and turf!