Wednesday, July 25, 2007

4 Secret Places in San Francisco

Concrete Slides:
I read about these secret concrete slides on Yelp that are located in the Twin Peaks area of San Francisco, and decided to take a trip out there. It looked really cool, but unfortunately, I’m not sure it’s fit for a 6’3” guy that weighs 200 lbs. Needless to say, I love secret places, and this was definitely secret.

Black Horse London Deli:
This little pub in between Russian Hill and Cow Hollow serves up cask ales, English beers, and tasty cheese plates. The trick is that there is only room for 9 stools, no cell phones are allowed, cigar smoking is ok, and women get priority seating. It’s one of those tiny places that you would miss if you’re not paying attention.

Stan Shaff runs this sculptural sound studio space that is tucked away somewhere above the Polk Gulch and below Pac Heights. Perhaps a one-time protégé of John Cage and Philip Glass, Shaff leads the audience on a 360 degree sound experience in an odly shaped theater that feels like something out of Space Odyssey 2001

Russian Hill Tennis Courts:
Perched atop Russian Hill right by the infamous winding street is an awesome soft top basketball court and three soft top tennis courts. The views are spectacular, and at night one can hear the sounds of the seals down in Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s a great place to learn new skateboard tricks and not get too terribly hurt, not to mention a place to take a date to admire the "views".

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