#1 Posted by fuzzypumpkin (383 posts) -

Just moved here yesterday guys and I'm really happy with the decision. Any suggestions for places I should go (i.e. Bars and such)? Also, if anyone ever wants to meet up and chat video games or whatever the shit, lemme know.

#2 Posted by TheHBK (5463 posts) -

Dude I am sorry. I have gone to San Fran quite a few times, makes for a good road trip. But man. It is full of shady ass people. Bums everywhere selling weed. I fucking was eating at a subway and a bum went in there to ask for money. The fuck, at least let me eat. Now nothing against people who need some help but a little courtesy. Just plain rude there.

I did like eating at Rocco's Cafe on Folsom.

#3 Posted by bigjeffrey (4789 posts) -

I was walking around union square some dude dropped a hot dog while walking around, seconds later a dude picked it up and ate it. I was very impressed.

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#4 Posted by Clonedzero (4091 posts) -

Isn't it like the most expensive city to live in in the US? why would you move there?

#5 Posted by StrainedEyes (1321 posts) -

I got murdered there once.

#6 Posted by Aegon (5403 posts) -

Isn't it like the most expensive city to live in in the US? why would you move there?

Maybe he's rich (bitch)?

#7 Edited by Vuud (1943 posts) -

Ask Gamespot's own Sanny Franny Danny.

#8 Edited by fuzzypumpkin (383 posts) -

@clonedzero: ummm....does it bother you that I live here?

#9 Edited by SSully (4125 posts) -

Isn't it like the most expensive city to live in in the US? why would you move there?

If I was a betting man I would say he works in the tech industry and either got a job at a start up or is working for one of the big companies like facebook or google. If not then fuckkkkkk have fun with that rent bill friend!

#10 Edited by Clonedzero (4091 posts) -

@clonedzero: ummm....does it bother you that I live here?

It does, please move somewhere else. Thanks. Somewhere cheaper, then buy yourself a pony. It'll be worth it, i swear. If the pony thing doesnt work out, you can always eat it.

#11 Posted by Surkov (991 posts) -

1) Go to Bi-Rite and get some ice cream. 2) Then go to Mitchell's and get some more ice cream.

#12 Posted by fuzzypumpkin (383 posts) -
#13 Posted by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

I'm curious, I hear the cost of living in that area is nuts, so how do the hordes of fast-food and other minimum-ish wage employees survive? Is it all splitting apartments, kids living with their parents & people working multiple jobs or is there some lower-income housing available too?

#14 Edited by fuzzypumpkin (383 posts) -

@toowalrus: well, I'll be splitting it with a couple of friends. I'm a waiter so I make ok money usually.

#15 Posted by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

@fuzzypumpkin: Yeah, that seems like the way to do it. I'd love to move someplace... warm, but unfortunately I don't have a group of friends who are down with "Hey, let's spontaneously move to the other side of the country." Cause I'd do it, I'm not particularly attached to anything here in Michigan.

#16 Posted by RazielCuts (2930 posts) -

This thread huh, kinda just a shitshow of 'Isn't that expensive?' and 'Whyyyy?' Some of you people are kind've coming off a bit jealous.

Anyway congrats, hope you stick it out, it's supposed to be a pretty cool hub for tech industry folk and networking with that crowd. Seems to be a place where things are going on, startups etc, at least that's the impression it gives off. Maybe email the bombcast and ask them for some such places to vacate...they'll get to it in like a month or so :D

Also there was a thread about Danny O'Dwyer moving to 'Sanny Franny', maybe people were more helpful in there?

#17 Edited by MC_Hify (321 posts) -

@toowalrus said:

I'm curious, I hear the cost of living in that area is nuts, so how do the hordes of fast-food and other minimum-ish wage employees survive? Is it all splitting apartments, kids living with their parents & people working multiple jobs or is there some lower-income housing available too?

Well, you can either: live in the East Bay, live with roommates, inherit a home, have a rent controlled place you've been for a while, or make 100k+ plus a year. All the "cool" neighborhoods are insanely expensive but if you are willing to live in not cool neighborhoods and have roommates, you can make it work. I live out by the beach (very not cool) and have two roommates and this place is rent controlled so I have a relatively cheap $785 rent.

#18 Edited by horseman6 (363 posts) -

I'm sorry.

#19 Posted by noizy (654 posts) -

@fuzzypumpkin: I hear Rorie likes to drink with premium members.

#20 Posted by MC_Hify (321 posts) -

Just moved here yesterday guys and I'm really happy with the decision. Any suggestions for places I should go (i.e. Bars and such)? Also, if anyone ever wants to meet up and chat video games or whatever the shit, lemme know.

What neighborhood are you in?

#21 Posted by TyCobb (1945 posts) -

Sorry to hear this. Good luck in your endeavors.

#23 Posted by pweidman (2298 posts) -

Great city, grats. SF=<3. Most bars per capita...used to be true at least, lol. Check out the great food at the pier(and Ital disc. especially)and the many great museums at some point. Check out a Giants game at Pac Bell if you care(super cool views even if you aren't into the B-ball). :)

#24 Edited by MB (11983 posts) -
@thehbk said:

...but man. It is full of shady ass people. Bums everywhere selling weed.

They probably weren't selling what you think they were...unless this happened 15 years ago. I'll let you use your imagination on this one.

Signed,

a long-time resident.

@fuzzypumpkin I'm not sure what kind of bars you are into, but one of my favorites is Jack's down on Leavenworth near Fisherman's Wharf. Laid back and tons of beer on draft, even though it's in a touristy area it's far enough down from the major attractions that mostly locals frequent the joint. There are thousands of bars here and dozens of good ones, it just depends on what you're looking for and which neighborhood you are hanging out in.

If you need any specific recommendations or have any questions about whatever, send me a PM. Otherwise, my favorite thing right now is Streat Food! Park in the Costco garage, it's right across the street.

Neighborhoods to avoid until you're more comfortable with the city and its residents...Mission & Tenderloin. Specifically, 5th & 6th at Mission, 16th-19th St at Mission and a couple of blocks in either direction, and Ellis at Hyde which is sort of the center of the TL. Especially at night. Good luck dude.

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#25 Edited by Hippie_Genocide (537 posts) -

@fuzzypumpkin: go to Swan Oyster Depot in Nob Hill, get there early though because they close at 5:30. House of Prime Rib is good, too. For bars, it depends on where you live and what kind of scene you're into but I like Toronado in Lower Haight. And one tip, don't ever call it Frisco, we hate that.

#26 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2308 posts) -

I always kinda wanted to live there because of the weather, but man the cost of living and the fact that it's a long way from Wisconsin killed those dreams.

Good luck dude and enjoy it! Sorry I couldn't give you any suggestions haha.

#27 Edited by leafhouse (133 posts) -

I've been here a couple years, and although I'm moving in July, its a super fun place to live. If you're a drinker, there are plenty of bars (The Hemlock, Buckshot and Tee Off are my favorites). GG and Delores parks are always fun on sunny days (again, for drinking). There's a huge video game loving community here, so making friends is super easy. Just get out there and find what you like doing.

#28 Edited by PeezMachine (234 posts) -

You MUST MUST MUST go see The Room, the "Citizen Kane" of awful movies. It's screened Rocky Horror style at a small theater in Pacific Heights (that's a neighborhood) the second Saturday of each month at midnight. Sure, you could see it in any city, but the (awful awful awful) movie is set in San Francisco, so doing it right demands doing it in the Bay.

Also the best burrito I ever had was at a Nantucket themed place called Tacko. I know, I know.

Good luck up there!

#29 Posted by Reisz (1461 posts) -

I was walking around union square some dude dropped a hot dog while walking around, seconds later a dude picked it up and ate it. I was very impressed.

It's the circle of life.

#30 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5235 posts) -

Moving can always be a little hard, so I wish you luck settling in.

#31 Edited by TyCobb (1945 posts) -

@peezmachine said:

You MUST MUST MUST go see The Room, the "Citizen Kane" of awful movies. It's screened Rocky Horror style at a small theater in Pacific Heights (that's a neighborhood) the second Saturday of each month at midnight. Sure, you could see it in any city, but the (awful awful awful) movie is set in San Francisco, so doing it right demands doing it in the Bay.

There were only like 3 scenes actually shot in San Francisco though. Movies and shows are rarely actually shot where the story is set. On top of that, the best version to watch of that movie is the edition that got aired on Adult Swim. The black censorship bars made the movie even funnier.

#32 Posted by fuzzypumpkin (383 posts) -

@leafhouse: Yea dude. I went to the Tee Off bar last night and had a great time playing some pong. Went to Finnegans after that for some pool. If you ever see me there say hi. People say I kinda look like Clark Kent so you might be able to pick me out. My name's Sean by the way.

#33 Edited by laserguy (439 posts) -

Don Fransisco

#34 Edited by Oldirtybearon (4594 posts) -

@fuzzypumpkin said:

Just moved here yesterday guys and I'm really happy with the decision. Any suggestions for places I should go (i.e. Bars and such)? Also, if anyone ever wants to meet up and chat video games or whatever the shit, lemme know.

May God be with you on this lonely, dark road you travel.

#35 Posted by Rorie (2697 posts) -
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#36 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1197 posts) -

Cool, how many weird naked people have you seen so far?

#37 Edited by fuzzypumpkin (383 posts) -

@rorie: Yea, it was fun. You should come grab a drink sometime. We'll chat it up or something.

#38 Posted by mashe67 (2 posts) -

I only make it up there mebe 4 or 5 times a year but there's some pretty cool speakeasy type bars in san fran. Bourbon & Branch is a good place to start in that regard.