5.6 out of 10

Bryant St, Mission District

Ranked 8th best street in Mission District
37.7599114171742 -122.409947803924
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Bryant has it's ups and downs"

Bryant Street runs from the Embarcadero to Cesar Chavez over in the Mission. Down by the Embarcadero it's clean and leafy but as you head further West toward the Mission it gets a little dirtier and way down near 12th it gets a little sketchy. I was down there today to go to Bed, Bath and Beyond, REI and Nordstrom Rack, so during the day, it seems fine. I just wouldn't walk around there at night.

It does have some good shopping between 7th and 9th (REI, Nordstrom Rack, Trader Joe's, Pier1 Imports, Bed Bath & Beyond). There's also the Concourse at 8th and they usually have trade shows there of all sorts. From crafts to green energy.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
2yrs+

"Not the Best Street in the Mission"

The Mission seems to be a bit hit-or-miss - some blocks appear to be more low-income housing, while others are full of trendy hipsters and still others play host to all of San Francisco's nightlife. Bryant Street (in the Mission in particular) tends to fall somewhat in the former category, with some elements of the other two. It is certainly not as exciting as either Valencia Street or Mission Street, which are chock full of bars and restaurants, but it does have its share of coffee shops with outdoor seating, restaurants and art galleries.

Parking can be a bit of a challenge, which perhaps explain why so many people choose to bike around this neighborhood. Traffic is fairly reasonable, and the street is very accessible to the 101. The bus line runs along Bryant, which makes it very easy for individuals without cars or bikes to get here.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Okay traffic
Cons
  • Somewhat sketchy
  • Far from Mission nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Somewhat busy street with good places to eat at"

Bryant Street in Downtown San Francisco is a somewhat busy street, but can sometimes get really empty. Bryant Street (on the Downtown side) ends at The Embarcadero at a parking lot area. There are many places to eat and dine at on Bryant Street. There are also many businesses, particularly automotive and mechanical businesses. Nightlife on Bryant Street is pretty good as well as there are several spots to go to when the time comes. Bryant Street is also home to some San Francisco government buildings. There are several exits and entrances to freeways from Bryant Street which can sometimes cause traffic and unsafe driving conditions as people are usually in a rush during rush hours from home to work and vice versa.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Bryant Street in the Mission"

As other posters have mentioned, Bryant street runs through several neighborhood. I'm focusing on the section in the Mission (which I'll very broadly define as the part from Cesar Chavez to 16th street.)
Much like the rest of the Mission, it's a mixture of long-time residents and businesses and newer arrivals, so you can find shops like Rancho Grande used appliances and then restaurants like Blowfish Sushi. There's usually a dinner crowd at El Metate, and be sure to check out CellSpace art space.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
2/5
2yrs+

"Street with lots of ups and downs"

Bryant Street is one of the larger streets in San Francisco. It runs all the way from Cesar Chavez Street (Army Street) through downtown San Francisco to the Embarcadero. The street has its ups and downs in my opinion. The part of Bryant next to the Moscone Center and the Metreon Center is probably the highlight of the street. The area is very pretty with very modern structures and buildings. In addition, the Metreon is probably one of my favorite buildings in the city as it is home to a movie theatre, arcade, technology shops, and many other unique stores and games. South Bryant Street is pretty plain as there are mainly houses. However, North Bryant Street can be a little bit shady as the city prison is located on 850 Bryant Street. The area close to the waterfront on Bryant Street also known as Rincon Hill which is a district in the South of Market Area is currently in the process of being developed into one of San Francisco’s hottest new areas with plenty of housing and shops in progress.

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