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A Guide to Shopping, Dining and Shows in Union Square

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Shop, dine, and enjoy a show in one of San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods, Union Square, with these suggestions.

This flagship department store location is a great stop for fashion, dining, and special experiences in any season. Macy's Union Square is also the home to an official Visitor Information Center.


170 O’Farrell Street
251 Geary Street

Burger Bar


Offering "The Ultimate Burger Experience & More", Burger Bar serves inventive takes on classic American foods created by a local celebrity chef, Hubert Keller. From its perch on the sixth floor of Macy's, Burger Bar's guests can overlook bustling Union Square for a break while shopping and exploring.


251 Geary Street
171 O'Farrell Street



Looking for a relaxing break in between shopping and exploring? Bluemercury at Macy's offers body massages, hot rock massages, and various skincare and aesthetic treatments.The best products in skin care, makeup, bath and body, cosmetics, and more, are also available.


171 O'Farrell Street
170 O’Farrell Street

The Wine Bar


Visit Napa Valley without leaving Union Square at The Wine Bar at Macy's. With an ever-changing assortment of classic and trending samples, you can enjoy a taste or a glass overlooking Union Square.


170 O’Farrell Street

This restaurant is a local legend. Founded in 1938 and known for its “world famous 18 Swedish pancakes,’’ this winningly old school eatery by the cable car tracks on the west side of the square has given generations of diners a tasty start to their day.

439 Powell Street
Sir Francis Drake Hotel 450 Powell Street

The Starlight Room


This rooftop nightclub on the 21st floor of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel offers views of the entire city. Enjoy cocktails, a light menu and dancing to live music.

Sir Francis Drake Hotel 450 Powell Street

A 1930s-style restaurant known for big steaks, big salads, chops and seafood, this place is a time capsule of old San Francisco. Frequented by the fictional detective Sam Spade in the book and film of Dashiell Hammett’s "The Maltese Falcon," John’s Grill displays a Maltese Falcon statue and features the hardboiled private eye’s favorite lunch: Sam Spade’s Lamb Chops.

63 Ellis Street

Catch a performance of local and touring entertainers at this 140-seat cabaret in the Hotel Nikko, specializing in jazz, show tunes, and more.

222 Mason Street

Travel back to the 1920's and the Prohibition Era in this speakeasy for a nightcap. You'll need a reservation to receive a password for entry; otherwise, you can try their still-cool Library space next door.

501 Jones Street

This striking Beaux Arts building is currently being remodeled and will reopen in January 2017 with "Fun House," winner of five Tony Awards including "Best Musical." 

445 Geary Street

EXIT Theatre's five intimate venues provide a home for emerging and independent theatre artists and companies, annually producing a full season of performances with resident artists and designers. EXIT commissions new works with local and touring artists, including the San Francisco Fringe Festival.

156 Eddy Street

This Indian-accented eatery is a great spot for dinner or a nightcap.

340 Stockton Street

Stop in this San Francisco branch of America's premier fine art gallery to look for your next great art piece. This gallery's 9,000-square foot, three story space offers a wide variety of popular and modern artists.

366 Geary Street

A destination seafood place with a snug bar and artfully maritime décor; you can’t miss the jellyfish-shaped overhead lounge lights, complete with tentacles.

450 Post Street

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