The Fillmore District is an entertainment destination. During the day and into the evening, the District’s distinct environment draws upon its diversity, with a mix of cultures. From its African American community, there’s jazz and blues clubs, from the Japanese community, there’s California rolls and karaoke, and from the early days of rock and roll, there’s the legendary Fillmore Auditorium.
Yoshis Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant, (my personal favorite) 1300 on Fillmore, Boom Boom Room, Rasselas Jazz Club, Sheeba’s Piano Lounge are some of the hottest examples of world class entertainment in this live music district.
Add to that, wonderful restaurants abound along the entire length from Lower Fillmore to Upper Fillmore Street. My personal favorites are Fresca, Peruvian cuisine, along with Dosa, Indian cuisine. Then there is the smaller Woodhouse Fish Company well known for fabulous fresh fish dishes, across the street from Elite Café, known for American cooking with a New Orleans accent, housed in an Art Deco building. Add to the mix Harry’s Bar, your bar for every occasion, rooting loud and proud.
Each year July 4th weekend heralds the Jazz Festival on the Fillmore covering block after block of stages of saxophone superstars and keyboard wizards and gems from Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Spain. Thrift shops and trendy boutiques range from cheap to chic. The Fillmore district is well worth your time in the city made up of various “neighborhoods”, a neighborhood not to be missed in this gem of our city of San Francisco.