20. Mission District
Location: San Francisco
Notable Businesses: Density, Mission Chinese Food, Foreign Cinema, City Art Gallery, Beast and the Hare
Warmer and sunnier than the rest of the city, it's as if there's a light shining down on San Francisco's Mission District recognizing it as one of the dopest neighborhoods in the world. The neighborhood was dubbed "the New Bohemia" during the mid-90s, and cultural attractions, low rent, and constantly popping nightlife continue to make it popular. It's the oldest neighborhood in San Francisco, so it's only right that the Mission District holds the Intersection for the Arts, the oldest non-profit art space in the city. It's also home to the Roxie Theater, San Francisco's oldest operating movie theater. The young and hip who live in the Mission hang out at Dolores Park—the perfect place to take in the beat of the neighborhood. And at night time, the cool and stylish scene is at Beast and the Hare.