Bernal Heights

May 18, 2021
San Francisco Bernal Heights

New mountain lion sighting, this time in Bernal Heights

Another mountain lion has made it into the urban wilds of San Francisco, and it was spotted in Bernal Heights on Tuesday morning. Read More

Apr 01, 2021
San Francisco Bernal Heights

Bernal Rock stands up against violence toward Asian-Americans

The fresh coat of graffiti on the oft-painted Bernal Rock is a stone-cold declaration against recent attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Read More

Feb 23, 2021
San Francisco Bernal Heights Mission

Virgil's Sea Room closes permanently while next door El Rio reopens for to-go drinks

Two bars, two different fates. Over in Bernal Heights/La Lengua, next-door bars El Rio and Virgil's Sea Room, which almost share a backyard were it not for a fence, have arrived at diverging moments in this COVID year. Read More

Feb 05, 2021
San Francisco Bernal Heights Mission

Blue Plate, Emmy's Spaghetti Shack, El Buen Comer, Royal Cuckoo all open for outdoor delights in Bernal/La Lengua

Like all neighborhood restaurants and bars around the city, the businesses of Bernal Heights/La Lengua need your support — and there's no better time to go check out the scene again than this sunny weekend in SF. Read More

Nov 16, 2020
San Francisco Bayview Bernal Heights Hunters Point Visitacion Valley

Alemany Farmers’ Market to become free COVID-19 testing site

Starting Tuesday, the site of the Alemany Farmers’ Market will be the newest free coronavirus testing center, with no insurance required. Read More

Sep 17, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights

Alemany market to transform into free, pop-up drive-in

A celebration of local filmmakers and artists, Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema has shifted to a drive-in format for its 17th season. Read More

Jul 14, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights

Bernal Star owners hit with massive surprise bill for unpaid rent as re-opening rolls back

Adding to the financial struggles of shelter-in-place, the owners of Bernal Star are fighting back against their landlord, who is demanding $24,867.50 in unpaid rent by the end of the month. Read More

Jun 29, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights

'Artists-in-place': Bernal Heights neighbors transform homes into outdoor gallery walk

Over 100 artists participated in Bernal Heights’ outdoor art “walk-by,” allowing neighbors to view their creations at a safe distance. Read More

Jun 09, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights

SF Public Works removes 'Black Lives Matter' art from Bernal Hill rock [Updated]

Supervisor Hillary Ronen said she was "incensed" over the incident, and called for Public Works to apologize. Read More

Jun 08, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights Mission

Angkor Borei, one of SF's only Cambodian restaurants, to close permanently after 30 years

After struggling to stay afloat for several months, married owners Tom Prabpan and Chin Han Yat have decided to close their restaurant. Read More

Jun 05, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights

'Black Lives Matter' scrubbed from Bernal Hill rock; artist returns to paint it again

The "Black Lives Matter" art on the rock — long a space for public expression — was destroyed in less than 24 hours. Read More

Apr 06, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights

Hillside Supper Club closes permanently after 7 years, citing struggles from COVID-19

Mounting expenses due to COVID-19 led to the tough decision to close the popular Bernal Heights restaurant permanently. Read More

Mar 31, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights Mission

Amid home baking craze, San Franciscans get creative to swap sourdough starter at a safe distance

The craze for home bread baking has depleted stocks of flour and yeast, but quarantined neighbors are stepping up to help each other. Read More

Mar 27, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights

Bernal Heights kids, teens launch quarantine-inspired community newspaper

Written entirely by Bernal youth, "Six Feet of Separation" offers everything from business news to comics to quarantine-centric horoscopes. Read More

Feb 28, 2020
Oakland Bernal Heights North Beach Outer Sunset Potrero Hill

The hardest easy solution to SF's small business crisis: Buying the building

For SF businesses, becoming their own landlords can be the solution to rising rents — and while it's not easy, it's not as hard as some may think. Read More

Feb 20, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights

Closure of Bernal Heights' Red Hill Station highlights compounding pressures on SF's restaurateurs

High rents, an increasingly unusable city health care program, and unrealistic taxes created a perfect storm, says the restaurant's former owner. Read More

Feb 14, 2020
San Francisco Bayview Bernal Heights Mission Potrero Hill

Widening, rebuilding work shuts down "Hairball" bike path until May

The path, one of only a few connecting southeastern neighborhoods to downtown, is getting an upgrade. Read More

Dec 16, 2019
San Francisco Bernal Heights

331 Cortland Marketplace, a launchpad for food entrepreneurs, shutters after ten years

The Bernal Heights marketplace, where several food entrepreneurs got their first start, will close on Dec. 22, to be replaced by a Pilates studio. Read More

Dec 09, 2019
San Francisco Bernal Heights

St. Mary’s Pub owner buys building, launches signature Bloody Mary mix

After securing the future of St. Mary's Pub, business owner Maria Davis is launching a new product, Three Sisters Bloody Mary Mix. Read More

Oct 11, 2019
San Francisco Bernal Heights

The best deals on apartments in Bernal Heights, San Francisco

What's the best bargain you can expect to find on a place in Bernal Heights these days? Read More

Sep 19, 2019
San Francisco Bernal Heights Mission North Beach

3 new spots to score Asian eats in San Francisco

If you've got Asian fare on the brain, you're in luck: We've found the freshest San Francisco eateries to quell your cravings. Read on for menu items, photos and hours. Read More

Aug 14, 2019
San Francisco Bernal Heights Mission

San Francisco's top martial arts gyms, ranked

We analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results. Read More

Jul 05, 2019
San Francisco Bernal Heights Mission

New Vietnamese eatery Bac Lieu Restaurant debuts in Bernal Heights

A new eatery named for a coastal province in south Vietnam has opened up shop in Bernal Heights. Read More