138 The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater Tips
- Casual 2
- Take public transit 1
- Dine before you go 2
A. Arrive around 6:00 PM. Parking on 22nd ... west of Valencia .. (be patient! ... someone will exit within 1 1/2 minutes... (sounds crazy but it works) ... B. Grab a few fruits from the farmer's market (22nd & Mission) C. Hit Lotus Indian Cuisine (2434 Mission St) and take in the curry ... everything is great at Lotus ... (great Mexican foodie directly across the street (name except me) ... fish taco in the bowl is superb!
We had dinner at Lolo - a great, new to us, place. - The theater had good coffee.
Eat at Beloved or Paprika on 24th btw Mission and Valencia. Take BART! We tried Beretta on Valencia, altho gd food, is kind of noisy! And crowded.
If you are leg impaired. Go to the end of the row, where there is a ledge you can hold on to .
Get there before 8pm if you drive and then you can find street parking and go pick up your tix. Strictly casual - you could go in your pj's.
There are so many resturaunts within walking distance and, of course, the best Mission Tacquerias
Great restaurants very nearby allow you to park once: We Be Sushi, Dosa, Aslam's Rasoi are all within 2 blocks.
There are many pubs, restaurants and bars near the venue location. We ate at Beretta's, a cool, hip and urban atmosphere. The wait was calculated to be an hour so we chose to eat outside at the bistro tables where they had heaters setup. It wasn't extremely cold, so it was tolerable. The food was average, nothing to write home about, mostly italian.
The venue great for such shows! But gets a bit warm & stuffy.
If you cannot find street parking. Park in the garage on 21 street. It only cost us 13 dollars. Street parking is hard to fine.
Get there early, there are lots of places to eat. Doors open at 7:30
Parking garage on 21st Street is convenient to the theater.
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Go to the 5 pm show and eat out afterwards. We had cocktails afterward at Piattini on Mission. The incredible bartender continued our education in bar culture and mixed some wonderful drinks.
A few doors down on 22nd Street there is a tapas restaurant called Esperpento (I might not have spelled it correctly). They have the best assortment of tapas I have seen this side of San Sebastian. It is usually jammed but I went after her show, got there maybe 9:30 and I had no problem getting a table.
There is a fairly reasonable lot between 21st and 22nd 1/4 block down from Valencia. From Valencia turn left on 21st and turn right into the parking lot. It is hell to find street parking on Valencia though worth a quick drive by before going into the garage.