Welcome to Union Square

The city’s most visited neighborhood

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Union Square
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Union Square

A little about Union Square

San Francisco Union Square boasts an extensive collection of boutique and luxury retail shops, flagship hotels, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, theatres and night clubs, all surrounding a beautiful urban park. Union Square San Francisco is a wonderful place to enjoy an afternoon of shopping, indulge in a delicious meal, sip a cup of coffee at an outdoor café, catch a show, grab drinks with friends or just people watch. All this plus a wide array of fabulous hotels where you can rest in comfort make Union Square San Francisco a gathering place and destination.

The history of Union Square

Union Square was originally a tall sand dune, and the square was later set aside to be made into a public park in 1850. Union Square got its name from the pro-Union rallies held there on the eve of the Civil War. The monument itself is also a tribute to the sailors of the United States Navy. Union Square was built and dedicated by San Francisco's first American mayor John Geary in 1850 and is so named for the pro-Union rallies that happened there before and during the United States Civil War. Since then the plaza has undergone many notable changes, one of the most significant happening in 1903 with the dedication of a 97 ft (30 m) tall monument to Admiral George Dewey's victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish–American War. It also commemorates U.S. President William McKinley, who had been recently assassinated.


Businesses in Union Square

Here is a collection of Union Square businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.



Bond Latin Gallery


Latin masters and contemporary Latin art


Martin Lawrence Galleries


9,000 square feet of world-class 20th century art


Curran Theatre


Classic San Francisco theater


Addy's Hair Salon

Haircare / Spas

The people make the difference


Bibbo Salon and Spa

Haircare / Spas

A premier San Francisco hair salon and spa


Amir H. Mozaffarian


In the gem and jewelry industry for over 132 years


Gallery of Jewels


Represents over 140 fine and fashion jewelry designers


Chancellor Hotel on Union Square


Located in the Heart of Union Square


398 Brasserie


Euro-American-inspired dishes


Cafe Claude


An intimate French bistro


Colibri Mexican Bistro


Central Mexican Cuisine


John's Grill


Setting for Dashiell Hammetts, The Maltese Falcon


Kuleto's Italian Restaurant


Exceptional Italian food with an American twist


A Miner Miracle Shop


Designer goods at 50-80% below retail.


Adriano Goldschmied Jeans


Chic. Sophisticated. Classic


Agent Provocateur


The world famous luxury lingerie brand


Alden Shoes


Quality shoes for men since 1884


Alifa Wong Beauty & Bridal


A Beauty Lounge & Bridal Boutique


Anne Fontaine


Designer of iconic white shirts and luxury women's wear.




An artisan brand of women's clothing


Bang & Olufsen


Renowned for our distinctive range of quality audio,


Britex Fabrics


Britex is 4 floors of wool, silk, cotton, buttons and lace




From Paris to you


Jimmy Choo


Complete luxury in shoes and accessories




French luxury house




Technical gear for climbing, hiking and skiers