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16th St. Mission BART Station

Metro Station and Train Station
Mission District, San Francisco
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4.9/10
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  • Stephen R.
    "full of flesh eating bacteria"(2 Tips)
    Geordie E.
    "Up 16th, Los Coyotes, BEST California Burritos in SF."(4 Tips)
    savoryexposure.com
    "best people watching in the city"(2 Tips)
    Pam ☕️ O.
    "Staircase bike wheel lift channels are key!"(3 Tips)
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  • Megan M.
    Megan MastersJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I use this station as it has the best people watching. But also watch out for your own people as it's not the safest-
  • JL B.
    JL BSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    No underground BART bathrooms since Sept 11, sign says. Aboveground bathroom is best avoided. Best bet: buy a burrito at the least crowded/most open taqueria & use theirs.
  • SFBART
    SFBARTNovember 9, 2009
    It's worth the walk just a few blocks over on Valencia to try Four Barrel Coffee. Great java AND tunes on vinyl - actual LPs on an old-school record-playing machine. Read more
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OOctober 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Staircase bike wheel lift channels are key! Eliminates having to carry your ride on your shoulder.
  • Calvin D.
    Calvin DianaOctober 14, 2013
    Lots of drug dealers, addicts and associated crime in the plaza. Don't have your phone in your hand or else it will be snatched from you by force. BART Police is useless they're never around!
  • JoJo D.
    JoJo DeRodrigoFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Hold onto your purses, iPods, backpacks and dignity for when you get above ground the undesirables roam like zombies!
  • Crystal
    CrystalJuly 12, 2013
    Short walk to my favorite spots: Yoga To the People, Dr. Teeth, and Herbivore!
  • Francine S.
    Francine SneddonMay 28, 2013
    If its super busy and your train doesn't arrive for at least 15 minutes, jump on a train heading in the opposite direction so you have a better chance of getting a seat.
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van WestDecember 7, 2011
    Before you hit up the bars, brush up on new music knowledge by using me, so that you can impress people with your music taste!
  • PJ P.
    PJ PergerOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Visit from NYC, adore the platform's cleanliness and breeze.
  • Francine S.
    Francine SneddonMay 28, 2013
    Watch your surroundings! Lots of muggings happen here. Purses, cell phones and laptops. Lots of homeless and drug addicts, one of the worst stations to go to in sf.
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Beware of zombies at the surface. Recognizable by a slow ambling walk, mostly harmless, and easily dodged. The presence of flesh-eating bacteria cannot be ruled out. Avoid contact, move along swiftly.
  • Michael M.
    Michael M.December 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    From the street, down escalator at NE corner and up escalator at SW corner of the intersection.
  • Joy A.
    Joy AsicoNovember 14, 2011
    Try la cumbre on 16th an valencia! Get the original mission burrito!
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenMay 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of abandoned buildings between here and 24th. Good urban photo op.
  • JoJo D.
    JoJo DeRodrigoMay 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Remember the zombies are slow and if you aim for the head you'll be fine, if you see a horde then run bitch!!
  • SFBART
    SFBARTFebruary 22, 2010
    Short walk to Pauline's Pizza... delicious thin-crust pies with tradition or "eccentric" seasonal toppings like salted Meyer lemon puree. Read more
  • 511CC
    511CCApril 20, 2011
    Keep your eye out for brightly colored BART ART outside this station. Check out Casa Bonampak at 1051 Valencia St. for the real deal.
  • Susan B.
    Susan BrownJune 13, 2013
    The area is rough don't get off here at night if your a woman alone get off at 24 and walk back
  • Camille L.
    Camille LakeJune 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to watch out for bums and hold your nose as you pass-by the smells.
  • savoryexposure.com
    savoryexposure.comAugust 17, 2011
    Sit and watch the world go by - some of the best people watching in the city
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RosensheinNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The seats on the train are full of flesh eating bacteria, but are actually pretty comfortable
  • Brian T.
    Brian TrotterFebruary 2, 2011
    Taking the stairs two at a time is a great rule for developing a perky butt! :)
  • xGARAMBONERx
    xGARAMBONERxJune 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Do yourself a favor and go to pancho villa taqueria! Best burrito in the city.
  • SFBART
    SFBARTOctober 16, 2009
    Walk to Roxie Theater (3117 16th St.) The oldest operating cinema in San Francisco, this non-profit neighborhood moviehouse screens indie flicks, docs and more. Read more
  • melanie e.
    melanie espinuevaSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Use the bike ramp that runs along the long ass stairs at the entrance/exit of the station. Genius! :)
  • Gusto L.
    Gusto LopezMarch 23, 2014
    I always manage to see something interesting at this station.
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TxansonJanuary 29, 2012
    A good place to wait for civic center police activity to cease!
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PercySeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Ahhh 16th Street Bart. If you ever wanted to know what Beirut is like, hang out here. Say hi to the pimps and drug dealers in the plaza.
  • Faris O.
    Faris OranSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch out for ur bags don't leave them behind u or next to u they will be. G O N E lol
  • Justin S.
    Justin SullivanJanuary 29, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Stairs to the upper level are mid platform.
  • JoJo D.
    JoJo DeRodrigoNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The last car....... (Always!)
  • Hart P.
    Hart PerezApril 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of musically talented homeless people.
  • Richie W.
    Richie WrEtcH 🦇June 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    beware of naked acrobats
  • Billy D.
    Billy DunnFebruary 18, 2013
    Watch out for yuppies and white people! They think thwy know what theyre doing!
  • Geordie E.
    Geordie E.December 22, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Up 16th, Los Coyotes, BEST California Burritos in SF.
  • JoJo D.
    JoJo DeRodrigoMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Carry a large can of RAID, the homeless, crackheads, trannies, tweakers and bums are lethal!
  • Albert Q.
    Albert QianOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Drivers of BART trains make 120k a year, just to push a button. How much do you make?
  • Pinki 1.
    Pinki 13August 18, 2012
    Don't ride the elevador if possible! Pee, eeeewwwww!
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongMarch 26, 2016
    Heading downtown? You are at the right station!
  • Leah W.
    Leah W.April 4
    Been here 100+ times
    Stay away. Get off anywhere else and take a Lyft.
  • j b.
    j bluOctober 5, 2010
    Park your bike inside the fare gates and ride BART unencumbered!
  • Nicky D.
    Nicky DigitalNovember 8, 2013
    Ride a Bart Simpson train.
  • JoJo D.
    JoJo DeRodrigoApril 2, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Zombies, vampires, crack heads, trannies, welcome to the underworld!
  • Adam M.
    Adam MorganDecember 8, 2010
    pro-tip: the man yelling isn't yelling at you; its ok to ignore him
  • Tamera T.
    Tamera ThomasFebruary 16, 2013
    Don't use the elevator
  • Nick V.
    Nick VlkuNovember 5, 2012
    You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
  • Trevor D.
    Trevor DoughertyApril 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Plug your nose and get the hell out.
  • Maddie Mae
    Maddie MaeAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't stare.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJuly 10, 2016
    This place is basically a garbage pail.
  • Roger C.
    Roger CorbettJanuary 30, 2012
    Keep your wits about you.
  • Jón E.
    Jón EðvaldJuly 21, 2011
    It's all a lie!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah S. G.April 12, 2013
    Hold your breath bc it smells like pee
  • John D.
    John DrefahlFebruary 10, 2012
    Hold your nose
  • David M.
    David MoriniApril 19, 2011
    Wait... there's a photobooth here??
  • Rudy T.
    Rudy TanAugust 5, 2010
    Public transportation is the new Prius!
  • Blake M.
    Blake MFebruary 5, 2010
    Why can't BART be 24 hours. It could at least stay open past last call
  • Alexantov M.
    Alexantov MonsanderOctober 1, 2011
    Dont feed the homeless
  • Dan B.
    Dan BrekkeMarch 31, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Watch out for the rampant pigeon droppings.
  • Bella L.
    Bella LunaMarch 26, 2011
    Juz walk in -.-
  • Jacob W.
    Jacob WhiteMarch 4, 2010
    One of the nicest.
  • Jimmy J.
    Jimmy JabroniAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for asshole hipsters
  • Alley G.
    Alley GzusJune 30, 2010
    Don't move, bart police will shoot u in your back
  • The Dude L.
    The Dude LebowskiJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The dude abides.
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