There are many "neighborhoods" like that in the City. Another example is the area now called NOPA for North of the Panhandle. Over the past ten years they have organized to the point where they are involved in all aspects of neighborhood life from safety to econominc development. Another example is the Middle Polk neighborhood where the same things have happened.
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I was recently at a roof top bar (very NY-esque) called Jones in the Tender Nob. Right around the corner were two very swanky bars, Bourbon and Branch and Tradition. Highly recommend all three, just be safe and don't take your phone out when it's not necessary as there is a lot of iPhone theft around there.