Since we only had one day to explore, I thought it best that I show Rich Haight Str. It's an American cultural iconic place and if you only have one day at least you can go home and tell your friends that you've stood on the corner of Haight and Ashbury and have pictures to prove it.
There is this great dive bar that I also like to go to on upper Haight near Amoebas music called Murio's Trophy Room.
It is a graffiti filled, Dead Kennedy's punk rock playing (at least that is how it was last time I was there) and just generally dirty place that makes you feel like drinking whiskey straight and washing your hands afterward. It’s lovely.