12. It's the Irish capital of the Western United States
Here's a fun drinking game (if you're No. 1 on the liver transplant list): take a drink every time you hear an Irish accent in a bar in The Sunset.
13. The Sunset is home to the city's best burrito outside of The Mission
There's a reason all of those surfers order the carne asada super burrito at Gordos.
14. Every block looks the same...
But it’s really hard to get lost, since the streets are numbered 2nd through 48th Ave running East to West, and alphabetized from I(rving) through Y(orba) St running North to South. Though technically The Sunset ends at Sloat.
15. Ocean Beach isn't for swimming
And not just because it's freezing cold. Thanks to its insane riptides, it's known to be the most hazardous piece of urban shoreline in the entire US. So seriously, don't get in the water unless you're an incredibly experienced surfer. Instead, just invite all of your friends for a bonfire. 'Cause, yeah, those are still allowed. For now.
16. Kids used to play on a Vietnam-era F-8
The Larsen Park Playground (known as "airplane park") had a military jet-turned-play structure that disappeared in 1993 thanks to vandalism and corrosion. The good news? The legendary jet (or a similar replacement, anyway) is rumored to be returning soon.
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James King is a freelance writer who would totally be okay if he were stranded on a desert island with 100 years worth of San Tung chicken wings. Follow him on Twitter @jimbosf7.