San Francisco/Bayview-Hunters Point
Bay View-Hunter's Point is a district of San Francisco. When the Navy closed the Shipyard, the site of the first dry-dock on the West Coast, it also cut the jobs that came with it and the reason that so many people moved to the area from the South. As jobs left, crime rose, and now this is one of the worst neighborhood of the city. Although it is turning around slowly and people who live there say it's not as bad as it was 10 years ago. New apartments are being built and MUNI (public transport) service being extended. The area is far from posh, but is one of the few place in the city where you could buy a house for under a million dollars.
Nr. 15 3rd Street Bus from Downtown. 48 Quintara comes from the Mission. The 24 Divisadero.
The MUNI lightrail is currently being extended to go all the way down 3rd Street. Not available yet.
Because the Muni is being extended down 3rd Street, driving in Bayview is a mess. They routinely have all but one lane open and run street sweepers up and down all day causing major delays.
There are some BBQ and Ribs places that occasionally get a good review in the Guardian or SFWeekly.
There are several bars in the area but you don't really want to go there.
You better find a safe place to sleep. Either in a private residence or in another neighborhood altogether. Although there is a homeless shelter at a church on 3rd and McKinnon.