The occasional fire truck double-parked outside this former mortuary at South Van Ness and 22nd Street isn’t responding to an incident. The precinct firefighters are simply among the neighborhood denizens who have heard what’s been going on and have been dying for a first-hand look-see. Indeed, what’s been going on is city slickers dropping their jaded poses long enough to play a kooky round of miniature golf at Urban Putt. Yes, indoors. There’s the San Francisco-earthquake-themed hole with replica Victorian houses that shake as the ball plays through, and the Jules Verne submarine hole (above) whose steampunk trappings include mock pressure gauges. When it’s time for a drink, try the Young Turks, a cava cocktail made with a house peach/sage cordial. Don’t worry, they knew to hang a net to keep the balls from flying into the bar area.
1096 S. Van Ness (at 22nd Street), San Franicsco
Price: Mini-golf $12 for adults. Cocktails $11.