08/08/2013 10:39 pm ET Updated Aug 09, 2013

Outside Lands 2013: San Francisco's Ultimate Local Guide (PHOTOS)


Prepare yourself, San Francisco. It's Outside Lands, and it's the most wonderful time of the year.

Yes, McCartney is playing. Yes, the National and Band of Horses and Grizzly Bear and Daryl Hall & John Oates will be there, too. Yes, we've seen the food and wine selection and yes, we know it's been sold out for ages.

But there are a few things you might not know. Like where to get the best pastrami sandwich in the park, or which up-and-coming local bands you don't want to miss, or that one of the 16 "IPAs You Need To Drink Before You Die" will be on tap or that a Comedy Central comedian will be roasting our city.

Check out our local guide to Outside Lands below, and stay tuned all weekend for updates, photos, exclusive interviews and more.

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