Macondray Lane is a small pedestrian lane on the south eastern side of Russian Hill in San Francisco.  It is a wooded enclave  in the heart of San Francisco. It is named for Frederick W. Macondray, a merchant who brought his family and Zinfandel vines to Califronia in 1852.

It is generally accepted that Armistead Maupin used Macondray Lane as the inspiration for Barbary Lane in his "Tales of the City" series.