Fodor's Expert Review Vesuvio Cafe

North Beach Bars/Pubs Fodor's Choice

If you're hitting only one bar in North Beach, it should be this one. The low-ceilinged second floor of this raucous boho hangout, little altered since its 1960s heyday (when Jack Kerouac frequented the place), is a fine vantage point for watching the colorful Broadway and Columbus Avenue intersection. Another part of Vesuvio's appeal is its diverse clientele, from older neighborhood regulars and young couples to Bacchanalian posses.

Bars/Pubs Fodor's Choice Historical

Quick Facts

255 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, California  94133, USA

415-362–3370

www.vesuvio.com

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