The Beat goes on and on at this obsessive collection of SF literary-scene ephemera c 1950–69. The banned edition of Allen Ginsberg's...
Jack Kerouac Alley
'The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great..." This ode by the On the Road and Dharma Bums ...
Blues in a red saloon that's been jumping since 1861: what more do you need on a North Beach night? When the rest of San Francisco...
Other North Beach restaurants fake Italian accents, but this trattoria has Italians in the kitchen, on the floor and at the table. Roman...
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Lonely Planet review
Poetry on bathroom walls, opera on the jukebox, live accordion jams weekly and sightings of Beat poet laureate Lawrence Ferlinghetti: this is North Beach at its best, since the 1950s. Linger over a legendary espresso and scribble your screenplay under the Sicilian mural just as young Francis Ford Coppola did. Perhaps you've heard of the movie: it was called The Godfather.