Free speech and free spirits have flourished at City Lights since 1957, when founder and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and manager...
City Lights Bookstore
Ever since manager Shigeyoshi Murao and founder and Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti successfully defended their right to print Allen...
The closest you can get to the complete Beat experience without breaking a law. The 1000+ artifacts in this museum's literary ephemera...
Blues in a red saloon that's been jumping since 1861: what more do you need on a North Beach night out? Local legend has it that when...
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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Poetry on bathroom walls, opera on the jukebox, live accordion jams and sightings of Beat poet laureate Lawrence Ferlinghetti: this is North Beach at its best, since the 1950s. Linger over legendary espresso and scribble your screenplay under the Sardinian fishing mural just as young Francis Ford Coppola did. Perhaps you've heard of the movie: The Godfather. Cash only.