James Flood Building
This 1904 stone building survived the 1906 earthquake and retains its original character, notwithstanding the Gap downstairs. Upstairs,...
Powell St Cable Car Turnaround
Stand awhile at Powell and Market Sts and spot arriving cable-car operators leaping out, gripping the trolleys' chassis and slooowly...
San Francisco School of Bartending
Cocktail making and shaking.
Healthful sandwiches, vegan salads, gluten-free quiches and multiple varieties of kombucha, but no seating (picnic at Union Square).
Lonely Planet review
It could be the martinis, low lighting or Maltese Falcon statuette upstairs, but something about Dashiell Hammett's favorite bar lends itself to hard-boiled tales of lost love and true crimes, confessed while chewing toothpicks. That is, until the tourists filling the joint snap you back into the present.