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 ...
Poetry on bathroom walls, opera on the jukebox, live accordion jams weekly and sightings of Beat poet laureate Lawrence Ferlinghetti:...
Other North Beach restaurants fake Italian accents, but this trattoria has Italians in the kitchen, on the floor and at the table. Roman...
Lonely Planet review
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 burned in 1906, loyal patrons saved the Saloon by dousing it with buckets of hooch. Today it’s the oldest bar in SF, and blues and rock bands perform nightly and from 4pm weekend afternoons. Cash only.