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 ...
The closest you can get to the complete Beat experience without breaking a law. The 1000+ artifacts in this museum's literary ephemera...
Specs Museum Cafe
What do you do with a drunken sailor? Here's your answer. The walls are plastered with merchant-marine mementos, and you'll be plastered...
E' Tutto Qua
The Colosseum is 6000 miles from the corner of Columbus and Broadway, but you'll eat like a gladiator at E' Tutto Qua (translation: It's...
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Tosca Cafe information
When this historic North Beach speakeasy was nearly evicted in 2012, devotees like Sean Penn, Bobby DeNiro and Johnny Depp rallied, and New York star-chef April Bloomfield took over. Now 1930s murals and red leather banquettes are restored, and the revived kitchen serves rustic Italian fare (get the meatballs). Jukebox opera and spiked house cappuccino here deserve SF landmark status. Reservations essential.