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 ...
City Lights Bookstore
Ever since manager Shigeyoshi Murao and founder and Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti successfully defended their right to print Allen...
Free speech and free spirits have flourished at City Lights since 1957, when founder and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and manager...
The Devil's Acre
Magic potions and quack cures are proudly served by this apothecary-style Barbary Coast saloon. Tartly quaffable Lauchlan's...
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...
255 Columbus Ave · interesting places nearby
Guy walks into a bar, roars and leaves. Without missing a beat, the bartender says to the next customer, 'Welcome to Vesuvio, honey – what can I get you?' Jack Kerouac blew off Henry Miller to go on a bender here, and after joining neighborhood characters on the stained-glass mezzanine for microbrews or Kerouacs (rum, tequila and OJ), you'll get why.