Jack Kerouac Alley
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 closest you can get to the complete Beat experience without breaking a law. The 1000+ artifacts in this museum's literary ephemera...
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...
Jack Kerouac Alley information
'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 author is embedded in his namesake alley, a fittingly poetic and slightly seedy shortcut between Chinatown and North Beach via Kerouac haunts City Lights and Vesuvio – Kerouac took literature, Buddhism and beer seriously.