North Beach By Night

Neighborhood: North Beach

Description

During the day North Beach bustles with shoppers and residents, but another side comes out after dark.During the day North Beach bustles with shoppers and residents, but another side comes out after dark.

Explore the streets that boast some of San Francisco’s most vibrant nightlife — an area that’s been a thriving entertainment zone since the city’s earliest and bawdiest days. From the starting point at one of the city’s most unique bars until the end at the famous City Lights bookstore, you’ll learn about the madames, bohemians, impresarios and bootleggers who enlivened this part of the Barbary Coast. Learn why a strip club earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and why North Beach was chosen as the spot for the city’s first jail building. Tour the bars and hangouts made famous by the beatniks, who eschewed the tourists who sought them out. At the end, you’ll be tempted to tuck into one of the bars frequented by Joe DiMaggio, Frances Ford Coppola, Joan Baez, Bono, Sean Penn and other celebrities.

 

Next Tours


    None scheduled in next 60 days

    Schedule

    Check Calendar for schedule. Offered mostly in May and October

    Location

    Meet in front of Specs Cafe, 12 Saroyan Place, just off Columbus, south of Broadway and next to Tosca Cafe.

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    Please note: Private groups tours required for groups of 8 or more.