Where the Beats Meet
255 Columbus Ave
(at Jack Kerouac Alley)
San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415 362 3370
Located just across from the famous City Lights bookstore on Jack Kerouac Alley is the popular beat hangout, Vesuvio--famous for its beatnik history, cozy atmosphere, and interesting clientèle. Located in the North Beach neighborhood, Vesuvio opens at 6am to start the day as a cafe and doesn't close up shop until 2am for the bar crowd. Not only is Vesuvio famous for its beatnik past, but the bar has been voted with high acclaims as the world's third best bar by the London Guardian and as one of the top 10 best bars in America by Esquire Magazine. Apart from its acclaim, Vesuvio remains as a hotspot on a literary tour of the city and brings in an eclectic group of patrons including the beat crowd, writers, artists, poets, and locals and tourists alike.
Nearest Train or Bus:
MUNI BUS: 15, 30, 41
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: Parking can be difficult, but there is metered street parking in the area. Nearby parking garages can be found at Vallejo St and Powell St as well as on Columbus St between Jackson and Pacific. There are also a few pay parking lots on Broadway.
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