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Vesuvio Cafe

255 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
+1 415-362-3370
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This pretty North Beach bar is just as trendy as it was fifty years ago.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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255 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
+1 415-362-3370
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My review is not your typical review. The main reason being that i have never, ever, ever crossed the pond from my cosy home in Inverness, Scotland. And yet I had the most pleasant experience serving the owners of this bar. They are taking a...More

Thank Connor M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun historical bar with prompt service and cool classical beats. Good drinks and reasonable prices. Old school famous bar with nice upstairs area seating too.

Thank kevin s
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Iconic place, went there on a late night after dinner for a few drinks. Good for cocktails and beers and of course the fetishism of being in such a mythic place. I mean seating where Kerouac sat once justifies the visit.

Thank SincereIyYours
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Ok surroundings and average drinks served without a smile. Quiet Monday night though. Could be better on the weekend.

Thank Todd320
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

As soon as the waitress heard our non-English accents she decided we weren't worth her time. Rest assured you will be treated based on what they judge their tip to be. When we asked to pay by credit card (on a large bill), she replied:...More

2  Thank Kit B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Vesuvio Cafe is a must visit venue if you're keen to immerse yourself in the history of the Beats and counterculture that San Francisco is so famous for. Situated opposite the City Lights bookstore in the North Beach area, it's open from early in the...More

Thank Jade O
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Price are quite high but it worths it. ;) Place with a spirit of all the famous Beatniks. Hope I could come back some day ;)

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

What a groovy place to have a drink and a nostalgic look back at the 60s. Very different place. Good wine selection and a bit cheaper during Happy Hour. On the second floor, you get a good view of Columbus Street.

Thank Yolande B
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This place is one of THE best bars in San Francisco. It's so cool. You can sit there all day with jazz playing in the background. The staff are chilled like the punters. It's in the heart of North Beach. We go everyday when we...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We ended up here on a Sunday night in the pouring rain, so it was not very busy. Needless to say, I would go back again just to look around more. Great drinks, incredibly friendly staff- the stories those walls could tell you.....Wow. Lots of...More

1  Thank AMJ1234
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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