Sentinel Building
Sentinel Building
4.5
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: North Beach
How to get there
  • Embarcadero • 10 min walk

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles41 reviews
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mini
Fremont, CA1,96,303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
One of my favorite North Beach restaurants (Cafe Zoetrope) is in the Sentinel Building. As such, I very much like this bullding.

It is in the North Beach area. The Building also known as the Columbus Tower is a flatiron type building.

It survived the 1906 earthquake.
Written 31 January 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,098 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
San Francisco's version of a flatiron building, right on Market Street. It's way more interesting than most of the modern office buildings downtown.
Written 27 December 2019
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rickmen
89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Wonderful photo opp with the pyramid in the background. A remember of a bygone era in building design. I walked to the area from Nobb Hill and it only took 12 mins.
Written 3 September 2019
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Piotr H.
Lodz, Poland3,983 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Business
Very nice building. It is almost like the famous one in New York :)
Architecture is great. Surroundings as well
Written 3 November 2018
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Indy-ND
South Bend, IN3,563 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
We stopped and ate at Cafe Zoetrope while we were in the area and got a decent amount of pictures of the historic building too. Coppola had the building renovated and they did a wonderful job. It really pops.
Written 16 July 2018
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Peter H
Fredericksburg, VA985 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
This building has a history that dates to the time of the great earthquake. And, many famous people have occupied it, including comedians and musicians. The green color is caused by the chemical reaction of copper with the salt water environment. And, even though I am an engineer, I, too, learned something. In the aircraft industry, oxidation of steel is something to be highly avoided. Whereas, in the case of copper, the oxidation process actually provides a protective coating. It’s a very strange looking color for copper.
Written 29 May 2018
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Johnchiara
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
In a country where 1 in 3 names is of Italian heritage it’s had to find a real Italian expresso.
We were first drawn in the the coffee smell and the sound of the expresso machine. Thank you thank you!
Que Bona la crema!
John & Toni
Australia
Written 25 May 2018
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SagaloutsTour
Gerrards Cross, UK1,156 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Owned by Francis Coppola, famous director and where his offices are based, with his cafe underneath.
Really interesting building, especially if photographed with the pyramid building in the background.
Written 24 April 2018
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Piotr H.
Lodz, Poland3,983 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Very nice architecture. Building almost lik the famous one in NY :) The columbus street is very nice place to have a walk there...
Written 31 March 2018
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CaptTrouble
Hudson, WI7,890 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
This building is somewhat unique in that it is clad in copper and white tile. Started before the 1906 earthquake, its frame was still standing afterwards. It was then completed in 1907. There are a number of stories of its relationship to celebrities including Francis Ford Coppola. Worth seeking out.
Written 20 February 2018
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