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"NORTH BEACHChinatown borders..." North Beach Tip by miaou

North Beach, San Francisco: 57 reviews and 71 photos


<font color=blue><b>NORTH BEACH</b></font>
Chinatown borders North Beach (Little Italy) so it’s easy to traverse from one into the other. North Beach is great place to visit day or night. Stop by the independent bookstore <font color=purple><b>City Lights</b></font> (261 Columbus Ave.) Opened since 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, it carries a range of subjects: social, political, cultural and artistic, especially selection of works from the Beat generation. Not surprisingly, the alley right from City Lights is named for the beat writer Jack Kerouac Street. And right at that corner is a cute bohemian café/bar: <font color=purple><b>Vesuvio Café </b></font> (255 Columbus Ave) In North Beach there is no shortage of restaurants to choose from. However, wherever you decide to eat, you have to at least come here more for the cafes. <font color=purple><b>Caffe Greco</b></font> (423 Columbus) is wonderful and I absolutely adore <font color=purple><b>Steps of Rome</b></font> (pictured - 348 Columnbus Ave) where the Italian employees sing to Italian songs. Or stop at <font color=purple><b> Enrico’s </b></font> for a more upscale setting, which offer live shows.

Address: Between Fisherman's Wharf and Downtown San Francisco,
Directions: Area Surrounding Columbus Street at Union Street
Phone: +1 415-678-5327

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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