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Vesuvio Cafe

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Address: 255 Columbus Ave. at Broadway, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
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+1 415-362-3370
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06:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 02:00
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This pretty North Beach bar is just as trendy as it was fifty years ago.

This pretty North Beach bar is just as trendy as it was fifty years ago.

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Great cocktails..very cool place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
AMJ1234
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New Brunswick, Canada
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New Brunswick, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 history in that small pub! Well worth a visit!

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Marbella, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat here for some post-work beers with a friend, both of us brand new to San Francisco. Very glad I discovered this gem, and planning on making it a hangout while I'm living in the city. The drinks are clean and significantly more affordable compared to most places in San Francisco-$5 is exactly what a beer should cost! The ambience... More 

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Paris, France
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I had an afternoon drink at Vesuvio. Once in the place... enjoy the amazing decor, the great atmosphere and the good vibe. The staff was really friendly and made our beer even more appreciable. Vesuvio Cafe is a must in San Francisco

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Just walking in San Fran and stumbled across this bar. Great atmosphere. No food but that is okay need to stop by and see this unique spot

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I love it. The atmosphere is awesome. I could be sitting there 3 hours. There different types of cocktails. The sere ice extremely friendly. 100% recommend it

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Unique bar! Went after dinner with friends. It gets really packed on weekends. Always have a good special on a drink!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Wow! This place is remarkable in the best of ways. It has the old hippy/beatnik vibe still going on but not in a tired/touristy way. There's a great range of beers on offer. and the décor is interesting - again it pays homage to its 1960'/1970's famed roots. We loved it and hope you will?

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Right in the heart of San Francisco's beat generation district, this bar holds memories of remarkable visitors of the time.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We were there yesterday and it was such a good bar we went back today. Great for people watching. Reasonable prices and a good selection of drinks.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This place is all a part of the hip beat generation "thing " of San Francisco - a really querky fun place with nice staff - good selection of beers - where doesn't in Frisco - right next door to the hip generation bookshop - this is all part of it a fun. Enjoy.

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