Vesuvio Cafe

Vesuvio Cafe, San Francisco: Hours, Address, Vesuvio Cafe Reviews: 4.5/5

Vesuvio Cafe
4.5
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
About
This pretty North Beach bar is just as trendy as it was fifty years ago.
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Neighbourhood: Chinatown
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, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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Savannah G
Tucson, AZ43 contributions
Fun atmosphere, affordable drinks
Nov 2021
Super unique bar right next to City Lights. I loved all of the decor, and the upstairs space is a great place to hang out for a while. The drinks are so affordable here compared to practically everywhere else in San Francisco.
Written 15 November 2021
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Brooke J
8 contributions
Vesuvio been around long time for a reason
Jul 2021 • Couples
Vaccination required which made the experience much more enjoyable, knowing everyone vaccinated. Tasty cocktails with generous pour. Very knowledgeable waitress. Relaxed atmosphere.
Written 30 July 2021
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MassWineGuy
11 contributions
Authentic and Fine
Dec 2020 • Friends
Vesuvio is a comfortable place for a quiet drink. Just be sure to go later afternoon or very early evening to avoid the Yuppie crowd.
Written 22 May 2021
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J David H
Virginia Beach, VA1,625 contributions
Belly up at this classic 60’s Beatnik bar
Oct 2019 • Solo
When in the North Beach area of San Francisco do yourself a favor and belly up to the Beatnik bar at Vesuvio Cafe.

A lot of history draws in tourist, however it remains more of a local place and the staff enjoy it that way. When I visited City Lights Bookstore beside them I was told to hit them up. As soon as I walked in the female bartender had a bit of an attitude. I guess I looked like a tourist. She softened however.

I ordered a bottle of local Anchor Porter and enjoyed some tunes and soaked up the ridiculous amount of atmosphere on the walls, ceiling and every where. Many items were from the beat era of the 50's.

Good beer, cool vibes and good conversation at the bar.
Written 8 May 2020
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GmaSandra
Port Saint Lucie, FL789 contributions
Good music
Jan 2020 • Couples
Nice little place with good music. Wait staff were prompt. Nice assortment of specialty drinks. Good for a quick drink.
Written 3 January 2020
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Deborah L
Barrington, RI484 contributions
Interesting place for a cocktail
Nov 2019
This is a fun place to have a cocktail. The atmosphere is unique and the bar is fun. The service was also very good.
Written 25 November 2019
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Trail719248
Leeds, UK5 contributions
Dive vars of SF
Sep 2019 • Friends
Some excellent history in the bars round SF, if you get a chance don't over look Vesuvio or the Saloon over the road 🍻
Written 6 October 2019
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Rudi888
Adelaide, Australia210 contributions
It's a must
Jul 2019 • Couples
A really old bar. Full of memorabilia. Old style service and just a great atmosphere. Upstairs and downstairs. We went up with views to Street below. It's a short walk from the CBD, 30 minute and you go through Chinatown and Little Italy. And across the Lane is City Light bookshop, a really interesting and historical place.
Written 30 September 2019
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LanzLuvsShoes
Auckland Central, New Zealand24 contributions
Love this place!!
Sep 2019 • Business
I went here on my last night in San Fran and wish I had gone here on my first night instead to save looking for decent bars. Great vibe, very chilled, lovely staff, really cheap drinks too.
Written 11 September 2019
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Dan T
5 contributions
Vesuvio Cafe
Sep 2018 • Couples
Unique place, lovely atmosphere. Good location & nice drinks. Must visit if you're a Kerouac fan :D Good mix of tourists and locals. Not too busy when we went on a weekend as well!
Written 3 August 2019
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