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Specs' Twelve Adler Museum Cafe

12 William Saroyan Pl, San Francisco, CA 94133-4400
+1 415-421-4112
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20 Nov 2016
“Dive bar in an Alley! Yeah!”
17 Oct 2016
“This is where you want to go to eat Cheese & Crackers.”
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12 William Saroyan Pl, San Francisco, CA 94133-4400
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is not a place you take a first date or your parents from Nebraska, probably, unless they enjoy the seedier side of a great city. Dark, with old-timers at the bar, beatup tables and lots of contributed "junk" on all surfaces. Probably don't want...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It IS a museum. It is a Cafe - limited offerings, but it makes up in ambiance and history and local interest. This is the best place ever and I hope it never changes. A local place, for local folks and visitors alike.

Thank GretaNova
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Given the lack of reviews Specs has on this site, you can tell it's for the locals. The walls are covered in interesting curios and collectibles, the bar is filled with local characters, the place is a perfect oasis from the tourist-filled streets. You won't...More

Thank RhodeIslandActor
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We were there couple times and we really enjoy the super friendly staff and the atmosphere. You can taste the essence of North America.

Thank Hector G
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Tucked out-of-the-way in a small alley is this unique bar frequented by locals from the North Beach area. Great for a drink and a large wedge of cheese and crackers. Loads of interesting photos and curios and oddities adorn the walls and ceilings. Send them...More

Thank albebuc
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Good hole in the wall with lots of fun stuff to check out on the wall (walrus penis... nice). Lots of old timers and regulars. A group of old writers and poets always meet at the tables in the back... not very approachable... but a...More

Thank Takoyaki47
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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  • Address: 12 William Saroyan Pl, San Francisco, CA 94133-4400
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-4112
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