North Beach Walking Pub Tour with a Local
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2.5 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Discover San Francisco’s hidden pubs in Little Italy with a local guide
  • Rub shoulders with the regulars at one of North Beach's best bohemian pubs
  • Stroll through the colourful streets of North Beach
  • Try an award-winning Northern California craft brew
  • Learn about North Beach’s colourful history
Delve into North Beach, the heart of San Francisco's Italian district, to discover its fascinating history and explore its best bars, pubs and cafés. Sample California's finest ales and wines, while learning about each location’s unique history.
What to Expect
Discover San Francisco’s best bars, pubs and cafés during this laid-back 2.5-hour walking tour of North Beach. Kick off at the Vesuvio Café, famous for its literary gatherings, inspiration for several Beat generation writers. Get a taste of Anchor Steam Ale, brewed in the city since 1896, or try one of California’s world-class wines from the nearby Sonoma and Napa Valley. Still a local favorite, this bohemian café has a fantastic array of photos of writers, actors and artist adorning its walls.

Hit the pavement and head off into one of San Francisco's most festive neighborhoods. A beach no more, the North Beach area was settled upon landfill, including hundreds of abandoned ships left after the 1849 gold rush. Once home to fortune seekers, local fisherman, international sailors, and writers, North Beach still maintains a distinctly bohemian and Italian flair.

Explore a number of local bars and cafés, from a bar decked out with sea faring trinkets left behind by sailors, to the city’s oldest watering hole, with its colorful mix of locals and its thriving big blues music scene. Down an espresso while experiencing the atmosphere of a traditional Italian café, complete with red leather booths and a classic jukebox spinning 45s. Later, there’s even a chance to serenade the house at a local karaoke bar.

End the tour at Washington Square, a local hub that’s well-connected to public transport, and ideal if you want to continue exploring North Beach’s wealth of cafés, bars and restaurants independently.
What's Included
  • 1 drink (choice of beer, wine or soft drink)
What's Not Included
  • Food
  • Additional drinks
  • Tips or gratuities for the guide
Meeting Point

Please meet your guide in front of Vesuvio Café, 255 Columbus Avenue

What to Remember
• Child policy: All participants must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid photo ID. Any traveller who cannot produce ID proof of age at the beginning of the trip will not be permitted to travel on the trip

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