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San Francisco North Beach Pub Crawl

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San Francisco, United States

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Venture into the bars of North Beach — San Francisco’s historically Italian district — on this 2.5-hour pub crawl with a knowledgeable guide. At local hot spots such as Vesuvio Cafe, discover the legendary nightlife scene that harkens back to the Beat Generation. Stroll the streets of this bohemian enclave and taste local wine and beer (one complimentary drink included). This small-group walking tour is limited to 12 people to ensure a personalized experience.
  • Check out bohemian hangouts and off-the-wall pubs
  • One alcoholic beverage included
  • Led by a friendly, professional guide
  • Small group of maximum 12 people ensures personal experience
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Professional Local Guide
1 alcoholic beverage (choice of wine, beer or soft drink)
Gratuity (optional)

Departure Point

255 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Return Details

Washington Square, Filbert St & Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Begin your San Francisco pub crawl in the heart of North Beach at Vesuvio Cafe, a historic saloon situated across from City Lights Bookstore. Learn about Beat poets like Jack Kerouac who used to frequent both locations, and soak up the eclectic atmosphere that inspired the Beat Generation. Enjoy an Anchor Steam Ale, which has been locally produced since 1896, or a glass of wine from the California wine country. One complimentary drink is included.

Next, stroll past North Beach bars and sidewalk cafes as your guide highlights the Italian neighborhood’s history. You'll stop at venues such as a watering hole decorated with forgotten maritime paraphernalia and at the city's self-proclaimed oldest pub.

Later, sip an espresso in a traditional Italian cafe where you can listen to classics on the jukebox, or serenade your fellow travelers at a local karaoke bar.

As you wind your way through North Beach, you’ll conclude at Washington Square, site of Saints Peter and Paul Church. While the night is still young, you can continue exploring North Beach on your own or settle in at a sidewalk eatery for an Italian dinner.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
San Francisco Urban Adventures
Discover San Francisco’s best bars, pubs, and cafes on this laid-back walking tour of North Beach.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vesuvio Cafe
Your San Francisco pub crawl begins at Vesuvio Café, a famous café that many literary geniuses used to frequent. Here you'll have ample time to enjoy an Anchor Steam Ale, which has been locally produced since 1896, or a glass of wine from California Wine Country. As you soak up the atmosphere of this bohemian hangout that inspired a generation of writers from the Beatnik generation, you'll see photos of influential actors, writers and authors on the wall.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
North Beach
Next you will walk by a number of bars and sidewalk cafés, taking in the local flair and learning about the history of the neighborhood. You'll visit places such as an off-the-wall pub decorated with forgotten maritime trinkets and a bar that claims to be the city's oldest pub and hosts flourishing jazz performances. Later into the evening you can down an espresso in a traditional Italian café that plays classic jukebox music or even serenade the house at a local karaoke bar! With a maximum of 12 people, this small-group tour ensures a personal experience so you can get to know your fellow travelers as you wind through North Beach.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Washington Square
Your tour will conclude in Washington Square, where you may continue exploring North Beach on your own. Walk to Coit Tower, take photos of Saints Peter and Paul Church or return to the sidewalk cafés in North Beach for dinner.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must be 21 years of age and present valid identification
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco North Beach Pub Crawl?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco North Beach Pub Crawl.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco North Beach Pub Crawl?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco North Beach Pub Crawl.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Francisco North Beach Pub Crawl?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Francisco North Beach Pub Crawl.

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Beautiful evening exploring North...
Lori B
, May 2016
Beautiful evening exploring North Beach. Our guide Jim was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed his stories about the area and the buildings. It was easy walking and we were able to customize the tour to our interests and tastes.
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Enjoyed this tour. It was...
Jane L
, Mar 2016
Enjoyed this tour. It was interesting and I enjoyed the Steam ale. Great last evening to my holiday. There was only two of us plus the guide but I enjoyed the evening, good company.
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Guide had a lot of knowledge but tour...
mikeythistime
, Aug 2015
Guide had a lot of knowledge but tour would have been more interesting in a larger group.
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Tour was a lot of fun. Thought I was...
Allison D
, Dec 2014
Tour was a lot of fun. Thought I was getting into more of a pub crawl rather than history lesson but the guide was awesome and so were the others in our group. Overall a good tour if historical sites are your thing. Also good way to meet people and swap city experiences and info.
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This pub crawl was perfect for a...
Michelle W
, May 2014
This pub crawl was perfect for a springy San Francisco evening. Our guide was friendly and informative- had a real passion for what he does. We enjoyed drinks in Jack Kerouac's old watering hole, learned about City Light's bookstore, and enjoyed drinks with our group at two other historic dive bars that I otherwise wouldn't have known to attend. Great to do with a friend/group, or if you're looking to meet some new people and enjoy laid-back bars full of history!
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Claire was a great guide and the...
Roland M
, Apr 2014
Claire was a great guide and the experience was relaxed and fun. We would certainly not have found the bars on our own....each one was totally unique!
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