Vesuvio

(415) 362-3370 | View Website

255 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94133

37.797647 -122.406229

Open Hours

Monday To Sunday From 06:00 AM To 02:00 AM

 
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More Categories: Neighborhood Bars, Whiskey Bars, Wine Bars, Restaurants

Bar & Club Special Features: 21 & Over, After Work, Specialty Cocktails

Bar & Pub Special Features: Happy Hour

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Northeast, Chinatown

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Menu
Sake Tini, Samusai Cocktail, Organic Wine Coolers, Pojito, Swinging Beat... more

Reviews for Vesuvio

Vesuvio
Recommends

Vesuvio is old school North Beach at it's best. This Fern Bar is a worth a trip to check out the campy chandeliers and nostalgic paraphernalia.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Cozy. Comfortable. Colorful. Gezellig. – The Bohemian atmosphere feels thick with creativity. Every nook and cranny has character. It's an awesome bar with fair prices.

I like sitting upstairs and watching the charades below (both in the bar and outside).

Outside there's often some form of quality "street theatre" starring the various vandals, vagrants and other random people who hang out by the big mural in the alley next door.

Vesuvio's is by far my favorite bar in San Francisco.

Recommends
over a year ago

Citysearch Editorial Review – A gaslit candle chandelier hangs above a mirror-backed bar, where a black cat statue is startled stiff. Jazzy art posters fill nearly every square inch of the walls, while couples spanning several generations buzz over a Van Morrison soundtrack. Next to the bookshelf littered with Cuban literature, a wood staircase winds toward the balcony. Upstairs, tons of tables and a couple of coveted booths overlook the first-floor action, while windows rising from the floor offer views of the North Beach strip. This spot is steeped in Beat history and emits a bohemian vibe. It's a prerequisite on any classic SF bar crawl, yet manages to eschew tourist trappings. Pitchers of the 10 tap beers are available (including Chimay), making Vesuvio an ideal place to commune with friends. No wonder it was a Jack Kerouac hangout, and hasn't lost much popularity since it opened in 1949. And hey, early birds: it opens at 6am.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

You can almost hear "Hey Jack Kerouac"... when you grab a seat by the upstairs windows.  Enjoy the excellent food, vintage wine.

Soak in all the atmosphere of city as you sip your fav cocktail and be at your most bohemian best.

Relax, enjoy, take a deep breath, and be thankful you live in San Francisco :)

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A must if you're in North Beach – Vesuvio is one of the best bars in Sf. It caters to a wide array of different people. It's full of history, great social scene, and very awesome drinks. They don't skimp on the quality of their alcohol. Try and go up stairs to the "John Wilkes Booth" its got waitresses who are highly attentive evenm if the bar is full to the brim with people. If you're in North Beach you absolutely must go!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Phenomenal bar ambiance – I love this place. Every dusty, dirty corner of it. Wonderful. And full of charm. Remember to bring your own food, though--all they've got is alcohol. So if you're hungry, bring in a couple of sandwiches from Molinari's Deli down the street.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Two-tiered North Beach bar brimming with bordello-style character. – The Scene
A gaslit candle chandelier hangs above a mirror-backed bar, where a black cat statue is startled stiff. Jazzy art posters fill nearly every square inch of the walls, while couples spanning several generations buzz over a Van Morrison soundtrack. Next to the bookshelf littered with Cuban literature, a wood staircase winds toward the balcony. Upstairs, tons of tables and a couple of coveted booths overlook the first-floor action, while windows rising from the floor offer views of the North Beach strip.

The Draw
This spot is steeped in Beat history and emits a bohemian vibe. It's a prerequisite on any classic SF bar crawl, yet manages to eschew tourist trappings. Pitchers of the 10 tap beers are available (including Chimay), making Vesuvio an ideal place to commune with friends. It's this welcoming art-house allure that has made the destination a city favorite since 1949.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Awesome bar – Great ambience, service, and drinks (website, too). All in all, a great place to hang out. And if you get a chance, stop by the neighbouring "City Lights" bookstore as well.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Classic – This place stills rules the Beach! The staff is great but the place itself IS San Francisco. Ask the waitress to run the slide show for ya and you won't be disappointed. They also pour a fine Guinness.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Jack Kerouac fans unite – Situated next to City Lights Bookstore, this bar has been a literary scene for decades. Read Beat literature and you are more than likely to stumble across a reference to this watering hole. Take the chance and climb the spiral stairs, and enjoy a drink upstairs. The bartenders are wealths of knowledge -- just make sure you rub them the right way. If you run into a bartender named Mike, it is always good to open up with talk of the Giants or Paul Westerberg. That works better than 'hey, hey, hey, you behind the bar -- over here.'

 

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