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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

San Francisco North Beach Pub Crawl

Explore some of San Francisco's best bars on this pub crawl through the vibrant district of North Beach! You'll discover the legendary and sometimes-quirky watering holes that make the city’s nightlife scene so unique. On this 2.5-hour small-group walking tour, stroll the streets of this festive neighborhood and taste local wine and beer. Don't miss the chance to end your day by the bay in true San Francisco style!


  • Pub crawl in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood
  • 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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What You Can Expect

San Francisco North Beach Pub Crawl

Try One of San Francisco's Locally Crafted Beers

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.

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.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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!

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. She took us to great bars that I probably would never have normally went to. A great tour

4 star rating: Recommended April 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!

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

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.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2015

Guide had a lot of knowledge but tour would have been more interesting in a larger group.

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