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Pier 23 Cafe

North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Address: On the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415.362.5125
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am

This bar, featuring great music nightly, is always packed.

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A Gem in the Rough

Very cozy bar/restaurant which packs up very quickly. Tasty food/(oysters!!!) and a good selection of draft makes this a great venue. Out back you are right on the water with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
New York City, New York

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Kennewick, Washington
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 NEW

I went here because I know the place. I have been here before and enjoyed the atmosphere, drinks, and food. The service has never been incredible but I chose it again for the familiarity and because I wanted a place close to where I was staying where I could watch the game. After standing at the, "please wait to be... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Very cozy bar/restaurant which packs up very quickly. Tasty food/(oysters!!!) and a good selection of draft makes this a great venue. Out back you are right on the water with outdoor seating. Later, live entertainers come in and (on my last visit) played music from the roaring 20's. Great spot. (needs more seating)

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Kassel, Germany
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

At the end of our first day in SF my girlfriend and I had some craft beer in this little cafe. It was a nice and short visit. It is definitly worth it to stop by.

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Brisbane, Australia
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184 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Pier 23 is one of the smaller Pier along the walk of the Pier's with a great little cafe/bar that has fabulous views across the bay. A nice place to stop off for a drink and a snack. (forget the coffee....nobody seems to make great coffee in America!... that is my mission to find one that does!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a great bar with live music, great beer and lovely food. We was walking past and decided to have a drink in here. There was a band on when we first walked in which was great to watch but after they had finished we went and sat outside and the views of the bay are amazing. The staff... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We eat here every time we come to San Francisco and always enjoy the experience. My husband started with drinks after a long morning of travel...Bloody Marys and draft beer...a great way to start vacation! We shared the fish tacos and absolutely delicious clam chowder. The view was delightful, but breezy, as to be expected.

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We asked our concierge for a place to have a family celebration that was casual, reasonably priced, and had a variety of food. He made us reservations at Pier 23. Our family of 14, aged from 5 to 67, were given a table outside, on the water. They have a large menu that accommodated those that love seafood, and those... More 

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West New York, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The food is fresh and the view is great. The service made it even nicer. The price is reasonable. Parking is off street and can be easy to find if coming in the early evening. There's a live music on the weekend as well. It's a nice little spot.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great place to stop for lunch if doing a walk from Bay Bridge/ Market St to fishermen's wharf area. Pleasant walk on a sunny day. Good seafood sandwiches and chicken wings.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The walk down the pier and seeing the musicians dancers along the pier is wonderful.Take a boat cruise from here and see the sealions ...The pier holds a lot of shopping area and restaurants.

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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 neighborhood 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 neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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