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Vesuvio Cafe

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Address: 255 Columbus Ave. at Broadway, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-362-3370
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This pretty North Beach bar is just as trendy as it was fifty years ago.

This pretty North Beach bar is just as trendy as it was fifty years ago.

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Great bar with a touch of history

Good place to have a beer after all busy day, to meet up with your friends or just sit lonely by the bar looking at the picture of all those great artists that used to hang out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
patqa
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Wrocław

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Wrocław
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to have a beer after all busy day, to meet up with your friends or just sit lonely by the bar looking at the picture of all those great artists that used to hang out there. Good beer and drinks.

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1 Thank patqa
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Stopped here as we toured around North Beach. Late afternoon. Introduced to the dark n stormy by 2 very good female bartenders. Great service and cocktails.

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1 Thank MrPat53188
Las Vegas, Nevada
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164 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

A bar that expresses its own history, just to watch and drink as the late night crowd continues with their business is well worth the visit....

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1 Thank StratManLou
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Felt like walking back in time in the best possible way. Very friendly. Reasonable and good selection. A piece of history you can enjoy!

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Thank Teresacooks
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Finally got a chance to go in, will never return. Sat down, wife and I ordered drinks, handed the card over to pay and were told the bar had a ten-dollar minimum. We checked our cash situation, didn't have enough, asked if there was an ATM nearby, bartender told us, following up with "Cash is always best, especially around here.... More 

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Thank Damien M
Bellevue, Washington
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is an awesome bar that has a second floor with very low ceiling. We only had drinks. We could look below to the bar and follow the b/w pic show and whatever baseball game that was on. In the weekend this place was packed. Very popular. On the opposite wall there's a distinctive painting of the Mexican regional war... More 

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Thank NielsNybo
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

I have been meaning to write a review for almost a year (sorry)! Beautiful little bar with lots of character. However it was let down by a very rude, sexist member of staff. When I asked him to recommend a cocktail he looked at my boyfriend and said 'I have one like her at home. No point.' This might have... More 

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1 Thank 2012sacha24
Raleigh, North Carolina
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234 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Stopped in for a drink and it was a smallish bar with decent bartenders. There are pictures and all sorts of things all over the walls to give it a cool atmosphere. Prices are average for drinks.

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Thank morganrep
Maynooth, Ireland
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78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

we went to Vesuvio for drinks. it is a bar not a restaurant. It is busy, cluttered, vivacious and one excellent place to while away some time when in North Beach.

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Thank Colm104
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Wandering in here for a drink you can imagine the beats tucked into a table, writing, debating or dreaming. Its like stepping back in time, very authentic atmosphere.

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Thank kelp23

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