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255 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 362-3370
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place for a relaxed drink and chat with friends. Good for an hour or so. We visited at early evening and found a table easily.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Whether you like Kerouac or not, Vesuvio is a great bar to visit if you like something a little different. I love places like this - loads of interesting nooks and crannies, interesting things to see and read on the walls, good beers and a decadent 'Beat Generation' history. Vesuvio and Specs across the road are now etched on my... More 

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La Habra, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

A must do in San Francisco. Grab a drink or two ( nice pour so one may do) and head up the winding staircase to the second floor. Grab the corner table, sit back and sip n people watch. Very relaxing especially after a nice Italian meal you might eat in the neighborhood. Exit to the left and bam, your... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Recommended by both staff and fellow travellers from our hostel. Quaint little place for a drink! Sat upstairs which was nice as you could look out the windows. Overall great neighbourhood pub feel!

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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Loved this bar!! It was full of history and character with a great atmosphere - a perfect place for a happy hour beer!

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I wanted to visit Vesuvio because of it's association with Kerouac and cassady and the rest of the Beats. I'm glad I made it. Vesuvio is a great bar full of interesting people. They have a great selection of excellent craft beers and the walls are filled with great posters and pictures. This was a life experience for me, one... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you can believe the legend, all the drug abusing poets of their time have been there: Kerouac, Hemingway and I forgot who else. It's a fun place to have a drink and watch people. Other than many places in the US, it has a history and you can feel it.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Three things you need to remember, to save the staff the repetitious time and effort. 1. There is no food served here, children cannot come in. Daft law, but a law nonetheless. Don't expect to bring your kids with you. 2. Don't pay for two beers with a credit card. Have some consideration. Equally, this is America. Tipping is obligatory.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We came in for a drink and were not disappointed. Great little place, very colorful and friendly. Drink was very good too. Lots of history in the place! :-) A must see while in San Francisco.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went on a tour and got in Vesuvio for his history, bought a pint of a local beer and got kicked out after i tried to take a photo with a tripod. The waitress on the top floor treated me quite rude saying that she didn't want me to take pictures of people's faces when i told her i... More 

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Additional Information about Vesuvio Cafe

Address: 255 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: (415) 362-3370
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 am

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