201 Columbus Ave.
Mr. Bing's is a bar that everyone can agree is a dive. With a spectacular view of Broadway and Columbus streets, this bar offers something that others can't. People still keep coming back for the inexpensive drinks and shrewd bartenders.
255 Columbus Avenue
A regular hangout of beatniks Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg, Vesuvio was the seat of the hippie revolution. As the neighborhood has evolved, the bar has become a tribute to jazz, art and poetry.
Spec's Twelve Adler Museum Cafe
12 William Saroyan Place
Another staple of Bohemian culture in North Beach, Spec's has been an enclave that has become a haven for artists through the years. The interior serves as a showcase for Spec's curated collection of zany artifacts. Walking in here, you'll think you're in someone's garage.
1560 Powell Street
The oldest bar in North Beach, Northstar is a comfortable neighborhood bar with a lively character, including such eccentricities as a customer-of-the month award and a perpetual supply of free popcorn for its happy patrons.
Gino and Carlo Cocktail Lounge and Sports Bar
548 Green Street
This is a true classic North Beach sports bar and lounge. Family-owned for more than 50 years, Italian and proud of it, Gino and Carlo offers 12 beers on tap. Cash only.
Tony Nik's Cafe
1534 Stockton Street
When Prohibition was repealed in 1933, Tony immediately opened Tony Nicco's Café. Tony Nicco's was called a café because, at that time, food was required to be served with alcohol. Step in and step back in time. Entering Tony Nik's will bring you back to an era of friendly and professional bartenders, ice cold beer, delicious cocktails, and drinks served just the way you like them.
La Rocca's Corner
957 Columbus Avenue
This sports bar has a history steeped in baseball lore as Joe DiMaggio's favorite hangout. During the 1940s and 50s, local mobsters were known to frequent La Rocca’s as well.
1232 Grant Street
The oldest "Saloon" in the city, The Saloon has been has a great place to grab a drink and get your dance on since the 60s (19th and 20th century).