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««« Pub Crawl ~ The Saloon »»»
Francisco's North Beach area doesn't exactly have a beach as Fisherman's
Wharf and Telegraph Hill are between it and the Bay, but it is not lacking
in atmosphere. The Saloon was the bar of the old Hotel fresno,
established in 1861, and it is the oldest tavern in North Beach, one of
the three oldest in San Francisco and was the first to bring in live
The corner you see was rumoured to be the worst in the Barbery Coast!
Well-known landmarks such as the City Lights bookstore, next to the Vesuvio, tiny Jack Keruack Street and the Stinking Rose are all a short walk from The Saloon, located at 1232 Grant Street.