North Beach Walking Pub Tour
Among all the sightseeing tours, this North Beach Walking Pub one stands out for its extra-option: it gets you talking. As North Beach in San Francisco is full of extravagant local identities and folk heroes from Blues masters to hardened fishermen and karaoke kings, there’s no better way to find out about them over an Anchor Steam ale. Ready for this? So, get up the anchor, as your adventure is about to begin!
Explore San Francisco’s best bars, pubs, and cafes on this relaxed walking tour of North Beach. Set off for this San Francisco pub tour at the a hip little joint famous for its literary gatherings, which inspired several Beat generation writers. Get a taste of Anchor Steam ale, which has been made in the city since 1896, or try one of California’s world-class wines from the nearby Sonoma and Napa Valley.
After that, head off into North Beach, one of San Francisco's most bustling neighbourhoods. No longer a beach, the area was settled upon landfill, including hundreds of abandoned ships left after the 1849 gold rush. Once home to fortune seekers, local fisherman, international sailors, and writers, North Beach still maintains a distinctly bohemian and Italian flair, which means it's nothing short of fascintating to take a walk through, especially with a local!
You will discover plenty of local bars and cafes, from a bar decked out with sea faring trinkets left behind by sailors, to the city’s oldest watering hole with its colourful mix of locals and its thriving big Blues music scene. Sip on an espresso while experiencing the atmosphere of a traditional Italian café, complete with red leather booths and a classic jukebox spinning 45s. Later, there’s even a chance to serenade the house at a local karaoke bar!
End your San Francisco tour at Washington Square, a local hub that’s well connected to public transport, or an ideal spot if you want to continue exploring North Beach’s wealth of cafés, bars, and restaurants at your own pace. Your guide happy to provide some excellent local suggestions to continue exploring, or give you some directions back to your accommodation.