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Private North Beach Pub Tour

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Explore North Beach with this private walking tour that will orient you with the local culture, history and heritage of the area. This pub tour takes you to where you can discover the bohemian lifestyle existing side by side within Little Italy.

Private North Beach Pub Tour

Meet up with your local, friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide who calls San Francisco home and be introduced to hidden pubs in Little Italy where you will rub shoulders with the regulars at one of North Beach's best bohemian pubs. Stroll through the colorful streets of this area and try an award-winning Northern California craft brew while you learn about the regions rich history.

From Beatniks to Blues masters, drunken sailors, hardened fishermen, and karaoke kings, North Beach is full of colorful, local identities and fanciful folk heroes. Learn of the locals over an Anchor Steam ale on this very special private San Francisco tour that will surely get you talking.

Discover San Francisco's best bars, pubs, and cafes on this laid-back private walking tour of North Beach where you will begin at 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. Still a local favorite, this bohemian cafe has a fantastic array of photos of writers, actors and artist adorning the walls.

Continue from here and hit the pavement as you make your way into North Beach, one of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods. A beach no more, 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 fascinating to take a walk through, especially with your local guide.

This evening tour will take you to several 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 eclectic mix of locals and its thriving big Blues music scene. Sip on an espresso while experiencing the atmosphere of a traditional Italian cafe, complete with red leather booths and a classic jukebox spinning 45s. Later, you will even a chance to serenade the house at a local karaoke bar.

End your private 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 cafes, bars, and restaurants independently. Your guide will be happy to provide some excellent local suggestions to continue exploring or help with directions back to your accommodations.

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from $170.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Tour Duration
2.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 10 minute taxi (not included, approximately $10 US each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Beverage (One drink: choice of beer, wine, or soft drink).
Special Instructions
We recommend comfortable, weather-appropriate casual clothing and walking shoes.
This is a walking tour, guests should be in reasonable physical condition. Guests with any mobility issues should take this into consideration before booking. The minimum age to participate is 21 years of age and have a valid photo ID. Any guest who cannot produce ID proof of age at the beginning of the tour will not be allowed to participate.