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Address: 12 Saroyan Place, San Francisco, CA 94133
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+1 415-421-4112
16:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 16:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 02:00

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Probably the best bar in SF

A friend had told me to go to Specs while I was in SF for work. It's opposite the excellent Vesuvio Bar but while Vesuvio is small and quirky and still clings to its beat... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2014
Bath, United Kingdom
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Retford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Tucked in just off Columbus. Easy to miss but we were intrigued by the sign which said they all sit at the bar telling lies. Inside was dark but the bar staff were really friendly. They had lots of jokey sayings around the walls. My favourite being the Glaswegian, Awayegoyamugye & I was asked to repeat this for the barmaid... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2014

A friend had told me to go to Specs while I was in SF for work. It's opposite the excellent Vesuvio Bar but while Vesuvio is small and quirky and still clings to its beat generation history, Specs seems friendlier and a more traditional US bar. I sat at a bar stool and ordered a beer without realising I was... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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296 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel June 25-30, 2013, because it hosted a conference I attended. On June 28 along with friends we ate at Cafe Zoetrope. While there I asked a person at the next table to take a picture of our group, and she graciously did. She told us that she... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Love this place, great drinks, great bartenders, great location, stop, you wont regret it, fun place@

Thank jjarvis

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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