Spec's really is the quintessential old-school San Francisco bar: one part North Beach bohemian and one part Wild West saloon, with a dash of weirdness thrown in for good measure. It's tucked away in a false alley (you'll see what we mean), with nearly every inch covered with dusty detritus from around the world. If you're feeling peckish, a basket of saltines and a wedge of gouda can be had for four bucks.
12 William Saroyan Pl
|Cross street:||at Broadway and Columbus Ave|
|Opening hours:||4:30pm–2am Mon–Fri; 5pm–2am Sat, Sun|