A funky old saloon with a stained-glass façade, Vesuvio preserves the flavour of the bars of an earlier era. It's next to the famous City Lights bookshop, just across Jack Kerouac Alley (the writer was a regular here), and its walls are covered with Beat memorabilia. Sit on the narrow balcony and check out the scene downstairs and on the street.
255 Columbus Ave
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Pacific Ave|
|Opening hours:||6am–2am daily|