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North Beach, San Francisco

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North Beach is a neighborhood in the northeast of San Francisco adjacent to Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf and Russian Hill. The neighborhood is San Francisco's "Little Italy", and has historically been home to a large Italian American population. It is still home to many Italian restaurants today, though many other ethnic groups currently live in the neighborhood. It was also the historic center of the beatnik subculture. Today, North Beach is one of San Francisco's main nightlife districts as well as a residential neighborhood populated by a mix of young urban professionals, families and Chinese immigrants connected to the adjacent Chinatown.The American Planning Association (APA) has named North Beach as one of ten "Great Neighborhoods in America".LocationNorth Beach is bounded by the former Barbary Coast, now Jackson Square, the Financial District south of Broadway, Chinatown to the southwest of Columbus below Green Street, Russian Hill to the west, Telegraph Hill to the east and Fisherman's Wharf at Bay Street to the north.
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  • We went to North Beach as it was close to the Beach Blanket Babylon Review which is well worth going to. Sadly the same cannot be said about North Beach. we had a Tuscan bean soup and a minestrone 5 o...  more »
  • Authentic Italian experience in San Francisco with many eateries beckoning with traditional fare...fun neighborhood to walk around in, peek into shops and bars and restaurants...has a distinctive flav...  more »
  • Lots of stuff. Food. Strip clubs. Bars. Tattoos. Tourists. A bookstore. Memories. Candy. The past. It's over.  more »