North Beach

Apr 26, 2021
San Francisco North Beach

Specs announces mid-May reopening in North Beach

Historic, beloved North Beach dive bar Specs turns 53 years old this week, and after nearly 14 months of being dark, the bar and museum of curios is planning to light up again next month and start slinging its cheap drinks outdoors. Read More

Mar 22, 2021
San Francisco North Beach

Tapas spot Red Window opens Friday in North Beach

Boasting 100 seats outside on two sidewalks, a much anticipated new tapas bar is finally debuting in North Beach following several months of introducing itself to the 'hood via a takeout window. Read More

Mar 05, 2021
San Francisco North Beach

Tosca Cafe reopens parklet, indoor dining to come

102-year-old Tosca Cafe (242 Columbus Ave.) is coming alive yet again in North Beach, after a too-brief rebirth last year, and following its much bemoaned 2019 closure. Read More

Mar 05, 2021
San Francisco Financial District North Beach

Used bookstore 34 Trinity Arts & News gets long-term lease in the FiDi

A volunteer-run used bookstore in the Financial District, run out of some window alcoves near Bush and Montgomery, has a more secure future after signing a 10-year lease. Read More

Feb 23, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown North Beach

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights Booksellers, dies at 101

Legendary North Beach poet, publisher, and bookseller Lawrence Ferlinghetti, has died. He was 101 years of age. The beloved literary icon died peacefully in his San Francisco home surrounded by loved ones, "holding the hands of his son and his son’s girlfriend, 'as he took his last breath,'" his son Lorenzo Ferlinghetti said on Tuesday. Read More

Feb 17, 2021
San Francisco Japantown Marina Mission North Beach

News from the Bay 'hoods: Muddy's closes in the Mission, Senor Sisig opens Oakland location

A priest has died of COVID-19 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in North Beach, 27-year-old Muddy's Coffee House has closed at 24th and Valencia, and an East San Jose gym that had remained open in defiance of health orders has temporarily closed. Read More

Nov 19, 2020
San Francisco North Beach

Tacolicious closes its Santana Row and North Beach restaurants

The Tacolicious locations at San Jose’s Santana Row and in San Francisco’s North Beach are no more – some of the latest casualties of pandemic economics. Read More

Oct 21, 2020
San Francisco North Beach

Red Window to bring al fresco Spanish eats and takeout empanadas to North Beach

A new Spanish tapas and aperitivo bar is preparing to open next month at the prominent North Beach intersection of Stockton, Green and Columbus. Read More

Aug 10, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown North Beach

Remembering Ruth Weiss, North Beach poet and provocateur

Weiss, who passed away on July 31, was dubbed the "goddess of the Beat Generation" by Herb Caen. Read More

Aug 06, 2020
San Francisco North Beach Outer Richmond Polk SoMa

Neighborhood volunteers deliver food for free, helping restaurants sidestep high fees

Third-party delivery services take a big bite out of revenue for struggling restaurants — a "predatory economy" that volunteers are fighting by delivering the food themselves. Read More

Jul 31, 2020
San Francisco North Beach

2-alarm North Beach fire sends 1 person to the hospital [Updated]

A dog was also rescued from the blaze, which broke out in the middle of the night. According to SFFD, one person was displaced as a result of the fire. Read More

Jul 15, 2020
San Francisco Cow Hollow North Beach Union Square

SF Eats: Future Bars Group opens Cask at Devil's Acre space, Westwood opens a BBQ pop-up, more

A North Beach bar transforms into a boutique spirits shop, a barbecue pop-up debuts in Cow Hollow, and a French bakery permanently closes one of its three locations in the city. Read More

Jun 15, 2020
San Francisco Castro Fisherman's Wharf Ingleside Noe Valley North Beach

24 Hour Fitness to permanently close nearly half its San Francisco locations

The company has declared bankruptcy and is closing locations across the country, with the Bay Area particularly hard-hit. Read More

Jun 03, 2020
San Francisco Financial District Inner Sunset Marina North Beach

Some SF farmers, flea markets struggle to reopen as restrictions lift

Despite getting the OK from the city, a handful of SF's flea and farmers markets still face roadblocks to resuming service. Read More

May 18, 2020
San Francisco Financial District North Beach

FiDi/North Beach crime: Interior of car set on fire in public garage; overnight burglaries; more

In one incident, a man broke the passenger window of a car parked in a public garage, setting fire to the front and rear interior. Read More

May 04, 2020
May 01, 2020
San Francisco North Beach

The cheapest apartments for rent in North Beach, San Francisco

Housing costs too high? Apartment hunting is hard, but there are deals out there. So what do low-end rentals in North Beach look like these days? Read More

Apr 29, 2020
San Francisco Castro Chinatown Fisherman's Wharf North Beach

SF's small museums fight to survive in a world without patrons

Big museums are likely to survive the crisis, but smaller ones without endowments are staring down a collapse in tourism. Read More

Apr 20, 2020
San Francisco Financial District North Beach

FiDi/North Beach crime: Chinatown robbery suspect arrested, items on city truck set on fire, more

In one incident, a man forced entry into the lobby of a college dorm to steal packages. He was caught by security. Read More

Apr 06, 2020
San Francisco Financial District North Beach

FiDi/North Beach crime: 70-year-old man hit with skateboard, recycling bin in lobby set ablaze, more

In one incident, a 40-year-old man set fire to a recycling bin and caused damage in the lobby of a building. Read More

Mar 13, 2020
San Francisco North Beach

Grant and Green Saloon to close indefinitely in North Beach due to coronavirus, owners say

The dive bar and music venue, opened since the 1970s, will close indefinitely on March 26 "due to coronavirus", according to a post on the bar's official Facebook page. Read More