We're located in San Francisco's Barbary Coast neighborhood. Just around the corner from Jack Kerouac alley. There's a ton of history around here.Let's make some more
School of Thought
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Washington Square Park
In a city known for its greenery, this park was one of the first. In the 1840s cows grazed grass. In the 1960s, everyone was smoking the stuff. Now tourists wander around, searching for the quintessential SF experience. Or at least, where they filmed Dirty Harry.
Rogue Ales Public House
Need more hipster in your life? Head to the Mission. Or better yet, this brewpub. Handcrafted beer accompanied by witty banter on indie rock bands you’ve never heard of and progressive politics from patrons wearing ironic t-shirts.
Tony's Pizza Napoletana
Work prevents us from hopping the next plane to Italy. This place is the next best thing. The wood-fired ovens crank out some world champion pizzas, having bested Italy’s top offerings in the World Pizza Championship.
This place is the reason they call North Beach, “Little Italy.” It opened just in time to fuel the caffeine habits of everybody from 50s housewives to present day techies – serving hundreds of thousands of cups of coffee each year.
There was a time when these walls were home to speakeasies and brothels. It now hosts entertainment of a more civilized variety – cocktails like socialites & cigarettes, and a punch drunk brunch – surrounded by strip clubs. And, uh, ad agencies.
Home to San Francisco’s first espresso machines. They were brought from Italy to Little Italy in the early 20s, but have never made a drop of coffee. Prohibition hit, leaving customers thirsty. The machines started steaming milk for the now-famous House Cappuccino, which just happens to be all booze and no caffeine.
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
When the Beat Era first emerged in the 1950s, this independent bookstore was the hub of alternative culture. Tourists stopped by hoping to see Beatniks in the Wild. Like the canary in the coal mine, if this place closes, everyone run.
An original center of the hippie revolution and regular hangout of Kerouac and Ginsburg. Current patrons are a few decades too late for a drink with these legendary characters, but you wouldn’t know it.
Since 1907 this saloon has been serving up drinks and a good time on San Francisco’s old Barbary Coast. Think there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Buy two drinks and they’ll serve up a tasty meal, on the house. TGIF, indeed.
Artist & Craftsman Supply
In the Wild West days of the Barbary Coast, this building was home to a night club with dancing girls, debauchery and other establishments of ill-repute. Today, it’s right across the street from us, so clearly, the neighborhood is still suspect.
Cigar Bar & Grill
Once upon a time all the bars and restaurants in San Francisco allowed smoking with their liquor. Now this is one of the only smoking establishments in our fine city. Inhale (or don’t) while you drink a stiff cocktail and reminisce on the glory days of the past.
As Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Wine is bottled poetry.” So this pioneering wine bar decided to let it flow straight from the cask. Yep, casks of wine, 100 feet from our offices. No wonder the conference call sounds fuzzy.
The Old Ship Saloon
When the ships docked in 1849, everyone headed for the hills. Including the crew. Which left the harbor filled with sinking ships. The City expanded, of course. About a hundred years later, construction workers discovered the ship, which became the source for the wood in the bar built directly overhead.