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Black Cat

North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Address: 501 Broadway, (at Kearny St), San Francisco, CA 94133-4506
Phone Number:
+1 415-981-2233

Jazz lounge and former hangout of Beat Generation hipsters.

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Cool, Hip, Jive Joint!

Stopped in for an after dinner cocktail and some jazz.. found both and a great atmosphere at the Black Cat.. If you are looking for a good bar, and knowledgeable bar gods, then... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for an after dinner cocktail and some jazz.. found both and a great atmosphere at the Black Cat.. If you are looking for a good bar, and knowledgeable bar gods, then you've found a home. The Jazz is sweet, and enjoyable. The combo was excellent and set the mood of everything with very good sets. Go, layback, enjoy... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Thought we would try this new place in tenderloin. Night started not well when we arrived at 7 for our reservation at 7 but was told by the hostess we would need to be done by 9.30 as they have another reservation at that time. I have never been told that in all my many years eating out. We let... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

I was trying to find somewhere good to go in a new city, its difficult but I have a tried and tested technique, ask the homeless to show me around for a small donation and in SF there are hundreds of them. The bartender was great the live music was very cool the whole place was uber hip. I love... More 

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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