Savoy Tivoli – North Beach
Savoy Tivoli was an unexpected find, a quiet bar without television on a night when all of North Beach was going berserk for baseball. While the bartender was obviously jonesing for updates on the game, my North Beach tour guide and I were happy to find a quiet oasis on such a busy stretch of street .
We were there on a gloriously balmy Autumn evening, taking advantage of the bar’s huge patio. While the drinks were the second most expensive of the five bars we visited that night, I could see how the price would be worth it for the chance to enjoy a cold beverage in such a pleasant open air bar on of our rare warm days.
It’s hard to imagine what the bar is like full, as we were the only patrons at the time, but one of the great things about North Beach is its density of bars, allowing one to hop from place to place until finding the watering hole that feels just right at the time. I’m glad we came across Savoy Tivoli, and I am adding it to my mental list of bars to visit during fair weather.
San Francisco, CA 94133