Tiki-Ti

This one-of-a-kind hideaway seems like a wormhole back to the Day-Glo colored 1960s and the kookie-sexy exoticism of California tiki culture. Opened in 1961 by Ray Buhen, one of the four barmen who invented the venerable drink concoctions at the original Don The Beachcomber restaurant. Tiki-Ti is as close as you’ll get to the historical…

Buena Vista Café

  It is a traveler’s bucket-list thrill to glide down the hill on Hyde Street to Fisherman’s Wharf in a clattering, breezy, open-air San Francisco cable car to the last stop at Beach Street where the cozy Buena Vista Café awaits. It’s probably crowded inside, especially if there’s a foggy chill in the air. The old-style…