Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Cafe

26 Apr 2021

Specs’ Bar Is Reopening in Mid-May!

Today is the 53rd birthday of North Beach watering hole institution Specs’ Bar, whose full, proper name is Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Cafe, and it is declared by this website that Specs’ “might be the best bar in the world.” Specs’ has been closed throughout the pandemic, but they posted

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27 Jul 2016

Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Cafe Gets New 10 Year Lease!

Anyone who knows me know how much I love Specs’. It’s hands down my favorite bar in the world. It’s weird and quirky and full of artists, writers, a drunks – both young and old. I wrote this pretty wonderful story about it right here. I just saw some good news

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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17 Jun 2015

Crabs, Communists, and Cops: The Story of Specs’

The bar in question is officially called Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Cafe, but everyone just calls it Specs’. I don’t recall exactly when I first discovered the joint but I’ve been a regular ever since. To the uninitiated, visiting Specs’ is like walking into a Tom Waits song.

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