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Life in San Francisco-an evening walk to the Buena Vista

Life in San Francisco - an evening walk to the Buena Vista
Cable car on Hyde Street, SF
Popular with visitors and residents alike, there's something special about the Buena Vista, a "saloon" which opened in 1916. It's location near Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square and the terminus of the favorite Powell/Hyde St cable car line is appealing, and it's a fine place for a casual meal.
Buena Vista, San Francisco
But -- the BV as it's affectionately known is really all about the Irish Coffee!
Irish coffee at the Buena Vista, SF
Last night as we ate supper at our place, looking down at the bay, we decided a bit of a walk and a BV Irish coffee was the best way to cap off a busy day. Our route took us along Larkin Street on Russian Hill, down a staircase to the Buena Vista at the corner of Hyde and Beach. Hmmmm....there's something about that Irish coffee! A stroll through Aquatic Park and then back home, a delightful hour or so.
on the Larkin Street stairs, SF
Come live your San Francisco dream - enjoy an evening walk to the Buena Vista -- highly recommended.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 8 commentsLottie Kendall • July 10 2012 08:58AM


Such a great area to live in where you can walk to these places that people come from all over the world to see.  And you're just down the street.  That Irish Coffee does sound good. 

Posted by Doug Bullwinkel, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609 (Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666) over 8 years ago

Lottie, what a view and I would think with scenery like that lots of people would be out walking.  How fun to live in an area where you have such options for an evening stroll and to visit shops and restaurants within walking distance!

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) over 8 years ago

Lottie - I think I have driven by the BV a dozen times in my trips to the City but have never stopped in.   I will have to stop in next time I am town.

Posted by Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816) over 8 years ago

Lottie, thanks for sharing your beautiful photographs and history of Buena Vista.   

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) over 8 years ago

What a beautiful walk that must have been.  We went to Buena Vista about a year ago and had one of their tasty drinks too! 

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 8 years ago
I'm sitting here thinking "when can the wife and I get away for a date night and try out the Buena Vista?". Small kids and busy day jobs have us all tied up lately.
Posted by Mark Delgado, Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h (houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove) over 8 years ago

I hope you can figure out how to escape for an evening, Mark--maybe a special dinner at Ana Mandara followed by Irish coffee at the Buena Vista!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 8 years ago

Kerrie, you and I have two great cities covered, don't we?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 8 years ago