Here are some places in North Beach, San Francisco, where Jack and the Beats hung out (and where I hung out on my anti-birthday)…
City Lights Bookstore on Columbus (and Jack Kerouac Alley)
Inside Vesuvio’s, where the Beats got drunk.
The new Beat Museum, across the street from Vesuvio’s and City Lights. (Cool stuff: A check to a liquor store signed by Jack Kerouac and the original shirt worn by Neal Cassady when he drove Ken Kesey’s bus Furthur.)