North Beach Meeting Locations

Thank you for booking your North Beach Food Tour with Avital Tours.... We look forward to having you eat with us! We keep our meeting locations dynamic so we can always feature a great bonus story to kick off your 4-course progressive meal, so check back close to your activity date for your meeting location and guide's name. All tours meet within walking distance of the Montgomery BART station and/or MUNI lines 8, 30, and 45, in North Beach between Washington Square Park and Jackson St.

Meeting Locations for Upcoming Culinary Experiences

All Weekday Tours, Saturday Tours and Sunday Morning Tours – Meet in front of the Italian Athletic Club – 1630 Stockton Street

Sunday 3PM & 4PM Tours – Meet at 455 Jackson Street (Corner of Hotaling and Jackson)


Alcatraz Guests – Please verify the start time of your Alcatraz Tour and the start time of your North Beach Tour. You will not have a guide as part of your Alcatraz Tour – it is a self-guided experience. For any questions about your North Beach with Alcatraz Experience, please email


Please be sure to check back 3 days prior to your tour date for any updates/changes!


Meeting Location Images

In front of the Italian Athletic Club at 1630 Stockton Street

Front of Italian Athletic Club













Inside Original Joe’s at 601 Union Street (upon arrival please check in with the hostess, and she will direct you to our table.)

Exterior of Original Joe's

How to Get to North Beach via Public Transportation

North Beach is bordered by Fisherman’s Wharf in the North, The Embarcadero to the East, the Financial District and Chinatown to the South and Russian Hill to the West.

If you are coming via BART: The closest bart station is the Montgomery Bart Station. Once you exit the station, it is a 1-mile walk to the heart of North Beach, approximately 20 minutes. Walk North on Montgomery Street until you reach Columbus Avenue. The TransAmerica Pyramid will be on the corner. Turn Northwest onto Columbus Avenue and walk up Columbus Avenue.

If you are coming via cable car: The closest cable car stop is at Union Street and Mason Street on the Powell-Mason Line (NOT the Powell-Hyde line). Refer to the Cable Car Map Here. Once you get off at the Union Street/Mason Street Stop, walk two blocks east on Union Street into the heart of North Beach.

If you are coming via car: Please see our recommended parking garage information below.

If you are not sure how to get there and are running late: San Francisco is the original home of Uber and Lyft. Download their apps to your smartphone. Use Code AVITAL for $20 off your first Lyft ride.

Parking Information

    1. North Beach Parking Garage – 735 Vallejo Street
    2. Portsmouth Square Garage – 733 Kearny Street
    3. Central Parking – 350 Pacific Ave


More information to know before your Culinary Experience

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Want restaurant recommendations while you’re in town? Text us at 415.355.4044 for Restaurant Recommendations and we’re happy to be your restaurant concierge.