Gilded Serpent presents...
North Beach Memories
a short alley off of Columbus,
across from Vesuvio's and City
Lights Book Store
Now the street
is renamed "Saroyan".
- Owner/ Organizer-
the club.Or did Naji Baba Alash own
organized the Middle Eastern entertainment starting in 1961
- Years Open- 1955-1963,
see list of evolutions below!
- Now Currently-
- Interior Layout-
bar layout below with an upper room accessable from
the back of bar
quotes etc..- Vince
, Dahlena, Fadil
from Herb Caen article about Lisa-
you haven't seen a belly dancer do her stuff, run, don't
walk to XII Adler Place where sultry beauty Lisa
Guitant does an act that scorches the wallpaper,
flips a sultan's fez. Oudi Hrant provides
Middle Eastern music..."
text from list in above photo!
1850- two storey
1855- Chinese Joss House- (Temple)
1906- Destroyed by earthquake and fire
1911- rebuilt as four storey building
1937- Alaska Fisherman's social & political club
1941-1945 War years- servicemen's bar
1945-1948 Local Artists-Bohemians - seaman
1948-1954 Tommy's Gay Women's bar
1955-1963 Local Jazz trios- Mideastern music, Belly Dancing
1963-1968 Vacant - Storeroom
1968- present- Specs