Some websites describe this as a Russian Hill bar, but don't be fooled -- Vieni Vieni is a straight-up Chinatown dive. On weekends, its proximity to Columbus and Green Street can make it popular with North Beach partiers, however, so you should always be prepared for large crowds in a small space.
And so it was on the first day of 2012 that I found myself inside a bar that had called to me on many occasions. Yet until now my soul had not been ready to heed the clarion. I speak of course of Vieni Vieni Lucky Spot — and a more gay and... More »