The Tosca, S.F.'s Best (Only?) Opera Bar, Is In Trouble With the Landlord

When you want to hear classic opera played on vinyl from an old-school jukebox, while drinking old-school cocktails, there's only once place to go in San Francisco: the Tosca Cafe.

The North Beach watering hole is a haven of class, with tuxedoed bartenders, table service, red vinyl booths, and a 100-percent opera jukebox. Famous clientele of the 92-year-old bar include just about any big name that's ever come through San Francisco: Francis Ford Coppola (a local), Sean Penn, Hunter S. Thompson, Ed Harris, and many more.

But according to Chronicle columnist Chuck Nevius, the bar's landlord is threatening to make the next piece heard in the Tosca a fat lady singing.

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