With the closing of Caffe Roma in North Beach the expected wailings grieving the loss of an authentic, eccentric SF are heard once more in the land. For solace you might want to find yourself a stool at Spec’s 12 Adler Museum Café, a dive bar that opened in 1968 and whose denizens still include artists, musicians and lifetime left wingers. It’s décor runs to Beatnik Hoarder with plenty of taxidermy. You’ll find it in an alley across the street from City Lights.

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