Seventy-five years ago today prohibition was repealed in the U.S. We take a look back at San Francisco during prohibition, and discuss the speakeasies of old whose remnants still can be found in hotels and bars in the city.
San Francisco During Prohibition
Charles Fracchia, founder and president emeritus of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society
Brian Sheehy, owner of Bourbon and Branch
Dick Boyd, author of "Broadway North Beach, The Golden Years: A Saloon Keeper's Tales" and former owner of Pierre's, a bar in North Beach from 1960-65
James Smith, author of "San Francisco's Lost Landmarks"
Warren Hinckle, publisher of Argonaut Magazine, a San Francisco magazine going back to 1877