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Meet the Neighbors: Gangway Bar

Dim lighting and a warm welcome await any thirsty visitor to the historic Gangway bar on Larkin Street, just three blocks from the San Francisco City Center Hostel. Slinging booze for over a hundred years is no small feat, so for our latest installment of "Meet the Neighbors" we head over to this windowless pub in the heart of the Tenderloin to find out how they spike their punch.

Inside Scoop: Jan's guide to live theater in San Francisco

Jan Gilbert, front desk staff at the San Francisco Downtown Hostel, is a native of Charleston, South Carolina, but she's called San Francisco home for two years now. When she's not at the hostel, she's out collecting ticket stubs and exploring the local performance art scene. Jan is a theater enthusiast who encourages all visitors of San Francisco to experience the vibrant, live entertainment options in this fascinating city.