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Two regular patrons play chess at the Vesuvio Cafe in San Francisco,... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,California,Chess,Customer,Full Length,Horizontal,Leisure Activity,Literature,Pattern,People,Poetry,San Francisco - California,USAPhotographer Collection: Archive Photos 2013 Robert AlexanderSAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 15, 2013: Two regular patrons play chess at the Vesuvio Cafe in San Francisco, a hangout for members of the Beat Generation in the 1950s and still popular with bohemian lovers of literature, poetry and jazz. Located in the city's North Beach district, the Vesuvio Cafe is next door to Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Bookstore, another gathering place of Beat artists such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)