San Francisco Haunted Pub Crawl: Ghostly Gold Rush Tour
34 Ratings
San Francisco
Experience the chilling history of San Francisco's Gold Rush era on this haunted pub crawl. Explore haunted locations, meet ghostly figures, and enjoy a drink or two.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Jackson Square - The only part of downtown San Francisco to survive the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, Jackson Square Historic District is home to the City’s oldest commercial buildings.
What's Included
  • Experienced guide sharing ghost stories, true crime, and dark history.
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Additional Information

On this combined ghost tour and pub crawl, your guide will lead you through the most iconic haunted locations from San Francisco’s Gold Rush period.

The tour begins in the only area of downtown that survived the 1906 Earthquake and Fire - Jackson Square, moves across the notorious “Devil’s Acre,” and concludes in the famed Chinatown. Here, you’ll encounter the ghosts of desperate miners, sorrow-stricken women, and sailors tricked into service… along with a couple of serial killers.

Unlike a regular ghost tour, we actually venture inside four haunted sites where, should you choose, you can enjoy a different sort of spirit.

If the available dates don’t work for you, reach out to us for information on private group tours.

Age limit: 21+. Drinks not sold with the tour

Barbarossa Lounge
Montgomery Street
Meet at Barbarossa Lounge. Feel free to order drinks at the bar!
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(34 Ratings)
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May 12, 2024
Spooky experience - Jamie our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and all the pubs we visited. He had super cool stories along with pictures to show our group along the way. We had a great time!
Review provided by Viator
May 12, 2024
Ghost/Bar tour - Jamie was awesome and had great information to share about the cities past. Enjoyed the stories and experience. Would highly recommend!!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 28, 2024
Fun two hour walk & drink in SF - Getting to know the group and the guide during the walks was as much fun as the history & stories that Jamie shared with us.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 28, 2024
Super haunted! - Book it!!! You will not be disappointed. Our host Jamie was awesome and shared some very interesting stories of the San Francisco. It was full of haunted stories and very cool history facts.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 6, 2024
Educational and fun ! - The guide was kind , funny , intuitive and knowledgeable. He also gave the tour through an anti colonialism lens and was very respectful of discussing different culltural views and experiences of oppression. It was great to have conversations as a group I have lived in San Francisco for 25 years and I learned so much more history about this amazing place . I can’t wait to go back and explore more history on my own . I loved seeing the wild parrots and walking through North Beach and Chinatown at night . The bars were cool too , but we were often outside so it would be a fine tour for someone to go on even if they don’t drink . The walk wasn’t too far either - 2 people in the group had some mobility concerns and they did just fine . We had an excellent night and it left me inspired.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 30, 2024
Haunted Pub walking tour - This tour was so much fun! Our guide, Jamie was very knowledgeable and he made it VERY entertaining. I would highly recommend doing this if you visit San Francisco.
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Mar 30, 2024
Jamie was great! - Jamie was fantastic! He knew his stuff and his enthusiasm made the tour even better. I also appreciate that he was early and texted everyone as to where he was, what he was wearing.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 30, 2024
Experienced local guide with historical expertise. - The tour guide was highly knowledgeable about the history of the place, and skillfully utilized visual materials to vividly illustrate its past. Additionally, the guide I had was a local, adding an authentic touch to the experience.
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Feb 22, 2024
If you're looking for San Fran's dark history, this is the one! - It was such a great tour! Personally, I think it should be called "San Fran's Dark History" or something like that, because, frankly, you get more bang for your buck than I had anticipated! Not only do you hear about some spirits but you get such interesting history on the darker underbelly of SF, all of it told by a tour guide who is passionate about the topic and who's enthusiasm for being able to tell it all to the group is infectious. It was one of the best haunted tours I've ever been on.
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Oct 28, 2023
This tour is a “must-do” whether you’re a tourist or not. We gleaned so much eerie history about SF. Amazing! - I highly recommend this tour if you like history, spooky tales and pubs. Our tour guide, Jamie, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The walk was slow paced and manageable. It wasn’t rushed at all. The small group size made it easy to hear Jamie. Stopping at the pubs to get the low down of days gone by was captivating and being able to sit and have a bevy was a great way to get to know others in the group. Thank you, Jamie. Hope to see you again. 5 star tour for sure!
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up to 6 guests
July 2024