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Mechanics Institute Library and Chess Room, San Francisco
It doesn't matter how well you think you know a place—there's always somewhere new worth exploring. San Francisco is packed with secret hideouts. One of my all-time favorites has to be the Mechanics Institute Library and Chess Room—and the rather incredible staircase contained within. Check it out the next time you're down on Post Street.
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57 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
+1 415-393-0101
Sun 1pm - 5pm
Mon - Thur 9am - 9pm
Fri 9am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
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