This cash-only spot always has a line out front, but unlike a lot of lines in North Beach, this one has more than just tourists. People who actually pay rent in and around San Francisco come to Golden Boy for slices - partly because a single slice is enough to fill you up, partly because the most it will run you is $3.75, and mainly because the pizza is really good. The crust is essentially focaccia that gets really crispy on the bottom, and there’s a lot of cheese - enough that you might want to use a fork and knife, but not so much that they’re clearly trying to frighten lactose intolerant people. Punk rock music blares, there are a bunch of beers on tap, and they stay open until 12:30. Make this a pit stop on your night out.
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