(by extension) A waterfront area of San Francisco at the time of the gold rush.
Barbary-coast Sentence Examples
There is regular communication with Marseilles, Cette, Barcelona, Valencia, Cartagena, Malaga, Gibraltar, and the various ports on the Barbary coast.
Lastly there are the recent elevations of the northern coastal regions, the Barbary coast and along the east coast.
You can explore the seamy underbelly of the Barbary Coast past on the "Drugs, Thugs, Crimps and Pimps" tour, or go strolling on the "Flashback" tour, which takes you to the city's storied, formerly acid-drenched Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.