San Francisco Irish Pubs – Restaurants

St.Patrick’s Day San Francisco

San Francisco Irish Pubs Guide. San Francisco Has some fun Irish Pubs. It was the pleasure of Jacques Laurent to review the best Irish pubs in San Francisco for Best of San Francisco .net

San Francisco Irish Pubs and Restaurants Guide

O’Reilly’s  San Francisco Irish Pub & Restaurant

$ O’Reilly’s is one of the most popular and classic San Francisco Irish Pubs in San Francisco. Excellent, authentic Irish cuisine. Very popular breakfast & Sunday brunch destination. Wonderful bar imported from Ireland. Traditional lunch or dinner favorites are Lamb Stew, tender chunks of lamb cooked with a medley of fresh vegetables, thickened with potatoes, flavored with fresh rosemary and thyme from an ages old secret recipe; Corned Beef & Cabbage, serving thickly sliced Corned Beef on a bed of steaming cabbage, served with a white parsley sauce, fresh vegetables & potatoes Poetry readings, James Joyce Day and more. Sidewalk dining on old Green Street in the the heart of North Beach.
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Hospitable Irish service
622 Green St. @ Columbus
(415) 989-6222


Kells San Francisco Irish Pub and Restaurant


A warm atmosphere inside an original Barbary Coast building. Brick walls rise high above a classic long bar that stretches back into the primary dining area. This San Francisco Irish Pub has old oak flooring, some private wood booths and central tables with white table cloths combine to create a serious dining atmosphere. An interesting and unexpected menu with creative flair offers classic favorites as well as innovative dishes. Check out their appetizer menu for a wide variety of pasties, which can be considered a full meal in themselves. There is a downstairs room, performance space and separate bar. Weekends they feature live Irish music & sing-a-longs. Definately one of the best San Francisco Irish Pubs.
Friendly service
Lunch & Dinner
530 Jackson & Columbus Ave.

(415) 955-1916

Ireland’s 32 San Francisco Irish Pubs Review

(The Avenues) 3920 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, California, CA 94118
(415) 386-6173
12 noon – 2am
Music 7 nights a week
Ireland’s 32 is a plain-as-your-face Irish Pub. Wooden floors, worn smooth from decades of stomping feet. 7 nights of live bands. Great St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Lines outside the door on the weekends, and definitely during St. Pat’s feast.
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Pub Sports
Two Pool Tables
Pub Grub All Day, Every Day
Irish Breakfast – Sunday Brunch, Sporting Events, Live telecasts from Dublin, Ireland, Every Sunday AM via satellite
Irish Hurling and Football
Irish Soccer Internationals

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Dinner for two
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Chieftain Irish Pub and Restaurant review

198 5th St. (Near the San Francisco Shopping Center.)
San Francisco, California, CA 94103
(415) 615-0916
M-F 11:30 – 2am – S-S Noon – 2am
The Chieftain is located right in the middle of the downtown, on the South Side of Market, one block from the Cable Car turn-around at Powell & Market. Their interior is warmly decorated with authentic Irish brass shields and imported Irish furniture. Comfortable booth & bar seating. Their kitchen offers Homemade Shepherd’s Pie, Steaming Irish Beef Stew, Stella Artois Beer Battered Fish & Chips, as well as American fare. Great hamburgers! A favorite for lunch.
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Edinburgh Castle Irish Pub and Restaurant Review

950 Geary St. (Lower Russian Hill)
San Francisco, California, CA 94109
(415) 885-4074
Monday – Saturday 5pm – 2am
Fish & Chips served until 11pm
Edinburgh Castle is a classic pub. Darts, stout, whiskey & poetry. Wooden floors, interesting events, such as the “Swearing Festival” to making its West Coast debut here in May of 2005, & ‘Tribute to Hunter S. Thompson’. Lenny Bruce would have been able to perform here. Serious fun. Book events. Although not located in the best neighborhood (difficult to park), It’s probably a good stop to make on St. Pat’s Day between downtown puibs and the Geary strip. Their fish & chips have seen better days (comes from a Polk Street vendor that the Irish sold to less caring owners at least 20 years ago. The pub sends out a runner to pick it up on order. If you miss greasy Fish & Chips, covered in vinegar and wrapped in newspapser, this is for you.
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Harrington’s Restaurant and Irish Pub

(Financial District)
Lunch & Dinner
Monday – Saturday
11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Irish Pub & Outdoor Bistro
In 1935, Harrington’s Bar & Grill was founded by Henry Harrington, his grandson Michael is the proprietor and ever-present host. Harrington’s Pub is a refuge of warmth and friendship where the conversations are as varied as the customers The sense of Irish hospitality runs deep and is maintained by the mostly Irish staff. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s business district,from laborers to lawyers, business executives, technicians, secretaries and service personnel. Locals and visitors alike are warmly greeted, well looked-after and soon conversant with one another. Harrington’s is well worth the first visit and an inviting place to return for sociable relaxation and good times. Located directly across the street from the Embarcadero Center.
245 Front St.
San Francisco, CA


Johnny Foley’s Irish House Review

Downtown/Union Square
243 O’Farrell St.
San Francisco California 94102
(415) 954-0777
Fun! Terrific Interior
Hearty Menu – Sports Events
Johnny Foley’s is everything an Irish Pub should be, and more. They are located just one block from the Cable Car and Union Square. The interior is spacious and rustic, with a really pleasant, Irish, interior design. Wooden floor, stained glass, circular bar, separate dining areas and a great menu. A full calendar of featured sporting events, from Rugby to Soccer to darts. Music 7 nights a week, with no cover charge! Jazz on Sunday’s. Rock & Roll and Irish bands other days. St. Patrick’s Day they present their traditional “Foley’s Famous Wild Irish Hooley”. Try getting in the door for that one! Click on for further calendar & menus.


Abbey Tavern – San Francisco Irish Pub

4100 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco,CA
Sawdust on the floor
Pure Pub – Sports TV
12 – 2am more or less
The Abbey Tavern has been one of the great, infamous Irish Pub’s of San Francisco for decades. Nothing fancy here. Sawdust on the floor, rousing & carousing. Great brew, a mainstay of celebrating & reveling, Irish style, although the clientele has changed a bit over the years, focusing on a rowdy college age crowd. This place is a must place to go to on the Geary Street stomp that occurs on St. Patrick’s Day every year.
D.J. music.
Open 7 Days/Nights a Week.
“Euro Disco Party”- College Students Night
Drink Specials,
No Cover Charge/21+ ID
Happy Hour 4-7pm Nightly!
Televised Sports
Pool & Darts
Video Arcade Games