This topic can be touchy because patrons of Irish pubs are downright loyal, if not fanatical, about their local watering hole. After many nights of heavy debating and drinking, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best Irish pubs in the city. So pour a pint of Guinness, flip on a soccer match, and get cozy.
198 5th St in SoMa
2328 Irving Street in the Outer SunsetIrish communities actually predate the Asian American demographic of today.
116 Clement St in the Inner RichmondSF Weekly. With pool tables, dart boards, and plenty of memorabilia, this is definitely an authentic Irish experience. Plus if you get hungry, you’re right next to Burma Superstar, so you can soak in the Irish pub experience while you wait to go in on some Burmese food. San Francisco is awesome.
598 5th Ave in the Inner Richmond
5625 Geary Blvd in the Outer RichmondJohn Campbell’s Irish Bakery is also right next door for you to grab some authentic baked goods. Plus, it has a patio. Everyone loves a patio.
807 Lincoln Way in the Inner Sunsetthe Saloon in North Beach). Get tipsy while playing backgammon or just kick it on some couches—just be sure to hit a bank beforehand because it’s cash-only.
8. The Phoenix
811 Valencia St in the Mission
9. Fiddler’s Green
834 Irving St in the Inner Sunset
Shoot some pool and drink some beer while the game is playing. What more do you need? And for those who want to have a cigarette, there’s a smoking patio in the back with tables and heat lamps.
11. The Napper Tandy
3200 24th St in the Missionthey do brunch, so it’s perhaps the perfect place to kick off your St. Paddy’s Day. Try out the Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s pie, or the Irish breakfast and wash it down with a Bloody Mary or a beer.
(this post was originally posted March of 2015 and has since been updated)
And after a plethora of comments (mostly mean ones about what I missed), here are some honorable mentions:
–The Bitter End
San Francisco has a plethora of Irish bars, so let us know what we missed out on and which ones are your favorite!
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