Located in the vibrant Financial District, The Irish Times pub is one of the best sports bars in San Francisco, with a whiskey and beer collection that will have you happily sit down to watch a full game of NFL, or whatever’s on the tele. The bar has been well-finished outside and in, and if you’re wanting to catch up with the latest GAA, rugby, soccer, NFL or even UFC action, then The Irish Times is the place for you.
The Irish Bank is a charming and authentic Irish pub that can be found down its own street in Downtown San Francisco. The whitewashed cottage facade is something else, while the interior doesn’t disappoint either. Great food, friendly service, and regular music events make The Irish Bank a firm favourite with many. Indeed, the lane on which the bar is situated (Mark Lane) becomes party centre on a number of occasions during the year and is one of the best places to spend St. Patrick’s Day in San Francisco.
With regular music and quiz nights, and good old fashioned Irish pub grub, Durty Nelly’s is a popular bar for the Irish expat community who now call San Francisco home. If you’re visiting San Fran and want to get your bearings of the city, and get some recommendations on things to do, stop in with the guys at Durty Nelly’s and they’ll keep you right. You’ll also get to enjoy a fine pint of stout, which is always a bonus.
Kells is home to the largest St Patrick’s Day Festival in the Northwest, so if you’re in San Francisco over Paddy’s weekend, you know where to go. With sister pubs in Portland and Seattle, Kells has an authentic Irish pub feel about it and serves up a great mix of Irish-American cuisine. The bar always seems to attract a good crowd, and if you’re looking for an Irish pub in San Fran that oozes character, and transports you back to Ireland, then look no further than Kells.
Named after a Waterford native, Johnny Foley’s opened its doors in 1998 and is located just a short walk from the historic Union Square area of San Francisco. In the years since it opened, Johnny Foley’s has become something of a meeting place for Irish expats, San Fran natives, and anyone else who has been taken in by its charm. The bar has created a pretty unique atmosphere over the years, with the piano room, in particular, drawing a crowd. Add it to your bucket list when visiting San Francisco.
Located in the SOMA district of San Francisco, Kate O’Brien’s is a charming Irish pub, with a relaxed atmosphere allowing you to simply sit down, and relax with a drink or a bite to eat. Pull up a stool at the bar and get to know a bit more about the bar and the area. San Francisco is a busy city, but Kate O’Brien’s allows you to leave it all at the door, and come in and unwind with one of the many choices of drinks on offer.
Like so man Irish pubs in America, The Chieftain takes its name from Irish shores, and in this instance, the bar is named after the first High King of Ireland, Brian Boru (and also a more recent chieftain, Michael Collins). A popular sports bar, The Chieftain serves up some familiar pub grub, and a range of Irish beers and ciders including Guinness, Harp, Murphy’s, Smithwick’s and Magners.