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Buena Vista

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Address: 2765 Hyde Street at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number:
+1 415-474-5044
09:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 02:00

Take in a view of the Bay at this popular Fisherman's Wharf watering hole.

Take in a view of the Bay at this popular Fisherman's Wharf watering hole.

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Visit on a weeknight if you can

There is really only one good reason to visit- iconic Irish coffees. They cornered the market on the perfect glasses for their coffee drinks. We visited on a Thursday night and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is really only one good reason to visit- iconic Irish coffees. They cornered the market on the perfect glasses for their coffee drinks. We visited on a Thursday night and actually got a seat at the bar. Weekends are packed to the gills.

Thank costaricagregg
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Irish coffee was excellent, but probably wouldn't eat there. The place was packed and was constantly getting bumped into by staff trying to get by.

Thank jayltee987123
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Irish coffee you will ever have and the one you will dream about for the rest of your life. Must stop

Thank lchez55
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was not excessively busy, although there were no tables available in the front room, the bar was wide wide open. We stepped up to the bar the the old man there was incredibly rude in addition to telling us we couldn't eat at the bar. (?) Interesting that other reviews state they could eat at the bar. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Sunday Brunch started with a wonderful Irish Coffee. We had a combination of breakfast, lunch and dinner. They were able to accommodate us without blinking an eye. The atmosphere is warm and friendly (like you'd been going there for years). Food was delicious. I understand why the line was outside of the door (get there early to avoid the wait-... More 

Thank DocAlG2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

At least experience it once. They create a lot of Irish Coffee. View over the bay is beautiful and a good area to walk on a sunny day.

Thank M B
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere in here is really lovely and convivial;the interior is warm and welcoming with wood fixtures and an old-fashioned pub/brasserie feel; and the bar staff are efficient if not overly friendly. The famous Irish coffee is decent but not exceptional (I prefer my flavours strong whereas this was somewhat bland). However I tried a Guinness to wash the coffee... More 

Thank alasdair_s
Mullingar, Ireland
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a great bar. Great bar team and very friendly. Iris coffee's are a must and are made in record times!! Very clean bar and was always full while we were there!!

Thank Jameskane
Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was intending to go to Union Street to have breakfast when I took the bus to Union Street. No restaurants were open at the early hour of 8 AM. So I wandered East to Hyde St and then North toward the water. Walking in the rain, I took a seat at the end of the bar as a single... More 

Thank Mary P
Sherwood, Michigan
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place. We sat at a table with a diverse crew and made friends, drank good drinks, and ate an awesome meal! Be ready to jump in and grab a spot

Thank DakoPauge

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