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Buena Vista

2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-474-5044
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Irish Coffee...Need I Say More

Delicious Irish Coffee that they have down to a science! Cute place, just don’t ask for regular... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Vastly Overrated

We stopped by at the end of a long day to try their vaunted Irish coffee. We ended up sharing a... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
John H
Fair Haven, New Jersey
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Take in a view of the Bay at this popular Fisherman's Wharf watering hole.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“irish coffees” (35 reviews)
“tullamore dew” (2 reviews)
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2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-474-5044
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Delicious Irish Coffee that they have down to a science! Cute place, just don’t ask for regular coffee. Another couple asked for espresso and it was almost a joke. They left. I would recommend stopping after hopping off the trolley!

Thank blanquita79
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by at the end of a long day to try their vaunted Irish coffee. We ended up sharing a table with another couple. That was the good part. The view is not much, and the Irish coffee Gnot much either. Small and undistinguished,...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I visited here for a quick beer while in town. Almost everyone there was drinking Irish coffee, and that was certainly very popular. Great service speed to knock up an Irish coffee that quickly !

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Dropped into this famous bar (where the Irish Coffee was 'invented') for a drink after a good walk along the north shore in SF. Can only say we were bitterly disappointed. The bar was attractive and we were hopeful, but our visit was totally spoiled...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Went here Sunday morning at 8 am when they open with family over Labor Day Weekend. Got a seat right at the counter. It was pretty well full even at that hour. Beautiful day. As always excellent Irish Coffees. Most were eating breakfast there but...More

Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This has been here for decades, & for good reason. They serve coffee with cream, whisky & Bailey's Irish Cream. It gets very crowded in here. Take a seat at the bar or s table if you can find one.

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but I tried an Irish coffee for the first time at the Buena Vista when I was in San Francisco last month. Good place to do so, I guess, as I now know what they're meant to taste...More

Thank ADfromSElondon
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here on a whim today after being told about it and how long it's been serving Irish coffee in San Francisco for - over 150 years! It was really busy but the lovely lady server got us a seat at the bar and...More

Thank RONDON0807
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Went there recently with some colleagues, to be honest $50 including tips for 4 Irish coffees seemed excessive, whilst it was made well , most irish people can make equally well

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

On a cold day, nothing hits the spot better than an Irish Coffee...and what an AMAZING Irish Coffee it was. The service was fantastic, and the food was phenomenal! A must when visiting San Fran!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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