Here are the best SF eateries to get Irish coffee, soda bread, corned beef, fish and chips… and of course, lots and lots of Guinness.
Happy Saint Patty’s Day, San Francisco! This year we are sorely missing the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, pub crawls, and plenty of other things that make this holiday great. But luckily we can always count on the City to bring spectacular food and drink options no matter the festivities!
Consider reserving a table at one of these awesome spots, or order food and drink to enjoy safely at home. With the luck of the Irish, we’ll be enjoying our usual St. Patty’s festivities this time next year!
Irish Coffee and Cocktails
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The Buena Vista has been perfecting their Irish coffee recipe since 1952. They now serve up to 2,000 Irish coffees a day.
2. Devil’s Acre
The Devil’s Acre makes amazing Irish coffee that is comforting, warm, and absolutely delicious. You’ll be blown away by their extensive cocktail menu featuring apothecary-themed cocktails.
You can certainly get your Irish coffee fix at Casements, but they’re also offering an exciting March cocktail menu with plenty of whiskey options such as the Boilermaker ( red ale and whiskey), the Teeling cocktail (whiskey with tea syrup, tamarind, bitters and citrus), the Frozen Irish (whiskey with frozen Andytown coffee and Irish cream liqueur), and more!
This swanky hotel rooftop bar is an awesome spot to visit regardless of the holiday, but they’re really taking it up a notch with a St. Patrick’s Day whiskey tasting menu. Reserve a table and enjoy rare Irish whiskeys accompanied by an equally Irish menu.
5. Black Jet
Black Jet is a must if you’re looking for high-quality pastry for any occasion. But St. Patrick’s Day is bringing a whole slew of treats including chicken pot pie, soda bread and scones, and these adorable green cupcakes.
Sweet Passion Bakery is a unique SF pastry shop, known for Chinese and Irish delicacies. Their Irish menu includes soda bread, sausage roll, shepherd’s pie, scones, and potato bread.
Home Kits and Meals
One Market Restaurant is offering this amazing 3-course meal to enjoy at home for $49 per person. It includes leek and potato soup, corned beef and caramelized cabbage, and a Valrhona chocolate-Irish cream pot o’creme. Order now for pickup or delivery from March 17-20.
Andytown Coffee Roasters makes a great cup that you’ve got to try any day of the year. But they’re also offering these home kits to make your own Irish soda farl bread, which are selling fast! Kits include a recipe card, dry ingredients, wet ingredients and house made butter.
If you’re looking for a proper Irish pub experience, this local favorite has outdoor seating and Covid-compliant policies in place. Flanahan’s has premium draft beers and cocktails which you can enjoy in their parklet in the Outer Sunset.
10. The Lark Bar
This low-key neighborhood spot has a bounty of draft beer including Guinness on tap, plus some options from local CA breweries. They also serve up awesome Irish coffees and cocktails, fish and chips, and more in their comfy outdoor parklet.
The United Irish Cultural Center is bringing a spectacular spread of Irish food to enjoy in their large outdoor tent. Pre-order single dinners to eat on site, or pre-order dinner for four to enjoy at home. In addition to Guinness and Harp on tap, they’re serving up corned beef, sliders and hot dogs (vegan options available) and more. There will also be live music and performances from the Michel Dillon School of Irish Dancing!
12. Ireland’s 32
This popular Irish sports bar and grill has great energy every day of the week. Their menu includes beer-battered cod fish and chips, cottage pie with ground beef, and lots and lots of beer.
13. Napper Tandy’s
Napper Tandy’s has an innovative menu with traditional items like corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beef stew, traditional Irish breakfast, fish and chips, bangers n’ mash, and chicken pot pie. If you’re craving a proper Irish meal, this is your spot!
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