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Best British & Irish Pubs San Francisco (SF)


Pubs have been centers for socializing in big cities and small hamlets in England and Ireland for hundreds of years. Their American counterparts carry on that same tradition, as well as providing a fun atmosphere to watch the ball game on a big screen TV. More formally known as "public houses," pubs are places to relax, enjoy a pint or two, and tuck in to pub grub like shepherd's pie, fish and chips, and bangers and mash. Browse our list of the Best British and Irish Pubs in San Francisco.

 

The Albatross Pub Pub
Quick Bite
Dining Room at The Albatross Pub, Berkeley, CA 1822 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
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Have fun with pub quizzes, live music, darts and other games at the oldest pub in Berkeley. More...

Commonwealth Cafe & Public House   British
12/20
2882 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609  

Artisanal English-style pub grub brightens this charming outpost on Oakland's beer frontier. More...

Finnegan's Marin Irish
12/20
Dining Room at Finnegan 877 Grant Ave.
Novato, CA 94945
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A full-scale pub and restaurant that celebrates Dublin smack dab in the heart of Novato. More...

The Irish Bank Pub
12/20
Dining Room at The Irish Bank, San Francisco, CA 10 Mark Ln.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Irish restaurant and bar with an eclectically decorated interior and varied menu. More...

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub Irish
11/20
Dining Room at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, San Francisco, CA 530 Jackson St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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A relaxed dining atmosphere with a casual bar scene at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub in the Financial District. More...

Martins West Pub British
14/20
Dining Room at Martins West Pub, Redwood City, CA 831 Main St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Pub meets farm-gourmet at this friendly, Scottish-inspired hangout. More...

The Mayflower Pub British
11/20
Dining Room at The Mayflower Pub, San Rafael, CA 1533 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
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A traditional British pub in the heart of Marin with one of the best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the North Bay. More...

The Napper Tandy Irish
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3200 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Pub fare, brunch and Irish beers are served at this small neighborhood bar. More...

Pelican Inn British
13/20
Pelican Inn
10 Pacific Wy.
Muir Beach, CA 94965
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Tucked into a quiet corner of Marin just minutes from Muir Beach, this rustic Tudor inn serves up English pub fare. More...

The Plough & Stars Irish
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Dining Room at The Plough & Stars, San Francisco, CA 116 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Large Dublin-style tavern with live music on Clement. More...

The Starry Plough Pub Pub
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Dining Room at The Starry Plough Pub, Berkeley, CA 3101 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Berkeley Irish pub offering live entertainment and a menu of beer, burgers, shepherd’s pie and more. More...

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