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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 Cavalier British
14/20
Dining Room at The Cavalier, San Francisco, CA Hotel Zetta San Francisco
360 Jessie St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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High-end British brasserie from the folks who brought Marlowe and Park Tavern to San Francisco. More...

Finnegan's Marin Irish
12/20
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...

Ireland's 32 Irish
Quick Bite
3920 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Lively pub and restaurant where you can watch Irish hurling and football and listen to live music. 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...

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
1533 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
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A Marin County institution for British fare and one of the best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the North Bay. More...

The Napper Tandy Irish
Quick Bite
3200 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Pub fare, brunch and Irish beers are served at this small neighborhood bar. More...

O'Reilly's Pub & Restaurant Irish
12/20
Dining Room at O 622 Green St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Myles O'Reilly's authentic Irish pub is a raging success in the middle of Italian North Beach. 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...

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