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Buena Vista

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Address: 2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA
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+1 415-474-5044
08:00 - 02:00
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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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Irish Coffee a must

Home of the "worlds best" Irish coffee. I would recommend trying to stop by in the middle of the afternoon to help avoid long lines. You can also take them to go

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
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83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely stop in on an even stroll. Great classic original Irish coffee. Decor is old school, all goes with the vibe. Definitely a must stop

Thank Vav22
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Irish Coffee in the world. As I understand it, this is the place where Irish coffee was invented. I believe it, too! More Irish than. Coffee for sure.

Thank Vince D
Phoenix, Arizona
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104 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The place has been around for a long time - my parents used to go here in their college years! There's a reason for that... The service was warm and the drinks were good. The Irish Coffee was strong and reasonably priced. The flavor was fantastic. I would suggest going in a smaller group if possible or be willing to... More 

Thank TravelLove717
Cave Creek
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

It was a chilly March evening ride on the trolley (my first visit to this city so I had to ride it from Powell to Fishermans Wharf) an the Burns Vistas neon light was beckoning. Expertly mixed, the Irish coffee has the perfect blend of two sugar cubes dissolved in hot brewed java, a hearty shot of Tullamore Dew Irish... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Home of the "worlds best" Irish coffee. I would recommend trying to stop by in the middle of the afternoon to help avoid long lines. You can also take them to go

Thank Shawn02
san francisco
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194 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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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72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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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Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 20 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

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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 after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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