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Buena Vista

2765 Hyde Street at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
415 474 5044
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Ranked #4 of 281 nightlife in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: Take in a view of the Bay at this popular Fisherman's Wharf watering hole.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Irish Coffee is great, more than great, exceptional! No place else does it like the BV. Service was great and I had the french dip, which was great on sourdough. Went back for breakfast and it was very good.. Make sure to get the sourghdough toast.

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Crestwood
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This bar and restaurant is a must item on your to do list in San Francisco. It has a friendly and quaint atmosphere and the Irish Coffees are to die for and a great treat for any weary traveler. Stop by this watering hole for sure and eat, drink and be merry in SF.

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Frisco, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

just hearing its history, is reason enough to go there….drinks were good, and not a touristy place at all….

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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

As the name implies, the view of the San Francisco bay cannot be beaten. The Irish Coffees are pretty good too. The bartenders are great and can definitely chat you up if you'd like.

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Portland, ME
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The duck tour driver had said that this place sells more Irish coffee than most places in Ireland. You can get an Irish coffee elsewhere for half the price, but it isn't the same. The best Irish coffee we had ever had, served by bartenders in white jackets in a classy historic tavern/

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Long Beach
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Hands down the best irish coffees in the world and good food. A great view of Alcatraz and the cable cars

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Penngrove, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

World famous for their Irish Coffee. Everytime we go to San Francisco, we always go to the Buena Vista for a cup of Irish Coffee. This time we sat at the other end of the bar, instead of on the corner of Hyde & Bush. Much to my amzement after all these years & countless vists, I saw a bartender... More

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Perth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I wanted to try BV since we started to plan our San Francisco visit, so many places to eat with few meals to fit it into! We found a round table near the door, a little drafty but OK since it was the last available in the restaurant for a larger group. The bar seemed popular, however it wasn't overly... More

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New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We always go to the Buena Vista for a first day and last day Irish Coffee when visiting San Francisco. Their technique and ingredients are the best. We love it.

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Top Contributor
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

We went around 4:00pm and the place was mobbed but we were able to get up to the bar and be served in only a few minutes time. The Irish coffees are worth it - warm and delicious. This has become a place to stop each time I'm in the area, perfect place to relax and review the day after... More

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