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Buena Vista

2765 Hyde Street at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA (Russian Hill)
415 474 5044
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Ranked #1 of 277 nightlife in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I hear the food here s really good. Unfortunately, we never got a table as the place is usually packed from shoulder to shoulder. However we sat at the bar and upon a friend's recommendation ordered the Irish coffee. Perfectly delicious. We got one each day we were there, it was perfect way to take the chill off of walking... More

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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We absolutely LOVE this place. The breakfasts are fabulous, the Irish Coffee is even better. This joint has been around forever. Get the San Fran Sourdough Toast, hummmm and the grilled cheese on that same toast, to die for. Sitting in at big round tables, so you may be sitting with people you don't know but it is a great... More

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Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
61 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Wonderful institution in San Francisco. Delicious Bailey's or even just straight Irish Coffee, but they are small and $8. Easy to drink super quickly! I enjoyed watching the bartender making these drinks, but the waitress seemed aggressive and harried. Know that you will, quite possibly, be sitting at a table with others. The waitress threw the cocktail napkins down on... More

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Boise, Idaho
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Located where the cable cars turn around by the water. Best Irish coffee in the world! Great atmosphere fun and hip place to hang out and enjoy the locals. Must sit at the bar and watch the bartenders pour the Irish coffees. Most of the bartenders have even there 30 years or more!

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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 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
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
186 reviews 186 reviews
49 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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