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Buena Vista

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Best Irish coffee!

Home of the original Irish coffee! You need to stop by here if you're looking for a nice, warm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MrsButterfield
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Denver, Colorado
A Great Pit Stop to warm the cockles

They claim to have invented the Irish Coffee which I would strongly contest but they defo do an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JoJoMorris
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London, United Kingdom
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Take in a view of the Bay at this popular Fisherman's Wharf watering hole.
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2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Home of the original Irish coffee! You need to stop by here if you're looking for a nice, warm cocktail with a lot of entertainment! The staff is so polite and the bar looks like it belongs on the TV show Cheers. We split a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They claim to have invented the Irish Coffee which I would strongly contest but they defo do an exceptionally good one! This place was recommended to us by a couple we were literally hanging off a trolly cart with and I am so pleased we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JoJoMorris
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

I have been going to Buena Vista since 1974 and every time after I was in San Francisco. Yesterday when my husband and I went there, the hostess/waitress serving us was the most rude, obnoxious human we ever encountered. She literally interrupted conversations, reprimanded me...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

“Home of the world famous Irish Coffee”... what more do you have to say?!! The buena Vista is a super cool bar with a ton of history to it, not to mention in such a prime location to enjoy some great drinks, the bay front,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Arriving after 7pm it was extremely busy but we didn't have a long wait for a table. Some such were quite large and for communal seating. The menu has great choices. We went for jambalaya and grilled salmon. Desserts were too tempting so we had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank permia
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Just stopped in for a couple of IPAs and so enjoyed watching them make Irish Coffee that I had to try it. EXCELLENT!! Best Irish coffee I've ever had!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Traci M
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Visited ermmm...about 6 times in our 9 days stay. Always very busy but the staff are very obliging- both bar staff and waiting staff are great. Obviously you go for the Irish Coffee but if its not your thing there are several other types to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Philip G
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

What fun this was! It was an excellent tourist attraction for everyone to enjoy - there were some great photo opportunities! This is a must do for tourists visiting SAN Francisco!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DanTheMan2807
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Family of five (youngest is 16) - stopped here for dinner just on a whim. What a good choice! My family is all about the calamari appetizer - all of us thought it was the best we've ever had and we live on the shore...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

I walked by looking for a place to have dinner alone. The menu had a few options that looked enticing and the prices seemed right. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. I was acknowledged by multiple people on staff. I got the lobster roll and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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