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Buena Vista

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Address: 2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
Phone Number: 415 474 5044
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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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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We stopped in because one in our group had been here before. Bloody Mary's and Irish coffee with Reuben's and Pastrami. Sandwiches were large enough to share and the service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
debbiewhiz
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Sherwood, Michigan
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. We sat at a table with a diverse crew and made friends, drank good drinks, and ate an awesome meal! Be ready to jump in and grab a spot

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Thank DakoPauge
Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in because one in our group had been here before. Bloody Mary's and Irish coffee with Reuben's and Pastrami. Sandwiches were large enough to share and the service was fantastic. If you choose Irish Coffee don't forget to shout " make one"

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Thank debbiewhiz
California
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112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to get an Irish Coffee, even if you don't like them. Go ahead, squeeze in amongst the crowd, that is all a part of the experience. Get an order in and then take a moment to take it all in; the people, the photos, the wood, the love, the view....then you'll be ready for the best dang Irish... More 

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Thank tollhousetart
Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first time I went to The Buena Vista. I loved the atmosphere! It's crowded, it's busy, it's loud, it's great! Nicholas was our bartender. He was funny!

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Thank Lillian S
Atlanta
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff has the personality of a door knob! Seriously, we sat right where the bartender in the photo on this webpage makes the coffees, and he barely muttered 2 words. Of course then, another waiter told me to move my bar stool, and I was thinking "Didn't you put the bar stools here"?

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Thank Christopher G
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Went there after some people from our tour group told us about the Irish Coffee and how this place invented it. Didn't make it before our trip started, but luckily we had some time after our tour ended and went there. Bartender looked like he has been there forever, and made us a couple. They were fantastic, although we are... More 

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Thank Michael H
Waterford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Pretty darn close to the Irish coffee served at Shannon airport! It must be the water that makes the difference. Had to have two!

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1 Thank Robert D
Texas
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Love, Love, Love this place! Visit here every time we visit San Francisco, for the Irish Coffee, and the entertainment watching them being made!

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Thank Debbie F
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

A must visit. Especially on a foggycold night. The original irish coffee which is prepared in a mesmerizing dance will warm your soul. The whipped cream is everything.

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Thank 129averyc
Cumming, Georgia, United States
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214 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I cannot imagine a trip to San Francisco without an Irish Coffee from Buena Vista. Goes just as well with breakfast as any other time of the day. AND you can get a coffee to go. Once we found this out, a stop by Buena Vista was scheduled in the route for each day. I also had a Nutty Irish... More 

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Thank Angie H

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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 neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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