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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Free Wifi, Live Music
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South Beach
0.3 miles from Market Street
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Reviewed July 31, 2020

Stopped in barhopping with friends and we had a hard time tearing ourselves out of there! Bartender was top-notch and we made buddies all ends of the pub. Good cider. If I lived in San Francisco, this would be my regular spot.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

I was in the City at Moscone for the American Geophysical Union annual meeting. My student worked crew on events and knew the area and this pub. So we went for lunch. First it is cozy and homey. In fact i apologize to the locals...for filling it up. Food exceeded my expectations. I had hamburger and fries. The fries were perfect, like a well executed French bistro. Crisp double fried, and they were steak cut. Often i hate pub food because the fries are awful. Not here. And the hamburger was excellent. High quality meat. Very good service and the manager checked on us. Recommend this place and will come againMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

I just want to send out a huge thank you to mark! I had visited the bar and left my favourite sweater. I wasn’t from the area and was already on the move to my next location, not coming back to San Francisco. I contacted...the bar and Mark not only found my sweater but shipped it to me. Thank you so much for your hospitality. I hope to be back to visit one day. Until then, cheers!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Debbie N, Guest Relations Manager at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2019

Thanks for stopping in, glad you had a good time and we were able to help return your favorite sweater to you. All the best from us at The Chieftain. Cheers!

Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in for a late supper while working an event in town. Great food and service! Perfect place to grab dinner and drinks to watch a ball game!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Debbie N, Guest Relations Manager at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2019

Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to review. Happy you enjoyed the food. Look forward to seeing you guys again soon. Cheers.

Reviewed September 19, 2019

My husband and I were in town for the ADA convention and got away between classes at the Moscone Center to grab lunch at the Chieftain. What a great spot! It was a busy lunch service, but we didn’t have to wait long for a...table, or to get our food. We both had the Caesar Salad. I had grilled steak on mine and my husband had grilled chicken. It was very good. I was so happy to see actual anchovies on my salad! So many places don't do that any more! The grilled steak was a tad overdone and looked like the diced-up remnants of a leftover piece of meat, but it was seasoned properly and tasty. The service was fast and friendly, and the atmosphere was busy but fun. I have no real complaints. If I find myself needing a meal at the next convention at the MC I’ll probably stroll down to the Chieftain again!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2019

Thank you so much for stopping by and then taking the time to review, we very much appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in town. All the best

Reviewed August 26, 2019

We were in San Francisco for a wedding and wanted to have an Irish breakfast. We found the Chieftain and could not have been happier. The Irish breakfast was great. The brown bread was excellent. The bottomless mimosa was wonderful. There was a lively crowd...watching soccer while we were there. It definitely added to the festive atmosphere. We were really happy to find the place!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019

Thank you for visiting! We're glad you had such a great time, and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in town!

Reviewed August 26, 2019

We stayed close by , and stumbled upon the bar. The food was authentic and the drinks were refreshing. I had Guinness and wings. . Our server Robin) was outstanding and served as our bartender. Great place for drinks and folk/ jazz music on the...weekends.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019

Thanks for the five stars, Frank! Stop in and see us again soon!

Reviewed May 27, 2019

So glad we stopped by here for drinks. Great little bar, very Irish. Great beer selections, did not eat but looked yummy.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

We're glad too! Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

I’m a huge fan of Irish food and this is some of the best I’ve had in a while. The restaurant was packed at 6 on a Tuesday which was surprising. We ordered a couple of the Guinness mixes. My husband did the anchor Guinness...mix which didn’t mix super well but wasn’t bad. I had a black velveteen which was good though I wish the cider was strongbow. My family orders shepherds pie, Irish stew and bangers and mash. These were all good. The soda bread was great and the bread pudding was also very good. Finally, the two waitresses were fantastic. This is some of the best service we have received in Northern California. We never had to wait for anything. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Thank you for deciding to stop in! Your review and generous recommendation are much appreciated, and we hope to see you and yours in again sometime!

Reviewed March 18, 2019

I was attending an after RSA show get together at the Chieftain Irish pub and was able to sample several of their dishes including their Shepherds pie. It had room for a good crowd but it was still had a cozy charm. They had good...well brands for my Margaritas and a nice Patron. The next night I went back for a full Shepherds pie with diet Coke and lime as I had a working meeting. The wait staff and bartender were friendly and I bonded in one evening. There was a good crowd of locals that I met.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

We are very happy you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for the awesome review and for your feedback. We hope you will join us again soon!

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