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Johnny Foley's Irish House, San Francisco, United States - pub details

Johnny Foley's Irish House

Address: 243 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, California, CA 94102 UNITED STATES [click here for map]

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Dear god, an Oirish American pub - always something to bring out a cold sweat of dread (having lived in Ireland it is fair to say that not a single 'Irish' pub I have ever been to outside that country is ANYTHING like the genuine article.)
But, after sampling this place a few times on a recent visit (it was staggering distance to our hotel) can say it's not too bad at all. The ersatz Oirishness is, thankfully, kept to a minimum - this would pass muster as a lively London boozer and appears to have nothing to do with the Emerald Isle at all. There was a drag act on one night which was so bad it became entertaining. It's pricey if you are an American, but at current /$ rates it is effectively free for us Brits, so yipee. Nice staff, plenty of places to sit/stand/lurch. A few tourists but plenty of locals too. Beers fair-middling, some OK wines too.
twiglet100 - 2 Jun 2007 09:44
Wonderful pub. The food is very nice and generous portions. Does get very busy though
eggwald - 10 Feb 2004 22:41
horrible music, rude waiters, high prices, go elsewhere if you are looking for good food and service.
marco - 16 Oct 2003 07:53
I love this place. All the bartenders knew my name and I knew theirs. They were friendly and always smiling. A must in San Francisco!
Betsy - 10 Aug 2003 06:56
bar staff seem to be indifferent towards you as if they dont really wanna be there!
steve - 8 Jun 2003 15:21

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