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Irish, Bar, Pub
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198 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2917
+1 415-615-0916
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Great service, food and beer. Couldn't ask for any more. Though it was nothing fancy it was exactly what I was looking for in an Irish pub.

Thank Nick G
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Had a couple of drinks and some food here food average but good would i return no simply because the servers where extremly rude maybe i got them on an off night but the place was empty

Thank John G
Legnica, Poland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Pleasant place to eat, drink, listen to music. American burgers with Irish beer is a great combination. The service was helpful, answer my questions, suggested meals. I also had a chance to taste a few samples of beer before I ordered. I didn't wait too long for my dinner. It came hot and yummy. It was quite a busy evening,... More 

Thank Joanna_Bi
Acampo, California
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

When they say authentic, they mean it. The food is great and you'll think you've actually stepped into a real Irish Pub in Ireland. Very casual.

Thank Steven W
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

After a recent festival, I walked by this restaurant on the way back to my hotel. After a bit of time relaxing, my boyfriend and I wandered back to this restaurant for a late meal. We enjoyed the delicious wings and an order of the fish and chips, which also were quite good. Luke was our waiter and was very... More 

Thank ttnbten
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

What a wonderfull pub. Great music and great drinks. Unfortunatly we just ate but even when I looked around the food looked delicious. The bartender knew what he was serving!

Thank Bob D
San Francisco, California, United States
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A really good place to go for a quick drink or to stop for a few hours and a bite to eat. They have a good range of beers, a great selection of liquor for an Irish bar and a great menu. Staff were really helpful seating our large group of people. I have seen this place many times as... More 

Thank Alastair B
Columbus, Ohio
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142 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent little pub just down from Moscone Center. They make a perfect black and tan and the food is very good. The chili and fish and chips were spot on and the service was excellent. It is loud so it was a bit challenging for a while but the volume dropped after the lunch rush and we were able to... More 

Thank Jonathan B
Tucson, AZ
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I've been trying out the fish and chips at a few places in the area, and so far The Chieftain gets my vote as the winner. Add to that, reasonable prices and great service, and you get a place well worth the visit.

Thank Bruce C
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We tried this place for dinner after flying in from Wash dc. Stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel next door. Good food. very crowed inside. it was a friday night. Very loud. not bad.

Thank N M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2917
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-615-0916

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

Neighbourhood Profile
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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