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St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate With Irish Classics

St. Patrick’s Day festivities are just around the corner with the annual parade arriving on March 13th and celebrations throughout San Francisco on March 17th. We've handpicked a few of the best SF spots to locate all the Irish classics. Whether you're planning to waste the day away chowing down on corned beef and cabbage or sipping on Jameson, we've got you covered.

Irish Whiskey and Revelry
Irish Bank: While almost everyone's heard of Jameson and Bushmills, that's only one of many peaty and smokey Irish whiskeys including Red Breast and Tullamore Dew. Irish Bank is one of the best spots in the city to find a generous selection of Irish whiskeys. Join in their all-night annual St. Patty's Day block party.

The Irish Crowd Away from the Crowd
Downtown Irish bars like the Irish bank spill out onto the streets on St. Paddy’s Day, but you can find an equally festive atmosphere on the outskirts of San Francisco, in the Richmond and Sunset Districts, where many Irish families have called home for generations.

Stepping into O'Keefe's Bar in the Richmond District is like Stepping into a trip to old-time Dublin. The walls are adorned with vintage Irish posters and the jukebox is filled with traditional Irish tunes. It's the perfect place to have a few drinks and share few stories.

Indulge in a few pints of Guinness on tap at Durty Nelly's, an Outer Sunset pub, and dig into some its Irish pub-grub.

Irish Soda Bread (and Other Tasty Treats)
John Campbell's Irish Bakery is the place to go for fresh, time-honored Irish delicacies. Campbell is a master baker from Belfast who brought his culinary magic to a quaint bakery on Geary Boulevard. Pick up a loaf of Irish raisin soda or Celtic almond bread. For a hearty snack, try the corned beef and cabbage sandwich or chicken curry shepherd's pie.

Corned Beef and Cabbage
Tommy's Joynt, located right on Van Ness Avenue and Geary Boulevard, is one of those spots that many people pass often and never try. It's a true San Francisco institution that serves hearty comfort food that's too delicious to overlook. It has one of the best platefuls of corned beef and cabbage in the city, served with a hunk of bread and butter and salad.