Best Irish Bar San Francisco 2010 - Irish Bank Bar and Restaurant
San Francisco, CA 94108
Buried in a little alley off Bush Street, the Irish Bank is a place where large groups of people come for whiskey and yelling after work. The Irish beverage selection includes pints of Smithwick's, Harp, and Magners Cider (all $5.50 a pint), and a tasty Irish coffee with Tullamore Dew whiskey, plenty of cream, and Caffe Trieste coffee ($7). Beverages can be gulped indoors, in the company of antiques, photographs, and even church pews. The traditional English and Irish fare, like shepherd's pie and bangers and mash, is surpassed only by damn fine blue-cheese fries. With all that goodness, the place can get a bit overloaded at peak hours. But down enough pints, and you might decide all the people around you aren't as annoying as they are sexy.