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The Irish Bank

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$$ - $$$
Union Square
Irish, Bar, Pub
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10 Mark Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108-3703
+1 415-788-7152
11:30 - 02:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little place amongst a lot of other maybe not so good eateries! Good menu selection for drinks and food and friendly service. It's a little off the beaten track but nevertheless you'll be glad you went in! Wearied the fish & chips, Irish stew and bangers & mash. And all tasted great! Would definitely go back. Great job!

Thank thecat222
Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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275 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Irish dishes like the stew and sandwiches were great. The curry was also very good. Nice choice of beers. There were the many Irish signs and old things on the walls and in the bathrooms. No Irish music of course, just 70s rock blasting away. The alley was full of seating as well. A fine experience.

Thank Patrick A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I am very impressed with this place. Great prices, Guinness is fantastic and it's very well located. Whoever owns it has done well to balance a high level of service and great pricing. The shepherds pie was really good.

Thank laurieh1987
Greenville, Texas
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We just retuned from a two week trip in Ireland. The Fish and Chips and Irish stew were great and reasonably priced. The service was good. I recommend!

Thank Greenvilledan
San Francisco
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We are a group seeking the best Irish Coffee in the Bay area. So far, we think The Irish Bank is the best we have found so far! Food is good, basic pub food...we shared appetizers rather than main courses. Service was friendly, funny, and cheerful. Would go back next time I'm wanting Irish Coffee and a friendly place to... More 

Thank msfetch
Derry, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I am so glad that we found this little Irish Bar which is nestled in a lane near Union Sqaure in San Francisco. I am not lieing when I say that it is better than many of the bars back home here in Ireland. The service was amazing, the food was amazing and the prices were very decent. We recieved... More 

Thank Niall D
Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This is a pub, not a gourmet restaurant. However, food is nice and is served fast. Not overly expensive for that city area. Can be crowded during evenings, but nice and spacey during lunchtime and afternoon. Staff is super nice, specially one waitress who helped me and gave advice in my first day in the city.

Thank Jaakko P
hong kong
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295 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

An Irish pub in the alley. Strangely located, lighted in red! But it's good to sit an the alley to sip a glass of wine when the weather is good. Price is average. Waiters are lazy and don't want you to bother them.

Thank piaHongKong
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely one of the better Irish bars in Cali, but California isn't well known for Irish bars. Therefore, it definitely wasn't the best one I've been too. But it was great in that it had a lot of character and the waiters were fantastic and friendly and the food was good!

Thank Jeana L
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly bar staff, do a great Margarita or two... chatty, lovely atmosphere! The jukebox has the most awesome collection of songs, extremely extensive, from old favorites to new! Warm inviting atmosphere, they also serve food which looked good but as we only went for drinks did not try this. Decked out really well, off a lane way so don't miss... More 

Thank Lydia S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Mark Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108-3703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-788-7152

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