Buena Vista Cafe is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

1. Buena Vista Cafe

9.2
2765 Hyde St (at Beach), San Francisco, CA
Bar · 366 tips and reviews

VickyisaStar L.VickyisaStar LAU: A must try with the Crab Benedict with Chiron Sauce and of course the famous Irish whiskey

Nola I.Nola ItAll: Don't like Irish whiskey and coffee? Try a refreshing New Orleans Fizz. The second drink they are known for.

Sam B.Sam Blankenship: The Buena Vista will serve 1800-2000 Irish Coffees each day. That's a lot of Irish Whiskey!

Forgery is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

2. Forgery

8.7
1525 Mission St (11th St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · SoMa · 16 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Former Kimpton higher-ups Jacques Bezuidenhout and Ken Luciano are behind the creative drinks, with combos like cumin-infused vodka and passionfruit, or Irish whiskey and a strawberry-chamomile shrub. Read more.

Shannon C.Shannon Coulson: Mostly whiskey/bourbon cocktails, but I got the Navigator and it was AMAZING.

Kurt N.Kurt Nelson: If you are into Negronis, you are in luck as so are most of the bartenders.

Aatxe is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

3. Aatxe

8.1
2170 Market St, San Francisco, CA
Spanish Restaurant · Mission Dolores · 25 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This swank Basque joint has the bonus of The Bon Vivants on drink duty, whipping up concoctions like gin and tonics on tap, Basque cider and Irish whiskey combos, and sherry a-go-go. Read more.

Dee Dee L.Dee Dee Lombardi Brandt: The small plates were fabulous. We tried some dishes I'd never had before and they were so good. The service was impeccable and she was great at ordering just enough of everything for our large party

ryanryan: Expensive as hell, but pretty tasty. I dig the gin and tonic pairings.

Hi Dive Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

4. Hi Dive Bar

8.3
501 The Embarcadero (at Bryant (Pier 28 1/2)), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Rincon Hill · 76 tips and reviews

Scott A.Scott Avid: If Nic is working behind the bar you are in for a treat. Ask him for an Irish whiskey recommendation or about his band, The Green Door

Monica M.Monica Morales: Food is great, drinks are strong, and the view is amazing. Great outdoor patio to hang out on too!

Amber D.Amber Dubya: Go to Hi Dive. Have a beer.

VOM FASS Oils Vinegars Spirits - Ghirardelli Square is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

5. VOM FASS Oils Vinegars Spirits - Ghirardelli Square

7.6
900 N. Point St. E205 (Larkin), San Francisco, CA
Gourmet Shop · 8 tips and reviews

Lynette D.Lynette Dimbero: The vinegars and oils are delicious. I loved the Irish Whiskey. Everything is organic.

Adelaide P.Adelaide Pollastro: We love to help you taste our wonderful products and choose those that fit your palette to make your meals simple, delicious and healthy.

Sandro F.Sandro Farias: Just amazing ! High quality olive oil and vinegars. Raisin Dijon mustard.... Delicious!

Johnny Foley's Irish House is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

6. Johnny Foley's Irish House

7.7
243 Ofarrell St (at Cyril Magnin St.), San Francisco, CA
Irish Pub · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 182 tips and reviews

Ross H.Ross Hambrick: Get the Redbreast 12y Irish Whiskey. Delicious!

Kirk P.Kirk Pearson: Ask for the steak and mushroom pie. And their Irish bread pudding was heavenly

Al S.Al S: Drink a Guinness.

Bourbon & Branch is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

7. Bourbon & Branch

9.2
501 Jones St (at O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA
Speakeasy · Tenderloin · 302 tips and reviews

Ronaldo T.Ronaldo Taruc: Get the French 75 or a classic Old Fashioned. I had the Bourbon flight, which was excellent...next time I'll have the Irish Whiskey flight...

Carlos B.Carlos B: Don't expect this to be your typical bar experience. Amazing drinks and love the speakeasy atmosphere. Always ask for recommendations and have fun.

Michael B.Michael Burkett: Sit and the bar and tell the bartender something you have in mind, without being too specific. Don't even think about using your cellphone in here.(advanced reservations required)

PlumpJack Wine & Spirits Store is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

8. PlumpJack Wine & Spirits Store

8.0
3201 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA
Wine Shop · Union Street · 8 tips and reviews

PlumpJack Wine & Spirits StorePlumpJack Wine & Spirits Store: Beer - IPA, stout, wheat, sour, ale, lager, belgian, pilsner, kolsch, double IPA, brown ale, red ale, steam beer, 4-pack, 6-back, bottle

PlumpJack Wine & Spirits StorePlumpJack Wine & Spirits Store: All things alcohol - wine- spirits - beer - sake - corkscrews - coravin - cocktail shaker - flask - wine luggage - gift cards - bar tools - wine away - rabbit corkscrew - vinturi aerator

PlumpJack Wine & Spirits StorePlumpJack Wine & Spirits Store: Spirits - whisky, whiskey, bourbon, scotch, rum, tequila, mezcal, vodka, gin, campari, aperol fernet, lillet, vermouth, bitters, amaro, cassis, liqueurs, cognac, brandy, calvados, limoncello, absinthe

Rock Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

9. Rock Bar

8.4
80 29th St (at Tiffany Ave), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Bernal Heights · 31 tips and reviews

Edward H.Edward Homick: The dark crystal is one of the best whiskey drinks I have ever had. Don't second guess yourself, just order it and thank me later : )

Jackie B.Jackie Bavaro: Ask Brian for ginger, peach, tequila, and a little bit of citrus in a mason jar.

Ishmael R.Ishmael Riles: Order food from the front porch across the street.

The Occidental Cigar Club is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

10. The Occidental Cigar Club

8.2
471 Pine St (btw Kearny & Montgomery), San Francisco, CA
Whisky Bar · Financial District · 29 tips and reviews

Tripp F.Tripp Fuller: Great bourbon and wine selection. Really sweet regulars who will give a visitor the run down of the area

John R.John Rinaldi: The best place in San Francisco to smoke a cigar!

meganificentmeganificent: The bartender will spritz you with Febreze before you leave. He also has "stripper glitter perfume," which I do not recommend.

The Old Clam House is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

11. The Old Clam House

8.0
299 Bay Shore Blvd (at Oakdale Ave), San Francisco, CA
Seafood Restaurant · 22 tips and reviews

Sarah K.Sarah Kuehnle: Great food, good atmosphere. Try the crab enchiladas. I have a hard time ordering anything else here. So good.

Peacheaz B.Peacheaz Brown: The place is under new management...food is not as good.

Matt K.Matt Kiser: Been coming here for 20 years with my dad. It's not nearly the dive it once was, but every meal still starts off with fresh French bread and a shot of clam juice.

The Royal Cuckoo is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

12. The Royal Cuckoo

9.0
3202 Mission St (at Valencia St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Bernal Heights · 62 tips and reviews

Jennifer B.Jennifer Burlington: Love this bar. Good drinks, service, decor, music (they play records when there's not a live organ or sax player) and they have a back patio most are unaware.

EaterEater: It's dark in here, and there are dead animals hanging from the walls, but records spinning and divine libations make it Eater's go-to in the Outer Mission/Bernal nabe.

Dean F.Dean Faustman: Try the Antica Manhattan. And then try another.

Alfred's Steakhouse is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

13. Alfred's Steakhouse

8.3
659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA
Steakhouse · Chinatown · 37 tips and reviews

Christopher B.Christopher Barker: Try the Gnocchi - This was amazing the pesto, nuts, everything was great about this dish.

FritzWineryFritzWinery: Must order the Bread Pudding for dessert & of course, Fritz Cabernet or Chardonnay by the glass/bottle!

Marina C.Marina Costabile: Manhattans are fantastic! Highly recommend the Fritz Cab and the hard to find allocation only Fritz Rosé.

Ruth's Chris Steak House is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

14. Ruth's Chris Steak House

8.7
1601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Steakhouse · Polk Gulch · 60 tips and reviews

Rob R.Rob Ray: So what if it's a chain. The steaks here are really, really good. Killer (also, large) martinis. Definitely get the hash browns. Prepare for butter overloaded bliss.

hanwook k.hanwook kim: Great filet!!

Konstantin L.Konstantin Lapin: Nice ribeye steak!

Cheers On Demand is one of The 15 Best Places for Irish Whiskey in San Francisco.

15. Cheers On Demand

7.7
867 Fillmore St (Fulton), San Francisco, CA
Convenience Store · Alamo Square · 6 tips and reviews

RayRay: Great place for Liquor, craft beer, fine wine and groceries. I regularly return for their great selection of red wine, cheese, and crackers.

EatDrinkBrandyEatDrinkBrandy: Try the local & organic Three Twins ice cream!

TanyaTanya: Tons of craft beer, wine, & groceries, ! I've also used the post mates app to get items delivered from Cheers Market & I loved it! Incredibly easy & convenient! I plan to shop here more often!