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 · 371 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

8.6
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.

PUNCHPUNCH: Forgery mixes old & new school in looks & drinks—the latter created by two of SF’s finest bartenders, Ken Luciano and Jacques Bezuidenhout. Expect balanced cocktails in a swanky yet friendly setting. Read more.

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

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

3. VOM FASS Oils Vinegars Spirits - Ghirardelli Square

8.0
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.

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

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.

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

4. Hi Dive

8.4
501 The Embarcadero (at Bryant (Pier 28 1/2)), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Rincon Hill · 79 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

Mark J.Mark Jacobson: Definitely recommend the burgers - they are outstanding. On the brunch menu, the bloody mary's and French Toast are excellent too.

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

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

5. Johnny Foley's Irish House

7.8
243 Ofarrell St (at Cyril Magnin St.), San Francisco, CA
Irish Pub · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 184 tips and reviews

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

Christopher Q.Christopher Quesada: Great service, nice bartenders. Good buffalo wings, great lamb mini-burgers, try the Kilkenny beer. Good live music after 9:30 p.m.

Al S.Al S: Drink a Guinness.

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

6. Bourbon & Branch

9.1
501 Jones St (at O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA
Speakeasy · Tenderloin · 310 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...

Caro S.Caro Schiefer: Great bar ( very nice door keeper) with great cocktails. Small menu but you can order everything you want. Fantastic whisky selection. Better reserve than you have access to a more secret room.

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)

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

7. Rock Bar

8.4
80 29th St (at Tiffany Ave), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Bernal Heights · 32 tips and reviews

Claire P.Claire Pedersen: Awesome cocktails and great environment!

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

8. The Old Clam House

8.1
299 Bay Shore Blvd (at Oakdale Ave), San Francisco, CA
Seafood Restaurant · 22 tips and reviews

Brian S.Brian Strauss: Really fun. Good martinis -- ask for jalapeño stuffed olives. Fresh seafood -- the skillets with crab and mussels and shrimp are buttery goodness.

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.

9. 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.

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

10. PlumpJack Wine & Spirits Store

7.7
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

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

11. Ruth's Chris Steak House

8.7
1601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Steakhouse · Polk Gulch · 61 tips and reviews

Tania R.Tania Rahman: One of the best steaks I've ever had! Go for the tuna and sheared shrimp for appetisers insanely delicious! You will not be disappointed.

hanwook k.hanwook kim: Great filet!!

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.

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

12. Alfred's Steakhouse

8.2
659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA
Steakhouse · Chinatown · 36 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.

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

13. The Occidental Cigar Club

8.0
471 Pine St (btw Kearny & Montgomery), San Francisco, CA
Whisky Bar · Financial District · 30 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.

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

14. Cheers On Demand

7.6
867 Fillmore St (Fulton), San Francisco, CA
Convenience Store · Alamo Square · 6 tips and reviews

VitteshVittesh: Really good selection of local and popular craft beer. I love this store because they always have a new selection of beer that I haven't tried. Good amount of organic products from chips to ice cream

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!

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

15. The Liberties Bar

8.1
998 Guerrero St (at 22nd St), San Francisco, CA
Gastropub · Dolores Heights · 50 tips and reviews

Adrienne O.Adrienne Olds: The Now Valley Benedict is delicious. Also a bucket of mimosas for $12 is always a great brunch choice.

Sabina B.Sabina B.: The Rock Shrimp Tacos and Lamb Sliders are 💣. Beware, potions are small so be sure to order reinforcements

Grace S.Grace S.: Hot buttered rum