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Johnny Foley's Irish House

Irish Pub and Piano Bar$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
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  • M.Gokhan A.
    "Piano duel nights are very amazing."(3 Tips)
    Miguel S.
    "Great bloody mary's and lots of Irish beer on tap!"(16 Tips)
    Samitsubhro B.
    "Irish cream ale and lamb sliders are a must!"(4 Tips)
    Monica M.
    "Best bangers in the goddamned world"(3 Tips)
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  • Madison W.
    Madison WilliamsJuly 29, 2013
    One of the most fun pubs I've ever been too. Bartenders and dueling pianos create an awesome atmosphere and a great time. Tip piano players and bartenders. They deserve it!
  • M.Gokhan A.
    M.Gokhan AhiAugust 20, 2014
    Piano duel nights are very amazing. Like a jukebox, give some money 1-5 USD, let them play what you want. If you give more money your wish can be first. I suggest Ray Charles whiskey cocktail.
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonDecember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring $5 and your favorite sing-a-long song request to the cellar on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night! (Free cover on Thursday at 8:30).
  • 99designs
    99designsDecember 3, 2011
    Dueling piano bar downstairs features 2 pianists who know about every song you can imagine. Fill a song request form & they'll play it! Always a rowdy and epic time. - Kelly Inglis, Community Intern
  • Brent S.
    Brent SheltonFebruary 28, 2013
    Great Irish Pub in San Francisco's Union Square. Cold Lagunita's on tap along with every Irish pub ale you can think of. This is the happening place if you downtown.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 19, 2011
    Get here early to score a great table in the cellar and enjoy a unique show of songs from every era, you’ll be laughing and dancing all night long.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksMarch 17, 2016
    Celebrate St. Paddy's Day at one of the best Irish bars in SF. With 3 different levels of fun, Johnny's is the perfect place to have those green pints and forget the week. Read more
  • Christopher Q.
    Christopher QuesadaJuly 22, 2015
    Great service, nice bartenders. Good buffalo wings, great lamb mini-burgers, try the Kilkenny beer. Good live music after 9:30 p.m.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 31, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best Time You Can Have with Drunken TouristsIt looks Irish, and it sounds Irish, but while you’re here you’re most likely to bump into Wisconsin.. Read more
  • Cait G.
    Cait GJanuary 19, 2015
    Staying at the hotel Nikko went in for dinner i ordered the Corned Beef, it absolutely delicious! The staff was great too
  • Danonki
    DanonkiDecember 28, 2012
    Bring your ID with you, as a tourist you might think its not necessary to show you're old enough to drink but, my best friends wife was asked for her ID and she's 35 BTW
  • Patty C.
    Patty C.April 21, 2014
    Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank was delish! The proportion was smaller than expected though!
  • Shinal
    ShinalFebruary 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great lunch menu and amazing service. They have a great selection of brews as well.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BulgerAugust 28, 2013
    They weren't really dueling pianos... they each played parts of songs, make jokes, and took full advantage of groups celebrating birthdays to draw the entertainment out to the endurance point.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CoronaNovember 20, 2015
    Great place!! they have a lot of types of beer, its the perfect choice to watch the Sunday Football games
  • Judy N.
    Judy NguyenJuly 19, 2013
    Awesome piano bar; opens at 9:30p and it packed till closing!! Must-go. Request any song and enjoy!!
  • Threedukes
    ThreedukesDecember 26, 2015
    The food is good (not great), the Guinness is good (not great), the service was good (not great), and while their bar is great, their sound system is set so everyone has to yell.
  • Donald
    DonaldFebruary 2, 2012
    I love the piano bar downstairs. My favorite spot. Get drinks early cause they fill up (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Paul d.
    Paul de HalléJuly 23, 2014
    The live music upstairs is great. But for a truly awesome night, head downstairs for the dueling pianos.
  • Christian L.
    Christian LeaJanuary 14, 2013
    All the sports you need on four screens nice people and Lagunitas IPA on tap. What else can you ask for on a Sunday evening?
  • Gretchen S.
    Gretchen SchrammMarch 3, 2016
    The cottage pie and corned beef and cabbage were delicious. The sticky toffee pudding to die for!
  • Miguel S.
    Miguel SalcidoOctober 3, 2010
    the Guineas stew is now an item of the day and may not be available all the time. Great bloody mary's and lots of Irish beer on tap!
  • Vito T.
    Vito TelischakJanuary 27, 2012
    Big fan of the smoked salmon on boxty pancake. What a perfect fusion of flavors. Service was awesome.
  • Christian D.
    Fun place, but during our last visit the live music was louder than is good for a conversation
  • Peter B.
    Peter BrewerAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great live music after 9.30 pm. Grab a seat and a Guiness and enjoy a great night out!
  • Brian D.
    Brian DonohueNovember 21, 2014
    Wait staff is friendly, lots of authentic Irish beers. Great place for watching a game
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SchallhornOctober 1, 2013
    If you're Irish, have been to Ireland, or have every had good corned beef... Don't order it here. The corned beef was totally unseasoned and flavorless. Even covering it in salt didn't help save it.
  • Ivan I.
    Ivan IvanovOctober 1, 2012
    The perfect place for a European! 15 kinds of draft beer and real football on the TV!
  • Vlad S.
    Vlad SavelucAugust 28, 2015
    Euro style place. Different food than what you usually find in sf. I love it.
  • Lisa
    LisaMarch 17, 2013
    The dueling piano players can and will play anything. It is a great place to hang out any day of the week. Fun for all!
  • PhillyO L.
    PhillyO LSeptember 13, 2011
    Best pint of Guinness I've had in America. Food's delish as well, try the steak sandwich
  • Manoel S.
    Manoel Soares JuniorApril 20, 2013
    Good place.. and good atmosphere.. you can drink and to listen good songs
  • Paul S.
    Paul SweeneySeptember 29, 2015
    Epic good service. The burger was fantastic. The portions are generous.
  • Johanna H.
    Johanna HoadleyNovember 10, 2012
    Vegetarian? This pub has an amazingly good veggie Irish stew. Really yummy.
  • LifeIcing.com P.
    Great selection of draft beers and live music on weekends! It's a must visit
  • Fabiam F.
    Fabiam FagnerFebruary 28, 2013
    The piano dueling is really nice. Worth spend a night here for joy! Very funny and dynamic!
  • Antonio M.
    Antonio MaioFebruary 23, 2013
    Great atmosphere here! Feels like an Irish pub.,, or at least an Irish pub you would find in Canada! :-)
  • Jag D.
    Jag DhillonFebruary 16, 2014
    Great burgers. Stick to the American beers cause the imported stuff doesn't taste like how it should.
  • Emily F.
    Emily FaraoneJune 11, 2016
    Incredible dancing and singing along with pianos. Karaoke with a crew. So much fun!
  • Roberto P.
    Roberto PalumboJanuary 2, 2016
    Try the "Home-made Veggie Burger"! Great place!
  • Jose Mari A.
    Jose Mari ArdanazAugust 15, 2013
    Such a incredible place!! Go to the piano dueling at night. From 9:30 to 12:30!! Incredible!!
  • Emilie A.
    Emilie ArnaudOctober 25, 2013
    Super cool ! Fun piano bar with great entertainment ! Must check it out !
  • Danny A.
    Danny AdamopoulosJanuary 16, 2013
    Fantastic bar. Potato skins and chicken wigs are a great
  • Cindy K.
    Cindy KeilAugust 3, 2012
    Great food Irish Beers are great
  • Michael D.
    Michael DuntenApril 18, 2013
    This place has great food and great service. Try the corn beef and cabbage
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SortinoMay 24, 2013
    Go to the male pianist and request the girliest song you know. He will sing it.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WillingerApril 25, 2014
    Great live music. No cover. FTW.
  • Vinicius A.
    Vinicius AlvesAugust 12, 2014
    Nice live music, reasonable prices, and great decoration.
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FineMarch 13, 2015
    Plenty of tourists and weak drinks. Definitely entertaining though
  • Justin D.
    Justin DiSantoSeptember 10, 2014
    Fish & chips was good. Nice bar atmosphere.
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