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The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant

The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant

Irish Pub, Bar, and Sports Bar · SoMa
198 5th St (at Howard St), San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

Named after the first High King of Ireland, Brian Boru (c. 940-1014) and a more recent Irish Chieftain, Michael Collins who in Dec 1921 signed an Anglo-Irish treaty with Britain which was later ratified by Dail Eireann & the British House of Commons in January 1922, enacting the Irish Free State.

7.2/10

Based on 369 votes

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    Dave F.
    "Try the cberry special! 6 wings + cup of soup/chili."(4 Tips)
    Paula C.
    "Love the Chieftain Burger"(2 Tips)
    Adrienne A.
    "The fish and chips and guinness stew are amazing!"(10 Tips)
    Cass C.
    "Kilkenny Irish ale is mighty tastey"(6 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • cberry
  • fish and chips
  • chicken wings
  • whiskey
  • shepherd's pie
  • french fries
  • nachos
  • cocktails
  • happy hour
  • good for a late night
  • good for singles
  • TVs
  • quesadillas
  • lively
  • spicy food
  • casual
  • mashed potatoes
  • cozy
  • cider
  • Michel B.

    Nice and cozy bar

    Michel Bosma · 3 weeks ago
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  • Aki

    Good food but gets very noisy.

    Aki · November 22, 2015
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  • Yuichi N.

    very good!

    Yuichi Nakamura · September 20, 2015
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  • Jeremy R.

    The cberry special here is the best in town.

    Jeremy Ruppel · September 16, 2015
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  • Dave F.

    Try the cberry special! 6 wings + cup of soup/chili. Perfect lunch.

    Dave F. · September 16, 2015
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  • Christopher B.

    Try the cberry special (6 wings and a cup of soup!)

    Christopher Berry · September 16, 2015
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  • Chris M.

    Try the CBerry special!

    Chris Martin · September 16, 2015
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  • MR

    Everything....but the chicken burger is especially delicious.

    MR · August 22, 2015
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  • StuFF m.

    #WWDC Meetup :) the place to be many times during that week. This is where a lot of our VIPs are...

    StuFF mc · August 7, 2015
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  • Jipsta

    Super friendly staff, great energy and great food!

    Jipsta · April 6, 2015
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  • Eugene A.

    Location and atmosphere: 7.

    Eugene Aero · February 16, 2015
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  • Ryan K.

    Great small FRIENDLY pub. The owner is very nice and food is on point.

    Ryan K · January 7, 2015
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  • Isadora V.

    Quesadillas, nachos and the lamb burger are great. Crowds up on game nights.

    Isadora Valadares · January 6, 2015
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  • Brian L.

    Straightforward cozy pub perfect for pints and conversation with friends.

    Brian Longtin · December 25, 2014
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  • Robert P.

    Not as amazing as some told me, but definitely one of the better places for good beer and fish and chips.

    Robert Packard · September 24, 2014
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  • Russ H.

    Great selection of draft beer and whiskey. Potato soup and brown bread hit the spot.

    Russ Harlan · September 2, 2014
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  • Paula C.

    Love the Chieftain Burger

    Paula Calhoun Reibert · August 23, 2014
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  • Patrick C.

    Good Service - Just decent food though!

    Patrick Cavins · August 11, 2014
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  • Daniel P.

    Beer. And calamari.

    Daniel Purchas · August 8, 2014
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  • Jonathan K.

    Wings. Not breaded, great sauce. Guinness on draft. Solid onion rings.

    Jonathan Kressaty · August 6, 2014
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  • Nestor N.

    Awesome Irish bar. The food is good.

    Nestor Navidad · June 21, 2014
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  • Nick R.

    Excellent service

    Nick Reynoso · May 29, 2014
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  • Juan C.

    Great fish and chips!

    Juan Catalano · April 7, 2014
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  • Sarah E.

    A good fish-n-chip is hard to find. Batter is light and tasty, slightly on the soggy side and the cod broke apart into pieces. I will continue my mission to find the greatest fish n chips in SF.

    Sarah Elizabeth · March 24, 2014
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  • Dan K.

    Great vibe with live music and copious amounts of beer and greasy food. Simply amazing.

    Dan Kim · March 8, 2014
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  • Chris H.

    Very convenient to Moscone West. Nice people, intimate space (low capacity). Good selection of soccer matches on several TVs. Fish and chips was awesome (ask for curry on the side for with the fries).

    Chris Hall · November 19, 2013
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  • Kleber B.

    Great live music!

    Kleber Bacili · October 26, 2013
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  • polynesian m.

    $2 Gameday Mimosa Special #SF49ers

    polynesian metal · October 7, 2013
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  • Joseph N.

    food was bland, service was bad, drinks were expensive, don't go here

    Joseph Nagle · September 22, 2013
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  • polynesian m.

    Order your fries extra crispy: perfect Everytime.

    polynesian metal · August 31, 2013
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  • Hans D.

    The waitresses are great here! But don't tip them personally 'cause that tip get's shared ;)

    Hans De Leenheer · August 25, 2013
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  • polynesian m.

    Hooked on the Southern Fried Chicken right now.

    polynesian metal · August 19, 2013
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  • Laura B.

    Best fish and chips in the city.

    Laura Babbili · August 13, 2013
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  • Michael P.

    Pretty good fish and chips actually

    Michael Portanova · July 26, 2013
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  • Rachael F.

    Best turkey burger I have had, hands down and really super friendly service! David at the bar was awesome.

    Rachael Fouchier · July 24, 2013
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  • Amanda S.

    Fish and chips. Enough said.

    Amanda Sebastiani · July 18, 2013
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  • Gabi B.

    Order the Nachos with just cheddar cheese and the chips it's good!!! If you have 2 kids order the nachos with what they have for the nachos and let them split it!!!😋

    Gabi Brewer · July 4, 2013
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  • Carolina M.

    I know they are in the kid's menu, but I just can't stay away from the chicken strips!!!

    Carolina Menescal · July 4, 2013
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  • Luiz M.

    Chicken Strips 😛

    Luiz Menescal · July 4, 2013
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  • polynesian m.

    I always get the burger with extra crispy fries and a few mayonaisses.

    polynesian metal · April 20, 2013
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  • Eric S.

    Friendly service.

    Eric Servatius · March 1, 2013
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  • Shai H.

    Shepard's pie and a couple of Murphy's. Great!

    Shai Haim · December 3, 2012
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  • España S.

    Because. And more words.

    España Sheriff · December 1, 2012
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  • Dave Z.

    gets busy, in that memorable kind of way. good crowd as always

    Dave Zissou · November 17, 2012
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  • Aaron D.

    Good pub food, but the service can be quite slow.

    Aaron Draczynski · October 14, 2012
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  • Trafford 🍺

    Proper Guinness.

    Trafford 🍺 · September 30, 2012
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  • Carlos H.

    The fish n' chips are some of the best in the city.

    Carlos Herrera · September 22, 2012
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  • Franco M.

    This place has the worst old fashioned I had in my life. Beer selection is good anyway.

    Franco Monsalvo · September 21, 2012
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  • Delyn S.

    Half pints!

    Delyn Simons · September 20, 2012
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  • Kris V.

    Try the Journalist - #kvpinmybelly : Refreshing cocktail after juggling flaming chainsaws in control booth. Bring it on!

    Kris Vera-Phillips · August 30, 2012
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