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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Johnny Foley's Irish House in San Francisco, CA

Johnny Foley's Irish House is located just steps away from Union Square in downtown San Francisco, California. For when you are staying in a hotel downtown, especially near Union Square, this is an acceptable and extremely convenient Irish pub. It is also just around the corner from the end of the Powell Street cable car lines. JF's has served me well a couple of times when staying just a block down the street. When I needed a good meal and a pleasing beer menu to choose from, JF's meets those needs and provides it in a very Irish pub-like setting. If you are familiar with Fado, Tir Na Nog, and that sort of pub, then you get the idea. Small nooks to eat and drink in, perhaps some traditional music, a convivial atmosphere with a friendly crowd and service, and the requisite scotch, Murphy's, Harp, and Guinness. There seems to be an equal mix of locals, professionals, and tourists. In addition to some of the usual suspects on draft, there is also a sampling of good beer in Anchor, Sierra Nevada, and Chimay. There really is nothing to speak of on the bottle menu. So while you won't find 100 taps and 500 bottles, you will find a good meal and a handful of decent taps here at Johnny Foley's. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area and short on time.

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