To be quite upfront about this so-called recommendation, I just want to say that while I’ve walked by, I have never been inside. That being said, I’m partial to pubs, love a good pint of beer in some fresh air, & am reaaaally diggin’ their alley way signs.
The next time it’s sunny in San Francisco (& maybe when it’s not 30 degrees Fahrenheit out, either), I’m going to come here & order something good. If it’s not good, I’ll still linger over my drink, just to pretend I’m hanging out in Ireland & enjoying a pint with some new Irish friends. If I visit in summer, there’s a good chance I’ll meet some real Irish visitors here, anyways.
The reviews for this spot are decent on Yelp & although there are some really stellar places to drink outside in San Francisco, I’d like to give this place a try, just for the novelty factor of it. Located kind of near Union Square, this would be a good place to grab a drink & a snack if you’ve been seeing the sights & doing a bit of shopping in downtown San Francisco.
Tell me: would you visit just for the hell of trying this place? Something about that decor has me convinced…
VISIT / The Irish Bank Bar & Restaurant, 10 Mark Lane (between Bush Street & Harlan Place), San Francisco, California 94018
* All photographs in this post are by Simone Anne. Please do not reproduce without permission. 🙂