While Irish pubs are popular in the states, American pubs tend to struggle in Ireland because the patrons refer to soccer as "European foosball" and spurn the metric system in favor of measuring with sub sandwiches. Toast America's Irish influences with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale Irish pub fare and drink at O’Reilly’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, located in North Beach.
Named the best bar in San Francisco to spend St. Patrick's Day by IrishCentral.com, O'Reilly's tantalizes taste buds of all types with a menu of upscale pub fare and traditional Irish dishes, as well as a cornucopian drink list stocked full of bottled microbrews and 20 beers on tap. Coronate dinner with friends with an oysters rockefeller appetizer ($12) or enliven nighttime stomachs with an all-day Irish breakfast, a flavorful force of irish sausage, rashers, black and white puddings, baked beans, two eggs, french fries, and grilled tomato ($14.75). Tender lamb is slowly cooked with onions, carrots, potatoes, and celery to form traditional Irish stew ($14.75), while veggie burgers ($8.95) halt herbivorous hunger.
O'Reilly's long wooden bar surrounds its cozy pub atmosphere, where soccer fans tip imperial-size glasses of Kilkenny cream ale under the glow of UEFA games and sea-farers swap tall tales of recreational submarine races over 17-year Bowmore scotch. O'Reilly's frequently hosts special events and has received praise for its obscure drinks and its homey atmosphere.
- One on my favorite spots on a chill night. I love the Irish Pubs anyway, but this one is top notch in SF! – Erica C., Yelp, 10/25/10
- Good, down to earth pub. Lots of stuff to look at on the walls...and a fantastic mural in the back corner. I had the soup. Comfortable place to grab a pint. – Adam, Yahoo! Local