The Buena Vista
Long-standing bar & restaurant
Cafe · Fisherman's Wharf · $
The Zagat Review
3.9
Food
4.1
Decor
4.0
Service
 
"Smooth" Irish coffee that will "warm you up" "on a cold, foggy day" keeps this Fisherman's Wharf "classic" "bustling with locals and tourists" alike; the interior has "hardly changed" from when the place opened in 1916, and "quaint" servers dishing out "decent" fare, including "hearty" breakfasts, add to the "wonderful throwback" atmosphere, but for many the house-specialty elixir "is enough."
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hours Open Today · 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
location 2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA phone +1 415-474-5044 website www.thebuenavista.com directions Get Directions
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Lively scenes
Zagat Mentions of The Buena Vista
Google Reviews
4.4
(1345)
Great Atmosphere, world famous Irish Coffee to get, make sure you order one if you go here. Even if you don't like it that much it is their signature and like a tradition. I went here two times during my visit to SF, it was Christmas and so really crowded, however the service was really fast, the crowd were all cheering and it was a great experience to be there. We tried fish and chips, a seafood which I don't remember the name( the one in the picture), crab soup and nacho, all of them were good and satisfying in my view.
Masoud Asadi · January 12, 2018
Beautiful pub and great atmosphere among customers. However, the bar tending staff we encountered, over three visits last week, are extremely bad mannered. Despite the fact that our group spent quite a lot of money in this particular bar, the 3 guys preparing the Irish Coffees were, what I can only describe as, downright rude. To top that, the rudest guy, who is the tallest guy with grey hair, wore a filthy and badly stained white jacket on each occasion. That certainly put us off eating there. I won't be visiting that pub again in a hurry.
Ed OShaughnessy · January 22, 2018
A trip to San Francisco would not be complete without one of Buena Vista's famous Irish Coffees and a walk down to the wharf. Every time I visit San Francisco I make it a point to grab coffee at Buena Vista. The staff is always very friendly, people are always happy, and the coffee and treats always hit the spot. It's a great place to stop whether you're grabbing a quick cup on the go or looking to sit for a second and watch the Cable Cars turn around.
Thomas · January 12, 2018