While we probably won’t be ringing in St. Patrick’s Day with a massive parade down Market or a green beer-powered pub crawl this year, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate - like with some great food and drinks from bars and restaurants across the city. Whether you’re looking for corned beef and cabbage or rare Irish whiskey, these 10 spots have you covered.
Noe Valley Bakery always comes through with some great holiday-themed desserts - and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. You can grab Irish soda bread, shamrock sugar cookies, and cupcakes with a pot of gold on top until the 17th. Pre-order here or stop by either location (Noe Valley or West Portal) to pick up.
For a feast of potato skins, boxty pancakes with smoked salmon, and a loaf of house-baked Irish soda bread, order from Parkside Tavern. You can also grab cocktails, like the Golden Delicious (whiskey, apple pucker, and pineapple juice) or the Dubliner (whiskey, ginger beer, lime, and bitters). They’re currently open for takeout, and indoor and outdoor dining.
One Market Restaurant
If you’re looking for a three-course St. Patrick’s Day dinner, One Market in FiDi has you covered. Their dinner is $49, and comes with leek and potato soup, corned beef with caramelized cabbage, and a Valrhona chocolate and Irish cream pot o’creme. Order here for pick up or delivery between March 17th and 20th.
Sweet Passion Bakery
If you want to choose from a range of sweet and savory foods, head to this Chinese/Irish bakery in Parkside. They have soda bread, pasties, Shepherd’s pie, scones, and other Irish pastries to go. Or, if you feel like honing in your soda bread-making skills at home, grab one of their DIY kits.
The Mission bar is delivering cocktails and spirits throughout SF, so if you’re in the mood for a gin and tonic, Irish whiskey, or a DIY Irish coffee kit, place your order here. Note that deliveries for the coffee kit (which comes with Andytown coffee, along with materials and a recipe for their soda farls) will happen on Monday, March 15th. You can also sit down and enjoy cocktails on their outdoor patio.
Buena Vista Cafe
Buena Vista Cafe is credited with introducing the Irish coffee to SF back in the 1950s, so there’s no better place to grab one this St. Patrick’s Day. The iconic Fisherman’s Wharf cafe also has other coffee drinks made with Bailey’s or peanut butter whiskey, all of which you can order for takeout - or you can sit down inside or outside on their covered seating area.
The rooftop bar and restaurant at the Proper Hotel has a few special St. Patrick’s Day items on the menu - like boxty potatoes with smoked salmon, corned beef and cabbage rolls, and Bailey’s chocolate mousse, as well as rare Irish whiskey tasting flights. It’s all available for indoor or outdoor dining (no takeout) - make a reservation here.
The Bernal Heights bakery is currently taking pre-orders for chicken pot pie and Irish soda bread and scones, available for pick up on March 14th, 17th, 18th, or 19th. You can also walk up to order - while you’re there, be sure to grab one of their excellent croissants.
For St. Patrick’s Day, Original Joe’s in North Beach is offering corned beef and cabbage all day, along with Irish coffees topped with a festive green cream. You can order all of it for takeout or outdoor dining - or if you’re closer to West Portal, their casual spin-off spot, Little Original Joes, is also offering the corned beef and cabbage to go.
The Napper Tandy
The Irish bar and restaurant in the Mission has corned beef with cabbage, bangers and mash, and house-made sausage rolls, all of which you can wash down with an Irish coffee or a pint of beer. The Napper Tandy is currently open for outdoor dining and takeout.