What's in a name? Learn about Johnny Foley's Irish House in San Francisco.

Johnny Foley’s Irish House



Located in Union Square in San Francisco and two blocks from the St Francis Hotel is Johnny Foley’s Irish bar. Johnny Foley’s started in 1998 in an old 1910 building. There’s plenty of space to move around since the ceilings are at least twenty feet high. There are some “snugs” strategically designed around the room so a person can have private chats.


Johnny Foley’s Irish House 243 O’Farrell Street San Francisco CA 94102 414 954 0777 http://www.johnnyfoleys.com/about-us.php

The owners are Martin and Mary Connolly from Cork. They started Johnny Foley’s in the theater area and it is a great place for dinner or a drink after seeing one of the many theaters in the area.


Johnny Foley’s was never an owner but rather an enigma. Johnny was born in Waterford, Ireland and came to North America with an instinctive voice and natural way of making people comfortable.

Here is a link to an article from Written by Kerry Sheridan O’Leary from the San Francisco Gael. http://www.johnnyfoleys.com/about-us.php

Their food is very good and is well known for their Clam Chowder and always trying different dishes in addition to the standard items.

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