San Francisco, CA 94117
SF Weekly's Description
A hangout for Cole Valley's post-hipster denizens, Finnegans Wake is everything a neighborhood bar should be: friendly, no frills, and relaxed, with a dive-ish vibe for those who are so over irony. Seeming impossibly larger on the inside than how small it appears from the sidewalk, the bar is a dark, chill locals spot, perfect on a brisk night for cozying up in a dimly lit corner, or for those halcyon summer evenings when you want to make use of the back patio. For max-relaxing, rendezvous on that patio for free BBQ, or bring your own takeout from French bistro Zazie next door. And if the chill backyard's not enough, ping-pong, billiards, darts, and pinball should sate the gamers in your crew; dodgeball and pool leagues are open for the more athletic patrons.
Tips from foursquare
Home of the unhappiest bartender. It's almost comedic.
If you're waiting to eat brunch at Zazie, you can write on the waitlist that you're at Finnegan's, and the host will come and get you. Love it!
Have a beer, drink it out back & play a lil pong pong...
Great bloody mary's. Be prepared for some east coast sarcasm.
Know what you want before you step to the bar. You've been warned.