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The Little Shamrock

Map & Directions 807 Lincoln
San Francisco, CA 94122
  • European, Irish
  • Sun, Sat 1pm-2am, Mon-Thu 3pm-2am, Fri 2pm-2am
  • Fireplace


SF Weekly's Description

A charming bit of San Francisco history, the Little Shamrock is one of the oldest bars in the city -- and, thankfully, it hasn't felt the need to change much since it opened over a century ago. Local old-timers mingle with new neighbors, and sporty youngsters come in from Golden Gate Park (located directly across the street) to sip affordable drinks while surrounded by comfortably worn old furniture and historical decor. You can also play a game of backgammon on the tables in front, shoot darts in the chalk-slathered back room, or simply pull up a stool to the vintage wood bar and catch up on current events.

Member Reviews

  • ian7791 wrote a review for The Little Shamrock
    on 05/08/08

    The Little Shamrock has been around for a long time, since before the Great San Francisco Earthquake in 1906. As the story goes, the wall clock stopped running during the Great Quake. I remember going into the bar and hearing the story in the late 80's. I was also living in the neighborhood when the Loma Prieta quake hit San Francisco in 1989. And apparently, during that quake,... More >>

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  • AskMen on 11/05/10

    Strong pours, good prices, backgammon tables, lots of seating, and a ragtag-but-friendly group of regulars.

  • The Bold Italic on 02/28/11

    The Little Shamrock still has a clock that was hanging during the 1906 earthquake -- the clock's hands still read 5:12, the time when the big one hit.

  • Tom on 04/16/10

    If yur hungry go to Pacific Catch for fish n chips

  • Joe B. on 04/16/11

    Grab a bud and head to the back for some board game fun.

  • Angela A. on 02/24/11

    Head to the back of the bar for comfy and chill seating on their well-broken-in sofas, and play one of the board games on the shelves there. This place is my living room, really.

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