“mixing up hard drinks since 1916”
The original building where the Buena Vista sits today was a boarding house until 1916 when the landlord converted the first floor into a saloon. That saloon was named the Buena Vista. ("Good View" in Spanish) The view was good indeed and it served as a warm meeting place for hundreds of fishermen and handlers who worked for the nearby Sardine Cannery. There they could take in a whiskey while scouting the bay for incoming fishing boats which would mean, "Quick! Finish your drink and back to meet the boats!" In 1952, with the help of a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, the Buena Vista introduced to the world it's now famous Irish Coffee. The recipe has never changed and the view is still quite good.
THE BEST Irish Coffee in San Francisco, and they offer a really fun/unique breakfast experience. I would highly suggest this place!
My new favorite bar! Total classy old school feel, amazing Irish Coffee, and tons of history.
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The Buena Vista Cafe
- Tue - Fri: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Sun, Mon, Sat: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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