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Finnegans Wake

 

San Francisco’s Quintessential Neighborhood Bar

Open Every Day
11:30 to 2 am
10:00 am During NFL Sundays

 

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Our Story

Finnegans Wake is a neighborhood bar, originally founded in Noe Valley in 1976. In 1989, owner Tom Frenkel purchased Maud’s, at 937 Cole Street, from Rikki Streicher, and Finnegans moved to Cole Valley. Maud’s was San Francisco’s first lesbian bar, and the team was happy to take over a space with such rich history. Finnegans continues to maintain the tradition of San Francisco’s beloved neighborhood bars where all are welcome.

Best Bloody Mary!

Two Time Award Winning Bloody Mary

Finnegans Wake is proud
to have been chosen as
The Best Traditional Bloody Mary
2015 & 2016

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Events and Large Groups

Please call Lindy at (415) 731-6119 to confirm availability and details for private events.

Please:

  1. 1Call to book your event before coming to ensure that we are properly staffed for your party and space is set aside
  2. 2Outside food is permitted. However, heating trays, flame or other heated food serving systems are not allowed.
  3. 3No outside beverages are allowed in the bar.
  4. 4Inform bartender of any service animals.
  5. 521 and over.
  6. 6We are a cash only establishment.

Bar News and Happenings

Watch the Creation of the Beer Garden Mural!

7×7 Magazine Features Finnegans Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary at Finnegans Wake is so good, it won the best traditional Bloody Mary at the Bloody Mary Festival twice (in 2015 and 2016). Its award-winning ingredients include Marz vodka, horseradish, and Sacramento tomato juice. // 937 Cole St. (Cole Valley)...

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Featured on Thrillist

Finnegan’s Wake is a basic neighborhood bar in Cole Valley that nails the effortlessly cool factor. It’s kind of a dive, but it’s mostly just a place to drink a few beers among regulars, play a round of pool, and chill on the back patio. It’s nothing fancy, and we love it just the way it is.

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Featured in Eventbrite’s Best Beer Gardens

We're happy that eventbrite noticed that we spruced up the joint a little, and put us in their "Best Beer Gardens to Enjoy Summer in San Francisco". Thanks guys, hope to see you here soon. Finnegans Wake COLE VALLEY Finnegans recently got a little refresh, which means...

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Best Bloody Mary

We had a great time at the Bloody Mary Fest this year. We made some great friends and walked about with First Prize for the Best Traditional Bloody Mary. Good Times. View more pictures from the event...

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Location of the Historic ‘Last Call at Maud’s’ Documentary

The Bar

Love From London

I always have so much fun at Finnegans! Friendly staff and patrons every time I go. Will definitely be coming back more frequently!

Olivia G. - London, England

Finnegans Wake Bar San Francisco
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Olivia G. - London, England

I always have so much fun at Finnegans! Friendly staff and patrons every time I go. Will definitely be coming back more frequently!

A Rare Gem in San Francisco

Finnegan's Wake is a great neighborhood bar and a rare gem in a San Francisco changing all too fast. Recently renovated, the owners kept the bar's integrity but also enhanced the experience. It is one of the best spots in San Francisco to watch a game, have a cocktail, or enjoy the sun in the backyard playing ping pong with friends.

Putnam D. - San Francisco

Finnegans Wake Bar San Francisco
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2017-04-07T01:16:55+00:00

Putnam D. - San Francisco

Finnegan's Wake is a great neighborhood bar and a rare gem in a San Francisco changing all too fast. Recently renovated, the owners kept the bar's integrity but also enhanced the experience. It is one of the best spots in San Francisco to watch a game, have a cocktail, or enjoy the sun in the backyard playing ping pong with friends.
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