The Napper Tandy

Irish Pub / Sports Bar
The Napper Tandy The Napper Tandy in San Francisco's Mission is an Irish pub ideal for soccer, soda bread, or just casual suds. Get thee to Dublin via SF with Party Earth. San Francisco United States 37.7524356 -122.4164962
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The Napper Tandy - Irish Pub | Sports Bar in San Francisco.
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Party Earth Review Just on the southern edge of the busy Mission drinking scene, corner pub The Napper Tandy is authentically Irish from the name out front to the brogues of its waitresses to the all-you-can-eat fish and chips on Mondays... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    BART: 24th St. Mission

  • Phone:

    415-550-7510

  • Hours:

    M–Th 3pm–2am, F 11am–2am, Sa–Su 9am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Napper Tandy Review

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The Napper Tandy in San Francisco's Mission is an Irish pub ideal for soccer, soda bread, or just casual suds. Get thee to Dublin via SF with Party Earth.

Just on the southern edge of the busy Mission drinking scene, corner pub The Napper Tandy is authentically Irish from the name out front to the brogues of its waitresses to the all-you-can-eat fish and chips on Mondays.

From the outside, little sets the place apart from the slew of nearby bars save for the large front windows that give a glimpse into a cozy drinking den.

Substantial renovation in 2012 left the place with a clean look and minimal décor, complete with the standard collection of Guinness signs on the pastel walls and the standard collection of regulars that includes everyone from college kids to older businessmen catching a match on the TVs.

There’s a pool table for folks who don’t care for sports, though ESPN is still never far away thanks to the projection screen above the fireplace.

Unless there’s a big game, the daytime scene is relaxed and dominated by blue-collar locals and casual friends who stop in to chill at the bar or chat in the handful of booths over staples like pot pies and stout onion soup.

Although the neighborhood is known for the barhopping flood that flows through on Fridays, most of the amped-up suburbanites pass right by this pub, possibly to come back the next day for the $5 weekend breakfast specials, perfect for nursing hangovers with buttermilk pancakes and buttered crumpets.

The Napper Tandy won’t blow anyone’s mind, but it won’t blow the wallet either, making it an easy choice for soccer, soda bread, and a casual round of suds.

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Tip from Lucas:

Need an excuse to start the weekend early? Napper has $2 fish tacos and $2 select beers all day on Tuesdays! Tuesday is pretty close to Friday, right?

  • Crowd

    Diverse mix of casual college kids, soccer fans, Irish expats, blue-collar Joes, area businessmen sneaking in a lunchtime beer, and some of the preppier suburban party crowd on weekends, 20s to 40s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Several flat-screens and a projection screen favor European soccer matches, but also tune in major local games.

    Pool table.

    Old-school jukebox features standard collection of contemporary hits, retro faves, and some Irish classics.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Menu of Irish staples with some American favorites, including fish and chips, chowder, onion rings, and full Irish breakfasts. Weekend breakfast specials and several vegetarian dishes available.

  • Prices

    Sides $1.50–$2.50, soups and salads $3–$10, entrées $7–$16, pastas $8–$10, omelets and other egg dishes $9–$10, weekend breakfast specials $5. Beer $4.50–$5.50, wine $5, cocktails and rails $6–$15.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, jerseys, business attire, sneakers, jumpers, blouses, cute skirts, anything goes.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any time a big European soccer match is on, weekends before noon to get in on the cheap breakfast specials, or Thursday through Saturday nights for a buzzing crowd chatting and rocking out to the old-school jukebox.

  • Close By

    Rosamunde Sausage Grill (2832 Mission Street) is a popular sausage joint with a large selection of meat and an impressive beer list that won’t break the bank.

The Napper Tandy User Reviews

Average rating:
The Napper!
Gor G. Jun 8, 2013
The housemate and I headed here to catch the Giants game 6. We were lucky enough to find a seat just in time. Within minutes, the bar got super packed with people and the drinks started flowing. There were 2 waitresses that I could see (plus the bartender). Without a second of delay, the waitresses came right up to our table and for the rest of the evening tended to all their customers as if they were the only people in the bar. Very polite, relaxed and attentive. We had some garlic fries, which were great and a couple beers each. The prices are reasonable, the bathrooms are spotless and the WAITRESSES have special waitressing powers or something because they were awesome. Definitely recommend this place.
A solid attempt at an Irish bar.
Paris Donnatella C. Apr 24, 2013
A common conception generally proposes that an "Irish" bar in anywhere but Ireland tends to consist of over-exaggerated, uber Irish, alcohol soaked surroundings. Whilst The Napper Tandy does concede to some expectations - with merry folk murals spanning the walls - a conscious effort to omit surplus green decor and leprechauns is thankfully maintained. Although it may not be a palace, good vibes, cold Guinness and your typical old geezer is parked at the bar seven nights a week. Serving up real Irish food and sports games all the way from the land of shamrocks, it does what it says on the tin: basic, casual Irish banter. Perfect for a week night brew, or a hungover feast.
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