6. The Irish Bank

City: San Francisco
Address: 10 Mark Ln.
Website: theirishbank.com

The real thing in San Fran. Any bar that you have to walk down an alley to get to has that gutter feel we love. When the fog blows off in S.F., chill in the alley for outdoor drinking done right. Hopefully NoCal will be experiencing one such nice day this St. Patrick's—the bar is slated to open at 9 a.m., and Irish rebel reggae music is promised on the itinerary. Sounds like the perfect complement to blue cheese fries and green beer.